You do not have to own a bike for you to enjoy the thrill which comes with cycling. Maybe you do not have the money to spend on a fancy bicycle that you desire, or perhaps you stay in a place that does not give you sufficient space to store and ride a bike. Whatever your reasons are, you can always reach out to a bike and equipment rental company or business and get whatever you want. There are many options available, including apps that allow cyclists to share bikes and customise what they need.
Some of the tips to use when looking for bikes to rent are as follows.
Know Your Bikes
The only way you can enjoy your biking experience is by knowing the kind of bike which would be best for the trip you plan to take. It is good to rent a road bike if you will be going on a flat surface such as pavements since they have smooth tyres and are lighter than others. If you want to go on a trail, you should go for a more sturdy bicycle. You should also have a rough estimate of the size of the bike that you can comfortably fit on, especially if you are renting online.
Do Your Research
You should do your research and find out what works best for you. If you are renting the bike from an online shop, you should check out reviews on what other users have to say. It is always advisable to actually walk into a shop and check out the type of bikes which they have so that you can choose the one that you have tried out. Sometimes, going to a physical shop can give you insights on where to go for a cycling tour.
Know the Payment Methods
Every rental company has a different policy when it comes to paying for bikes or equipment. There are some which will have a flat payment per day, while others will charge per hour. There are others that accept cash payment if you go to their physical shop. You should be aware of the currency which the country you are renting from uses; especially if you are a tourist. The local currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), which is closely pegged to the AUD (similar to CAD and USD) so you should bear that in mind when paying.
Take Care of the Rental Bike/Equipment Like Your Own
It is only fair for the rental company and the people who will use the bike after you, that you take good care of the bike. This is also important to avoid paying extra charges since most bike companies have a fee which they impose on damages and breakages from people who rent bikes.