Things to do in Vancouver – Spokes Bicycle Rentals

Vancouver is known as a fitness-oriented city, with a mild climate that permits year-round outdoor fitness activities.  By far, the most popular fitness activity in Vancouver is running or cycling on the beautiful Vancouver Seawall, which winds around Stanley Park.  Fortunately, for visitors to Vancouver, there is no need to bring your own cycle!  There are several bicycle rental shops in Vancouver, each supplying top-class cycles, helmets, and accessories, at reasonable prices.

The entrance to Stanley Park...bikes keep to the left!

The entrance to Stanley Park…bikes keep to the left!

The best selection of rental bicycles can be found at the legendary Spokes Bicycle Rentals.  Family run for over 75 years, Spokes Bicycle Rentals offers everything you need to enjoy a ride through Stanley Park, around Vancouver’s downtown, or along the waterfront to Granville Island.  Conveniently located near the entrance to Stanley Park, renting a bicycle is a snap.  Spokes Bicycle Rentals website details selected routes, ranging from 1 to 2 hours.  All downtown cycling routes are easy, with minimal elevation.  If you want to push yourself, rent a roadbike and try challenging Cypress Mountain!

Can you guess where their name comes from...?

Can you guess where their name comes from…?

Spokes Bicycle Rentals allow you to preregister your rental online, which guarantees your choice of ride, and speeds up the rental process.  Pricing is based on a minimum of 1 hour, and increases in 15 minute increments until you return your ride.  Romantic?  Why not rent a tandem!  Infants?  Tack on a trailer.  Worried about stress to your knees?  Try their incredible Eliptigos!

to get this view of the Vancouver Rowing Club...rent a bicycle!

to get this view of the Vancouver Rowing Club…rent a bicycle!

As a leader in Vancouver’s bicycle rental market, Spokes Bicycle Rental is constantly upgrading its inventory of bicycles…which means they are constantly selling their gently-used, well-maintained rental bikes.  Ask if you want to purchase your ride!

Riding home a rental...and we got a great deal!!!

Riding home a rental…and we got a great deal!!!

 

Spokes Bicycle Rentals – Hours and Location

Spokes Bicycle Rentals is located at the corner of Georgia Street and Denman Street, steps away from Stanley Park.  Their address is 1798 Georgia Street West.

Currently (as of September , 2014) the shop is open daily from 9:00am to 7:30pm.  Rentals end 1 hour before closing.

 

 

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