324 N. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
This Central West End repair and rental shop is known for friendly, excellent customer service that goes beyond the ordinary. This is the place to get your bike fitted, repaired, tuned up or completely restored. The shop was closed for the winter for expansion and renovation, but reopened bigger and better than ever on March 1. Mike’s has several types of bikes in kids and adult sizes available for rent, priced at $10 per hour, $40 per day or $100 per week. Rent a bike for the weekend at the special rate of $75. Rear mount child seats are also available.
Big Shark Bicycle Company
6133 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
Big Shark, a retailer of high-end bikes and cycling equipment, was founded 20 years ago in the U City Loop neighborhood, and has added Chesterfield and downtown locations over the years. Big Shark offers a variety of rentals, including hybrid/mountain, road, cyclocross and even tandem bikes. Prices range from $10 to $15 per hour, or $40 to $50 per day. A full week’s rental would cost between $100 and $200. Big Shark also rents race wheels, travel cases for bikes and wet suits. All equipment is available at the Delmar location. Visit the website to see which rental equipment is available from the Chesterfield or downtown locations.
Around Town Bikes
St. Louis, MO 63101
For longer-term bike rentals, call Brian at Around Town Bikes. Brian leases bikes to city dwellers for as little as $10 a week ($520 annual lease) or $120 per semester for college students. Long-term leases include flat repairs and maintentance. Baskets and locks can be included in the price. Brian also does short-term rentals if you just need a bike for a day or two. The bikes are warehoused in downtown St. Louis.
The Touring Cyclist
11816 Saint Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
The Touring Cyclist is a full-service bike shop, offering bike and accessory sales, maintenance and repair services, bike mechanics classes and even a shuttle service to local trailheads. Bikes available for rent include 2013 Terranaut road bikes and Fuji Crosstown hybrids, in a variety of sizes. Rental rates are $20 per day, or $100 per week.
Trek Bicycle Store
13922 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63011
Trek, which sells bikes, gear, equipment and clothing from its locations in Arnold and Ballwin, has a variety of Trek Domaines available in various sizes crafted for men or for women. The selection of sizes varies depending on which store you visit. Rentals cost $40 for the first day, $20 per day thereafter or $110 per week. Trek will apply up to one week’s rental cost to your purchase if you decide to buy a bike within 30 days of renting. So if you’re renting short term to try out a high-end bike before purchasing, this might be the perfect solution for you.
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Lauren Haas was the founder and publisher of The St. Louis Area Family Gazette magazine, and editor-in-chief of Marketplace Magazine. Now, Lauren is a full-time freelance writer who travels the world, using St. Louis as her base. Contact her at Lauren@LaurenHaas.com