Bike Rental Venice Florida

For many years Venice Bikes & Trikes (AKA Beach Bikes) has served customers looking for bike rental in Venice Florida. We have a huge fleet of bikes that is expertly maintained by our  owner. Our rental fleet is comprised of two distinct types of bike. The 7-Speed Comfort Cruiser, and the Hybrid. 

The 7-Speed Comfort Cruiser
7-Speed Comfort Cruisers are comfortable bikes that are great for knocking around Venice Island, and going to and from the beaches. They are also excellent for tooling up and down the local bike trails on what we call a “Day Ride”. And having seven speeds permits you to select an easy gear when pedaling into the wind.

These bikes have firm, 65 PSI street-tires that give a safe, stable ride. All of our bikes are meant to be ridden on the street, sidewalk, bike lanes, or paved trails. Bikes with low pressure ‘mushy’ balloon tires like those found on old-style, antiquated ‘cruisers’ are not the best setup for riding in our area.

The 7-Speed Comfort Cruisers also have what we call in the bicycle industry a ‘pedal-forward’ configuration. This means that the pedals are positioned slightly forward on the frame of the bike. The result is a lower seat-height (so that your feet can touch the ground easier) but you still have good leg-extension when pedaling. Comfort Cruiser also have slightly wider seats.

Comfort Cruisers come in a ‘step-through’ version, and a ‘top-bar’ version.

The 21-Speed Hybrid
The other main type of bike that we rent is a Hybrid. These bikes have slightly narrower, higher pressure tires, and lot more gears.  This results in lower ‘rolling resistance’. Some hybrids are actually 23-speed, but they all have at least twenty-one. If you are looking for a longer-distance touring scenario (perhaps on The Legacy Trail, or around the Casey Key Loop) you might prefer riding one of these 21-speed Hybrid bikes.

Most hybrids offer an upright riding position, especially in the step-through versions. However, depending on frame-size, the riding position of a ‘top-bar’ hybrid may require the rider to lean forward a bit. We really don’t characterize rental bikes as a ‘men’s or women’s bike any more. But generally speaking the step-through versions are best for riders shorter than 5 feet 8 inches, and the ‘top-bar versions are well suited for taller riders.

Both types of bike are expertly maintained by professional in-house mechanics and owners Mike, and Jason.

If you have been researching bike rental in Venice Florida and aren’t sure what kind of rental bike you are looking for you can rely on our personalized telephone reservation-process. We will ask questions about your height, what kind of bikes you may have at home, and what kind of riding you plan to do so that we can match you with bikes that best fit you. And although you will find that our bikes are not all identical, you can be sure that to the best of our ability (and bike availability) we’ll deliver bikes that are designed for comfortable local riding, or longer distance touring on the two trail systems in the area.

(Teens riding adult-sized bikes must be present at the time of delivery.)

Blue Sky. Blue Bike. Legacy Trail
Basic Adult Bikes & Trikes Day Week Month
Hybrid, or 7-speed Street-Cruiser) (Teens and young adults riding adult bikes must be present at time of delivery.) $23 $60 $190
Adult Trikes $35 $85 $290
Tandem Bikes $50 $85 $290
Recumbent Bikes & Trikes Day Week Month
Recumbent Tandem $50 $85 $290
Recumbent Bike $50 $85 $290
Recumbent Trike $50 $85 $290
20-Inch Kids Bikes: Children must be present at time of delivery $18 $40 $80
Child-Trailer: Trailers: Attaches to your bike or ours and is towed behind. Two kids, up to 60 pounds total. $20 $40 $140
Car Rack $15 $30 $90

Kids Bikes Update: 20 AUG 2018

We no longer carry kids bikes shorter than 20-inch wheels.
We no longer carry kids bikes with training wheels.
We no longer carry child-seats (AKA baby-seats)

The following images are general samples of the colors and style of bikes that we have. There is no guarantee that your rental bike will be the exact color as in the images.

21-Speed Hybrid Bikes

Upright, and Semi-upright riding positions. Slightly narrower seats. Up to 23 gears. Best for full-length trail-riding, longer-distance touring, and complete routes of local trails.

21-Speed Aluminum Top-Bar Hybrid

Upright, and Semi-upright riding positions. Slightly narrower seats. Up to 23 gears. Best for full-length trail-riding, longer-distance touring, and complete routes of local trails.

21-Speed Aluminum Step-Through Hybrid

7-Speed Comfort Cruisers

7-Speed Top-Bar Aluminum Comfort Cruiser

Upright riding position. Wider seats. Seven gears. Best for comfortable cruising of local trails and roads along the beaches.

$23/Day, $60/Week

7-Speed Aluminum Top-Bar Comfort Cruiser

7-Speed Step-Through Aluminum Comfort Cruiser

Upright riding position. Wider seats. Seven gears. Best for comfortable cruising of local trails and roads along the beaches.

$23/Day, $60/Week

7-Speed Aluminum Step-Through Comfort Cruiser

Adult Single-Speed Trike

We sell adult trikes at our factory discounted price. But if you aren’t sure if you are ready for a trike you can always rent one, or come to the shop for a test ride. One of the things that happens to us as we age is that we tend to develop some balance issues. If you are at that point and still love cycling, maybe it’s time for an adult trike. Rent one for a day to see if an adult trike is right for you. (We also have recumbent trikes!)

$35/Day, $85/Week

(Anything you pay in rental is applied toward the sale price.)

Single-Speed Adult Trike

Recumbent Bikes and Trikes

At Venice Bikes and Trikes we love to ride recumbents. We now offer recumbent rental in Venice Florida so that you can zip around town like us! Years ago when you could ride the Venice bike trail and the Legacy Trail and not see another recumbent. These days you are almost guaranteed to see one on the trails. They are easy to ride and are much more comfortable than a regular bicycle.

Beginning in the 2016-2017 Season we will offer them for rent so that you can get a taste of what “riding a bent” is all about.

Benefits of riding a Recumbent

    • Recumbent bikes tend to have a lower center of gravity due to a lower fixed-seat position. In order to get a good leg-extension on one of our standard men’s street-cruisers the seat is adjustable up and down roughly between 30 and 36 inches. However, on our rebumbent bikes the seat is a fixed height from the ground, but the distance from the pedals is adjustable by sliding the seat along the frame. The result is a comfortable leg-extension while maintaining a lower riding position.
    • Recumbent seats offer excellent back support. People often joke that the seat on some recumbents looks like a lawn chair. For us, the lawn-chair joke conjures the image of leaning back and relaxing at a back-yard bar-b-que. So we’ll happily admit to the superior comfort-level associated with riding recumbents. But there are other high-performance distinctions related to recumbent seats. For example, while road-bike riders do have the option of grasping their handlebars and pulling their hips down into the seat in order to get more power to the crank, they really can only rely on gravity of their bodies pumping up and down on the pedals.  However, on a recumbent you have all the power that your legs can possibly generate pumped directly into the pedals by your legs, while your hips are braced against the back of the upright seat. This is just one of the many reasons that recumbent bikes hold human-powered speed records.
    • Heads-up riding position. This is also called the view-angle and refers to the straight-forward view of the environment offered to recumbent riders that results in a greater appreciation of scenery, as well as visibility of vechicle traffic. While this benefit becomes more apparent when compared to the forward-leaning, down-looking riding position of road-bikes, we should mention that all of our standard street-cruiser bikes, and most of our hybrid bikes also have an excellent upright riding position.

Trailmate Meteor 21-Speed Adult Recumbent Trike

$50/Day, $85 Per Week.

Trailmate Meteor 21-Speed Adult Recumbent Trike

RANS Wave 2-Wheeled 23-Speed Recumbent

$50/Day, $85 Per Week.

RANS Wave 2-Wheeled 21-Speed Adult Recumbent