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NYC Bike Rentals for Families

NYC Bike Rentals for Families

Here's where you can rent bikes in NYC and Long Island for the whole family!


If you’re looking for some wheels to carry you on your next outdoor adventure, check out these places that rent bikes for the whole family. All of these businesses rent kids and adult bikes, and most also offer child seats, trailers and tag-a-longs. If you’re interested in electric bikes, note that riders need to be at least fourteen years old. It’s best to make reservations ahead of time where possible.

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Where to Rent Bikes in Manhattan

Blazing Saddles

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Governor’s Island 
Hours: 10am-6pm weekdays and 10am-7pm weekends (opens May 1st)
South Street Seaport, Pier 17 (opens May 8th)
Hours: 9am-6pm
Phone: (917) 440-9094
Prices: Adult bikes $28 all day, kids $20 all day
What you need to know: In addition to regular and tandem adult bicycles, you can rent 20” and 24” kids bikes, baby seats, tag-a-longs and trailers to equip your crew. All rentals include a helmet, lock and map. Electric bike rental is also available. Additional wheels available on Governor’s Island include pedal cars, go-karts, scooters, balance bikes, and the 4 or 6-person surrey. The Governor’s Island location reopens May 1, 2021, and the South Street Seaport location reopens on May 8.

Bikerent.nyc

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Central Park South: West 59th Street Central Park South
(212) 541-8759
Central Park West West 59th Street Central Park West
(212) 541-8759
Central Park Bike Ride: 117 W. 58th St.
(212) 956-9646
Grand Army Plaza 5th Avenue at 59th Street
(212) 541-8759
Central Park Bike Tours 203 W. 58th Street
(212) 541-8759 • (212) 956-9646
East River Park East River Bikeway, close to WIlliamsburg Bridge
(917) 283-2453
Riverside Park West Side, south of 79th street boat basin
(917) 283-2453
Highbridge Park Edgecombe Avenue and 167th Street
(917) 283-2453
Rental Bike NYC 40 W 55th Street (open on weekends)
(212) 767-1717
Pier 84 at Hudson River Park W 44th Street at Hudson River Park
(917) 283-2453
Hours: 8am-8pm
Prices: Adult bikes $13.50 per hour, $40.50 all day, kids $10.80 per hour, $31.50 all day
What you need to know: With twelve locations near popular parks and paths throughout Manhattan, you can rent a bike right where you’re planning on riding. Helmet, lock and map are included with your rental. Tandem, electric, road, mountain, elliptigo, e-hand, and hand bikes are available. You can also add a child seat, tag-a-long or trailer to take your littlest ones with you. There is an easy-to-navigate online reservation system.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Unlimited Biking

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Central Park: 56 W 56th Street
Hours: April 1-October 31 9am-7pm, November 1-March 31 9am-5pm
Columbus Circle 346 W 57th Street
Hours: April 1-October 31 9am-7pm, November 1-March 31 9am-5pm
Brooklyn Bridge 38 Park Row
Hours: 9am-5pm year-round
Harlem 111 W 110th Street
Hours: April 1-October 31 9am-7pm, November 1-March 31 9am-5pm 
212-749-4444 (all locations)
Prices: Adult bikes $20 for 2 hours, $40 all day, kids bikes $17 for 2 hours, $37 all day
What you need to know: Electric bike rental is available, as are tandems and aluminum or carbon road bikes. You can add a baby seat, tag-a-long or trailer to your rental. You can also skip the bikes entirely and rent a pair of rollerblades instead. There is an online reservation system, and you can rent bikes for a long as one month!

 

Waterfront Bicycle Shop

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391 West St, New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-2453
Hours: 10am-7pm
Prices: Adult and kids bikes $10 per hour + $2.50 per additional hour, $20 all day
What you need to know: Located in the West Village alongside the bike path of the Hudson River Greenway, the Waterfront Bicycle Shop offers economical rentals on a walk-in only, first-come-first-serve basis. Each rental includes a lock, helmet, basket, and map.

 

Fancy Apple

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870 7th Avenue
 (917) 720-8850
Hours: April 1–Oct 31, 9am–7pm, Nov. 1- March 31, 9am–5pm
Prices: Adult bikes $18 per hour, $49 all day, kids bikes $14 per hour, $39 all day
What you need to know: Just south of Central Park, you can rent Fancy Apple’s signature orange-tired bikes for up to a week. There is a 50% discount for booking online. Baby seats, trailers, and tag-a-longs are available to transport your littlest ones. Fancy Apple also rents electric bikes and electric scooters. Note that in New York state you must be at least 14 years old to ride an electric bike, and 16 years old to ride an electric scooter.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cycle Central Park

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 54 W 56th St., Upper West Side
(646) 637-7154
Hours: 9am-7pm
Prices: adult bikes $32 for 2 hours, $64 all day, kids bikes $24 for 2 hours, $54 all day
What you need to know: Cycle Central Park is located on the southeastern end of Central Park. There is a 50% discount for booking online. Child seats, trailers, and tag-a-longs are available, as are tandem bikes, electric bikes and rollerblades. You can also book a pedi-cab tour.

 

Liberty Cycles

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846 9th Ave., Midtown West
(212) 757-2418
Hours: 10am-7pm
Prices: $6 per hour, $30 all day
Also located just south of Central Park, Liberty Cycles offers great prices on adult and kids bike rentals. There is a discount for booking online ($5 per hour, $25 all day). Hybrids, mountain, road, kids, and tandem bikes are available. Each rental comes with a helmet and map.

 

Larry’s Freewheeling

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301 Cathedral Parkway, Harlem
(212) 280-7800
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm
Prices: Adults and kids bikes $8 per hour, $36 all day
What you need to know: Up on the northern end of Central Park, there’s mechanic-owned Larry’s Freewheeling. Baby seats, trailers and tag-a-longs are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. There is no online reservation system, so call ahead.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Where to Rent Bikes in Queens

Spokesman Cycles

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313 E 60th Street, Upper East Side
917-388-2208
Hours: 10am-8pm
Prices: Adult bikes $10 per hour, $40 all day, kids bikes $7 per hour, $35 all day
What you need to know: Spokesman rents kids bikes in sizes 16, 20 and 24. Tag-a-longs and baby seats are also available, and reservations are highly suggested.

 

Wheel Fun Rentals

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Flushing Meadow Corona Park Meadow Lake Rd. W (at Ederle Terrace, on the North Side of Meadow Lake)
(917) 231-5519 or (917) 231-6229
Hours: April 17-May 21: Monday-Friday 10am-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset. 
May 22-Sept. 26, 9am-sunset (boat rentals 10am-sunset).
Sept. 27-Oct. 10, Monday-Thursday, 12pm-sunset, Friday-Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset.
Oct. 11-Nov. 7, Monday-Friday, 12pm-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset (bikes only). Nov. 8-Nov. 14, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset (bikes only). Nov. 15-March 11 2022 closed for the season
March 12-March 25 Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset (bikes only)
March 26-April 15 Monday-Friday 12pm-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset
Flushing Meadows Corona Park at David Dinkins’ Circle Meridian Road
(929) 343-2366 or (917) 231-6229
Hours: April 17-May 21 Monday-Friday 10am-sunset, Saturday and Sunday 9am-sunset
May 22-Aug. 29 9am-sunset
Aug. 30-Sept. 12 closed during US Open
Sept. 13-26 9am-sunset
Sept. 27-Nov. 5 Monday-Friday 12pm-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset
Nov. 6-14 Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset
Nov. 15-March 11 2022 closed for the season
March 12-25 open Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset
March 26-April 15 Monday-Friday 12pm-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset
Prices: Adult bikes $13 per hour, $33 all day, kids bikes $8 per hour, $25 all day
What you need to know: Wheel Fun offers a range of rentals: adult and kids bikes, tandems, surreys, and go-karts. Waterside locations also rent kayaks, paddle boards, and paddle boats. Bike rentals include a lock, helmet, and basket or bag, and aquatic rentals include life jackets. You can purchase an annual pass for a 50% discount on subsequent rentals for a year. There is also a coupon for a second hour free available online. All hours are dependent on weather--must be at least 50 degrees and dry. Last bike rental goes out one hour before sunset, last boat rental two hours before sunset. Rentals are first-come-first-serve. Large groups can make reservations via telephone.

Where to Rent Bikes in Brooklyn

 

Wheel Fun Rentals

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Lefrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park 171 East Drive
(718) 462-0010
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm, through Nov. 1
Bensonhurst Park 9000 Bay Parkway
(347) 786-2203 or (917) 231-6229
Hours: April 17-May 20, Monday-Friday 10am-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset
May 21-Sept. 19 Monday-Thursday 9am-sunset, Friday-Sunday and holidays 9am-10pm (night rides sunset-10pm)
Sept. 20-26 9am-sunset all week
Sept. 27-November 14 Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset
Nov. 15-March 11, 2022 closed for the season
March 12-25 Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset
March 25-April 15 Monday-Friday 11am-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset
Marine Park Avenue U and East 33rd Street
(917) 533-6196 or (917) 231-6229
Hours: April 17-Sept. 17 Monday-Friday 10am-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset
Sept. 18-26 9am-sunset all week
Sept. 27-Nov. 5 Monday-Friday 12pm-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset
Nov. 6-14 Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset
Nov. 15-March 11, 2022 closed for the season
March 12-25 Sundays only 9am-sunset
March 26-April 15 Monday-Friday 11am-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset
Prices: Adult bikes $13 per hour, $33 all day, kids bikes $8 per hour, $25 all day
What you need to know: Wheel Fun offers a range of rentals: adult and kids bikes, tandems, surreys, and go-karts. Waterside locations also rent kayaks, paddle boards, and paddle boats. Bike rentals include a lock, helmet, and basket or bag, and aquatic rentals include life jackets. You can purchase an annual pass for a 50% discount on subsequent rentals for a year. There is also a coupon for a second hour free available online. All hours are dependent on weather—must be at least 50 degrees and dry. Last bike rental goes out one hour before sunset, last boat rental two hours before sunset. Rentals are first-come-first-serve. Large groups can make reservations via telephone.

Rolling Orange

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(347) 554-4162
Hours: 11am-6pm, 7 days
Prices: $35 all day
What you need to know: Located in Carroll Gardens, Rolling Orange is a tour company that also rents bikes. Kids bikes, child seats, tag-a-longs, and tandem bikes are available, as are electric and recumbent bikes. Each rental includes a helmet, basket, lock, lights and map.

 

Rent Bikes on Staten Island

Wheel Fun Rentals

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FDR Boardwalk at Sand Line 300 Father Capodanno Boulevard
(347) 996-0378 or (917) 231-6229
Hours: March 27-May 20 Monday-Friday 12pm-sunset, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset
May 21-June 18 Monday-Thursday 12pm-sunset, Friday 10am-10pm, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-10pm (night rides sunset-10pm)
June 19-September 19 Monday-Thursday 10am-sunset, Friday 10am-10pm, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-10pm (night rides sunset-10pm)
Sept. 20-26 9am-sunset all week
Sept. 27-Oct. 31 Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am-sunset
Nov. 1-7 Saturday, Sunday and holidays 12pm-sunset
Nov. 8-March 18-2022 closed for the season
March 19-March 25 Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset
FDR Boardwalk at Jefferson Avenue 920 Father Capodanno Boulevard
(347) 979-5762 or (917) 231-6229
Hours: May 22-September 19 Friday-Sunday and holidays 10am-sunset
Prices: Adult bikes $13 per hour, $33 all day, kids bikes $8 per hour, $25 all day
What you need to know: Wheel Fun offers a range of rentals: adult and kids bikes, tandems, surreys, and go-karts. These Staten Island locations also rent beach chairs and umbrellas. Bike rentals include a lock, helmet, and basket or bag, and aquatic rentals include life jackets. You can purchase an annual pass for a 50% discount on subsequent rentals for a year. There is also a coupon for a second hour free available online. All hours are dependent on weather--must be at least 50 degrees and dry. Last bike rental goes out one hour before sunset, last boat rental two hours before sunset. Rentals are first-come-first-serve. Large groups can make reservations via telephone.

 

Rent Bikes on Long Island

Rotations Bicycle Center

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32 Windmill Lane, Southampton
(631) 283-2890
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 10am-6pm, Tuesday, Sunday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, closed Wednesday
Prices: $10 per hour, $40 all day
What you need to know: Serving the Hamptons, Rotations rents adult and kids bikes by the hour, day or week. Trailers and child seats can be rented for an additional cost. A helmet, lock, and basket are included with the rental. They only take reservations for parties of ten or more, so it’s first-come-first-serve service.

 

Amagansett Beach & Bicycle

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1 Cross Highway, Amagansett
(631) 267-6325
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm
Prices: Adult and kids bikes $29 for 3 hours, $39 all day
What you need to know: This Amagansett shop rents bikes by the day, week, month, or season. Locks and helmets are included. Electric bikes, tandems, trailers, baby seats, and baskets are available for an additional cost. They recommend that you make reservations online using their website. This shop rents kayaks as well as paddle, surf, and boogie boards.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Khanh Sports

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60 Park Place, East Hampton
(631) 324-0703
Hours: Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm
500 Montauk Highway, East Hampton
(631) 324-1077
Hours: 11am-5pm, all week
Prices: adult and kids bikes $15 per hour and $45 all day
What you need to know: In addition to daily rentals, weekend, weekly and monthly rates are available. Additionally, they rent Elliptigos.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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