Pittsburgh is a difficult city for commuters. There are bridges, tunnels and traffic lights seemingly every few hundred feet. Add to that the expensive cost of parking in the city and the idea of riding your bicycle to work starts to seem like a reasonable idea. Here are the best bike rentals in Pittsburgh.
Golden Triangle Bike Rental
600 1st Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Thanks to Golden Triangle, renting a bike in the city has never been easier. With styles that include hybrid, mountain, road and fitness performance, this shop is sure to have the right size and style for just about any rider. It offers a convenient location near many of the area’s most popular trails which makes for easy pick-up and drop-off during business hours. Golden Triangle encourages customers to reserve bikes in advance since warmer weather brings with it high demand for its services.
Top Gear Bicycle Shop
5986 Penn Circle S., Suite 204
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
For bicyclists visiting the city, a short-term rental is the best way to go. For someone looking to give a new bike a trial run before fully committing to a new purchase, Top Gear is exactly the shop to fit your needs. Check out its full stock of new bikes available for demonstration on the website. Or you can stop into one of its six Pittsburgh-area locations to learn more.
1800 Preble & Columbus Ave.
RJ Casey Industrial Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
A seemingly endless supply of all things bike related can be found in the RJ Casey Industrial Park, at the home of Bicycle Heaven. Touted as the world’s largest bicycle museum and shop, if Bicycle Heaven doesn’t have it, chances are nobody does. Recognized as a “Best of the Burg” winner by Pittsburgh Magazine, Bicycle Heaven has a wealth of information and supplies for all of your bicycle-related needs. While it isn’t necessarily a rental shop, it does provide customers with the ability to refurbish an old bike for a reasonable price.
Free Ride Pittsburgh
214 N. Lexington St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Free Ride Pittsburgh is collectively dedicated to recycling and repairing old bicycles. It offers workshops dedicated to the age-old tradition of do-it-yourself bike repair. Learn from knowledgeable instructors about the finer points of bike repair and restoration. Check out the website for more information on a number of programs in which Free Ride Pittsburgh participates. It offers Youth Earn-A-Bike, the Adult Earn-A-Bike and much more to discover through the Free Ride Pittsburgh collective workshop.
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Marcel Tourdot is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh. His work can be found at Examiner.com.