Bike rental in Albany, Schenectady

bike pedal mediumThis topic has come up a few times, so... you might be interested to hear that Plaine and Son in Schenectady and Broadway Bicycle in Albany are now offering bike rentals. From a recent email newsletter:

Plaine and Son and Broadway Bicycle Co. has teamed up with Specialized to bring bicycle rental to the Capital Region. You can choose from a selection of Specialized Road and Fitness bikes.
Rates:
Road bikes - $20 for up to 4 hours, $40 for the whole day, $30 for each additional day, or $150 for a whole week.
Fitness bikes - $20 for up to 4 hours, $30 day, $20 for each additional day
Safety First
Rental Insurance - We offer rental insurance at a rate of $10 per day
Flat Pack - You can rent a Flat Pack for $5 per day. The Flat Pack includes a seat bag, tire levers, mini pump, and tube.
Requirements
Rentals require a copy of your current drivers license, major credit card (visa, mastercard or discover) Pre-authorization of a credit card in the amount of $1000 for road bikes, and $400 for fitness bikes may be instituted.
No rentals to individuals under the Age of 18
*Rental fee may be transferable to payment of new bike purchase if purchase made within 7 days of rental

That might be a bit more involved than some people are looking for. But, hey, maybe bike sharing is also down the road eventually.

(Thanks, Carl)

Earlier on AOA:
+ Sharing cars, sharing bikes
+ Summer School: Buying a bicycle: Carl Johnson
+ Ask AOA: Where to rent a bike? (2011)
+ Ask AOA: Where to buy a bike? (2010)

Comments

Alas, the rental period was short lived. Neither location offers rentals anymore.

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