Want to feel the wind in your hair as you cycle past Gateway, or rush past the ruthless runners dotting Bandra’s Carter Road? Don’t fret that you don’t own a bicycle. Mumbai is a city of hustlers, and hustlers always find a way out. Just hit up a few of these shops in the city that give bicycles on rent. See? Easy-peasy-simple-pimple.
Pedal On: Visit These Mumbai Shops To Get A Bicycle On Rent
Giant Starkenn Cycling World, Khar
Giant Starkenn is one of the best brands when it comes to mountain biking and adventure cycling. They have a showroom in Khar, where you can rent out their cycles as well for as low as INR 300 for the whole day. The only catch? They have only an odd few for rent, so you must call them in advance to book yours.
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Happy Cycle Shop, Colaba
Have you heard of this 75-year-old cycling shop in Colaba called Happy Cycle Shop? This is a great place to hire bicycles when you need a. a lot of variety, b. flexibility in timing, c. a great staff. Hourly rates are somewhere between INR 100–200 depending on the model.
Bichanix in Bandra’s hub is a bicycle renting company that gives bicycles by brands such as Firefox, Giant Starkenn, Scott and more on hire. Their specialty is that they offer plans on an hourly as well as a weekly or monthly basis. Isn’t that cool? Hourly rates are about INR 60.
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Stay in or around Andheri? BikeShark is a great option when you want cycles of all types, from basic models to more professional mountain bikes on rent. Find out more information here.
In case you’re new to biking, they also organise biking meetups and tours, so you can go along with a bigger group to get a hang of the experience and routes.