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Vacationing in San Diego without bike-any rentals?(6 posts)

Vacationing in San Diego without bike-any rentals?Dream plus
Jun 17, 2003 8:20 AM
I'll be vacationing for 2 weeks with the family so I won't take my bike. I should be in a "Transition" phase, but I'd still like to try to get a couple of rides in. Any SoCal people know where I can rent a bike? Road or Mountain - doesn't matter. Please point me in the right direction. I can bring helmet, pedals and shoes.
Thanks in advance.
Mike
Direction to point: west ...Humma Hah
Jun 17, 2003 8:37 AM
... in any of the beach communities, you can't swing a flat tube without hitting a bike rental place. La Jolla or the neighboring communities are especially good. They won't be high-zoot bikes, but they'll roll.

Ride the Pacific Coast Highway for starters. Just about the whole county is ridable ... great for road or MTB.
Nytro in Encinitassn69
Jun 17, 2003 8:45 AM
They rent a full line of Cannondale road bikes, although their prices have always seemed a bit high to me. ...Then again, I've never rented a bike, so I don't know what a fair price would be. In any case, I agree with Humma. PCH is the best "easy to figure out" route, running from La Jolla to Oceanside. Good scenery, good bike lanes (for most of it at least), and lots of places to stop for chow.
where are you staying?Aztec
Jun 17, 2003 8:43 AM
assume you'll be in the Mission Beach/PB area and if so, California Bikes in La Jolla rents road and mtb. Nothing high end for rent but you can at least get something other than a 40lb beach cruiser.
rented a hybrid from...don440
Jun 18, 2003 5:32 AM
a dude named peter at www.bike-tours.com while on a business trip. i'm sure he/they have other bikes for either road or mountain. i took the hybrid fire roading, and it did alright. the shop is either in, or close to the gas light district, or whatever it is called. not too far from the airport.
Thanks all!Dream plus
Jun 18, 2003 6:13 AM
We'll be moving around exploring for week then a week in Mission Bay.