Where to rent bikes in Greenville, SC
Today, we’re talking biking and where you can get a bike rental in town (We see you, summer.) Here at the office, we’ve challenged ourselves to bike downtown for our weekly happy hour (we’re religious about Wine Wednesday). And, every time I have friends in town, I show off Greenville via two wheels.
We’ll hit up Swamp Rabbit Inn for their $15/4 hour bike deal, then hop on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail (interactive map here) and stop at Swamp Rabbit Cafe for a King of Pops treat.
Then, we’ll continue on to Sidewall Pizza and Swamp Rabbit Brewing in Travelers Rest.
Endorphins + beer = They’re impressed every time. Plus, DYK: Cycling can improve how you walk, balance, and climb stairs?
Take my advice: Renting bikes with friends in town is the way to go. Or, want to get your ride on, but don’t own a bike?
Either way, you’re going to need to rent one. ⤵
Pedal Chic | 250 Riverplace
🚴: Jamis Hudson Sport with 7 speeds
⏰: 7 days a week 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
💵: 4 hour rental: $20, 8 hours: $30, 2-day rental: $45
Reedy Rides | 12 West McBee
🚴: 3 and 7 speed comfort cruisers, kids bikes, child trailers, tag-a-longs (third wheel) and tandems.
⏰: 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
💵: 4 hour rental: $20, 8 hours: $30
Swamp Rabbit Inn | 1 Logan St
🚴: Specialized city bikes with 7 speeds and Jamis 3 speed cruiser bikes
⏰: Call (864) 517-4617 for availability
💵: 4 hour rental: $15, 8 hours: $25, Overnight: $45
Since we promised, here are three more awesome rental locations:
Bike the Rabbit | 233 N Main St, Suite 12
🚴: 21 speed comfort bikes, Dutch hybrid city bikes, child seats and tag-alongs
⏰: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
💵: Half day rental: $20, Full day rental: $30, Weekend rental: $55
Greenville B-Cycle (Partnership between Upstate Forever and Greenville Health System)
🚴: 35 bikes (with plans to expand the program to at least 10 bike stations and 50 bikes.)
⏰: Open 24 hours
Swamp Rabbit Trail Bike Shop (Swamp Rabbit Cafe location) | 205 Cedar Lane Rd
🚴: Lucky bikes, electric bikes, tandem, and trailers
⏰: Sunday – Friday 12 to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
💵: 2 hour rental: $15-20, 4 hours: $20-25, 8 hours: $25-30
Most people tend to be intimidated by the price tag on a new bicycle. But it’s important to consider the uses and weigh the pros and cons of your choice (isn’t it always?). If you plan to buy a bike to use for exercise, how much will you save on gym fees? If you want to buy a bicycle for transportation, think of all the gas money you will save.
Here’s where to look if you are ready to buy (new or used):
- FreeHub Bicycles | 1616 Woodruff Rd and near Swamp Rabbit Crossfit on the Swamp Rabbit Trail
- Trek Bicycle Store | 1426 Laurens Rd
- Lucky Bike | 2 Sidney St
- Sunshine Cycle | 1826 N. Pleasantburg Dr
- Carolina Triathlon | 123 Welborn Street, Suite 102
- Performance Bike | 535 Haywood Road
- TTR Bikes | 101 S Hudson St.
P.S. The future of biking in Greenville is looking bright. Bike Walk Greenville has been studying possible areas that could be suitable for protected bike lanes. Check out their website for more information on making Greenville more bikeable.
The best part of riding a bike is the convenience factor: Front-row parking spaces are guaranteed no matter where you go.
Hope to see you out there riding sometime soon.
Also check out Bikabout’s cultural bike map for Greenville, a “Taste of” tour curated by me. 😁