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Rental Bikes Are the New Rental Cars

Following what is now considered totally normal in Europe (why must we always be last!), an online bike rental program has launched in North...


Following what is now considered totally normal in Europe (why must we always be last!), an online bike rental program has launched in North America. Targeting travelers and day-tripper alike, Rentabikenow means that the next time you need to go to Chicago or New York or, oh, I don't know, Portland, you can bulk in a bike rental with your travel plans. You just plug in your location (144 cities have signed up), your dates, your destination address, and a list of almost two dozen bikes pop up-for $25-45 a day, or about $120 for the week.Obviously, if you wanted to go to the trouble, you could definitely find a bike rental in just about any city, but this just makes it easier, no? The only glitch is that if you're flying somewhere, you'll still need to get into the city from the airport (not that you'd want to cycle along the highways into town anyway, but still). And lots-but not all-of American cities are still super unfriendly to bikers, but we love the idea nonetheless.
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