Bike hire can come in handy for all sorts of reasons and save you time, effort and money.
Tight on Space?
Perhaps you don’t have much space in your home to store a bike, so hiring one instead on a casual basis becomes super convenient (and ensures you’re not parking the bike on your kitchen table!). Daily bike hire can be a great solution in a case like this – just call your local bike store and arrange to come in on certain days, get your money’s worth and then drop it off before close. Win, win!
The Big Race
Maybe you’re preparing for a pretty important race, such as a triathlon. Bike accessory hire can be a huge money saver in this kind of situation – for example instead of purchasing a set of race wheels you can pay a fraction of the price and hire them for a week. If you plan to hire bike accessories for a race, then definitely get hold of them as early as you can before the big event, so that you have time to get a feel for them and make sure you’re really comfortable using them. It also allows you time to go back to the bike store if you have any questions, or last minute ‘tweaking’ before race day.
Time for a Holiday
Bike hire can be so handy when it comes to holidaying. Let’s say you live on the North Island and you’re planning a part-bike holiday in the South Island, or vice versa. The last thing you want to do is go to the hassle of lugging a bike along the whole journey when you’re only intending to use it for a fraction of the time. Bike hire in this instance is going to be a top solution – just arrange with a local store exactly what kind of bike you need, make an appointment to collect (and be sure to include enough time to ‘fit’ the bike to you), use it for those few days, return it and head off for the rest of your adventure.
Alternatively, maybe you’re planning a big bike holiday but you need to actually get it from point A to point B. You know this is more of a one-off event versus a regular gig, so hiring a bike bag is going to save you plenty of moula. Moreover, you can talk to the bike shop about them packing the bike into the bag to save you time and effort as well… Just be sure you know how to build it back up at your arrival point! It might be a good idea to take it to a local store at that end of your trip, just to get the expert once-over safety tick of approval.
Fun For Your Guests
You’ve got some friends from interstate or overseas staying with you. They’ve done the restaurants, cafes, museums, galleries and all that jazz – now you’re on the lookout for something a little different to really wow them. Too easy – head to your local bike shop, get them fitted to a sweet two-wheel deal, pack a picnic and head off for a cruisy ride around town and/or the local surrounds. You’ll be the host with the most.
Whatever the reason you need a bike, bike parts or accessories, hiring could well be the best short-term answer. Check out all the bike hire deals on BikeExchange.co.nz!