VELO CLUB de VIS - BIKES
It is down to each rider to organise the acquisition of a suitable bicycle for road cycling for Le Tour de VIS through their own initiative and at their own cost. Bringing your own bike, or borrowing one from a local colleague, may be a good solution - you can probably think of others.
2016 - ROAD BIKE RENTAL IN BALTIMORE
Please rent from Race Pace Bicycles who have carbon road bikes for $75 per day.
They are close to the Conference Centre and open until 8pm on Fridays.
Having contacted Nik from Race Pace in July to ask for a carbon bike for the day, he says :
Thanks for reaching out early and we can absolutely help you out with this rental.
You can simply tell your traveling mates to either call or shoot us an email and we will get them set up as well.
Thanks so much!
racepacebal @ gmail . com
They also do alumin(i)um road bikes for $45 per day or $150 per week if you fancy a cheaper option or a bit more time in the saddle.
Race Pace open at 10am on Saturday, but close at 8pm on Fridays.
We need to start at 8am on Saturday.
So please rent through Race Pace and arrange to pick up on Friday from Nik. He's been great in agreeing to allow us to collect bikes on Friday evening for a Saturday ride at no extra charge.
2015 - ROAD BIKE RENTAL IN CHICAGO
We'll try to add some options as we find them, but stress once again that participants are responsible for sourcing a suitable bike.
There are lots of places on the Lake front that rent slow heavy bikes, and On The Route looks like a good store, but we need ROAD BIKES!
Here are some possibilities for starters - these are not recommendations:
- Bobby’s Bike Hike runs at $70 / day for a reasonable Fuji road bike, $85 for 105 and carbon, full refund if cancellation >72 hours prior to rental.
Note that Bobby's offer a discount for groups of 15 or more, so please mention Velo Club de VIS as your organization if renting there as there is an outside chance we might get a group rate if enough of us book.
Please get to Bobby's on Friday to get your bike fixed up - talk to Tom, he will be expecting you.
You need to take a LEFT where the LakeFront diversion is taking place. Follow diversion round the block and before you get to the BICYCLISTS DISMOUNT sign just before the beach - look behind you. You'll see a sign to Bobby's Bike Hike. SEE BELOW! Head under the tunnel and up the ramp at the far end. The shop is on your left.
- Lakeshore Bike seems to only have six road bikes available total; They run at $55 / day
- Bike and Roll runs slightly pricier for both “fitness” and “road” bikes
Give us a hand if you know Chicago, find good solutions or have any feedback on any of these places.
Make sure you know how to rent Divvy Bikes for the Lakeshore Ride on Friday.