It is down to each rider to organise the acquisition of a suitable bicycle for road cycling 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.
We are unable to make recommendations for bike rental and suggest riders search around, or chat to locals. We will however compile a (non-comprehensive) list of the possibilities we are aware of and would be pleased if folks could add to this.
ROAD BIKE RENTAL IN CENTRAL PARIS
'Location' and 'Velo de Course' are probably key terms to search for when looking for road bike rental in Paris.
We have found the following, but not communicated with all of them :
Bicloune - http://www.cycles-bicloune.com/
Cycles Laurent - http://www.cycleslaurent.com
Cube Agree GTC Pro, carbon, Shimano 105, triple ring EU70 per day
Paris Bike Company - http://parisbikeco.com/
- Good range of carbon bikes, EU50 per day, EU20 delivery, EU20 pickup.
- Delivery and pick-up costs can be shared and a few of us have ordered bikes with PBC ... so mention VIS when you order and they can add the bike to their VIS delivery to the Marriott. We'll split the EU40 that they charge.
We'll try to add more possibilities as we find them, but stress once again that participants are responsible for sourcing a suitable bike. Let us know if you find good solutions.