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About Bike Rent NYC

Bike Rent NYC is the largest and most successful bike rental business in New York City! BRNYC is committed to serving New York City residents and visitors through daily bike rentals, guided bike tours of Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge, and daily, monthly or annual “hop-on, hop-off” biking programs. We currently offer the following kinds of bicycles: comfortable hybrid, lightweight road racing, tandem bikes for two, and children’s bikes.

Bike Rent NYC Services

We’re New York City’s largest bike rental and guided bike tour provider, with four (4) stores and 3000 bikes.

Shop Website Bike Rental Group Bike Rental Central Park Tour Group Central Park Tour * Brooklyn Bridge Tour Group Brooklyn Bridge Tour * Private Tour *
Central Park Bike Tours centralparkbiketours.com X X X X X
Central Park Bike Ride centralparkbikeride.com X X
Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rent brooklynbridgebikerent.com X X X X X
Rental Bike New York City rentalbikenyc.com X X

* Provided in Spanish, French or German – based on guide availability.

Bike Rent NYC History

We’re New York City’s largest bike rental and guided bike tour provider, with four (4) stores and 3000 bikes.

In 2009, the DOT announced its goal of doubling bicycle commuting by 2012 and tripling it by 2017. Bike Rent NYC ownership recognized that DOT’s plans created an unprecedented opportunity for the rental bike and tour industry and, shortly after the DOT’s announcements, we began building a company that has become the local market leader in New York City.

Bike Rent NYC has pursued a business growth strategy of reinvestment into equipment, repair and maintenance, and especially acquisition of direct competitors. We are the largest local bike rental company in New York City in terms of number of proprietary bicycles and storefronts. Today we own 2,800 Giant and  Trek bikes and have four storefronts that are open year-round, plus a storage facility in Manhattan. We are also the fastest growing bike rental business in the City having doubled our bike fleet and number of storefronts in 2015, and launching our exclusive repair facility.

Below is a summary of our competitive advantages:

  • Largest fleet of proprietary bicycles in New York City
  • Highest quality rental bike fleet (Trek Verve Hybrid bicycles and Giant LIV bicycles)
  • Most storefront locations in Manhattan
  • Proprietary bicycle repair facility
  • Proven track-record of ability to hire, train and manage large seasonal staff teams
  • Offer “hop-on, hop-off” bike service (allows riders to rent a bicycle at one location and drop it off at another)
  • Owner of the three bike rental locations closest to Central Park
  • Generous storage space in our storefront locations and a Manhattan-based garage
  • Experience retailing a broad range of biking-related merchandise

In 2010, the company founded Central Park Bike Rental on 117 West 58th Street, with the objective of improving the bike rental experience in the City. In 2012, Bike Rent NYC leased “Broadway Bicycle” located at 1710 Broadway (between 54 and 55th) until 2015 (vacated in preparation for demolition). In 2015, Bike Rent NYC purchased the flagship store and equipment of “Central Park Bike Tours” at 203 West 58, the closest to the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park. During the same year, Bike Rent NYC purchased the bike rental store located at 40 West 55 Avenue) and renamed it “Bike Rent NYC” and leased “Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rent” at 145 Nassau Street. The latter is the closest bike rental and guided bike tour location to Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan. Bike Rent NYC has also leased a 2,900 square foot warehouse in 2015, at 452 West 45th Street, an independent repair facility. 9th and 10th Avenues.

Bike Rent NYC

words from partners

  • “The New York City-Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is happy to have partnered with local business Bike Rent NYC as the official bike rental provider for Bike MS NYC 2015. The entire Bike Rent NYC team, led by Mark Derho, was on-point, professional and courteous every step of the way.  Bike Rent NYC’s convenient and courteous service helped make Bike MS NYC 2015 a great success! ”

    TANIA KIRKMAN
    TANIA KIRKMANNational MS Society / VP Mass Marketing Events
  • “The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is happy to have partnered with local business Bike Rent NYC for Epic Ride 2015. Bike Rent NYC has demonstrated a clear commitment to participation in NYC biking and the local communities they serve. From their excellent Trek and Giant bikes, to giving our riders convenient and professional service, Bike Rent NYC was an integral factor to the success of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Epic Ride 2015! Bike Rent NYC’s convenient and courteous service from starting point - to finish line helped make Epic Ride 2015 a great success!”

    OLIVIA LYNCH
    OLIVIA LYNCHBrooklyn Greenway Initiative / Event Manager
  • “Bike Rent NYC has consistently hired America Works of New York job seekers for a variety of roles through the organization. More so, Bike Rent NYC has hired America Works of New York job seekers for permanent positions. Their willingness to actively recruit hard-to-place workers for positions with substantial growth potential has helped build a strong relationship... We are excited by the growth of this company and it's willingness to hire our candidates.”

    DR. LEE BOWES
    DR. LEE BOWESChief Executive Officer

NYC’s Bike Bike Partner

We’re NYC’s largest bike rental and guided bike tour provider, and favorite local partner of NYC attractions and organized rides.

BRNYC also partners with well-established tourism and charity organizations. We are the official bicycle partner of Big Bus New York and served approximately 60,000 clients referred by to us by The New York Pass in 2015. This year, we were the exclusive bike partner for the Multiple Sclerosis Bike Ride and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Epic Ride. BRNYC is committed to providing its clients high quality rental equipment, outstanding client service and exceptional value. We actively promote and invest in marketing the message that bicycling can be a preferred means of transportation as well as an enjoyable and healthy leisure activity. We have been members of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce since 2008 and NY State Tourism Industry Association since 2010.

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More Information

Bike Rent NYC is now the most-popular place to rent bikes in New York City, offering great prices, top-quality Trek and Giant bikes, and friendly professional service. Take advantage of our daily pass add-on ($5) to pick-up in one location and drop off in another. Evaluate monthly or annual bike network memberships entitling members to unlimited access to bikes at all four (4) shops.  Learn more about Bike Rent NYC guided bike tours of Central Park, and guided bike tours of Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Greenway. We also offer special group bike rental rates and deals on group bike tours, call (917) 283-2453 to inquire.

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