What kind of bikes do you rent?
POPcycles only rents the best and expertly maintained bikes! We rent Electra Townie bicycles because rental bikes need to be fun too! You're on vacation soaking up the sun, shopping, enjoying Sarasota's best dining so yeah... you need a bike with some personality and loads comfort. Townie's are the #1 selling bikes in the U.S because of a plethora of reasons including Flat Foot Technology and the pedal forward design which make them comfortable, stable and fun to ride even for novelist rider (geez talk about run on sentences.) It provides an upright, relaxed riding position with proper leg extension that also lets you plant your feet flat on the ground whenever you want without leaving the saddle. As an added bonus the saddle is nice and wide (so you'll be able to walk the next day) We offer colorful, 7 speed Townies with hand brakes. Some of our Townies have a swooped top tube that allows for easy step through.
(As a side note, we also sell Townies. We wouldn't rent a bike or accessory that we wouldn't sell.We stand behind what we rent and sell.)
FAQ's for Bike Rentals
Where are you located ?
We are conveniently located less than 5 minutes off the interstate 75, just off of Clark Road. We're nestled in beautiful Palmer Ranch in the Publix's Northridge Plaza. Popcycles is about 2 miles from the Legacy Trail and 5 miles from Siesta Key Beach.
Where do I park ?
You may park free of charge in the store parking lot. There's plenty of
parking. It's easy...park, pick up your bike ride 2 miles to the Legacy
What is the cost to rent a bike?
Daily rentals are $30 (9am to 5pm)
2 day rental $50
3 day rental $65
4 day rental $75
5 day rental $80
6 day rental $85
1 week rental $90
2 week rental $150
3 week rental $225
4 week rental $275
How long can I rent a bicycle for?
A 4 week rental term is the maximum time that a bike can be rented unless otherwise agreed upon.
Do you provide your customers with a helmet, a lock, a basket ?
Yes, we provide all the bells and whistles (yes each bike has a bell.) Our rental bikes have a rear basket or rack which will fit a medium size backpack, a front handlebar bag to carry your small stuff, a combination lock, trip/speedometer computer, spare tube, air pump, puncture resistant tires and extra layer of puncture protection with tire liners. We offer Nutcase helmets which are comfortable and adjustable, but feel free to bring your own helmet. You have to stay hydrated here in Florida, so all our rental bikes come with water bottle holders. To show you that we care, we include a bottle of water with each rental.
What do I need to rent a bike?
A valid picture ID, such as valid passport or driver's license and a credit card are necessary for your rental. We do not take “pre-paid” cards in lieu of a credit card for deposit requirements. A copy of a credit card will be kept on file until the rental is returned. We will not rent a bike to anyone without a valid ID and credit card, no exceptions. All participants must read and sign the Rental Agreement before the bike
rental is released.
How old does the person have to be in order to rent a bicycle?
18 or older. If the rider is younger than 18, the rider must have a parent or a legal guardian present. Minors are allowed to ride our rental bikes but they must be able to fit the rental bikes properly. Generally kids over 12 will fit a full size bike. An adult 18 or older must give permission for the minor to ride by signing the, “Release, Waiver, and Liability Agreement”. This is standard paperwork that is filled out by everyone of our riders.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit and Cash.
Do you take reservations?
We operate on a first come, first served basis. The best time to pick up your rental is first thing in the morning after your coffee. Feel free to call us first to check inventory.
Where should I ride?
We strongly advise to stay on bicycle paths, beaches or less car congested areas. CLICK THIS LINKWe love the app "trail link" and it's free !
Do you deliver?
Sorry not at this time.
Do you offer car racks to transport bikes?
Sorry we do not rent car racks.
What happens if I return the bicycle late?
Late returns are subject to additional charges and late fees.
What happens if something becomes damaged during my rental period?
Please inform us right away if something is damaged or not working properly. You should return the bicycle to the store. We will replace your bicycle with a new one if the bike cannot be quickly repaired and extend your rental period.
What else should I bring with me?
It's a good idea to bring extra water and snacks (you have room in your basket), sunglasses, hat and sunscreen. Don't forget your camera to capture all your sunshine memories.
What should I wear?
Wear your comfy, casual clothes and closed toed shoes are recommended because sandals pose a chance of injury. Spandex and padded racing gear are discouraged.
What are the helmet laws in Florida?
According to Florida law, a bicycle rider under the age of 16 is required to wear a helmet.
Do I need to clean the bicycle before I return it?
Nope, please don't clean the bike. We expect you to have fun and everyday wear and tear is normal. However, there will be a $35 cleaning fee to your account for bikes that require special cleaning due to misuse, such as riding in excessive mud and/or decorations.
What are the rules of the road?
Participants must comply with all traffic laws and ride with caution and consideration. Rental bicycles should not be ridden in the dark. They are not equipped with special lighting to ride at night.
Just like driving a car, there's zero tolerance for drinking and riding or impairment of any kind including drugs. DUI laws apply to automobiles also apply to bicycles. Please never drink and drive/ride. If you're thinking about drinking and riding, we don't like you and won't rent you a bike.
Do I need to be in good shape to rent a bike?
Participants must be in good health, be able to operate, control and balance the equipment at the time of rental. Weight limit is 250 lbs. Please consult your physician, we're not doctors.
Where can I park if I decide to ride from the Popcycle's store?
There's plenty of parking in front of the store.