"I have used FW bikes four times and have never been disappointed. I often feel better fitted to yours than my own."
- Dorothy M.
Bicycle Rentals in Nova Scotia & for most Freewheeling Adventures
If you need to rent bicycles or sea-kayaks in Nova Scotia, you are in the right place. We rent excellent, impeccably maintained TREK bikes, Royalex canoes, and Necky kayaks. You can pick up at our HQ on Nova Scotia's South Shore, or we can deliver them to you in Halifax. Delivery is available either free or for a nominal fee, anywhere in Nova Scotia. The bikes are new or nearly new, high-end hybrid and road bikes. We also rent tandems, electric bikes (e-bikes), carbon fiber road and premium hardtail mountain bikes.
Delivery is free to Hubbards and immediate area, regardless of rental period, and free to Halifax city if renting two bikes for a week or more. Delivery is available at nominal rates anywhere in Nova Scotia or PEI. Here are some sample rates:
Between Hubbards and Bayswater: free delivery
Between Tantallon and Chester: $25; free delivery if rental totals $150 or more.
Lunenburg, or Halifax city: $50; free delivery if rental totals $300 or more.
Halifax airport: $85; delivery reduced to $35 if rental totals $300 or more.
Sales tax (15% in NS) applies.
The cycling position is comfortable and semi-upright. These are the rental bikes we recommend and supply for most riders. We use Trek 7.4fx/7.5fx or equivalent, and all sizes, including children's, are available. They come equipped with water bottle, odometer, rear rack, trunk bag, high visibility vest, lock, pump, patch kit, and spare inner tube. Rental cost is $30/day; $145/week.
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Aluminum or Carbon Road Bikes
Racing-style bicycles, with drop handlebars and brake lever shifters, these agile bikes have narrow tires, and are a delight for those who like riding a light, fast bike. We use Trek Madone or Domane road bikes with Shimano 105 shifters, and triple or compact cranks. Note that instead of a rear rack and trunk bag, road bikes have a saddle bag, holding a high visibility vest, pump, lock, patch kit, and spare inner tube. Two water bottle cages can be supplied on request. Rental cost is $55/day; $265/week. Full carbon frame bikes are also available for $75/day; $395/week.
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Electric Assist Bikes
E-bikes (electric pedal-assist, also known as pedelecs, high capacity; range 130km) are now available in Eastern Canada and in some parts of Europe (please call for details). In Canada these are long-range, high performance Trek bikes with Bion-X 500 motors. Rental cost is $75/day; $395/ week.
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Trek T-1000 tandem bicycle rentals are available in Atlantic Canada only. Please ask about their suitability on your preferred adventure. Tandem bikes can sometimes be shipped to or provided in other locations; please ask if interested. Rental cost is $55/day; $295/week.
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Trailers and Trailer Bikes
Child Trailers: We use really cool Burley D'Lite bicycle trailers, with a total weight of 17 lbs, and a towing capacity of 100lbs. They are suitable for one or two children, and have storage pockets, rain covers, and sunscreens. Please reserve well in advance. Rental cost is $25/day; $15 if associated with adult rentals.
Trailer Bikes: Attach one to the back of any adult's bike to turn it into a tandem suitable for children up to 4’10” tall. They can assist you by pedalling, or can simply freewheel as you do all the work. They have no directional or braking control. Rental cost is $22/day; $15 if associated with adult rentals.
Cargo trailers are also available: $50/week.
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Equipped with tires that are better suited for dirt or gravel roads, these mountain bike rentals are provided instead of hybrids when the cycling surfaces are rougher, such as in Costa Rica. We usually use Trek 6700 or equivalent. Cost in Canada is $45/day; $195/week.
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