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05-11-2011, 09:31 PM
Hi there,

We are a family of 5 - two adults, 10yo girl, 7yo girl, and 1.5yo boy - who will be visiting WDC May 20-24. We are a biking family from Portland, OR. We are hoping to participate May 22nd's ride around town. Suggestions on where we can borrow/procure bikes for the kids - 24in and 20in? It would also be nice to rent a bike with a bobike seat, but I would be ok riding with the little one in our Ergo with his Ergo.

THANKS for any tips!

05-12-2011, 06:55 AM
Awesome - glad to hear you'll be joining us! The Bike DC (http://www.bikedc.net/) site suggests renting from Bike and Roll (http://www.bikethesites.com/), but they don't have kid sets (just trailers) and that could get pricey quick.

05-12-2011, 09:31 AM
Let me check when I get home -- I can't remember what size my son is in now, but if it's a 24", you are welcome to borrow it. He is going camping that weekend and can't participate.

As long as she doesn't mind a black and red mountain bike.


05-13-2011, 08:01 AM
Hello --

My son's bike is a 24". You are welcome to borrow it. I'll send a private message with contact info.


05-16-2011, 12:00 PM

Bit pricey, and a bit out of town, but look like they have what you need in one place.

05-16-2011, 05:56 PM
According to their website, Bike and Roll has kids bikes for ages 6 -9 and 8-12. http://www.bikethesites.com/Bikes/ It says they are available at the downtown DC and Alexandria, VA locations.

As mentioned above, there are also trailers available for the little one.

05-17-2011, 03:00 PM
The weather is supposed to be really nice for the Bike DC event on Sunday. I don't have any tips on renting bike or bike trailers, but I'll suggest bringing some extra water bottles and maybe even sunscreen. I hope your family has an enjoyable time at Bike DC.

05-17-2011, 05:32 PM
Revolution Cycles is the place to go, they have Trek Allant's, trailer bikes and the Weehoo for rent:


See you at Bike DC