June 27, 2012
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Introduces The Fairmount Park System’s First Bike Rental Service, With Pickup Locations At Love Park, Trolley Car Cafe And Boathouse Row
Exciting summer news: Earlier this month, Mayor Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy hosted a grand opening ceremony for Wheel Fun Rentals, a brand new bike rental service for Philadelphia.
Residents of and visitors to Philadelphia can now rent Fuji hybrid two-wheels, surrey bikes, tandem bikes, deuce coupe bikes and Segways for a healthier, faster way to explore the city.
The new bike rental service is just another feather in Mayor Nutter’s cap in terms of supporting the cycling community. He’s also spearheaded the continual addition of bike lanes and installation of 350 bike racks across the city.
Proceeds from Wheel Fun Rentals benefit Philadelphia’s parks, contributing to park and trail renovations and projects along the Schuylkill River Trail and Kelly Drive.
Another bonus: Wheel Fun Rentals is employing teens from the the Philadelphia City Rowing program and Neighborhood Bike Works program, a local nonprofit that aims to increase opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods through bicycling. The teens will be able to apply what they learn through the Neighborhood Bike Works program in their job at Wheel Fun Rentals.
Wheel Fun Rentals is open seven days a week. Summer hours (June-Labor Day) are 9 a.m.-sunset. In the fall (Labor Day-October), Wheel Fun Rentals will be open Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m.-sunset.
See below for Wheel Fun Rentals inventory and pricing.
Wheel Fun Rentals: Philadelphia [Official Site]
Wheel Fun Rentals inventory and pricing includes:
• Cruiser Bikes: $10/hour $25/half day $32/day
• City Bikes: $12/hour $30/half day $38/day
• Tandems, Multi Speed: $15/hour $40/half day $50/day
• Kids Bikes: $6/hour $15/half day $20/day
• Trail-a-Bikes: $6/hour $15/half day $20/day
• Kid Trailer: $10/hour $25/half day $32/day
• Single Surrey: $20/hour
• Double Surrey: $30/hour
• Deuce Coupe: $20/hour
• Pricing for Segway tours can be found here.