Free hotel loaner bicycles

Jennifer Pfaff and her husband went on a trip to Calistoga a few months ago and were delighted to discover the hotel would lend them bicycles, helmets and bike locks for free and for as long as they wanted.

More in the SF Examiner. H/T to Dennis D.

Have you had a hotel provide free loaner bikes and gear?

When I attended the Bicycle Leadership Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Seaside, CA earlier this month, the hotel concierge checked my bike and (extremely sweaty) helmet and showed me where I could clean up and change my clothing for the conference. He was very helpful.

12 Comments

  • GeekGuyAndy
    April 29, 2009 - 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I rarely use hotels. When I traveled with a friend through New Zealand we stayed with hosts from WWOOF (worldwide opportunities on organic farms) a few of the hosts had a few bicycles we could use to get into town and see the area. It was great! I definitely had a better experience because of it, since otherwise I'd just be stuck at the house.

  • GeekGuyAndy
    April 29, 2009 - 7:43 pm | Permalink

    I rarely use hotels. When I traveled with a friend through New Zealand we stayed with hosts from WWOOF (worldwide opportunities on organic farms) a few of the hosts had a few bicycles we could use to get into town and see the area. It was great! I definitely had a better experience because of it, since otherwise I'd just be stuck at the house.

  • ark
    April 29, 2009 - 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I believe the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay also has loaner bikes. There's a really nice bike path there too.

  • ark
    April 29, 2009 - 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I believe the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay also has loaner bikes. There's a really nice bike path there too.

  • murphstahoe
    April 29, 2009 - 1:27 pm | Permalink

    We considered getting some cruiser bikes for Le Tournesol but declined to do so worried about liability.

  • murphstahoe
    April 29, 2009 - 8:27 pm | Permalink

    We considered getting some cruiser bikes for Le Tournesol but declined to do so worried about liability.

  • Yokota Fritz
    April 29, 2009 - 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Of course there are bike rental opportunities nearby!

  • Yokota Fritz
    April 29, 2009 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Of course there are bike rental opportunities nearby!

  • 295bus
    April 29, 2009 - 3:40 pm | Permalink

    My wife & I stayed at a place in Santa Barbara that had loaner bikes once. It was nice for cruising up and down the beach.

    At first we tried taking out a tandem, but quickly discovered that's a whole new skill we didn't have, so we went back for two regular bikes!

  • 295bus
    April 29, 2009 - 10:40 pm | Permalink

    My wife & I stayed at a place in Santa Barbara that had loaner bikes once. It was nice for cruising up and down the beach.At first we tried taking out a tandem, but quickly discovered that's a whole new skill we didn't have, so we went back for two regular bikes!

  • joelprice.com
    April 29, 2009 - 10:16 pm | Permalink

    I was working in the UK and staying at the Pennyhill Park Hotel. They had three bikes guest could check out. Rode in the Swinley Forest that was located a few miles from the hotel.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joelbolt/2962145938/in/set-72157608498248645/

  • joelprice.com
    April 30, 2009 - 5:16 am | Permalink

    I was working in the UK and staying at the Pennyhill Park Hotel. They had three bikes guest could check out. Rode in the Swinley Forest that was located a few miles from the hotel. http://www.flickr.com/photos/joelbolt/2962145938/in/set-72157608498248645/

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