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ERIE CANAL BIKE RENTALS: HOW TO RENT AND WHERE TO START

Unleash Your Erie Canal Experience: Bike Rentals Made Easy

Are you dreaming of biking along the historic Erie Canal, but unsure where to start? Look no further than Buffalo Bike Tours, located at Mile Marker Zero in Canalside, the historic Terminus of the Canal. We’ve got you covered with our convenient bike rental services, making it easy for you to explore the iconic waterway and beyond.

At Buffalo Bike Tours, we pride ourselves on providing seamless bike rental experiences for adventurers like you. Whether you’re planning a leisurely ride along the canal towpath or embarking on an epic journey to Lockport, Rochester, Albany, or anywhere in between, our diverse fleet of bikes has you covered. Simply step into our shop, and we’ll set you up with everything you need for the ride of a lifetime.

Explore Your Options: Diverse Bike Rental Selection for Erie Canal Adventures

At Buffalo Bike Tours, we understand that every cyclist has different preferences and needs. That’s why we offer a variety of bike rental options to suit your adventure along the Erie Canal.

For those embarking on longer journeys, our touring bikes, like the Pure Cycles Urban Commuter, are the perfect choice. These hybrid bikes are well-equipped to handle the varied terrain of the Erie Canal bike path, and they come with racks for panniers, allowing you to carry all your gear with ease.

If you’re looking to add a little extra power to your ride, our e-bikes are the way to go. Our Rad Power Bikes’ Rad Runner 2 can go up to 50 miles on a single charge, and we provide you with a charger and repair kit for peace of mind. Plus, our e-bikes are Class 2 legal throughout New York State, so you can explore with confidence.

For shorter trips to destinations like Tonawanda or Lockport, our cruiser bikes are the perfect option. Our Sun Solstice bikes are universal step-through bikes, making them easy to ride and perfect for day trips along the Erie Canal. Have the kiddos along? We’ve got you covered with the Sun ScoutNo matter where your journey takes you, Buffalo Bike Tours has the perfect bike rental for you.

Convenience Redefined: Flexible Return Options

Returning your rental bike has never been simpler. Choose from our array of flexible options tailored to accommodate your journey:

  1. Ride Back: Embrace the freedom to pedal back to our location at your own pace, soaking in every scenic moment along the way. With no time constraints, you can truly savor the journey and make unforgettable memories.

  2. U-Haul Convenience: Opt for our U-Haul rental service for one-way journeys. Ride to your destination, then effortlessly transport both yourself and the bikes back to Buffalo. Enjoy the convenience of having your transportation needs taken care of, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying the ride.

  3. Amtrak Ease: Select our Amtrak return option for unparalleled convenience. Ride one way and hop aboard the Amtrak train back to Buffalo, with the station conveniently situated mere blocks away from our shop. The Amtrak Exchange Street Station is but two short blocks from our location at Canalside. Say goodbye to logistical hassles and hello to a stress-free return journey. Note: you can only bring our touring bikes back on the Amtrak – this option is not available for e-bikes as they exceed their weight limits. 

  4. Effortless Shipping: For a stress-free return, utilize our shipping service in partnership with GObike, a trusted nonprofit organization. Ship the bike back to them, and they’ll handle the rest for a nominal $100 reassembly fee. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your bike will be safely returned, allowing you to reminisce about your adventure without worrying about logistics.

Customer-Centric Philosophy

At Buffalo Bike Tours, your satisfaction is our top priority. While our staffed hours may be limited, we’re always available by appointment to cater to your needs. Whether you’re returning a bike or picking up a rental, count on us to ensure a seamless experience every step of the way. As we gear up for another thrilling season of biking adventures, we remain committed to enhancing your experience on the Empire State Trail. Stay tuned for updates on our rental offerings, including new bike models and additional services designed to elevate your biking experience in New York State.

Join the Journey

Ready to embark on your own Empire State Trail odyssey? Visit our website today to secure your multi-day bike rental. Whether you’re embarking on a solo excursion or organizing a group expedition, Buffalo Bike Tours is your trusted partner for unforgettable biking adventures in New York State. Any questions? Please shoot us a quick email at marc@buffalobiketours.com and we’ll be happy to assist in your trip planning and help with rental bikes for a memorable trip!

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