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Cost to rent a bike

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Cost to rent a bike

How much does it cost to rent a bike for a date or two? Is there a helmet law?

Bar Harbor, Maine
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1. Re: Cost to rent a bike

Costs are $21 to $26 a day at the Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop. There is no motorcycle helmet law in Maine. So I doubt there is a bicycle one. However, the carriage roads in Acadia have some steep hills. I'd advise helmets.

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2. Re: Cost to rent a bike

Bicycle helmets are required for children 15 years and younger.

www.iihs.org/laws/HelmetUseCurrent.aspx

Brunswick, Maine
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3. Re: Cost to rent a bike

Be advised that if you want a bike during high season (July and August) or on weekends, it's advisable to make a reservation. They go fast.

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4. Re: Cost to rent a bike

Thanks for the replies. I wound up googling and found lots of info from the bikes shop websites. Thanks especially for the heads up about reserving a bike during the month of July. That would not have crossed my mind!

Bar Harbor, Maine
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5. Re: Cost to rent a bike

I was going to provide this url, although you probably already have visited it:

http://www.acadiabike.com/rentalrates.html

One other bit of advice. The route that that bike companies usually suggest to get into the park (up West Street and West Street extension) is a long uphill grind. From about the last week of June through Columbus Day, the Island Explorer shuttle buses will transport bikes; they also operate a bike shuttle that runs from the Village Green to the carriage road access at Eagle Lake.

See:

http://www.exploreacadia.com

for route maps and schedules of the IE.

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6. Re: Cost to rent a bike

Southwest Cycle has bike rentals.

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