The Bay Parkway Promenade, which got a major rehab in 2014, could be on its way to becoming the next family cycling hot spot with the newest addition: group bicycle rentals.
Wheels Fun Rentals, which also has bases at Aviator Sports Center, Prospect Park and near Marine Park, opened at the end of May in Bensonhurst Park, opened at 9000 Bay Parkway near the Ceasar’s Bay Shopping Center — partnering with the NYC Parks Department. And since then, the rentals have been in high-demand, said a company rep.
Renters can ride cruisers, hybrids, or group bicycles like surreys, along the promenade or inside Bensonhurst Park.
If you’re coming with a group larger than 10, make a reservation via the corporate office. Otherwise, just show up and rent a bike on the spot. (They recommend getting your rental before 2pm to beat the rush).
Rental options for families, groups, and couples like surreys and double surreys, choppers, quad sports, tandem bikes, kid’s bikes and kid’s trailers for attachment to other cycles. Rentals range from $8 to $35-per-hour, $18 to $38-per-half-day and $25 to $45-per-full-day for select rides.
What do you think of this new development for the summer — is it a welcomed addition to the neighborhood? Are they fun to ride? Are you concerned about increased traffic on the Promenade? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Haven’t tried it yet? Visit the Wheels Fun rental website for more info.