Do you ever rent bikes on vacation? We're addicted. You can explore neighborhoods in a fun, breezy way, and you feel like a local. One of my all-time favorite memories is biking home from dinner in Paris, late at night, and passing Notre Dame, towering above us, all lit up. Magical.
But! The catch is that rental bikes can be surprisingly expensive. They can cost as much as $50/day, and for two people, that adds up very quickly.
So, I was thrilled to discover Spinlister. Basically, it's airbnb for bikes. You rent bikes from their owners for low rates, typically between $10 and $20 per day.
(For example, I put in our Manhattan zip code and found tons of options, including this cute orange vintage bike for $10/day or $50/week. Amazing!!! Way better than paying $350/week, which is what our neighborhood bike shop would charge.)
Yay, Spinlister! Will you use them?
P.S. Toby on a bike, and bike rush hour.
(Top photo by the Sartorialist)