Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bicycle and Kayak Rentals in New Orleans (2-26-2013)

     This list is compiled from listings I have found on various websites.  Always contact the business you are considering engaging, by phone or via the Internet, for the latest details as to their location and operation.  Always.  Inclusion in this list does not mean endorsement.  As always, caveat emptor and safety first. 


A Bicycle Named Desire-- ABicycleNamedDesire.com. or 504-346-8966.  Located 632 Elysian Fields Blvd.   Going by their website, a bohemian bicycle rental business, a spin-off of a bohemian bicycle touring company, Confederacy of Cruisers.

Bike New Orleans- www.bikenola.net or 504.858.2273

Bicycle Michaels-www.bicyclemichaels.com or 504.945.9505.  About 300 bicycles for rent.  No reservations.  First come, first serve.  Some times they run out during Jazz Fest sometimes they don't.  Shop is at 622 Frenchman St. 

Joy Ride-www.joyridebikerentals.com or 504.982.1617

The American Bicycle Rental Company-www.amebrc.com or 866.293.4037

Zion Bike City, 504-265-0882 (shop) or 732-754-0802 (mobile).  4208 Erato St., New Orleans. Daily rental $20 and up.

Crescent City Bike:   info@crescentcitybiketours.com  or 504.322.3455.  Bike rentals for $35 a day (24-hours).  Three hour guided tours $45, morning or evening.  624 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70112.

(See post "Tammany Trace-Its a Vacation) for a list of bicycle rental businesses in St. Tammany Parish

KAYAK RENTALS (Bayou St. John)
Bayou Kayaks-bayoukayaks.com or 504.814.0551 or bayoukayaks@gmail.com.  Tours of Bayou St. John.

Kayakitiyat-Offers a guided kayak tour of Bayou St. John.  985-778-5034 or 512-964-9499.

Massey's-www.masseysoutfitters.com/rentals.aspx.  Pick up and return kayaks (and paddle boards) at the New Orleans store on N. Carrollton, 504.648.0292.  Email blake.gill@masseys.net for paddling destination information.  Rentals start at $25 for a single seat sit-on-top rented and returned during a single day's business hours.  Rent for as many days as you would like, rates vary.  A $500 deposit required for non-pedal kayaks; $1,000 deposit for pedal drive systems.  Tandems, fishing kayaks and canoes available.  No delivery: you pick the boat up and you bring it back. Rental fee includes paddles and life vests.  Other accessories--dry bags and additional PFD's and paddles--can be rented.  A universal roof rack can be rented for $10.


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