When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, Inc., he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
At Pedego Electric Bikes, stylish cruisers augment manpower with 500-watt motors strong enough to propel them up steep hills. Riders control the bikes with handlebar throttles that can direct motors to completely take over, or fall silent and let feet or pet pack mules do the heavy lifting. Fueled by lightweight but mighty lithium-ion batteries, the retro cruisers come in a rainbow of colors and with different embellishments, from Schwalbe Fat Frank tires that fend off flats to the Interceptor bike's 48-volt electric drive system, which was originally designed to propel police officers up to 20 miles per hour for 20 miles per charge. The motors are latched to rear axles, where the weight of most of the riders falls, and disk brakes on the front wheels provide smooth control, allowing bikers to easily transition from speeding to cruising to hastily braking at tumbleweed crossings.
US designers and manufacturers specifically fashion the cycles to be powered electrically, with motors that draw their juice from magnets. Also free of plastic gears, which erode rapidly, the motors enjoy longer life spans that their conventional counterparts.
Looking for a beach cruiser (that’s a bike, by the way, not some creepy guy walking up and down the beach leering at everyone)? Look no further than Surf City Beach Cruisers. Surf City Beach Cruisers stocks and sells Firmstrong and Freedom Beach Cruisers. These bikes are known as some of the best in the beach cruiser industry and are just waiting to convey you from work to beach to home and back again. Surf City Beach Cruisers can accommodate any size rider – from kids to ladies to men. And Surf City offers different styles to suit any taste and riding ability. But Surf City Beach Cruisers does more than just sell these bikes out of their Huntington Beach storefront; they also ship them nationally for as low as $35! So stop by, call, or visit their website today for the best beach cruisers available at super low prices.
Looking for outdoor gear? Look no further than REI in Huntington Beach. The pros at REI in Huntington Beach can hook you up no matter what you might be into. Camping? Cycling? Climbing? Fitness? Hiking? Paddling? Something else entirely? Three little letters: R-E-I. With the weather in Huntington Beach being what it is, bicycling is a major means of transportation and REI offers a full-service bike shop to keep you peddling all year long. Snow isn’t a major weather feature in Huntington Beach but REI can get you outfitted for your trip to higher elevations easier than you can say Annapurna. Whether you are male or female, young or old, you can be sure you’ll find what you’re looking for at REI in Huntington Beach. Hike on over today for the best deals on outdoor gear anywhere.
Get cycling at Jax Bicycle Center. The business began in 1971, and over the years it has expanded to include multiple locations. A wide variety of bicycles are sold at Jax, including BMX bicycles, urban or commuter bikes, cyclocross, fitness bikes, mountain bikes and more. After you’ve found the perfect bicycle for your purposes, be sure to outfit yourself in the latest cycling apparel and accessories. Experiencing trouble with your bicycle? Jax Bicycle Center carries all the parts and components needed to perform all necessary repairs on your bike. If bicycle mechanic isn’t on your resume, bring the bike to the shop for full service care. Guests interested in group biking events can visit Jax’s website for a list of events and details.
For fast bicycle repairs and service at a fraction of the cost of bigger shops, come to Team Bicycle Shop in Huntington Beach. You will be greeted with a friendly smile by a helpful staff member and have your bike back in tip-top shape in no time flat. If you're in the market for a new bike or want to purchase parts for your current one, Team Bicycle Shop can do that, too. With a huge selection of merchandise from all the best-known brands—and even a few lesser-known ones—Team Bicycle Shop has what you need to get out there and get riding in style.