As spring spreads like spilled gravy over the land, hibernating bicycles slowly awaken and emerge from the undergrowth, shy and stiff with sleep. Help a bicycle bosom buddy rise and shine with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of bicycle and beach rentals from Island Bicycle Company in Galveston.
The pedal-pushers at Island Bicycle Company dole out myriad rental vehicles for both asphalt and aquatic exploration. Choose a laid-back beach cruiser or kid's bike ($8/hour, $25 for full day) or cooperatively control a multipassenger surrey ($20/hour) or tandem bicycle ($15/hour, $35 for full day). Wave riders can go belly down on a boogie board or upright on a skim board ($5/hour, $20 for full day each) or paddleboard ($20/hour, $65 for full day) or pick from the shop's selection of surfboards ($20/hour, $50 for full day). Sitting-inclined seafarers can also traverse the open water in a solo kayak ($20/hour, $60 for full day) or tandem model ($30/hour, $65 for full day). A boatload of beach gear such as jogger strollers ($7/hour, $25 for full day) and metal detectors ($16/hour, $40 for full day) keeps young ones safe and preoccupied with combing the sand for Iron Age mechanical bulls.
Island Bicycle Company
The staff at Island Bicycle Company keeps its fleet of bikes, surfboards, kayaks, and cruisers ready to traverse surf or sand with the help of their in-house service department. Recently added to the store's fleet, A2B Metro electric bikes buzz along the beachfront and harbor via maps included with self-guided tour packages. Metal detectors and binoculars help beachgoers find buried treasure or spot incoming ghost ships. In addition to rentals, the store sells two-wheelers from brands such as Electra, Sun Bicycle, and more.
1808 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77550Get Directions