Don’t Own a Bike? Here Are 6 Rental Centres in Singapore To Borrow From
Singapore’s urban setting has made it perfect for cycling, hence the rise in the number of bicycle rentals in the city. Whether it’s for fuss-free fitness or an adventurous way to commune with nature, cycling is arguably one of the best outdoor activities here.
If you’ve yet to own a bike, don’t fret: simply borrow one from the numerous bicycle rentals around the island. Here are the best places where you can grab a bike to use and hit the road:
1. The Bicycle Hut
The Bicycle Hut is the first bike rental service in the city and has been operating since 2013. Located in the city-state’s heart Downtown Core, you can rent bikes here at affordable daily and hourly rates.
The brick-and-mortar rental service offers various bicycles, including foldable bikes, electric bikes, and bikes for children. The Bicycle Hut also has loanable accessories such as child seats and bike trailers. Moreover, they offer pocket bike tours and e-bike at affordable rates for those who wish to play tourist.
2. Hello, Bicycle
Hello, Bicycle is one of Singapore’s most popular bicycle shops, where you can rent and buy bikes. Here, you can find renowned European bike brands such as Linus, Lekker, and Strida.
The shop lets you rent a bike before you decide to purchase one. Rentals go for an affordable SGD 30 for a maximum of six hours (worth the buck, if you ask us). The rate also includes a helmet, a set of front and rear lights, lights, and a bicycle lock.
3. City Scoot
City Scoot is strategically and centrally located along the picturesque Singapore River. For a flat rate of SGD 10 per hour, you can choose from different types of bikes – from folding bikes to mountain-type ones – to help you coast along with the island’s most iconic spots.
That said, rent an all-day bike for SGD 25 and pedal past famous attractions such as Gardens By The Bay, Chinatown, and Little India. City Scoot also offers daily bicycle tours for only SGD 60.
12cycle offers the most affordable bike rental rate by far: SGD 8 an hour. The rental service is located along Tanjong Katong Road, making it an ideal spot to grab a bike before hitting East Coast Park’s 15-kilometre stretch of sand, especially if you’re coming from one of the main roads.
The bicycle shop also offers bikes for children and the elderly. Keen to cycle close to the area with your kaboodle? 12cycle has a large biking area that’s perfect for family activities.
5. Coastline Leisure
If you’re already at East Coast Park, then you can get your bike right there. It’s strategically located near the beach, which is definitely a plus for those who want to spend some time near the water.
You can also choose between a wide selection of road, tandem, and mountain bikes at this bike shop-slash-rental. Coastline Leisure also offers cycling workshops to corporate clients.
6. Bikes @ Waterway
Punggol Waterway Park is one of Singapore’s most underrated neighbourhoods – and one that you should explore by bike. Rent one at Bikes @ Waterway for just SGD 8 per hour (you can also buy a refurbished one) and spend a beautiful day coasting at the park.
The shop also offers two and four-seater bikes, making biking easier for couples and those with children in tow. After cycling, you can take a breather and grab refreshments at the nearby cafes and bars lining the bespoke F&B concept spot Punggol Settlement.