Bike share at Fort Wilderness

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  1. jdandsd

    jdandsd Earning My Ears

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    Is there a bike share going on at Fort Wilderness? Or does anyone know of a cheaper bike rental service than renting one from Disney?
    Thank you!
     
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  2. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    jdansdad,

    There is no bikeshare that I am currently aware of.

    Disney rents the bikes at the Bike Barn for about $18-20 a day (no discount for multi-day rental). Thing is, though, (for those reading along) those are DAILY rentals meaning you have to turn the bikes in to Disney by when the Bike Barn closes every night and can only get a bike once they open each morning. You can't keep a Disney bike rental overnight. As such, anything longer than a 1-day rental is a logistical burden.

    There is a bike store across I4 in the Celebration community that advertises rentals.

    https://www.evolvebikes.com/articles/renting-a-bike-pg65.htm

    They pick up and deliver rentals at the Fort. Since they let you keep the bike overnight, the costs aren't comparable since they're offering a different product.

    Bama Ed
     
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  4. 2goofycampers

    2goofycampers Sounds like something a camping trip could cure! Moderator

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    It might be cheaper to buy a cheap one online and have it delivered to The Fort and leave it for someone else to use.
     
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  5. Tkfurlich

    Tkfurlich Earning My Ears

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    I was wondering about a bike share too. We (myself, husband, son, daughter-in-law) are renting a camper in January 2019. We’ve pulled our own camper and brought bikes in the past but are flying down this time. We greatly enjoy biking around and prefer this to using the golf carts, but it would cost an arm and a leg to go through the Bike Barn or a rental company. Thinking about buying bikes at Walmart and then leaving them with another family when we leave. If anyone is interested in starting something up, let me know!
     
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  6. serenitygr

    serenitygr DIS Veteran

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    We’ve been talking about this same idea also!!
     
  7. 2goofycampers

    2goofycampers Sounds like something a camping trip could cure! Moderator

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    The fire pit share didn't last long. If this happens I hope it lasts.
     
  8. CamperMomma

    CamperMomma Mouseketeer

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    We thought about doing this on our November trip too (Nov 23 - Dec 1). I could buy bikes for all 4 of us for less than it would cost to rent one for the week (and no hassle having to turn it in every night!). If someone is coming in on December 1 and interested, let me know! We'll see what we can work out! :)
     
  9. sharadoc

    sharadoc Visit WDW since '86, driving since '94.

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    I proposed a bike share a few years ago. Problem is, the bike has to sit outside waiting for the next person, so how long will it last? Folks shot me down pretty quickly.
     

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