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Nothing compares to the
simple pleasure of a bike ride.

Each Big Wheel store has its own fleet of rental and used bikes. Our Georgetown store is right next to the C & O Canal bike path. Our  Old Town store is on the Mt. Vernon Trail. Our Bethesda store is proximate to the Capital Crescent Trail. Our Arlington store is on the Custis Trail. Our rental bikes are unique and of high quality, in contrast to the low-end, one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter bikes provided by our competitors, including Capital Bike Share. We rent hybrids, performance hybrids, mountain bikes, and road bikes. Bicycles may be rented by the hour, by the day, multi-day, or for an extended period. There is a $25.00 minimum charge on all rentals. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and are accepted at the daily rate only, but you can walk in and rent on an hourly basis. Reserved bikes can be picked up during store hours only. We can accommodate small or large groups. Upon request, we will customize the rental bike to your needs. A credit card, driver's license, or other substantial i.d. is required for the duration of the rental. Helmets and cable locks are provided free of charge upon request. If you receive a lock, please do not leave the bike untended for more than a brief period since the cable lock can be cut. We urge you to wear a helmet at all times, to ride with caution, and to slow down in anticipation of slick hills, bridges, or uneven pavement.





Rental Types

Overnight Rate on Hourly Rentals
(return w/in 24hrs)
Daily Rate + $10.00

Overnight Rate on Daily Rentals
(return w/in 24hrs)
Daily Rate x 1.5

Weekend Rate on Deluxe Road Bikes 1 & 2 and Triathlon Bikes
Daily Rate x 2.5

Weekly Rentals

5-day week rental

   Daily rate x 4

7-day week rental

Daily Rate x 5


Are you doing a triathlon for the first time?

Have you done a few but are uncertain about the level of your commitment? Are you unclear whether you want a road bike for multi-purposes or a tri-specific bike to use primarily for races? Big Wheels has the answer.

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Are you planning a trip to washington with a large group?

A great way to tour the sites is by bicycle. We offer custom-fit bikes and special discounts to multi-day renters or to groups. Please contact us at, or at 202-320-9730.

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Helmets and locks are provided upon request.

Rental day based on store hours.

Credit card or driver’s license required – No exceptions.

Return bikes 15 minutes prior to closing.

Reservations made for groups only.

Each rider must sign rental agreement.

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