Not sure where to start with Key West bike rentals?
This guide has you covered, from rentals to bike safety.
Connected to mainland Florida by the ‘Overseas Highway’, you can reach Key West from Miami in 3½ hours.
This island is well known for its tropical climate and laid back attitude.
Not only does the island classically cater for watersports, but it is also home to a rich history.
Here you’ll discover pastel, conch-style architecture that dates back to the 1800s.
Why Rent a Bike in Key West?
Simply, there’s no better way to discover any island than by bicycle.
Conveniently, Key West is only 8 square miles so it’s definitely accessible and attainable to cycle around.
Bikes are the favored mode of transportation for tourists and locals alike on the island so it’s very welcoming.
The question should be: why wouldn’t you rent a bike in Key West?
Bike Safety in Key West
Generally, you should follow normal bike safety rules.
In Key West, bikes are still considered vehicles and are expected to follow the same road regulations.
In case you need a reminder, here’s what you need to do to be safe:
- Don’t go the wrong way down a one-way street.
- Make sure to use a light if you’re cycling at night.
- Cycle on the right hand side of the road.
Bikes are allowed on sidewalks everywhere in Key West, except for on Duval Street.
How to Prevent Bike Theft
Key West is a relatively safe vacation spot.
However, you still need to take certain precautions to prevent being a victim of crime.
Make sure to always lock your bike, even if you are only leaving it for a few minutes.
Always try to lock your bike in a busy place.
It’s well known that heavy foot traffic reduces the chance of someone trying to steal your bike.
I would also recommend that you take a photo of your bike and it’s serial number, just in case you need it.
Where to Visit on your Bike
There’s so much to see in Key West and the team at Fury put together this handy bike route below.
It includes all the key places you should visit on the island.
All easily accessible by bike.
Top spots that you must see on your ride are:
- Old Town (historic area)
- Garrison Bight (waterfront area)
- Key West Cemetery
- Historic Seaport and Harbor Walk
- Mallory Square
- Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
- Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
- The Southernmost Point
- Higgs Beach
- Smathers Beach
- East Martello Tower
Where to Rent Bikes
The majority are well-rated but below are a list of the top 4 in my opinion.
Bike Man Bike Rentals (bikemanbikerentalkeywest.com)
$10 a day | Duval St. | Mon-Sun, 9am-4pm
Helmets, locks and baskets are included in your rental, which is a convenient extra to carry your belongings in.
The Bike Man also offers free delivery of your bicycles to your hotel or home.
Key West Bicycles (keywestbicycles.com)
$15 a day | Duval St. | Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm
Also conveniently located on Duval St is Key West Bicycles, operated by the popular Fury Water Adventures.
They offer roadside assistance during office hours should you experience any mishaps.
Like the Bike Man, they also offer free delivery and pick-up during business hours.
The Bike Shop (thebikeshopkeywest.com)
$12 a day | Truman Ave. | Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun, Closed
These guys hold an esteemed reputation for knowing their stuff when it comes to bikes and bicycle rental.
Their bikes are really comfortable and have wide soft seats.
The only downside is that they’re closed on Sundays so not ideal if you’re just in town for a long weekend.
We Cycle (wecyclekw.com)
$15 a day | Southard St. | Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm; Sun, 9am-5pm
The team here really love what they do and it shows in their work and impeccable service.
They have two bike shops – one in Old Town and New Town Key West.
They’re so confident that you’ll love their bikes and service that they offer a money-back guarantee if you’re not happy.