Looking to explore Halifax on two wheels? Cycling is a great way to get around Halifax and see the region beyond the downtown core!
If you haven’t got your own bike, don’t worry! You can still get out for a bike ride in Halifax, thanks to these local businesses offering bicycle rentals here in the Halifax region.
TIP: Pick up a Halifax Cycling Handbook! This handy pocket-sized guide has everything you need to know about getting around Halifax by bike. Download a digital copy at cyclehalifax.ca, or visit Long Alley Bicycles, Giant Bikes, Halifax Cycles, Cyclesmith, or a Halifax Library branch for a free printed copy!
1. I Heart Bikes*
1507 Lower Water St, Halifax Waterfront | Downtown Halifax
RENTALS: HYBRID ELECTRIC BIKES / HYBRID BIKES / ROAD BIKES / MOUNTAIN BIKES / CITY BIKES / YOUTH + KIDS BIKES / +MORE
Bike tours and rentals right on the Halifax waterfront!
I Heart Bikes offers amazing guided city tours led by local guides, as well as recommendations for self-guided tours and ideas for new routes and itineraries.
*NOTE: Seasonal operations – see website for details
3600 Kempt Rd | North End Halifax
RENTALS: ELECTRIC BIKE / FAT BIKE / HYBRID BIKE
Bicycle sales and servicing offering rentals, and even trades! And yes, the name says it all – Halifax Cycles & Guitars has a guitar boutique as well, making this a one-stop hobby shop!
Note: Reservations are required for bike rentals – visit halifaxcycles.com to schedule your rental.
5401 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Tantallon | Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region
RENTALS: HYBRID BIKES / ROAD BIKES / ELECTRIC BIKES / TOW-BEHIND TRAILERS / KIDS BIKES
This unique local business is both café and bike shop in one! You can buy or rent bikes and fuel up before or after your ride – all in one convenient location on the scenic St. Margaret’s Bay Rails-to-Trails pathway.
8384 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Black Point | Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region
RENTALS: HYBRID BIKES / ROAD BIKES / ELECTRIC BIKES
This small adventure tour company offers both guided and self-guided tours around the world! But for those looking to simply hop on and head out to explore the Peggy’s Cove Coastal Region (or anywhere else around the HRM), they offer bike rentals too!
Looking to buy a bike in Halifax? Check out some of the city’s best bike shops:
2553 Agricola St, Halifax | North End Halifax
61 Portland St, Dartmouth | Dartmouth-Cole Harbour
5536 Sackville St, Halifax | Downtown Halifax
3600 Kept Rd, Halifax | North End Halifax
6164 Quinpool Rd, Halifax | West End Halifax
209 Sackville Dr, Sackville | Bedford-Sackville
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