Traveling and packing are their own little parts of the trip that can actually create a bit of havoc ahead of time. As we got ready to head to the Outer Banks I needed to decided exactly how much ‘stuff’ I was going to haul with us.
I already knew that our rental home was going to be fully stocked other than food, so I was not going to tote the entire contents of my home to another. I wanted to keep this as easy as possible and that meant not bringing a few things with us that we could actually rent instead.
For this trip, we decided we were going to just rent bikes rather than load them on the car and have to haul them along. I packed us up from top to bottom, loaded the kids and took off. Here’s how to lavishly live bike rental in Avon with Island Cycles.
Bike Rental In Avon With Island Cycles
Part of my decision to not pack bicycles was due to the fact that my husband would not be with us on this trip. As I took this trip solo, it was me alone with the kids and it was a bit more challenging to have to pack and unpack everything, so I definitely did not overdo the packing. As for the Outer Banks, there is so much to do there, and once people are in their villages they stay there and bike and walk everywhere since things are so convenient.
Once we checked into our beach home, we then headed over to Island Cycles and met up with Jill. Jill knows her bikes inside and out and if you can tell her what you want to do with your bike she can match you up. Tell Jill what kind of riding you will be doing, and she will make sure your bike meets your needs.
This is the sign you are looking for, it’s physical address is 41074 NC-12, Avon, NC 27915. If you rented from Hatteras Realty, you are about 500 feet apart, so this makes it really convenient.
All bikes have the Island Cycles shop number on them, just in case you get caught with a chain not working or a flat tire, you can call, and I love that feature! In addition to being able to rent bikes, there are helmets, and bike locks as well, so don’t worry about hauling anything you can rent it!
The Island Cycles shop also has Kayak rentals and delivery if you so want it to just appear at your home, so request it(this is a paid for service, but nonetheless makes it quite easy to start your vacation!)
The paperwork is minimal, do bring your Driver’s License and a credit card and then be prepared to have lots of fun. My kids tested out a few different bikes and Jill was so kind and accommodating, she even suggested that one of my boys trade out the one he had chosen as she had found a better fit, she is really all about making sure things are right for you.
This is the inside of the shop
Island Cycles has been around for over 20 years. They have quite a selection of bikes something for everyone. One thing you will note when you rent a bike from Island Bicycle is that each of the tires are different colors. This allows you to distinguish your bike from other bikes that you might park around, and this is a great feature.
Island Cycles is convenient to everything and right in the heart of Avon, North Carolina.
The hours are great, and the staff is friendly. We would absolutely rent our bikes with Island Cycles again when we visit the Outer Banks as it is too much effort to haul bikes and unload them, this is just making traveling that much more relaxing, by taking that monkey off your back! Lavishly live your vacation in the Outer Banks out loud and enjoy Bike Rental In Avon With Island Cycles!
We were provided bike accommodations. Opinions and story are my own.