Seeing the $7 Day Pass offer, I thought we’d found a way for our friend Kathleen to join us on a bike ride around Toronto Islands when the flood waters eventually subside.
Do the rental bikes have gears? Yes, see photo.
The bikes are heavy, but I suppose they have to be. The price is also heavier than that $7 Day Pass suggests. You actually get 30 minutes for $7. If you go over, the next 30 minutes adds $1.50, then $4 more for 30 minutes after that. Half-hours beyond the first hour and a half are $7 each.
So a typical 5 hour excursion to the Islands for lunch, riding around sightseeing, taking the ferry and getting back to a docking station would cost $89.50 … about a hundred bucks with taxes.
I was looking for a solution to the closure of the Toronto Islands bike rental business, but a new company has apparently taken over. We will be able to rent a bike on Centre Island for Kathleen, whenever the Islands reopen to the public. July? August?
Update/Correction This is a confusing year, if you want to rent a bike on Toronto Islands! It’s not an NEW company doing the rentals. The family business is back in business … except, of course, it isn’t … because of the flooding.