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Bike Rentals, Featuring New Hybrid, Road & MTB e-Bikes!

Need a bike, trailer or tag along for the day or week? Our rental fleet includes hybrid, road, mountain and fat bikes by Specialized & Cannondale, but we also have others available upon request.

Round trip delivery & pickup of rental bikes is available to local addresses for $40. Please call the shop for details and to arrange booking.

Reservations for larger parties (>5) are strongly recommended. Please notify us 48 hours prior to ensure availability.  Email us to reserve.

REQUIRED TO RENT: Valid driver’s license, credit card & signed waiver

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E-Bikes: $50 first day/$40 each consecutive day/$250 full week
– Fleet incl. Specialized Vado, Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel, Cannondale Synapse Neo & Moterra

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Hybrids: $25 first day/$20 each consecutive day/$120 full week
– Fleet incl. Specialized Alibi (featuring flat-free tires!)

Bike Trailer or Tag Along: $20 first day/$15 each consecutive day/$90 full week
– Fleet incl. CoPilot Model A Trailer & Adam’s Trail-A-Bike

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Fat Bikes: $50 first day/$40 each consecutive day/$250 full week
– Fleet incl. Specialized Fatboy and Hellga & Cannondale Fat Caad

Carbon Road & Mountain Bikes: $50 first day/$40 each consecutive day/$250 full week
– MTB fleet incl. Specialized Chisel & Stumpjumper FSR 29, Cannondale Cujo & Scalpel 29
– Road fleet incl. Specialized Allez Sprint Disc & Tarmac SL6

All rentals include a helmet, lock and map of the local area.

Questions? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com for more information.

Weekend Shop Rides: Every Saturday Morning- weather permitting

Kick off your weekend every Saturday for a morning spin. Rides are typically 1.5-2 hours, regroup at major intersections and are open to all experience levels.

Rides will vary each week, leaving from the shop at 8am Saturday mornings (weather permitting).

Stay tuned to our site’s home page and our Facebook page for details. Check back for weekly updates on our homepage as well. Routes and GPS files are posted early Friday. Rain cancels, sprinkles/showers do not.

The Saturday rides will roll out in groups of 14-16 for safety’s sake. We usually try to use the traffic light as a way to create space between each group.

We have two routes each week for folks to enjoy:

The shorter loop is a “no rider left behind” casual/novice group. This group rides routes ranging from 22 to 26 miles while averaging about 15-16 mph on flat road (will adjust to keep folks together). This is a fun, welcoming group if you are thinking about trying group riding. Come check it out!

The typical groups that ride the longer route are as follows (all of them fun!):

Group 1: Fast (25+ mph on flat road; 20-21 overall ride avg.). Typically a “drop” group (albeit a very friendly drop group), but if you fall off, don’t worry because coming along shortly will be…

Group 2: Quick (20-24mph on flat road; 18-19 overall ride avg.). Solid group. If any splits occur, this pack typically regroups to keep all folks together.

If at any time you find yourself off the back of group 2, just wait because there is always…

Group 3: Usually stays together. This group still tends to average about 18 – 20 mph on flat roads, but does its best to regroup if any gaps open.

There is often a subgroup of group 3 that will ride 17-18 mph. There is a group for (nearly) everyone!

Remember, whichever group you’re in (but especially in the last group), communicate a lot. If someone is getting gapped, let other riders know so no one gets left alone.

As the ride gets bigger in the summer, there are typically “1A and 1B, 2A/2B” etc. groups. Ride speeds are about the same, but to keep our group sizes manageable on the road we break them up.

Call the shop at 401.789.8664 or email info@westedman.com for additional details.

In the Books: Mellow Monday 2018

Our last Mellow Monday ride of 2018 was held on August 27th. With over 75 riders in attendance, we were able to celebrate a successful first year of our latest ride series. Thanks again to all for joining us and, of course, to our ride sponsors: Shaidzon Beer Co., Joanne C. Lewis Pediatric Dentistry and Tilly’s Cheesesteaks for making the evening possible.

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Start your week off right this summer with Mellow Monday, our latest weekly shop ride, every monday between Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Mellow Mondays put an emphasis on simply riding for the sake of riding; whether you’re brand new to cycling or just enjoy a casual spin now and again, we invite you to join us Monday evenings at 615pm at the shop for a ride on the bike path out to Kingston station and back.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27525272
Screen Shot 2018-05-16 at 7.11.56 PMWhat:
A low-key & casual group ride for everyone from beginners to enthusiasts
When: Monday evenings (weather permitting) at 615pm
Starting Location: Stedman’s Bike Shop- 196 Main Street, Wakefield RI
What to Bring: Hybrids are ideal (but really anything will work), a helmet and weather appropriate clothing
Pace/Distance/Time: Casual & social pace/approx. 12 mi./approx. 1-1.5hrs.

Questions? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com for more information.