Really enjoyed the top notch service that Mark provided. He is simply a kind soul and knowledgeable about everything bike related. We rented bikes for a week and he went the distance to make sure we had everything (brand new fitted bikes, extra tubes, tools, pump, etc.) we need to make our trip fun and memorable. Would highly recommend 3rd coast! They are the best in town!!!!
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Reserve Your Ride For The Chicago Triathlon
The Chicago Triathlon is coming soon! Located only a few feet from the transition area with a full fleet of road bikes for rent, 3rd Coast Cycles is the ideal solution for those looking to rent a bike for the race. We have a variety of bikes that range from our Sport Hybrids all the way to our Professional Road lineup, with brands such as Cannondale, Litespeed, Trek, Diamondback, and more. Reservations will go quickly so get yours while you can! Check out our options in the tabs below.
All rentals for the Chicago Triathlon will be available for pickup on Friday and must be returned by 6pm on Sunday. We offer Friday pickup so that you have time to get used to the bike’s fit and familiar with the controls before the races on Saturday/Sunday. Those competing on Saturday can leave a note and their reservation can be moved up a day (Thursday-Saturday).
We are located directly next to the Triathlon Transition Area where you leave your bike for the race, so if you have any mechanical or fit issues we’ll be right here to help you out before you drop your bike off at the transition area.
The cost for rentals that weekend will be as follows:
Sport Hybrids: $170
Premium Road: $180
Super Premium Road: $240
Professional Road: $330
Rental Pedals: $12
Extra Days: $40
Check Out Your Options For The Chicago Triathlon
This is our flat-bar option for the Triathlon. These are mostly steel and aluminum frames with mid-range hybrid components. We recommend this category to less experienced riders who are more budget-minded or seeking more comfort and control.
If you’re looking to get your cardio for the day and want something a little more sporty than a hybrid, our premium road bikes may be just what you are looking for. These lightweight, name brand, drop handlebar style bikes come equipped with Shimano or Sram componentry and 18 gears or more. Models vary.
Our Super Premium Road Bike line focuses on more modern high end road bikes for more discriminating cyclists. At 3rd Coast Cycles we would never rent you a bicycle that we wouldn’t ride ourselves, and these are some of our best! If you’re looking for high end speed and top notch componentry you may enjoy a one of our Cannondale Super 6s with Dura Ace, a smooth riding Trek Emonda with Ultegra, or a maybe a stunning 11 speed carbon Fuji Altimira with 105. Our models vary, but quality and speed is consistent. You won’t find a better road bikes to rent in the city.
Our Pro Level Road Bikes line focuses on all the same attributes and quality as the Super Premium line with addition of high end carbon wheelsets. Our sets include carbon Zipp 202s, 303s, 404s, Aeolus 7s , Boyds, and Rolf Prima Vigors, etc. We have wheelsets that will give you that competitive edge at your next local group ride or event. You might find few reserve bikes here that arent available in the Super Premium lineup like our Pinarello Dogma f10 with Record 11. All of our Pro Level road bikes are stunning and ready to race or train.
In order to ensure we’re properly staffed and organized for the high volume of rentals, as well as to give riders ample time to get familiar with their rental bike before racing, we ask that all Triathlon renters pick their bike up from our shop next to the Chicago Triathlon Bike Transition Area on Friday (unless you’re racing Saturday, in which case you can pick up Thursday for no additional charge). You can then drop the bike off once you’re done with the race.
|Cancellation Notice||Available Refund|
|Cancellations 31 days or more before pickup:||80% Refund|
|Cancelations within 31 days of pickup:||None|
Our shop is located directly on the Lakefront Bike Path at the East end of Randolph Street
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, feel free to call or text us at (773) 349-0377 or email us at 3rdCoastCyclesInc@gmail.com
What Our Previous Happy Customers Say
One of the best bike-renting experiences I have had. A friend and I needed to rent bikes for a few days for a trip from Chicago to Milwaukee and beyond. We found 3rd Coast which had the perfect solution: excellent rental rates, excellent bicycles (brand new – we watched him assemble them), extremely friendly personal service from a very knowledgable bike-guy!