St Augustine Bike Rentals and Bike Paths

St. Augustine is called an ancient city, but it’s more than a nickname. Founded in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States. And you can see that exemplified in its stunning Spanish-influenced architecture, its enthralling riverside and old forts, and the preserved and protected nature parks and state refuges hidden within. 

St. Augustine is a stunning vacation escape, with a splendid mix of deep nature and old Spanish stone architecture. As you traverse and journey through the city, you will see its many colors and striking natural features. You can get out and explore all that it has to offer as we take a look at where you can rent a bike and the top trails you can ride away on during your stay in a gorgeous St. Augustine beachfront rental.

Top 5 Bike Rental Companies 

There are top-rated St Augustine bike rentals in every significant part of the city, including downtown, Anastasia Island, and the south side.

St. Augustine Bike Rentals

St. Augustine Bike Rentals, also known as Fun rentals, delivers big fun for anyone looking to explore the streets of St. Augustine. Whether by golf cart or scooter, bike, or mini coupe, you can traverse the ancient city with a bit of wild fun. Bike rentals start at around $10 per hour, with special rates for a full day or even a whole 7-day week. Customers get a map, a helmet, a lock, and a water holder. The rental shop is located at 125 King St right outside downtown St. George St. 

Island Life

Island Life bike shop St Augustine is a top bike rental provider on the beachside. While other providers may specialize in different rental options, like scooters and cruisers, Island Life delivers big bikes. This includes mountain bikes, road bikes, gravel bikes for intense offroading, and electric bikes for economical and efficient street cruising. Accessories can also be rented, including baskets, car-bike racks, lights, and even a pull behind for children or pets. You can also get most of the available rental bikes and cruisers delivered to any St Augustine vacation rentals. Delivery is free if you are on Anastasia Island.

Drifters Bike Rental

Drifters goes all-in on home delivery of awesome and efficient beach-style bike cruisers. This is bike renting simplified. Two main cruiser styles. A few basic colors. Standard prices across the board. This is about as streamlined as you can get and removes all the fuss out of, like late fees, a stockpile of different bike styles, and other cruising options that, while fun, aren’t good old-fashioned bicycles. The price is $30 for a day and $78 for the week, beating out many local competitors.

Solano Cycle St Augustine

Solano Cycle has a lot going for it. From the extensive timetable pricing chart to the multitude of cruising options, you would have to struggle not to find something fun, affordable, and appealing. There are scooters, golf carts, and two-seat cruisers with rates from one hour to an entire week, with a different rate for every hour up to eight. Solano is right across the street from the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, 32 San Marco Ave, on the edge of St. George St.

Sprockets Bicycle Shop

Sprockets is undoubtedly one of the most endearing places to visit for bike rentals in St Augustine, FL. It’s quaint and charming, but the team knows their stuff. Sprockets is more known for bike repairs and bike sales, but they sometimes have a few rentals. We suggest calling ahead to confirm rental availability as it’s always first-come-first-served. If you come with your bike, this is the absolute best place for any tune-ups and repairs.

Visit any of these top bike rental shops so your whole group can begin bicycling along St. Augustine’s many paths and trails.

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Best Places to Ride Your Bike 

With the below trails and spots to ride, you can seek out all of St. Augustine’s best Instagram photo spots. We cover just a few of our favorites.

Anastasia State Park

Anastasia State Park is the most popular place to bike in St. Augustine. It is an extremely flat and wide-open trail, extremely welcoming for families. You also have the added advantage of paying less for entrance. Vehicles pay $8 while bicyclists pay just $2. There’s one main wide trail that heads in and then back out. 

Along the way, you’ll see some views of the water. We suggest getting off your bike and heading to the sandy beach. It is quiet and reflective and one of the city’s best places to see the beach while avoiding seasonal crowds. The park is located at 300 Anastasia Park Rd and opens daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stokes Landing

Stokes Landing could be considered an intermediate trail and certainly a step up from the simple one way in and one way out of Anastasia State Park. There is the main trail, but some foot-trafficked areas may steer you off the main path. Follow trailheads and stay on track for the most rewarding romp through the marshes. You’ll spot some excellent views of the Intracoastal, but be sure to take some time at the observation tower. The trail is not a perfect loop in and back out. The tower is within a second circle off the main one. There is also a dead-end marsh viewing area. Fortunately, it’s only about two miles of trails in total, so you aren’t ever too far in the natural marshes of Florida.

Mala Compra Plantation Greenway Trail

Head south of St. Augustine about 25 minutes to visit the Mala Compra Plantation Greenway Trail. This is a gorgeous 5.5-mile single track designed primarily for mountain bikes and offroad cruisers. This is considered intermediate and above due to some pretty tough inclined turns, quick drops, and narrow trails. You’ll be awarded an uncompromising look of untapped natural foliage, almost totally absent of any human-made sounds and objects.

St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop

The St Johns River-to-Sea Loop St Augustine bike trails is a staggering 260-mile adventure still in progress. Once completed, it will assuredly stand as the longest multi-loop trail in the southeastern United States. Enthusiastic and bold bicyclists can see the cusp of St. Augustine down into the edge of the Ocala National Forest, south to the Kennedy Space Center, and back up along the Atlantic.

Numerous spots along the trail, particularly on its northwestern edge, are great for wildlife sightings because it’s off-the-beaten-path and generally quiet compared to more heavily trafficked parks and reserves. Though if you want to see wildlife, we suggest sticking to the trails as early as possible.

From one-mile open romps with the family to 260+ mile loops through the densest of Florida’s marshes, we cover just a handful of our favorite bike rides in and around St. Augustine.

Plan Your Next Stay

Contact us today for any questions, and be sure to lock in your trip before it’s all booked up. Check out our available St. Augustine beachfront vacation rentals while availability lasts!

Where to Stay

And where do you stay during all this traveling and adventuring? Our St. Augustine vacation homes provide a stellar backdrop for all your travels. Anastasia Island is gorgeous, giving you some quiet respite away from the downtown lights and sounds, but never too far away to enjoy an afternoon or evening out and about in the action. We have a library, golf course, and popular beach access point within a few short miles of our St Augustine condo rentals.