HOURS

Winter
October & November
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
10 am - Sunset*
 
(*Weather Permitting) 

Last bike rental goes out 1 hour before
sunset & last boat rental goes out 2
hours before sunset. 

Please note: to rent items you must have a valid government issued Photo ID.
(i.e. Drivers License, State ID, Passport, Military ID.) 
 

Off-Season
December - April
Closed for the Season
 
Spring/Summer
April 21st - September*
Open 7 Days a Week
9 am - Sunset 
 
September - October*
Mon. - Fri.: 11 am to Sunset
Sat. - Sun.: 10 am to Sunset  
 
Nearby Locations:

WHAT WE RENT

Surrey

Hourly: $25

Double Surrey

Hourly: $35

Deuce Coupe

Hourly: $25

Chopper

Hourly: $12

Quad Sport

Hourly: $12

Cruiser Bike

Hourly: $12
Half Day: $25
Full Day: $32

Kids Bike

Hourly: $8
Half Day: $18
Full Day: $25

Tag-a-long

Hourly: $8
Half Day: $18
Full Day: $25

Pedal Boat

Hourly: $15

Double Pedal Boat

Hourly: $25

Kayak

Hourly: $12
Half Day: $25
Full Day: $40

Double Kayak

Hourly: $20
Half Day: $35
Full Day: $45

Stand Up Paddle Board

Hourly: $18
Half Day: $32
Full Day: $40


 

New York - Marine Park

Avenue U & East 33rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(917) 533-6196
(805) 650-7770

 
 

Welcome

Welcome to the premier bike and boat rental destination in Brooklyn! For bike and boat rentals, visit our kiosk located in the parking lot across the street from the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center. We feature the largest selection of custom cycles, bicycles, boats, and more - guaranteed fun for the whole family! Wheel Fun Rentals at Marine Park enables adventurers to explore this wildlife preserve in a fun, new, and exciting way.

Enjoy this peaceful and serene environment as you learn about the salt marsh eco system in a two- or four-person pedal boat as you explore Gerritsen Creek. To cover even more distance, choose a single or double kayak. For kayaking, come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and splash of the water. Or try a glide across the water on a Stand Up Paddleboard.  Dress for the weather; lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Prepare to be out in the sun; sunglasses, sun block and a hat that won’t blow off.  A water bottle is also recommended for longer excursions

If you prefer to stay on land, you can still enjoy the green marsh grasses as they wave in the briny breeze from one of our many bikes available (nature preserve trails are for walking only, however you can view the creek from the path along Burnett Street.) Choose from our signature four-wheel Surrey or enjoy low to the ground glory on a Chopper. With so many options, there is something for everyone! 

 

 




 

About the Area

You can find us in the Marine Park parking lot off of Avenue U, in between East 33rd St. and Stuart St.  We are easy to reach by both car and public transportation. Marine Park is made up of 798 acres that surround the westernmost inlet of Jamaica Bay, making it the perfect location to view wildlife in its natural habitat aboard a boat or bike. See blue herons stalk fiddler crabs in the pungent mud of the marsh at low tide on a kayak as you explore Gerritsen Creek. Or pedal along Marine Park Greenway Loop on a bike to see nesting osprey or maybe even some of the thousands of migrating monarch butterflies that enjoy the marsh.

Wheel Fun Rentals works to help bring awareness to these sensitive habitats. Riding and safety instructions, life jackets, and route suggestions are provided with every rental, so it's safe and fun for everyone young and old. Whether you are a local or visiting the park for the first time, don't miss this unique way to explore this hidden gem in the borough of Brooklyn.

 


 

Groups & Team Building

Whether you're planning a structured team building event, kid’s camp, birthday party, field trip, or family outing, Wheel Fun Rentals is the perfect place for your next event! Gather your group for a scavenger hunt, relay race, or free-for-all (rent anything you want from our fleet). Be sure to ask about our group rates. Call us today to help plan your upcoming event!  

  
   

What's the Difference Between Bike-Share and Bike Rentals?

Bike-share programs (those rental bike stations) are intended to reduce traffic and the carbon footprint of large cities by providing locals with one-way rides to a destination point, usually their job. Traditional bike rentals (like Wheel Fun Rentals) serve the leisure and recreational riders and families that want to explore the city and take in the local sights.  Recreation rentals are focused around fun, family, great customer service, and are a better buy, we'll tell you why . . .
 

 

- Less Expensive     - Accommodates Kids & Families    - Greater Safety    
- Size and Fit Options     - Easier to Pedal     - Maps, Locks, Helmets and More!

Cost
Wheel Fun Rentals' has straightforward low pricing with no hidden fees - standard bikes start at $12 an hour, $25 for a half day, and $32 for a full day. Read the fine print! Bike-Share pricing is typically low for the first hour or less, but then increase significantly after that. They are designed for short trips so they penalize you for taking the bike for longer periods of time. Take New York City's - Citi Bike Share for example, a day membership with a local Bike-Share is $9.95 and you get the first 30 minutes for free, but go over the time by one minute and they start charging you. A one hour rental is $14, a two hour rental jumps to $35, and they continue to charge you $12 for every 30 minutes thereafter. So a 3 hour rental is $59, and a six hour rental is $131! 

Families, Age Requirements, & Helmets
Bike-Share systems typically restrict use to those 16 or 18 years of age or older. Therefore families cannot ride together. And helmets are not available with a bike share system. Wheel Fun Rentals caters to children of all ages (with guardian supervision) and provides a variety of helmet sizes to keep kids and adults both legal and safe. 

Equipment and Variety
Bike-share systems only provide one size bike; they are twice as heavy as a typical bike, plus they only have one gear. Wheel Fun Rentals has a plethora of bikes that fit all different shapes, sizes, and age groups. Choose from cruiser bikes, mountain bikes, tandems, road bikes, and family bikes like our Surrey.  In addition to our bike variety we also have add on accessories like kids trailers and tag-a-longs. We have what you are looking for! And we’ll assure you get the right size; adjusted to you for greater comfort, optimal pedaling efficiency, and maximum safety.

Customer Service & Maintenance
Bike-Share docking stations, although open 24 hours, are all unmanned. Bikes in these systems do not get looked at between every customer and at times are not well maintained. Plus, docking stations have a tendency to fill up or be completely empty during peak commuter hours.  Wheel Fun Rentals' kiosks are always staffed and our friendly and knowledgeable employees can assist you in picking out the right bike and becoming familiar with it, adjusting items like seat height, check tire pressure, fit you for a helmet, give you verbal directions, and so much more. Our fleet is well maintained as it's looked over by a certified mechanic regularly, and inspected for safety before every customer goes out.  Wheel Fun Rentals has a large fleet size to avoid any equipment shortages - there is always something to pedal at our locations.  

Extras
Wheel Fun Rentals provides maps, bike locks, helmets, bike bags & baskets (a place for you to put your stuff), self guided tours, and other items to make your journey safe and enjoyable. Try exploring the city with a bike-share bike: you'll receive no helmet, no map to show you where to go, and no way to lock the bike up if you want to shop, walk around, or stop for lunch. 

Overview
All in all, riders looking for a quick trip over flat terrain might prefer to rent from a bike-share system. But riders looking for a more recreational experience to enjoy with their friends, family or loved one will be much more satisfied with bike rentals at Wheel Fun Rentals. With a variety of bikes to choose from, safety equipment, a well maintained fleet, bike tours, and excellent customer service, riders are free to explore and discover the city safely and enjoyably at an affordable price. 


 

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Bring Your Group!

Whether you're planning a structured team building exercise, looking for a class field-trip, or a planning a family outing, Wheel Fun Rentals is the perfect place for your next group event! Gather your group and explore the area by bike or boat or try a scavenger hunt - teams can compete on a course, solving riddles and trying to be the first to coast across the finish line. Be sure to ask about our group rates. Call us today to help plan your upcoming event!


 

  
 

What are the most
popular group activities?

Our two most popular activities are  Free For Alls and Surrey Scavenger Hunts. Free For Alls are perfect for groups who want to try a little bit of everything - groups can ride any bike or boat in our fleet or try them all! And our Surrey Scavenger Hunts are perfect for groups looking for a challenge!  We set you up in teams and send you off in a Surrey with a list of riddles, clues, and questions to be solved. First group to complete the scavenger hunt WINS! 

 

I am interested,
what do I do next
?

We have a group event specialist ready and waiting for your call. Just call (805) 650-7770 and let us know how many people in your group, what date(s) you are thinking of, and we can help you create a custom event that everyone will love! Give us a call!

"Wheel Fun Rentals was a breeze to work with. It was a great price and we consistently get fantastic feedback on our team building event."
~ Event Coordinator, Microsoft 


  

 


 

The Wheel Deal Coupon

Enjoy this coupon valid at Marine Park.
Just print this page and present to your rental clerk at time of purchase. 

 
    
  

50% Off a Year of Fun!

Can't get enough of us? Purchase an Annual Pass today - and save 50% for an entire year! The card pays for itself in one visit.  For just $20, plus your full priced rental fee, you become an Annual Pass member which gives you 50% off all future rentals for one year. Plus, we'll throw in an extra half an hour onto your rental the day you become a member. 


 

How Do I Purchase 
My Annual Pass?

It's easy. When you get to the rental kiosk, ask a Wheel Fun Rentals employee for an Annual Pass. They can easily process your rental at the same time. When you become an Annual Pass holder, you'll get an extra half hour added to your rental the day you join, and 50% off all your rentals thereafter for a year.
  

 

Where Can I Use 
My Annual Pass?

You can use your Annual Pass at more than 60 locations across the country! Just present your pass to any participating location for an automatic 50% off any one human powered vehicle. 

These Locations Accept Annual Passes >


  

 Terms & Conditions 
  •  Get 50% off rentals for one (1) year from date of purchase*
  • *Valid for 50% off a one (1) hour rental on any one (1) product or 50% off one (1) Wheel Fun Bike Tour (at participating locations) 
  • Limit 1 card holder discount per day.
  • Cannot be used on Easter, Memorial, Labor Day, or 4th of July weekends (Sat., Sun., Mon.)
  • No cash value. Not valid with any other offer.
  • Non-transferable - Party whose name is on the card must be present for the rental. (Photo ID required.)
  •  By using the Annual Pass card, the card holder agrees to  all terms under which it was issued.

 


Directions

Driving Directions
Our Kiosk is located off of Avenue U between 33rd St. and Stuart St.; across the street from the Salt Marsh Nature Center Building. Click here for driving directions from your current location.

Public Transportation
Access Marine Park easily using public transit. For information on trains, subway, and buses use the MTA Trip Planner website.

 


 

Transit Trip Planner Gadget
Use the Trip Planner Google Gadget on the right for the fastest, most convenient way to get public transit directions. Simply enter your starting point and enter "Marine Park" as your destination and click "Submit."  See you soon!

 


 
  



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