HOURS

Memorial Day Weekend - Nov. 13th*
Open 7 Days a Week: 9 am - Sunset 
 
November 14th - March 6th*
Wednesday - Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm
 
March 7th - May 26th*
Open 7 Days a Week: 10 am - Sunset 
  
(*Weather Permitting - 50 °F and Dry)   
 

WHAT WE RENT

Surrey

Hourly: $25

Double Surrey

Hourly: $35

Deuce Coupe

Hourly: $25

Chopper

Hourly: $12

Quad Sport

Hourly: $12

Cruiser Bike

Hourly: $10
Half Day: $25
Full Day: $32

City Bike

Hourly: $12
Half Day: $30
Full Day: $38

Road Bike

Hourly: $15
Half Day: $40
Full Day: $50

Tandem Bike

Hourly: $15
Half Day: $40
Full Day: $50

Kids Bike

Hourly: $6
Half Day: $15
Full Day: $20


 * PRICES ABOVE DO NOT INCLUDE SALES TAX *   


 
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Operating in Partnership with

 

Philadelphia - Boathouse Row

1 Boathouse Row
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 232-7778
(805) 650-7770

 
 


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 $12, 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) 
  • 50% discount is not valid on pass purchase day.
  • 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.

 



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 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 at (805) 650-7770 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 with riders of different abilities - riders are let loose on a buffet-style-ride-anything you want party. 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!

"The staff was awesome. The organization of our group was great, and the passion to make our teams have a great time was evident."

~ Andrew Mulz, Red Robin (group of 300 people)


 

 

Welcome
See the sights in wheeled fashion! Explore miles of bike paths and investigate one of the largest urban parks in the world.

Located conveniently between Boathouse Row and Lloyd Hall in East Fairmount Park, Wheel Fun Rentals encourages park exploration with a range of vehicles, from Surreys to cruiser bikes. Feel like a kid again as you achieve low-to-the-ground glory with a Chopper, Quad Sport, or Deuce Coupe.

Once you've selected your rental roadster gallivant along the miles of trails throughout the park and explore the myriad of artwork.  Whether you are a local or visiting the park for the first time, don't miss this unique way to explore Fairmount Park! 

 

Boathouse Row - Bike Rentals
 
 
 

About the Area

Fairmount Park is located in the heart of Philadelphia. This expansive 4,100 acre park was originally created to provide a naturally landscaped public park while protecting and improving the purity of the Schuylkill water supply into Philadelphia.

It is home to an extensive collection of public art, is the site of the 1876 Centennial Exposition and the first zoo in the United States, the Philadelphia Zoo. Boathouse Row is a historic site located within the park, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the Fairmount Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  It consists of a row of 15 boathouses housing social and rowing clubs and their racing shells. Each of the boathouses has its own history, and all have addresses on both Boathouse Row and Kelly Drive (named after famous Philadelphia oarsman John B. Kelly, Jr)

With so much to explore, what better way to see it all than on a bike? If you have a free hour, come rent a custom cycle and drink in the sights. More adventurous cyclists can board rental cycles and confer with free maps to conduct a self-guided expedition through the park. See our tours for complete details.

 


 

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!  

 
   

  
 


 

  
Take a Guided
Segway Tour! 

Experience Philadelphia in a whole new way on one of our Guided Segway Tours! You’ll be entertained and educated as you glide through the historic area. Our Segway tours depart from Independence Visitor Center. 

  


Looking for a memorable experience?

Experience Philadelphia in a whole new way on our Guided Segway Tours! You'll be entertained and educated as you glide the streets of Philly with a well trained guide who will introduce you to the diverse neighborhoods and energy of Philadelphia today, and take you back in time to glide through history and learn about the founding of America. 

Our friendly, professional and knowledgeable Segway tour guides ensure a safe and unforgettable adventure that you just can’t experience by car or through a bus window. We keep each group small and intimate to assure a thorough Segway orientation and maximum gliding enjoyment. Best of all, you learn and experience firsthand the secrets of Philadelphia.

 

 

 

 



 
 

Full City Tour 

The Full City Tour is an all encompassing tour of the downtown Philadelphia area. This signature tour should NOT to be missed. You'll see more than 30 of Philadelphia's most popular attractions including: the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Schuylkill River, Rocky Statue, Swann Fountain, Basilica St. Peter and Paul, City Hall, China Town,  plus various murals & art!  At the half way point, you 'll stop for a quick bathroom and beverage break at Cosmic Cafe at Boathouse Row. Then you'll continue down Benjamin Franklin Parkway to ride through the Museum District, Love Park, China Town, and more!

Click here for tour times and pricing >





 
 

Old City Historic Tour 

Our most popular tour offers views and historical facts to more than 20 of Philly's most sought after attractions. This tour is the perfect snapshot for visitors to get acquainted with the Old City and Historical/Waterfront Districts as well as learn memorable historical Philly stories. Glide, discover, and explore while you learn how our country was formed on these very streets.  Some of the sites you'll see include: the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Washington Square, Penn's Landing, Powel House, 1st Bank,  plus hundreds of various murals and art!

Click here for tour times and pricing >

  

Take A Guided Bike Tour!

Let us show you around town! Your journey begins at our Independence Visitor Center location, where you’ll leisurely ride past Philadelphia’s colonial houses and landmarks.  See the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Ben Franklin Park, and much more - you’ll even stop at the famous seventy-two steps Rocky Balboa ran up in the movie Rocky.

You will be awed as our professional tour guides take you on an unforgettable journey. Historic information and entertaining narrative is given through an audio amplification system worn by our tour guides.  The ride is an easy to moderate ride that all rider levels can enjoy.

 

 

Or... Try one of our Self-Guided Bike Tours 
Like the idea of taking a tour, but want to go at your own pace? Then a self-guided bike tour is just the ticket. We supply you with detailed route maps to guide you every step of the way; so feel free to travel at your own pace and take in the local sights. These tours launch from this location.


  

What's included on my tour?

Our self-guided tours include your choice of bicycle,a route map with all the great points of interest and historic facts about the area, a helmet, and a bike lock. Plus,our rental clerks are happy to help you select the perfect bike for your adventure.  

 

 What do I need to bring?

We have your ride and route covered - so all you need to bring are comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and your camera. Oh, and don't forget to bring some cash for lunch or a snack along the way! And we have bike bags to put your stuff in. 

How long is the tour?

While on one of our self guided tours, you can expect to be out exploring for 3 to 4 hours.  This includes approximately 2 hours of riding time and 1-2 hours for lunch, shopping, photo opts, and exploring the area.  



 

 


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 and a 15 min grace period - standard cruiser bikes start at $10 an hour, $25 for a half day, and $32 for a full day. Read the fine print when renting from a bike share! Bike-Share pricing is typically designed for short trips. Take Philadelphia's Indego Bike Share for example, a walk-up rental is $8 an hour, but go over the time by one minute and they start charging you. A one hour rental is $8, a half day rental is $32, and a full day rental is $64! 

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, city 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. 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), free of charge. We also offer 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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