I will be working in Darwin next week and would like to go for a ride while I'm there on Good Friday or Easter Saturday. The problem is I won't have a bike so I was wondering if anyone had any cycling friends in Darwin who could let me know where I could hire/borrow a bike and who might also be willing to allow me to join them on a ride if they are cycling on these days. (Either road or MTB)
Short notice I know but only found out yesterday I was going.
You are not leaving us are you Elaine???? Make sure you come back.....we missed you this morning!
No I'll be back and I really missed the ride this morning but too much to do this weekend so something had to give :-(
thanks, I'll check it out
WE went there last year in May. There are some really cool cycling paths and areas to go to in Darwin - 90% flat - they even have an outdoor velodrome! It was great!
You may be aware that in the NT it is not mandatory to have a helmet while riding on a bike path, we tried this for a bit - it felt nice but weird! there were stacks of riders without helmets btw.
However the only problem for tourists wanting to ride in Darwin was that there is only 1 place to hire a bike in the city - and he knows it and charges $35/day for them! we weren't really impressed with them but there wasn't anything else on offer!From memory the hire place was at the Darwin tourist centre.
Hope you have a great warm time up in the top end :)
great info, thanks
Riding in Darwin on Easter Saturday and riding in the GW Full Moon ride ? That's dedication !
that's me- dedicated :-)
One of the Gully Grinders - Kylie Smith - moved to Darwin about 6 months ago. It may be worth trying to contact her for info
Hi from Darwin,
This will be tricky the bike hire place is only open on Saturday morning and will be closed on Sunday and Monday (it is Darwin). there are 2 places to hire bikes
Bicycle Hire Darwin Holiday Shop Shop 2, 88 The Esplanade, Darwin Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm Sunday - Closed Phone: +61 (0) 8 8981-0227
9 Daly St, Darwin NT 0800