We were planning on being in Minnesota for over a week. Minneapolis is one of the top 5 bike friendly cites in the US. Since we were flying and couldn’t bring our bikes, we decided to buy or rent two.
I called around about rentals, and each rental company wanted a couple hundred dollars [each] for a rental! I thought: we might as well just buy a bike, and then donate it before we leave.
We then looked at places that were selling used bikes, and again, they were a couple hundred bucks each. So then I thought we should just go to Target or Walmart, buy their least expensive bikes, and again, donate them in when we leave.
Since we were in Minneapolis, home to Target, we decided to go to Target. We found bikes that were a little over a hundred bucks. Tried them out and were satisfied. We also bought a bike rack to put on our rental car.
Bought the bikes, went to put the bike rack on, and …we had a hatchback car with a spoiler, so the bike rack didn’t fit! We called the manufacturer of the bike rack, and come to find out, they don’t make racks for our type of rental car [that has a spoiler]!
So…we had to return the bikes. Bummer.