When vacationing in the Palm Beach/West Palm Beach area, most are accustomed to renting a car and using it to make short jaunts to the beach, to City Place, to Publix and back to the hotel or vacation rental. Imagine if you could supplement that car usage with an affordable, flexible bike rental?
An honest assessment of the parking situation in Palm Beach/West Palm Beach reveals that taking a bike in many instances is preferable. There are few beach parking spots on the island. The ones that are available run up to $5/hour or cap your beach trip to an hour.
Imagine being able to hop on a bike, cross the Royal Park Bridge and ride right up to the sand.
Grab a SkyBike and head to the beach — Photo courtesy of SkyBike
When SkyBike fully launches, it will provide bikes at over 10 locations around town, offering over 150 bikes.
Like other city bike share programs, you'll be able to rent from one location and return to another. Payment is made using a mobile app, by stopping at a kiosk or by calling. You can feel free to rent and return 24 hours a day.
Annual memberships are available, as well as daily, weekly and monthly options.
Palm Beach and West Palm Beach are very welcoming for bike traffic, with the Flagler stretch along the Intracoastal a great place to ride, as is the Lake Trail on Palm Beach Island.
Soon, you can avoid the parking garages, with their various fees, and the angst of parallel parking on the street by simply picking up a SkyBike!
Along with the obvious convenience advantages provided by bike share, you will also be keeping your fitness in check while on vacation, something most travelers often struggle with.
The West Palm area is mostly flat, but if you're seeking out incline, making it up the Royal Park bridge is a nice challenge. There isn't a much better feeling than the breeze hitting you in the face as you cross the bridge's peak and look out over the Intracoastal.
There have been other options available for renting bikes when vacationing in Palm Beach/West Palm Beach, but never one as easy or convenient as the SkyBike bike share program.
Check SkyBike out on the web and download its mobile app to see which kiosk is closest to your lodging. Pricing will favor those who lock in longer time frames, so definitely look into at least the weekly rental option.
Biking is a great way to explore the city: get out and experience it.