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City Bike

Mobi Bike Share Vs. Cycle City Rental Shop

29 March 2017 / Josh B


We love bike share and think it’s a great addition to the various transportation options that the city has to offer.  It’s perfect for direct commutes that are 30 min or shorter. The following is a quick comparison to help you choose the best option for your city touring rental:


Most recreational riders and visitors spend 2 – 5 hours (or more!) exploring Vancouver’s extensive seawall, Stanley Park forest trails, and neighbourhoods.  Vancouver is an extremely bike-friendly city so use your bike all day to get the best experience!

                                                       Cycle City                    Mobi

Half Day Rental (5 hours)      $ 25.50                        $ 52.50  ($7.50 day membership plus overage fees)



Mobi bikes are durable, but are heavy and come in one-size suitable for adults only.

Image: Jimmy Jeong / City of Vancouver

Image: Jimmy Jeong / City of Vancouver

Cycle City offers light-weight recreational bikes that are replaced each season so the bikes are mint and expertly tuned.  We carry best-in-class 8-spd city bikes, sporty commuter bikes, electric bikes, tandems, and all kids’ accessories.  They come in various colours and a full size range to choose from. Rentals include lock, handlebar bag or basket, and helmet.

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City Bikes at Cycle City


Cycle City
 staff are experts on touring Vancouver by bike and take time with each visitor to advise on route, activities, and food!  Free self-guided tour maps are available at our shops, and rental takes a just a few minutes so you have more time to ride!

Mobi is a self-serve kiosk and you must create a membership online before checking out a bike.



Mobi has dozens of stations set up in a limited radius circling downtown Vancouver.

Cycle City has 2 convenient locations downtown near most hotels and transit.  Both shops are located along safe, separated bike lanes that connect to the Seawall and Stanley Park.  The shops are open during daylight hours, with longer hours during the summer. Bikes can be kept overnight a most hotels should you wish to keep the bike longer and inexpensive multi-day rates are offered.



Mobi is the perfect choice for commuting from place to place or as an extension of transit and rides less than 30 minutes.  Their stations are convenient and available 24 hours.

Cycle City has the equipment, expertise, and competitive prices to make for an outstanding city bike touring experience. They have convenient locations and offer top rated guided tours and free self-guided maps.


Feature Guided Tours

Cycle City Tours is Vancouver’s premiere bike tour company and rental shop.
Come ride with us!

The Grand Tour

Our most popular tour because it highlights the best of Vancouver history, ecology and culture. Vancouver Encompassed!

  • 5 hours
  • Easy – Moderate
  • Daily – 10am
  • $89.95


Stanley Park Tour

This unique tour includes a perfect mixture of both trail riding and seawall cruising.  It’s truly Vancouver’s urban Oasis.

  • 3 hours
  • Easy
  • Departs Daily at 9am
  • $65


Epic Electric

Experience incredible nature and beautiful vistas on state-of-the-art E-bikes to effortlessly explore Vancouver.

  • 4 hours
  • Easy
  • Daily 1:30pm May-Sept
  • $89.95


Private Tours

Vancouver is the perfect backdrop for a group or customized private bike tour.

  • Tours are fully customized for your needs and preferences
  • Choose your time and itinerary
  • Great option for families with young children.


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We are OPEN at 646 Hornby St. and we’ve adapted our tours, rentals, service, and sales to be as safe possible for our staff and customers.  Face masks are required for entry and hand sanitizer is provided for guests.

Tours require advance booking and you can save 10% off of Bike Rentals by booking at least 1 day in advance.

Walkup rentals are always available.

Sales and Repair Service are available by appointment, or first come first serve, by lining up at our door.

Current opening hours are 9am-6pm 7 Days a Week