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“Leave the bike rack in the garage.”

Mr Spokes Bike Hire
Ranked #40 of 213 things to do in Canberra
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Albury, Australia
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112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Leave the bike rack in the garage.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We were going to take our own touring bikes up to Canberra for the weekend. We were so glad to have assumed bad weather, it turned out sunny so we decided to pick up a pair of bikes from Mr Spokes to tour around the Lake. Perfectly maintained Avanti bicycles, hub gears and gel seats were a welcome surprise. We had a ball and thirty odd kilometres later returned our bikes to the very professional and friendly crew at the hire shop. The cycle tracks around the lake are ideal despite the occasional obstacle of lateral queues of joggers. Great.

Visited July 2013
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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164 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Such a fun experience and great way to see Canberra!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is our 2nd time hiring from Mr Spokes. Last year the 5 of us hired regular bikes and cycled round half the lake, with a stop off at the fabulous Old Bus Depot markets at Kingston for Sunday lunch. This year we hired the carriage style bikes, which take 2 adults and room for 2 little kids on the front (or if you had no little kids like us, perfect space for bags). The carriage bikes were such a hoot, they can only be taken on a set track from Mr Spokes round to the Carillon, but with photo stops etc this took us about 90min. Was an easy but fun ride and such a perfect way to experience Lake Burley Griffin and sights. The staff at Mr Spokes were very friendly and helpful.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney
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251 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

My daughter and I arrived at Mr Spoke one afternoon in the school holidays to be me by a professional, friendly guy. He was busy but did not appear stressed. There were plenty of bikes and helmets.
Each rider was given the assistance they needed.
We were consulted on how long we wanted to ride and a route was suggested which was perfect.
The bikes were in good condition and he welcomed us back with a smile.
We thoroughly enjoyed our hour of bike riding around the lake.
It was scenic and satisfying.

A tip: the bikes don't have baskets so good to bring a backpack for water, camera etc. We were loaned one luckily.

Visited April 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Excellent customer service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

My house mates and I have just moved to Canberra and enjoy doing a bit of sightseeing as well as staying active so we decided to ride around the western and central part of the lake. We were not sure how long it would take us and how much we would stop to take in the stops along the way so we hired the bikes for 4hours for $30 and were back in just shy of two hours so the man gave us $5 back each. We had already paid for 4hours and he didn't have to give us a refund but he did and we will definitely be going back!! Such a beautiful day!! Lovely views. Some hills but mostly flat.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great fun and good bikes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

We hired a couple of bikes for 2 hours and cycled round one half of the lake. The bikes were in good condition and easy to ride. There was minimal fuss with the paperwork and we were underway quickly. There's a car park right next to Mr Spokes.

Visited May 2013
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