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I just arrived in Vitória, Brazil, and will be here until the end of May. I don't have a car, and don't want to pay to rent one, but a bicycle would extend my range of mobility significantly.

Is there any place here where I can rent a bicycle for an extended period (as opposed to just for the day, to ride around a park or some such)?

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I don't know if you can, but I imagine it wouldn't be much cheaper than buying a cheap bike at the supermarket. Ok, you probably can rent a good bike, but imagine paying about R$6 per day, in a month you'd spend R$180 and you can buy one in a Carrefour or WalMart for about R$250. How much do you intend to spend? –  Roberto Apr 22 at 23:20
@Roberto: I suppose I should consider that. I ride a US$1700 bicycle at home... so considering a ~US$100 bicycle hadn't really crossed my mind. But I can see what the local Wal-Mart has to offer. –  Flimzy Apr 23 at 1:51
Or buy a used bike? After a month, you can then just give it away. –  Bernhard Apr 23 at 4:18

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Some friends and I did some searching, asking at cycling shops, etc, and could not find anyone who rents bicycles. So I followed @Berhard's advice and bought a used one for R$160 (~US$72) and will either sell or give it away when I leave.

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Don't let this answer dissuade you from providing your own if you find a Bicycle rental location in Vitoria. I'll happily accept any new answer along those lines. –  Flimzy Apr 25 at 14:31
Sorry @Flimzy, but I never heard about bike rentals in Brazil. –  Ricardo Giaviti Jun 12 at 1:01

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