I want to rent a bicycle in Belo Horizonte, in Brazil.

The default bike sharing scheme is only available in a limited area and has the main issue that you can only rent bikes for one hour at a time (1.5 on Sundays). Additionally, the same bike sharing scheme in other Brazilian cities has degraded significantly in recent years, meaning I'm not too hopeful about this one.

BikeMania no longer operates a website. They have two branches, both close to Pampulha, which is where I want to go for a ride, but a downtown location would be more practical. They charge R$10,00, R$20,00 (with gears) and R$30,00 ('triciclo família') per hour, which means they expect you to rent for an hour or two, not for a day.

SpaceJoy (thanks @Dorothy), also close to Pampulha, charges R$10 per hour for 'basic' bikes.

Where to rent a bicycle in BH?

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    Asking in chat on Bicycles might also be a good option. (Note to trigger-happy close voters: that doesn't mean the question is off-topic, here!) Mar 18 '17 at 16:14

Here are two alternatives, both businesses on Facebook

Spacejoy is a bicycle rental shop in Belo Horizonte, near the Fox's Lair and the Pampulha Ecological Park at the edge of the lake (próximo a toca da raposa e o parque ecológico na orla da lagoa da Pampulha). Avenida Otacílio Negrão de Lima 6696
Belo Horizonte, MG 31365450
+55 31 3140-7940

Zoobiker is an enthusiasts' group, not a bike rental, but may be able to connect you to what's available in the area. +55 31 99975-9975

  • Thanks. It's saddening that Spacejoy also no longer maintains a website. I had found Zoobiker as well (who, incidentally, also no longer operate a website). I'll give them a shout.
    – MastaBaba
    Mar 22 '17 at 0:55
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    @MastaBaba and do come back and answer your own question, or edit mine, after your return. Boa viagem.
    – Giorgio
    Mar 22 '17 at 1:03

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