Renting a Bike or Scooter in Jamaica

From motorcycles to bicycles, two wheeled transport abounds in Jamaica<br />

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Bikes, motor bikes and scooters can be a great option for vacationers traveling around Jamaica. From the low cost of rental to the easy access to out-of-the-way sites, two-wheeled vehicles are a unique way to travel.

While motor bikes and scooters are a lot of fun, they do require extra measures of caution. In Jamaica, roads can be extremely rough, and the law requiring the use of helmets for all motorcyclists is one to take seriously. Potholes and unusual driving rules can also make two-wheeled travel a challenge. Still, the allure of exploring the beautiful island of Jamaica from the seat of a moped or scooter is understandably strong.

If you are considering feeling the wind on your face as you move along, there are a variety of different rental agencies that can help.

If you'd like to go riding, you should consider Harley Davidson Falmouth. Although it is illegal to buy and sell motorcycles at 600cc on the island of Jamaica, Harley Davidson has lobbied hard and are able to rent these powerful vehicles out. Many people, tourists and locals alike, turn to Harley Davidson Falmouth to get their motorcycle fix. They are located in Falmouth, in northwestern Jamaica.

A second option is Harley Davidson Ocho Rios. Harley Davidson has been lobbying the Jamaican government to allow high powered motorcycles on the island since 2006. Although it is still illegal to own them, it is now possible to rent these vehicles and as well as make a purchase from their wide selection of apparel. They can be reached at (876) 795-3221.

Still another option is Harley Davidson Whitter Village. Selling highly sought after Harley Davidson apparel as well as renting out bikes for tourists and locals in need of an adrenaline such, this Harley shop is one of three in Montego Bay. found in northwestern Jamaica. They're

The chart below summarizes more information about 14 rental agencies in the area.

Bike and Moped Rental On Jamaica
Name Phone Location
Elvis Bike Rental (876) 848-9081 1.1 mi. South of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Gas Bike Rental (876) 957-4835 Negril, Western part of Jamaica
Harley Davidson Falmouth (876) 617-2578 0.8 mi. East of Central Falmouth
Harley Davidson Montego Bay (876) 971-2576 Montego Bay
Harley Davidson Negril (876) 957-4428 1.2 mi. South of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Harley Davidson Ocho Rios (876) 795-3221 Downtown Ocho Rios
Harley Davidson Whitter Village (876) 953-8368 3.5 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Jah B's Bike Rental (876) 957-4235 1.6 mi. South of Central Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Jah B's Place (876) 957-4235 Negril, Western part of Jamaica
Jamrock Bike Rentals (876) 281-9686 Ocho Rios
Kool Bike Rental -- Negril, Western part of Jamaica
Prento's Bike Rental (876) 957-9722 Negril, Western part of Jamaica
Smiley's Cycle Center (876) 955-3275 The vicinity of Jamaica
Tykes Bike Rental (876) 957-0388 Negril Beach Hotel Zone

Non-motorized bicycles are a great option for seeing the island while getting plenty of fresh air and exercise, and many rental opportunities make bikes easy to find throughout Jamaica. Resorts offer rentals at reasonable prices, generally around $30 or $40(USD) per day, which can be much lower than the cost of renting a car. Be aware, however, that a driver's license is usually required for rental, and you may need a credit card for the deposit. The cliffs near Negril make a great day trip, but bikes are also ideal for zipping around town once you're in Jamaica.

 

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