Biking

Savannah is table-flat, perfect for biking. Forsyth and Daffin parks are favored by locals. Rails-to-Trails, a 3-mile route, starts 1 mile east of the Bull River Bridge on U.S. 80 and ends at the entrance to Fort Pulaski. Tom Triplett Park, east of town on U.S. 80, offers three bike loops—3.5 miles, 5 miles, and 6.3 miles.

Perry Rubber Bike Shop. At the pulsing corner of Bull and Liberty Streets, Perry Rubber is the go-to shop for repairs and your best bet for rentals. It offers trendy hybrid or city bikes at $20 for a half day or $35 for the full day—helmet, lock, and basket included. 240 Bull St., Downtown, Savannah, Georgia, 31401. 912/236–9929; www.perryrubberbikeshop.com. Mon.–Sat. 10–6, Sun. noon–5.

CAT Bike. Keeping pace with booming metropolises like New York and Washington D.C., the City of Savannah and Chatham Area Transit introduced a public bike-share program in 2014. Two solar-powered stations are located at Ellis Square and Rivers Exchange. Rates start at $5 for a 24-hour pass or $20 for a weekly pass. Historic District, Savannah, Georgia. 912/233–5767; catbike.bcycle.com.

Bike Walk Savannah. Savannah's foremost bicycle advocate, this nonprofit membership organization helps to educate cyclists, motorists, and elected officials about cyclist and pedestrian safety and promotes improved bicycle facilities in Chatham County. They also host monthly rides and annual special events, such as the Moonlight Garden Ride. Many events are family-oriented and open to the public. Visit their website for information on upcoming activities. 3101 Lincoln St. , Suite A, Savannah, Georgia, 31401. 912/228–3096; www.bicyclecampaign.org.

Sekka Bike. Stop by this popular storefront shop for hourly or daily bike rentals. Take an afternoon spin at $10 for three hours, or opt for a weekly rental for only $60. 206 E. Broughton St., Historic District, Savannah, Georgia, 31401. 912/233–3888; sekkabike.com. Mon.–Sat. 10–6, Sun. noon–6.

Tim's Bike & Beach Gear. Filled with ocean-view trails, Tybee Island offers a bike-friendly environment and rentals at half the cost of downtown. Tim's Beach Gear rents bikes for adults and kids, as well as pull-behind carriers and jogging strollers. The shop offers free delivery and pickup on the island. Daily rates are $12 and include helmets and cup holders. And talk about one-stop shopping: umbrellas, beach chairs, towels, and games like bocce ball and horseshoes are also available. 1101 U.S. Hwy. 80 E, Tybee Island, Georgia, 31328. 912/786–8467; www.timsbeachgear.com. Daily 9–5.

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