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Why Rent a Tandem Bike?

If you’re going on vacation with your significant other, friend or family member this summer, and are considering renting a bike during your stay, a tandem bike may be the ideal choice.

Tandem bikes are a great idea as they promote teamwork, help you to bond with the other rider, get to your destination more quickly and more.

No matter the reason for renting a tandem bike on your upcoming vacation, it is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget. 

Couple Riding Tandem Bike

It requires teamwork

One of the best things about renting a tandem bike is the teamwork that is achieved. You and your riding buddy will have to be on the same page with all your movements and constantly communicating to ride the bike efficiently.

It may be tough at first, but once you get into a good rhythm with your partner, you’ll be able to sense their movements and be in sync with them as you ride down the road.

Many people who have rode tandem bikes have commented on the way their communication and teamwork skills have been positively affected.

You can have a conversation while you ride

Although you can talk when you’re riding a standard bike, a tandem bike makes it easier to carry on a conversation without having to yell or being interrupted.

With a tandem bike, you’ll be in the same position throughout the entire ride and can have a chat about the sights you’re seeing, your upcoming dinner reservations, vacation plans and more.

A more efficient option

Interestingly, a tandem bike is actually a faster way to get around in most cases. Although you may think that more weight equals a slower moving bike, a tandem option will actually go faster on flat ground as well as while going downhill.

It will not go faster when you are going uphill however, but that only means you’ll get a good workout in before you speed up once again.

When you want to get to your destination quicker and burn more calories, consider a tandem bike.

If you are going on a vacation this summer in Nantucket, MA and want to rent a tandem bike, we ask that you think of our team at Nantucket Bike Shop. We offer tandem bicycle options, including the Burley Tandem Bike and the Co-Motion Road Tandem Bike. We’ll be happy to find you a bike you are comfortable with, and one you will enjoy as you explore all that Nantucket has to offer!

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