HOURS

April - May 26th*
Monday - Friday: 11 am - Sunset
Sat., Sun., & Holidays:  9 am - Sunset
 
May 27th - Labor Day*
Everyday: 9 am - Sunset
 
Sept. 6th - Sept. 29th*
Mon - Fri.: 11 am - Sunset
Sat., Sun., & Holidays:  9 am - Sunset
 
Sept. 30th - Oct. 22nd*
Fri. - Sun. & Holidays: 10 am - Sunset
 
Oct. 23rd - March
Closed for the season    
  
(*Weather Permitting - 50 °F and Dry) 
Last bike rental goes out 1 hour before sunset & last boat rental goes out 2 hours before sunset.

WHAT WE RENT

Surrey

Hourly: $25

Double Surrey

Hourly: $35

Deuce Coupe

Hourly: $25

Chopper

Hourly: $12

Quad Sport

Hourly: $12

Cruiser Bike

Hourly: $12
Half Day: $25
Full Day: $32

Hybrid Bike

Hourly: $14
Half Day: $30
Full Day: $35

Tandem Bike

Hourly: $15
Half Day: $30
Full Day: $45

Kids Bike

Hourly: $8
Half Day: $18
Full Day: $25

Kids Trailer

Hourly: $8
Half Day: $18
Full Day: $25

Tag-a-long

Hourly: $8
Half Day: $18
Full Day: $25

Pedal Boat

Hourly: $25

Double Pedal Boat

Hourly: $35

Kayak

Hourly: $15
Half Day: $30
Full Day: $40

Double Kayak

Hourly: $25
Half Day: $35
Full Day: $45
    

    

    Dry Bag

    Flat Rate:   $2*

*With any Kayak or Pedal Boat rental 

* PRICES ABOVE DO NOT INCLUDE SALES TAX *  


 
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New York - LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park

171 East Drive
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 462-0010
   

Welcome

Welcome to the premier bike and boat rental destination located at LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park, featuring the largest selection of specialty cycles, two-wheel bicycles, boats, and more - guaranteed fun for all ages from 1-100!

You'll be delighted as you race a low-to-the-ground Chopper, or leisurely ride a tandem bike throughout Prospect Park. And be sure to try out our famous Surrey!

With over 580 acres of outdoor splendor, aquatic adventurers can rent a pedal boat or kayak and float the day away on Prospect Park Lake. For kayaking, come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and splash of the water. Dress for the weather; lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Prepare to be out in the sun; sunglasses, sun block and a hat that won’t blow off.  A water bottle is also recommended for longer excursions. 

Operated by Upsilon Ventures, Lakeside offers an array of activities from bike and boat rentals to roller skating, ice skating and dining at Bluestone Café.

 

About the Area

Brooklyn's bustling Prospect Park is an outdoor haven. With acres of space just begging to be explored, park goers will have a number of adventuring options (and vehicles) to choose from.

Rent a boat glide across the pristine lake and see the turtles sunbathing on Duck Island. Or pile up to 6 adults and two kids on an iconic Double Surrey to pedal around the park. Riders can enjoy lunch or dinner at Bluestone Cafe after their ride. Those up for an extended adventure can rent a multi-speed bike and ride to the gates of Prospect Park Zoo or take a ride on the park's century old carousel.

During the warmer months be sure to check out the Splash Pad at Lakeside; and throughout the cooler months catch sights of hockey players and figure skaters on Lakeside's iconic skate rinks.


 More About Lakeside

The LeFrak Center at Lakeside is Brooklyn’s newest activity destination and hospitality center. With seasonal activities such as ice skating, curling, hockey, roller skating, biking, boating, dining, water feature, picturesque green roof terraces, and a range of family-friendly classes and special events, Lakeside has something for everyone – no matter the occasion or season.

Lakeside also brings a unique brand of fun to hosting special events and field trips in Brooklyn. The venue boasts a variety of spaces for hosting extraordinary affairs, including Bluestone Café with indoor and outdoor seating and a distinctive specialty menu. 


 

 



Bring Your Group!

Whether you're planning a structured team building exercise, looking for a class field-trip, or a planning a family outing, Wheel Fun Rentals is the perfect place for your next group event! Gather your group and explore the area by boat or try a scavenger hunt - teams can compete on a course, solving riddles and trying to be the first to coast across the finish line. Be sure to ask about our group rates. Call us today to help plan your upcoming event!

 

  
 

What are the most
popular group activities?

Our two most popular activities are  Free For Alls and Surrey Scavenger Hunts. Free For Alls are perfect for groups who want to try a little bit of everything - groups can ride any bike or boat in our fleet or try them all! And our Surrey Scavenger Hunts are perfect for groups looking for a challenge!  We set you up in teams and send you off in a Surrey with a list of riddles, clues, and questions to be solved. First group to complete the scavenger hunt WINS! 

 

I am interested,
what do I do next
?

We have a group event specialist ready and waiting for your call. Just call (718) 462-0010 and let us know how many people in your group, what date(s) you are thinking of, and we can help you create a custom event that everyone will love! Give us a call!

"Wheel Fun Rentals was a breeze to work with. It was a great price and we consistently get fantastic feedback on our team building event."
~ Event Coordinator, Microsoft 


  

 

 

Boat Rental Guidelines*
*Please Note: Rules Differ for Large Group Reservations.

  • You must know how to swim to rent water products.  
  • Everyone must wear a correctly fitted PFD/Lifejacket at all times, including when entering & leaving the Pedal Boat/Kayak. 
  • Please be mindful of fishermen and their lines in the water. 
  • Be alert to the conditions & your surroundings at all times.  
  • No swimming or jumping from any watercraft. Horseplay will not be tolerated. 
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at any time before or during watercraft rentals.
  • Renters will be charged any/all cost for rescue.
  • Be certain you understand winds and currents before you leave. 
Boat Age Limits

  • Pedal Boats: All children under 15 years of age must be accompanied onboard by a parent/guardian.
  • Kayaks: All children under 15 years of age must be accompanied on the water by a parent/guardian. (Max. 2 children per parent/guardian.) Additionally, riders must be 11 years of age or older to be on a Single Kayak and 5 years of age or older when accompanied by a parent or guardian on a Double Kayak. 

Boat Capacities

  • Pedal Boats: 
    • Single Pedal Boat - 2 people and 1 small lap child
    • Double Pedal Boat - 4 people and 1 small lap child
  • Kayaks: 
    • Single Kayak - maximum 1 person
    • Double Kayak - maximum 2 people
Navigating
  • Do not pull the boat on shore or enter/exit the waterway from anywhere except the dock (you may damage the shoreline or the boat wheel/rudder). 
  • Passengers should only be dropped-off or picked-up at the dock.
  • Review Release of Liability Agreement for full rental terms & conditions. 
  • All equipment rented is subject  to the rules of operation. 
  • Failure to obey is subject to immediate termination of rental without refund.


  
Kayak Instructions

For kayaking, come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle and splash of the water. Dress for the weather; lightweight, synthetic clothing is best. Prepare to be out in the sun; sunglasses, sun block and a hat that won't blow off. A water bottle is also recommended for longer excursions. 
Click Here for Full Kayak Riding Instructions > 

 

  
*Please Note, Rules Differ for Group Reservations. For more information, please contact a Lakeside Reservation Specialist at (718) 465-0010. 
     

Prospect Park Self-Guided
Bike Tour

Like the idea of taking a tour, but want to go at your own pace? Then a self-guided bike tour is just the ticket.  We supply you with a detailed route map to guide you every step of the way; so feel free to travel at your own pace and take in the local sights. From the moment you visit us, you can relax and look forward to an unforgettable cycling adventure. 

 
  
    
 

Learn About This Tour

With a variety of sights, sounds, and landmarks, Brooklyn’s largest park is the perfect place to experience a self-guided bike tour on one of our many comfortable cycles.  You’ll experience lakes, gardens, zoo, museums, and more through this winding path!

Starting from the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, cyclists will have the opportunity to visit a myriad of points of interest.  Visitors will enjoy stopping at the Audubon nature education center, the Long Meadow, and the Zucker Natural Exploration Area.  Combined with Prospect Park Lake, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to relax, sightsee, have a snack, and most importantly, have FUN!

 
  
May We Suggest...
 
 
     
     
 

What's included on my tour?

Our self-guided tours include your choice of bicycle, a route map with all the great points of interest and historic facts about the area, a helmet, and a bike lock. Plus,our rental clerks are happy to help you select the perfect bike for your adventure. 

 

 What do I need to bring?

We have your ride and route covered - so all you need to bring is comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and your camera. Oh, and don't forget to bring some cash for lunch or a snack along the way! And we have bike bags to put your stuff in.

 
   
 

I want to take the tour...

You made a great choice! We have plenty of bikes available, visit this location and mention the bike tour. Our fantastic staff will ensure that you have everything you need. We don't take reservations, so no need to call, just come by. 

     

What's the Difference Between Bike-Share and Bike Rentals?

Bike-share programs (those rental bike stations) are intended to reduce traffic and the carbon footprint of large cities by providing locals with one-way rides to a destination point, usually their job. Traditional bike rentals (like Wheel Fun Rentals) serve the leisure and recreational riders and families that want to explore the city and take in the local sights.  Recreation rentals are focused around fun, family, great customer service, and are a better buy, we'll tell you why . . .
 

 

- Less Expensive     - Accommodates Kids & Families    - Greater Safety    
- Size and Fit Options     - Easier to Pedal     - Maps, Locks, Helmets and More!

Cost
Wheel Fun Rentals' has straightforward low pricing with no hidden fees - standard bikes start at $12 an hour, $25 for a half day, and $32 for a full day. Read the fine print! Bike-Share pricing is typically low for the first hour or less, but then increase significantly after that. They are designed for short trips so they penalize you for taking the bike for longer periods of time. Take New York City's - Citi Bike Share for example, a day membership with a local Bike-Share is $9.95 and you get the first 30 minutes for free, but go over the time by one minute and they start charging you. A one hour rental is $14, a two hour rental jumps to $35, and they continue to charge you $12 for every 30 minutes thereafter. So a 3 hour rental is $59, and a six hour rental is $131! 

Families, Age Requirements, & Helmets
Bike-Share systems typically restrict use to those 16 or 18 years of age or older. Therefore families cannot ride together. And helmets are not available with a bike share system. Wheel Fun Rentals caters to children of all ages (with guardian supervision) and provides a variety of helmet sizes to keep kids and adults both legal and safe. 

Equipment and Variety
Bike-share systems only provide one size bike; they are twice as heavy as a typical bike, plus they only have one gear. Wheel Fun Rentals has a plethora of bikes that fit all different shapes, sizes, and age groups. Choose from cruiser bikes, mountain bikes, tandems, road bikes, and family bikes like our Surrey.  In addition to our bike variety we also have add on accessories like kids trailers and tag-a-longs. We have what you are looking for! And we’ll assure you get the right size; adjusted to you for greater comfort, optimal pedaling efficiency, and maximum safety.

Customer Service & Maintenance
Bike-Share docking stations, although open 24 hours, are all unmanned. Bikes in these systems do not get looked at between every customer and at times are not well maintained. Plus, docking stations have a tendency to fill up or be completely empty during peak commuter hours.  Wheel Fun Rentals' kiosks are always staffed and our friendly and knowledgeable employees can assist you in picking out the right bike and becoming familiar with it, adjusting items like seat height, check tire pressure, fit you for a helmet, give you verbal directions, and so much more. Our fleet is well maintained as it's looked over by a certified mechanic regularly, and inspected for safety before every customer goes out.  Wheel Fun Rentals has a large fleet size to avoid any equipment shortages - there is always something to pedal at our locations.  

Extras
Wheel Fun Rentals provides maps, bike locks, helmets, bike bags & baskets (a place for you to put your stuff), self guided tours, and other items to make your journey safe and enjoyable. Try exploring the city with a bike-share bike: you'll receive no helmet, no map to show you where to go, and no way to lock the bike up if you want to shop, walk around, or stop for lunch. 

Overview
All in all, riders looking for a quick trip over flat terrain might prefer to rent from a bike-share system. But riders looking for a more recreational experience to enjoy with their friends, family or loved one will be much more satisfied with bike rentals at Wheel Fun Rentals. With a variety of bikes to choose from, safety equipment, a well maintained fleet, bike tours, and excellent customer service, riders are free to explore and discover the city safely and enjoyably at an affordable price. 


 

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50% Off a Year of Fun!

Can't get enough of us? Purchase the Lakeside Annual Pass today - and save 50% for an entire year! The card pays for itself in one visit. For a small, one-time fee, plus your full priced rental fee, you become an Annual Pass member which gives you 50% off all future rentals for one year. Plus, we'll throw in an extra half an hour onto your rental the day you become a member. 

 

 

How Do I Purchase 
My Annual Pass?

It's easy. When you get to the rental kiosk, ask a Lakeside employee for an Annual Pass. They can easily process your rental at the same time. When you become an Annual Pass holder, you'll get an extra half hour added to your rental the day you join, and 50% off all your rentals thereafter for a year.
  

 

Which Should I Purchase?

Single Category Pass (Biking or Boating)
is $20 in addition to your first priced rental.

 

Combo Pass (Biking AND Boating) is $30 in addition to your first priced rental.


  

 Terms & Conditions 
  •  Get 50% off rentals for one (1) year from date of purchase*
  • *Valid for 50% off a one (1) hour rental on any one (1) product or 50% off one (1) Lakeside Bike Tour (at participating locations) 
  • 50% discount is not valid on pass purchase day.
  • Limit 1 card holder discount per day.
  • Cannot be used on Easter, Memorial, Labor Day, or 4th of July weekends (Sat., Sun., Mon.)
  • No cash value. Not valid with any other offer.
  • Non-transferable - Party whose name is on the card must be present for the rental. (Photo ID required.)
  •  By using the Annual Pass card, the card holder agrees to  all terms under which it was issued.

 

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