Welcome to Budget Bicycle Center

930 Regent St. Madison's largest selection of used bicycles

930 Regent St. Madison's largest selection of used bicycles

Budget Bicycle Center | Bicycle Rentals


Madison, Wisconsin has been rated a Top Ten Bicycle-Friendly City by Bicycling Magazine and boasts 43 miles of bike paths, 87 miles of bike lanes, 10 miles of bike curb lanes, and 116 miles of bike routes.  Wisconsin was also a pioneer of the Rails to Trails project opening the first converted railway corridor for recreational use in 1965. Currently Wisconsin has 50+ Rails to Trails totaling over 1,300 miles! Today, Madison sits adjacent to several Rails to Trails including the Southwest Path and Capitol City Trails which cut right through the heart of the city. We are also known for our well-maintained Farm to Market roads which blanket the area and are a joy to ride. Want to see this beautiful city and surrounding area by bicycle? 





Budget Bicycle Center rents bicycles by the day, week, or month. Helmets, maps and locks are included at no extra charge. We help you find the right bicycle to rent and are happy to help you set the bike up to your preferences. Wondering where to ride, eat or grab a beer?  Local expertise is always free!  We also offer free parking during your rental period subject to availability.


Hybrid Bicycles: $30.00 per day, $150.00 per week

Great for around town, easy riding, comfortable bicycles. Our most popular rental choice for cruising the Madison area. Bicycles feature neutral to upright seating positions and between 21 and 27 speeds. Please call (608) 251-8413 or stop by 1230 Regent Street or 930 Regent Street today! 


Road Bicycles: Starting at $75.00 per day, $375.00 per week

Are you looking for speed? With narrow tires, drop handlebars, and full-carbon road racing style bicycles are what you're looking for! Have a preferred pedal system? Bring your own pedals and we will install them on your rental for free. Seat bags are also available at no extra charge. If you have special requests. please call ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate.  Call (608) 251-8413 or stop by 1230 Regent Street today. 


Kids Bicycles: 16" and 20" wheel bikes for $20.00 per day, $100.00 per week, and 24" wheel bicycles available for $30.00 per day, $150.00 per week

We offer a variety of different size kids bicycles at our 1230 Regent Street location. Please call (608) 251-8413 with any questions.


Trailers: $20.00 per day, $100.00 per week

We offer child pull-behind trailers. They have an 80-pound carrying capacity and include lap belts.  We recommend the use of helmets, which will be supplied at no cost. If you intend on using your own bicycle with this trailer, please call us ahead of time to ensure the mounting point for the trailer will work properly and safely with your bike. Please call (608) 251-8413 or stop by 1230 Regent Street for options. 


Trail-a-bike: $30.00 per day, $150.00 per week

If your child is ready for a trail-a-bike, we have those as well. Rider weight limit for the 20" wheeled version is about 65 pounds. Helmets are recommended and included at no cost.  Please allow for an additional 10 minutes for our staff to attach the mounting hardware to the seat post of the bicycle that will pull the trail-a-bike.  Please call (608) 251-8413 or stop by 1230 Regent Street for options.




Fall in Love with your Rental?

Any amount you have spent renting a bicycle can be transferred toward the final purchase price of that particular bicycle! Please save your receipt and present it (or them) at the time of purchase as we do not keep easily accessible records of past rentals on hand.






We cannot take reservations for bicycle rentals unless it is for a group of 10 or more. One rental form will be needed for a large group with one person taking full responsibility for all rentals.  For more details on group rentals call (608) 251-8413 or stop by 1230 Regent Street.




Rental Conditions and Terms

  1. All rental fees will be paid in advance.
  2. Customer will leave an acceptable deposit* which will be held by Budget Bicycle Center during the rental period and returned to the customer upon return of the rental equipment, subject to any additional charges for overdue rental, damage to equipment, loss of keys, or loss of equipment.
  3. Customer will return rental equipment by the specified due date and time. Overdue rental will incur extra charges at the given rate.
  4. Customer will return rental equipment in good condition, subject to normal wear and use. Customer will be required to pay for repairing or replacing any rental equipment which is returned damaged or broken. **
  5. Customer will pay an additional $12.00 for any locks returned without keys.
  6. Customers will assume liability for any rental equipment which is stolen while in customer's possession.
  7. Customer agrees to operate rental equipment at own risk and shall not hold Budget Bicycle Center or its employees responsible for any injury or property damage resulting from the rental and/or use of the equipment rented.
  8. Customer acknowledges receipt of a copy of this rental agreement.
  9. Customer must return the rental to the store from which it was rented. Failure to do so may result in additional charges.


* All rental items and accessories require a paper credit card imprint slip as a security deposit.  No exceptions!  Your credit card number is not processed during your rental period, and your name, address and phone number will not be sold to a mailing list.  Payment of rental fees is up-front, and our staff will be happy to assist you with the rental form.


** There will be a cleaning charge of up to $75 on any bicycle or trailer not returned in clean and serviceable condition. 



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