I was in Key West last Christmas, and while I didn't specifically check out the bike shops, the majority of bikes there are cruisers. That being said, it looks like Eaton Bikes has CAAD10 and Synapse options available for rent. Are you planning to ride around the island, or visit the other Keys?I'm thinking about going to Key West over Christmas. Does anyone know if there is a bike shop there you can rent a road bike from? (not a beach cruiser) I've searched and it looks like they all have cruisers and scooters and the like.
Depending on how much time you have and how far you want to walk, you can cover the whole island by walking. There's a lot of foot traffic around Mallory Square (cruise terminal) and Whitehead St/South St (southernmost point). Traffic in the other areas wasn't terrible. A beach cruiser will be sufficient if you are exploring just Key West.I really don't know anything about Key West. A road bike may not be necessary, but I don't think a beach cruiser would be good either. I would probably tour the whole island and surrounding areas if I could do so without getting killed.
You're pretty much spot on. 5.27 square miles.bmach said:Walk it it is not that big. Not even sure it is five square miles.