hm, what kind of rental do you have? i've always been able to stick my bike into the trunk of the sub-compacts i used to rent (w/ the front wheel off)
Ha ha! Says the guy who's obviously not travelled with children. Pretty sure that trunk is full.
We were supposed to have a full size sedan but ended up w/ a Jeep Renegade - very cute and "trail rated", but not ideal for a fam of 4 with ice skates (which sadly weren't able to be used). It was packed. And later we found stuffed animals squirreled away in all available nooks and crannys. Daughter is sneaky & resourceful!
I think the stuffed animal experience makes up for the lack of bikes. but why are you renting cars - don't you have some yourself? I can relate to the overcrowding problem even w/o kid cargo, though - thinking of looking into a lockable pod that can hold a bike, if such a thing exists...
Yep, we got cars - 1 older and 1 new, but w/ my Enterprise discounts we got a week rental for a little over $100. So IMO it was financially prudent from a wear & tear perspective. In retrospect, if I hadn't given my 90s Stumpjumper 26er to a friend, I could ship that to my bro to keep at his place. Problem solved! O well.
I think next time I go back to NY, I'm going to take my old Cannondale road bike and leave it at my sister's farm. I never ride it anymore, but it's a good bike and the roads in the Finger Lakes are a treat to ride.
Yes! Stashing old but good bikes @ family locations is the way to go. Even though I still ride it now and then, I may have to do that with my remaining 26er (yes, I had 2 of them). Pristine gravel roads in the middle of Ohio Amish country are just too good to pass up.