Harvey A. Young started Young’s Bicycle Shop from the backyard of his home on Nantucket in 1931. The store moved to lower Broad Street in the early 1930s and to our present location in 1938. Twenty years later his son, Roger A. Young took over the family business. Roger continued to provide quality bikes with exceptional customer service and a finely honed sense of humor.
By the early 1980’s when Roger’s sons Robert A. Young and Stephen A Young took the reins they added car and 4x4 rentals as an option.
Now, their brother, Harvey S. Young, represents the third generation and is proudly operating what has become an island tradition. For 87 years Youngs have been running Young’s Bicycle Shop.
Please stop by and experience why Young’s Bicycle Shop is “The Cycle-Logical Way to See Nantucket Island.”
Young's Bicycle Shop Benefits
Many Types of Bikes
We can fit you with the perfect bike because we carry all sizes and
Best Bikes on Island
Comfort. Safety. Our equipment is guaranteed to make your biking experience 100% stress-free.
Always at your service
Have all the time in the world? Rent for an entire day and explore Nantucket at your leisure.
Special Nantucket Trail Maps
Carefully Curated Nantucket Trails for you to explore.
Cannondale Trail 20” Bike 7-9 yrs old
These 20” seven-speed bikes from Cannondale are for the gear shifting young riders. They use hand brakes and come with a rear rack, front shocks and a water bottle cage. This bike is perfect for experienced 7 to 9 year olds.
Cannondale Trail 20” Bike 6-8 yrs old
These 20” wheel, one-speed bikes from Cannondale use foot brakes and come with or without training wheels. Ring the bell and have fun on your ride.
Cannondale Trail 16” Bike 4-6 yrs old
These 16” one speed bikes from Cannondale use foot brakes and come with or without training wheels. They are easy and fun to ride around town.
Trek Jet 12” Bike 3-5 yr old
These 12” wheel, one-speed bikes from Trek, use foot brakes and come with or without training wheels. The bell adds fun for the first time rider.
Burley Cub Covered Trailer
Infants (at least 1 year old) and toddlers really enjoy being brought along for the ride. Parents appreciate the comfort, convenience and safety features Burley has designed into their trailers. 5 point harness system for 1 or 2 passengers and room for some gear. **We only rent this attachment connected to our Young’s 8 hybrid.**
The Trail-A-Bike is the perfect way to take the younger rider (5-6 year old) on those longer family rides to the beaches of Nantucket Island. They must stay alert and hang on. They can also pedal or just coast, ring their bell and enjoy the view. **We only rent this attachment connected to our Young’s 8 hybrid.**
Cannondale Child Seat Bike Rental
The Co-Pilot Taxi® child seat on our Cannondale® Young's 8 Hybrid bike is the perfect combination of safety and comfort for Nantucket Island. This model is equipped with a comfortable seat and seat post shock, and front shocks for mom or dad. The child seat has a padded bottom and back and has a 3 point harness system. All children must be at least one year old and the seat typically will hold up to a three year old. Weight limit in the child seat is 40 lbs.
The BOB® three wheel stroller is great for maneuvering the non-pedaler child around Nantucket Island. The pivoting front wheel rolls over the cobblestones and to the beach. It folds easily with only one hand!
At Young's Bicycle Shop we are postponing our Spring opening to a future date uncertain. Hopefully some time in late May
We will re-evaluate this decision regularly and keep you posted
We are continuing to accept bike, car and Jeep reservations for the 2020 season, but will not be collecting payments or deposits. You are under no obligation and may cancel at any time and for any reason.
We are developing protocols to possibly provide bicycle repairs during this closure and will make every attempt to help you get out for a healthy bike ride. We will only implement this service if and when we determine it is safe to do so.
On behalf of the Young family and our staff we thank you for your patience and wish you the best of health and safety.
No visit to Nantucket is complete without a stop at its iconic lighthouses and a bike ride through its charming cobblestone streets. And then there are the island's many beaches like Jetties (great for families) and Surfside (great for watersports). When you're not soaking up the rays on the shoreline, get a history lesson at the Whaling Museum. And while you're inland, don't forget to explore hidden gems like Cisco Brewers for a pleasant, sand-free afternoon
Brant Point Light House
Nantucket's iconic Brant Point Light is said to be the country's second oldest lighthouse by some aficionados. While this superlative isn't completely true — the current tower dates back to 1901, but the station has hosted a lighthouse since 1746 — the attraction remains a popular spot to view Nantucket Town's harbor.
Go to the Beach!
There are so many beaches on this little island, making it difficult to pick just one for your perfect summer day. College kids head to Nobadeer, families with young ones prefer Children's Beach, and that's just the beginning. There's a patch of sand for every mood, style, and situation.
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge
Located at the northern point of Nantucket, the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge provides a protected habitat for hundreds of osprey and other rare sea birds. Other activities include surf-fishing, hiking and checking out the Great Point Lighthouse, but according to recent visitors, off-roading along the 16 miles of trails is probably the most popular activity on the refuge.
Eat & Drink Like a Local
Almost every country, or even city, is known for a particular drink or spirit, whether its sake in Japan, whisky in Scotland or Cisco Brewery in Nantucket.
- Cisco Brewery
- Lola 41
- Boat House