Young's Bicycle Shop on Nantucket Island
A story 87 years in the making
When Harvey Young moved to Nantucket in 1929, he could fix just about anything. When not at his plumbing job, he fixed bikes for the local kids. There was little money to pay for repairs, so an arrangement was made; he would rent their bikes to the summer visitors until the bill was paid. That was the beginning of Young’s Bicycle Shop.
In 1931, he opened for business as “Harvey A. Young’s Bicycle Shop”. There are many stories to be told, like the time the town election was held in the bike shop, or the large shipment of bikes with no tires or about the winter’s when they flooded the parking lot across the street and sold, rented and sharpened ice skates.
Today’s story starts with a third generation Young as owner, fourth generation Youngs on staff (don’t ask) and our skilled management team all dedicated to helping you experience “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”.
Young's in 2018
While the island has changed a lot over the years, Young's has continued to be part of the Nantucket community, proudly serving locals and visitors alike. You can still find us at 6 Broad Street renting bikes, and since 1979 we've been renting vehicles as well. If our custom-made Cannondale Young's 8 bicycle isn't your thing, we have affordable sedans and 4 door Jeep Wranglers complete with a convertable soft top and beach permits.
No one has more experience than us when it comes to bike rentals on Nantucket. At Young's, we know that while you are on vacation there is nothing more valuable than your time. That's why we aim to make the rental process as quick and efficient as possible. Our knowledgeable staff will make sure you get a great bike in the right size and help with directions and other important info. Before you know it, you will be on your way and exploring our beautiful island.
Car and Jeep Rentals
Young's is the closest auto rental business to the ferry terminals. We offer competitive prices on fuel efficient sedans and 4 door Jeep Wranglers that are perfect for all your beach and golfing gear, not to mention the 4x4 trips to Great Point.
Questions? Call or come see us - we're here to help!
If you have questions regarding bike or auto rentals, call us during our open hours at 508-228-1151 or stop in the store at 6 Broad Street on Steamboat Wharf. Our team is dedicated to helping visitors have a great Nantucket experience.