Bike hiring or bike rentals are done by a bike shop (bicycle shop) or some other businesses that rent the bikes to the customers for a short period of time (generally for a few hours) with a certain amount of money collected from the customers as a fee or a fare. Most rentals are provided by the shops that sell the bike, as a side business to the sales and services, but there are some shops that especially focus on renting alone.
Most of these services are targeted on the tourists, specialized bike rental shops are operated at the beaches, hill stations, parks, boathouses and many such areas that are frequently visited by the tourists. In this case, the bikes are rented for an extended time that is more than just hours, like for a few days but mostly more than just one day. This service is mostly welcomed among the tourists as they need to ship their own bikes to explore the places that are near to them. Several bike renting owners may demand to provide an identity proof of that person who is renting the bike just to get information of them and it is also very easy to get in touch with them in case of any assistance needed.