you don't just "ride over to the Clearwater beach" -- you'd have to navigate several miles of high-density urban development and multi-lane congested roads --not fun, relaxing, or particularly healthful when you combine the stress and the vehicle exhaust.
Try going to the following site: http://citybiketampa.com/ They've always done well by us, and, if they're not as close to the trail as you'd like, they can refer you to another company.
Also try this site - there are numerous locations around the Tampa/St. Pete area that have "bike sharing" arrangements, and they might be a little less expensive than the traditional "rental": http://coastbikeshare.com/
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