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The best way to get to and around Homer is by car. If you didn't bring one, you can rent a car at the airport from Hertz (tel. 800/654-3131 or 907/235-0734; www.hertz.com) or one of three local firms. Taxis are available from Kostas Taxi Service (tel. 907/399-8008) or Kachecab Taxi (tel. 907/235-1950).

For strong riders, a bike is a good way around town. You have to dodge traffic in places downtown, but a paved trail parallels the road for the 5 miles of the spit and another runs 5 miles east of town. Some excellent mountain-biking routes are mentioned below. Homer Saw and Cycle, 1532 Ocean Dr. (tel. 907/235-8406), rents mountain bikes, street bikes, kids' bikes, and tag-a-longs. Bike rentals start at $25 a day and come with helmets and locks. The shop keeps track of trail conditions and is a good source of advice. It is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5:30pm, Saturday from 11am to 5pm. It's wise to reserve bikes a day or two ahead, especially if an outing depends on one.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.