A NEW rental service now presents a choice of completely different bicycles in Ballina and Byron Bay.
Ballina Byron Bike Rent is the brand new brainchild of Mark Downey.
Mr Downey can also be the proprietor of The Bicycles Emporium and Professional Scooters in Ballina, and mentioned he expects the enterprise to get actually busy as quickly as faculty holidays begin.
“On faculty holidays folks come right here and so they need to go driving for a day, or generally for a complete week,” he mentioned.
“We principally serve vacationers, in Ballina and Byron, as a result of we ship there, and shortly we could have a web-based reserving system.
“The city bikes are principally for folks driving round city or on bike paths, the mountain bikes to go to areas like Duck Creek, electrical bikes will get you over a steep hill, and racing bikes.”
Leases begin from $25, and though it’s solely simply opened, it’s confirmed common already.
“They’re comfy bikes and have sufficient gears to get you from right here to Lennox,” he mentioned.
“I’ve had shoppers who had been vacationers who’ve finished it already, a pair from Norway who didn’t thoughts the hill.”
He mentioned the brand new enterprise, situated within the coronary heart of Ballina, happened as demand for rental bikes grew within the space lately.
“The Emporium opened up in June 2014, and we have now finished rent bikes there since we open just about, and we modified the bicycle fleet a number of occasions,” he mentioned.
“It’s been fairly busy, nevertheless it takes up quite a lot of house, as a result of bike servicing is kind of busy in the mean time, with everybody bringing their previous bikes out of the sheds to go driving, which is nice, nevertheless it takes up house.”
Ballina Byron Bike Rent is open seven days per week, 9am to 4pm, at Store 2, 140 River St, Ballina. Contact them at 6681 4054.