Bicycle rental enterprise provides new technique to expertise linear path in Southington

SOUTHINGTON — Because the climate warms, Mel’s Bike Rental provides an alternative choice for exploring the city’s linear path.  

The enterprise, at 991 S. Primary St., opened final month and can function on the weekends till June 24, when day by day summer season hours start. Clients can lease classic-style cruiser bikes for adults and youngsters and be on the path in minutes, proprietor Melissa Martucci stated.

Martucci, a fourth-grade instructor in Wethersfield, and her household used to journey to Cape Cod yearly for summer season trip whereas she was rising up. They’d lease bikes near the place they stayed.

“It was a pleasant technique to discover and felt very liberating,” Martucci stated. “It was sort of like this journey I’d look ahead to yearly.”

She nonetheless loves being outdoors and exploring nature. Her passions gave her the concept for the new enterprise.

She cherished the realm across the linear path when she visited and was excited to discover a location that was near the path.

The enterprise provides totally different pricing plans for each funds and want, she stated. Even when residents personal their very own bicycles, a rental is a straightforward technique to get out for the day with out lugging bikes round, Martucci added. 

The brand new enterprise will assist individuals discover downtown and the path, stated Barbara Coleman-Hekeler, president of the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The chamber works to advertise points of interest and tourism on the town. 

“As a chamber, we’re actually excited in regards to the entry Mel’s will present,” Coleman-Hekeler stated Monday. “Getting individuals outdoors in a more healthy manner, shifting and exercising. We’ve been so sequestered the final couple of years it’s good to see a enterprise are available in and assist individuals do this.”

Martucci stated she is engaged on creating neighborhood occasions that can be listed on her web site. Each rental comes with a helmet and a lock. 

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