Marrickville Council renting cargo bikes

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Postby simon.sharwood » 16 Sep 2010, 08:34

Marrickville Council has an Gazelle Cargo and a Xtracycle bike (pictured) for short-term rentals!
Details here: http://www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/envi ... ibrary.htm
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Postby timyone » 16 Sep 2010, 09:58

wow cool (ive read or posted about this some where before, maybe on facebook?)
i like the idea, cant think of heaps of reasons for hiring one, would it be for going out with the kids for a day? its not that cheap to actually buy a bike for riding with the kids every so often, so this could be heaps good for that!

20 bucks a week is pretty good (i dont know about the 250 deposit or drivers licence thing though)

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Postby Adrian E » 16 Sep 2010, 10:04

These bikes are fantastic. If you want to have a look at one or have a go, I'll be borrowing the cabbie this weekend to take on the Annual MASSBUG Chochlate Ride. Details at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?ei ... 709&ref=mf

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Postby timyone » 16 Sep 2010, 10:26

And if you're not sure about them, come along to the Marrickville Festival on Sun 24 October where the Watershed will be demonstrating them

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Postby fenn_paddler » 16 Sep 2010, 13:14

Adrian E wrote:These bikes are fantastic. If you want to have a look at one or have a go, I'll be borrowing the cabbie this weekend to take on the Annual MASSBUG Chochlate Ride. Details at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?ei ... 709&ref=mf


I really like the sound of that ride. Do you think 8 or 12 year olds would be old enough to participate? They ride confidently & would handle the distance ok.

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Postby Adrian E » 16 Sep 2010, 14:35

Yes, if they are supervised by an adult who takes responsibility for them that's fine. There is one long uphill towards the end, but most of the ride is easy.


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