Wanderlust Bike Rentals

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Wanderlust, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust New Member

    Hello forum,

    My name is Dan Clarke. I just opened a bike rental business in Portsmouth, NH called Wanderlust. I have pedal bikes as well as motorized bikes.

    If any of you are in the Portsmouth, NH area, look me up, lets go for a ride.



  2. RusticoRay

    RusticoRay Member

    Hi Dan, I got your Email, welcome to the forum. Im going to stop by before the summer is gone. What brand of Bicycles are you using? What motors or kits have you used? Many helpful and knowledgable people on the forum.
  3. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust New Member

    I am using the skyhawk engine kit installed on a beach cruiser frame. So far so good, the engines are just broken in. I have engines on 19" frames w/26" tires and 17"frames with 24" tires.
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's cool
    let's see how good I am at guessing here if you would

    to rent motorized bicycle for the day 50 dollars ??

    or 10 dollars an hour ??

    good luck running a fun business -- as we ride those things
  5. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust New Member

    hey mountainman, Good guess, how does $12/hr and $50/day sound?

    Thanks for the encouragement.


  6. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    how much insurance do you have?
    what if your customer gets seriously injured or killed on one of your motor bikes?
    good luck
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    wishing you all well -- from up top mountain

    thinking up here on the mountain that's a fine fair price

    always fun to ride those THINGS

    best of luck to you all -- from - MM
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    more paper work in this world !!!!!

    I would have a good lawyer friend of mine
    write up a waiver of liability
    fairly simple if drawn up by the real one
    all who ride will sign and show ID
    and no one under legal age to ride

    I owned a bicycle shop many many many years ago
    a must to have someTHING covering our tailpipes !!!!
    no we didn't have the waiver
    carried insurance
    but insurance on these THINGS if rented thinking will be very high ??

    not sure how many manys will fit into one line ???? dang I am getting old

  9. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust New Member

    Yeah, tough question, no one wants to think about that stuff...

    I am carrying insurance on the MB's. We had a policy written through a company that does motorcycle and scooter rental policies. Without going into details and numbers, I'll just say the coverage is about the same as my personal auto policy on each MB.

    However, we have a comprehensive check list that we go through on each rental and despite the insurance, the renter signs a waiver and accepts personal responsibility. We provide helmet and goggles. What more can one do?

    Excuse me while I rant a little.. but there is a huge problem with litigation in this country and people not taking responsibility for their own actions and decisions. Don't get me started...

    Besides, I'm in New Hampshire..Live Free and Die, right?

    Anyway, I'll stop before I get carried away.


  10. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust New Member

    Actually the cost of insurance per bike is very reasonable.
  11. Wanderlust

    Wanderlust New Member

    Hey cncdesigners, what sort of CNC work do you do? I have a 5'x10' cnc router table I rebuilt last year. Also a 3 axis Supermax knee mill.


  12. fm2200

    fm2200 Member

    Wish you well in your new business of renting mb's I hope that you do well, take care not to let the almost type's ride your machines. (never rode a motorcycle) types