FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contacts:Ellen Doolittle21st Century Parksedoolittle@21cparks.org502.584.0350 Jim ForstingExplore More LLC/Pedal The Parklandsjrforsting@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 502-664-9860
Louisville, KY. (May 15, 2015). Explore More LLC will begin operations of “Pedal The Parklands” bicycle rentals in Beckley Creek Park beginning Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Rentals will be available at Creekside Center in Beckley Creek Park near the Egg Lawn and the Marshall Playground and Sprayground starting at approximately 9:00 am on Saturdays and 10:00 am on Sundays and Holidays. The last rentals of the day will occur at 5:00 pm. Available rentals include adult bicycles for men and women, children’s bikes, tandems, as well as towing and carrier attachments. Rates range from $8.00 an hour per children’s bicycle rental to $16.00 an hour for a tandem. Rentals of three hours will include a complimentary fourth hour. Tag-A-Long towing is rented at a rate of $5.00 an hour and Croozer trailer attachments are rented at a rate of $7.00 an hour. The bicycle fleet is made up of top-of-the-line Trek equipment and all rentals come with a lock and helmet.
Jim Forsting, founder of Explore More LLC, is thrilled to offer this service in The Parklands.
“This company is founded on a passion for getting people outdoors and I couldn’t be more excited to partner with The Parklands to help further this common mission,” Forsting said, “I expect to deliver a high quality experience for all who rent with Pedal The Parklands.”
Scott Martin, Parks Director for The Parklands of Floyds Fork, shares Forsting’s excitement. “We know there is a demand for this service in The Parklands and we expect that this partnership will help make cycling possible for more Louisvillians and for visitors to the area,” he commented. “Opening up new, world-class, recreational opportunities is core to our mission and we’re confident Explore More will help us deliver on that goal this summer,” Martin added.
Explore More LLC will accept cash as well as all major credit cards. Rental service is planned through October of this year, weather permitting, and will begin again in April of 2016. Parklands Members who show their Membership card will receive a discount of $1 per hour. To learn more about supporting The Parklands, a donor-supported public park, through Membership, visit www.TheParklands.org/Member.
Pedal The Parklands Rental Rates:
Bike Per Hour*
Tag-A-Long $5.00*Bike helmets and locks included with all rentals**Rent a bike for 3 hours and get the 4th hour free***Parklands Members receive $1 off per hour
Fleet, hours, and rates subject to change. Rentals may be reserved by visiting the “Bike Pad” in Beckley Creek Park (located just inside the S. Beckley Station Rd. entrance) during Pedal The Parklands hours, or by calling Explore More LLC at 502-664-9860. A valid driver’s license is required as collateral during the rental period.
Directions and additional details may be found at www.TheParklands.org. Questions may be directed to Explore More LLC at 502-664-9860.
Click here to view the Pedal The Parklands flyer.
About The Parklands of Floyds Fork
The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre donor-supported public park system under development within the Floyds Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville. One of the largest and most ambitious metropolitan park projects in the nation, The Parklands is a dream realized by 21st Century Parks, a nonprofit organization established to create and preserve new unexcelled parks that serve as city-shaping infrastructure. The Parklands project is now 35 percent open, currently operating and programming the first two of four parks in Eastern Jefferson County. The entire system is on schedule to be completed in late 2015. 21st Century Parks is responsible for fundraising, land acquisition, construction, and long-term operations of the new park system. Community members may contribute to the annual fund by becoming a Parklands Member. Learn more at www.TheParklands.org.
Being a donor-supported public park means we rely on donations, not tax dollars, for annual operations each year. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages. Help us reach our goal of sustaining The Parklands by becoming a Member today. Members make it happen!
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