I am brand new to this site and am looking for opinons, suggetions and anything else.
I recently moved to a resort town in Ontario called Wasaga Beach. I'll give a little background. It is unique in that the population of 16 000 is confined between 14km of beautiful sandy shoreline and a rather large Provincial park..set back a few kms, creating a very linear infrastructure that sees 2 000 000 visitors in the summer. The traffic can be so bad that it can take up to an hour to go a few blocks and many cottages are a far walk to the beach. The terrain is relatively flat and there is an extensive trail system. Thats where my entrepeneurial mind got the best of me.
I am proposing a trike rental business. My aim is to rent trikes to families for the day or week. Trikes are ideal as the family can load the back with beach items and/or child or use it for errands and sightseeing.
Some of my ideas are:
1-After arriving at the beach, one can remove the seat post and insert an umbrella.
2-Securing a safe to put items in when in the water.
3-Adapting the rear basket area for a fold-out lounger, child seat or possibly a bench to mimic a rickshaw for additional riders.
If anybody has any creative ideas, opinons or things I should consider please reply....I've been working as Psychiatric RN for 15 years and really want this to work so I can live like Jimmy Buffet...lol.
I have two trikes ordered from ebay to do market research....the $269 ones if you care to look. I considered Pedicabs but I don't know if the weight would be family-friendly. Can anybody comment? I think a Pedicab business would work here too but I don't know about specific bylaws...I do know Canada is full of them.
Thanks in advance for your input,