My name is Fred and this is my first post to this forum. I wanted to introduce myself and ask a few questions of the Cycling experts.
I used to ride bikes ( mountaind and road ) a few years ago and still own my original Jamis road bike and my Gary Fisher no suspesion mountain bike but I've been out of it long enough that I don't know much about bikes anymore.
My wife and I are opening a Kayak and bike rental shop at Oleta River State Park in North Miami and we need to buy a few bikes so I wanted to ask what are some good brands, models to consider. We are looking for ease of maintenance, durability and price ( of course ). At the park we have several miles of mountain bike trails as well as some flat bike paths and a small BMX course.
Any help is appreciated and if you are in the SoFla area and come by Oleta please make sure and come meet us!
Blue Moon Outdoor Center
Oleta River State Park
Scotsman, I'll get you some pics of the trails as soon as I can get them.
Regarding the bikes, I called Specialized and Cannondale today and they seem to be willing to outfit us with some nice bikes but I'll try checking out CB Smith park as you suggested. What bike school are you speaking about?
CE, I think Scottsman was asking about the trails at Oleta. I found a map that shows the trails ( note very well) but its part of a 125 page PDF manual of the park and I don't know how to get just the map out. I may have to print it and than scan it for you guys. I'll see what I can do.
On the Kona bike thing, I think we're leaning towards adopting their bikes for our rentals, if anyone has suggestions on some good models for MTBs from them I'd aprreciate it.