Mill Creek MetroParks Partners with Trailside Bicycle Company to Offer Bike Rentals

Beginning Sunday, May 1 Trailside Bicycle Company will be offering hourly and daily bike rentals from the Kirk Road Trail Head located at 6685 Kirk Road, Canfield. The rentals are being offered as part of a lease agreement between Mill Creek MetroParks and Trailside Bicycle Company.

“This collaboration is a prime example of how Mill Creek MetroParks can partner with local, private companies in expanding recreational opportunities to the community in a cost effective manner. The guys at Trailside Bicycle Company have developed a fine reputation within the biking community and we look forward to having them on the MetroParks Bikeway.” states Aaron Young, Executive Director for Mill Creek MetroParks.

The new rental location will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the last rental one hour prior to close. They will have adult and children’s size bikes, as well as adult tricycles, and costs will begin at $9 per hour.  The facility will also offer emergency repair services for any cyclists out on the MetroParks Bikeway in need of assistance.

Bryan Ashman, Co-Owner of Trailside Bicycle Company, explains “we see this new location with Mill Creek MetroParks as a great way to offer another service to our community, as well as put more people on bicycles. The hike and bike path is a great outdoor resource in the Valley and we feel that this facility will be a perfect opportunity for both members of the area and visitors to experience a little bit more of what Valley and the MetroParks have to offer.”

May 1 is also the start of National Bike Month. Trailside Bicycle Company will be starting the month with two group rides; one will be a 40-mile group ride at 9:00 a.m., the other a 10:00 a.m. family ride. Both rides will start at Trailside’s flagship location (410 W. Main St., Canfield) with a coffee social. The family ride will stop at Kirk Road Trailhead and then return to the Canfield shop.

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