Bike rentals at Knox Mountain this summer


Standard, low barrier bikes and adaptive equipment will be available for rent at the base of Knox Mountain this summer.

City council approved the program on Monday.

Councillor Luke Stack supported the program.

“I am very pleased to see some bike rentals back down along the waterfront. It's something I think we've been missing for the last couple of years.”

He spoke about his daughter's experience working for the Community Recreation Initiatives Society.

“My daughter was one of the people helping deliver outdoor adventures for many people and she loved the experience and it was a very good organization doing wonderful work in our community. Just really pleased to hear they're still going and that they have fresh innovative ideas on how to move forward.”

The one-season program will run from May 1st to October 15th.

Kelowna city council will look at a proposal on Monday to launch a bike rental concession at the base of Knox Mountain this summer.

Elevation Outdoor Experiential Programs Association and Community Recreation Initiatives Society, collectively called “Adaptive Equipment,” created the program to provide standard, low barrier bike and adaptive equipment rentals.

Their primary goal is to reduce stigma around recreation for people with diverse abilities.

The secondary goal is to create work experience opportunities for young adults and youth within their program

If approved, the program would run from May 1st to October 15th.

The revenue earned at the proposed concession will support both agencies involved and create opportunities for their clients.