Looking to take a quick spin around Grace Bay, maybe socialize a bit, maybe get a little exercise? If that sounds like music to your ears, try renting a pedal car.
Paradise Pedal Cruisers in Saltmills Plaza is the brainchild of popular local sax-man Jervon Laporte, a versatile musician and entrepreneur. One day, while watching a visiting family pedal by in single-file on bicycles, Laporte flashed on the idea that there had to be a more sociable way to ride with others. He discovered pedal cars later, while vacationing with his own family, and knew immediately that he wanted to bring them home.
After four years of planning, Laporte’s pedal car rental opened in August, offering two models: The Single Bench Deluxe accommodates three adults and two children under the age of 4, while the pedal Limo seats six adults and two small children. He loves the way a pedal car gives families and friends a fun way to explore, chat and benefit from a little cardio – all while shaded from the West Indies sun.
Renters must present a valid driver’s license. The shop can outfit children and adults with proper bike helmets, and also serves as an information center for visitors, providing insider tips on places to eat, shop and see. Laporte keeps a stock of select local memorabilia, too, all of it made by hand in the TCI.
Stop by the shop during its opening hours, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and by appointment on Sunday.
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