Wichitan offers free bike rentals

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A local man is making sure people of all ages have the tools to get out and explore Wichita by offering free bike rentals. 

"What I enjoy the most is to see people come in and get on bikes and ride away and put a smile on their and just get out and be healthy," Al Pasquan said. 

This isn't the first time Pasquan's business has been noticed.

"1985, I was interviewed by the Wichita Eagle about my business back then," Pasquan said.

30 years ago he owned a shop called Riverside Bike and Skate, but now he works from home. 

"I run Riverside Bicycle Repair, doing repairs out of my home, and I have a bicycle share program."

Pasquan takes calls all day long setting up appointments for repairs, but the calls that make him the happiest are people wanting to rent a bike to take around Riverside. 

"I consider riverside area up by Exploration Place, over the Arkansas River, 13th St. and McLean."

He has bikes for men women and children. 

Pasquan has his bikes set up in his driveway and a sign in his yard saying free bike rides and gives a number to make an appointment. "Some of my bikes are refurbished, some brand new. I currently have eight ladies bikes and six mens ready to go and 2 tandems."

Plenty more will be repaired and ready to ride by spring.

Call 316-730-9181 to make and appointment.

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