Local businesses unite in creating wheel hub for kids
With the skate parks in Yeppoon and Emu Park popular destinations for locals new business Skate and Skoot is catering to needs of skateboarders, scooter rides, roller skaters and bladders with a large range of products.
"We're keeping up with the latest trends and equipment and have all the old skool stuff as well as extreme sports gear. We have penny skateboards, Brooklyn Freeriders, roller derby skates, street boards and the snowboarding hybrid the New Zealand freeboard coming soon," said Skate and Skoot owner Michael Bryden who saw a need to cater to local enthusiasts.
Sharing space with 7 Cylces on Tanby Road owned by brother in law Rod Mc Dowell the location is becoming a hub for wheeled recreationists.
"We've got a half pipe in the making and plan to have casual Sunday meets to give the local kids something to do," said Rod who is only too aware of the lack of casual recreation in the region and the need to keep children entertained with five children of his own.
7 Cycles have expanded to include a will kstocked showroom to their workshop offering a range of cycles and accessories an offer one month free service on new cycles purchased.
"Our prices are beating the net," said Rod "I'm here to do turn over and believe in what I do."
Rod said that repairs are the bulk of the business offering repairs on all cycles including recumbents and hand cycles with Rod servicing and maintaining the Sporting Wheelies equipment.
7 Cycles will soon offer basic maintenance courses.