Seaside Transit Authority now open for bike rentals

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 09:34 AM.

The final process was making them attractive. Thompson stuck with the Seaside logo against the all-white bike to keep with the minimalist design of the community.

The bikes aren't just aesthetically pleasing. The all-stainless steel classic beach cruiser features road-smoothing comfort tread tires and relaxed upright seating position with a memory foam saddle. The bike's look and design fit the business' motto: "A simple, beautiful ride."

"Residents and tourists love the look," Thompson said. "You'd be amazed how many have stopped to take pictures of the bikes."

Bike rentals include a wicker basket, lock, helmet and training wheels, should your little one need them. You can also rent cargo trailers to haul your beach equipment. At the end of the month, STA will add bells.

"Eventually, we'd like to get the word out on Facebook and Twitter and have people ring their bells at noon — ding dong time, and start a tradition," Thompson said.

Tradition, Thompson said, is one of the themes of Seaside. Adding to a families' vacation traditions is something he looks forward to. That's why he points out areas of interest to new tourists.

"It's something different, something unique," Thompson said. "People come for generations."



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