Twin Cities Business Magazine: Start Me Up – Turning Bikes Into Bucks

Although it doesn’t feel like it, spring is right around the corner. It’s almost time for one of Minnesota’s favorite warm weather activities: biking.

This year, Minnesota biking enthusiasts are in for a treat. Thanks to a local entrepreneur and his new online bike rental business, cyclists will have an opportunity to turn their hobby into a money-making venture.

Dan Cleary and his team just launched Velolet, an online platform that allows individuals to rent their bikes to traveling cyclists. The service provides a low-cost alternative for cyclists who want to bike while they’re away, but don’t want to deal with the hassle or cost of shipping their bike. For individual bike owners and bike shops, Velolet offers the opportunity to make rental income on their bicycle(s).

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