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Bike SA and Quipmo Announce Partnership!

Bike SA and Quipmo announce partnership to get more people cycling in South Australia!

 

Highlights:

  • Bicycle SA is the peak body for recreational and commuter cycling in South Australia
  • Quipmo – Equipment for the Moment! – launched in Perth in Feb 2017 is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like-minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!
  • Bike SA and Quipmo announce partnership to get more people cycling in South Australia!
  • Connecting people with great gear for adventures just became a whole lot easier!

Bicycle SA advocates on behalf of recreational, commuter and touring cyclists throughout South Australia. We support cycling for recreation, for transport, health and the environment, as well as travel and fun.

Their work this year will see 8,000 primary school children across the state taught to ride safely, we will deliver multiple one-day community rides and multi-day tours, ongoing investments in mountain biking as well as representing the interests of their 6,000 members.

Bike SA and Quipmo are going to get more people cycling in South Australia! Whether it’s offering high performance road bikes for people travelling on business, downhill bikes to explore SA’s trails, families chasing bikes for the kids whilst on holidays or whether it’s giving access to the latest gear releases through demonstration models – this partnership will get more people riding and more people passionate about cycling in South Australia!

With over 420,000 people cycling each year in South Australia[1], coupled with over 17M overnight trips in South Australia[2], the potential for Quipmo to substantially alter the cycle tourism landscape in South Australia is significant. Whether it’s a local bike shop looking for new customers or someone with bikes in their shed, anyone can now service the South Australian tourism market. This initiative is not simply for the most dedicated of cyclists but is aimed at the mainstream and offers another string to the bow of South Australia’s world class tourism industry.

“Peer to Peer applications are now a way of life and we see our partnership with Quipmo as a great alternative in delivering quick and easy access to a bike for those that want to get out for a ride, whether they be a local or visitor to SA. Quipmo is a great way to earn a little extra cash by renting out that bike when it’s not being used and of course, this applies to our local bike shops as well. Quipmo is a great way to “Try before you Buy” on the ever-expanding range of new bicycle products and technology.” said Christian Haag – CEO of Bike SA.

[1] https://www.lga.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/Metropolitan%20Local%20Government%20Group%20Cycling%20Strategy.pdf

[2] http://tourism.sa.gov.au/research-and-statistics/south-australia/value-of-tourism

Quipmo’s founder and CEO Chris Evans said: “We are over the moon to be partnering with Bike SA and can’t wait to substantially change bike rental access across South Australia! Working with a highly innovative and sector leading organisation who are at the very forefront of cycling advocacy and community leadership is truly exciting and we believe that this partnership has the potential to bring the whole community together through the share economy and cycling.”

Beyond tourism there’s another key reason that this relationship offers so much promise and potential. South Australian’s have shown great interest in bike sharing with Ofo having recorded over 55,000 trips in Adelaide alone[3]. This partnership coupled with Bike SA’s acquisition of Ofo’s bikes earlier this year shows how very seriously Bike SA is taking the potential for cycling innovation within transport, leisure and logistics to substantially change how many people are cycling across South Australia.

[3] https://indaily.com.au/news/2018/07/10/500-yellow-bikes-sale-ofo-abandons-adelaide/

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In adventure,

Chris and the Quipmo team!

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