Drivers in France or those who choose to visit the country, usually know that seeing the country while traveling around on a bike is a must do. Operating a car over cobblestone streets or through narrow alleyways just isn't the best choice. Renting a bike to travel around on isn't always the easiest process even if it's the best way to get around.
In such situations, the startup Ouibike comes to the rescue. The French startup provides an online bike rental service to users and claims to have more than 300 rental points in France from where one can get a bike after booking online. The startup aims at revolutionizing the bike rental sector and we find out exactly how it intends to do that.
The startup has another outtake on the bike renting scene as it claims to be the first to digitalize the process. Traditionally, one would have to call up a bike shop owner and/or walk into a shop to rent a bike. However, Ouibike offers the same functionality online and it does so without hurting local businesses. The company’s online interface basically features a network of multiple small to medium-sized bike shops from different regions across France that are grouped together.
The company says, “Our mission when revamping the bike rental sector is to facilitate bike rentals for consumers, while supporting small local businesses and communities. We want to give small bike shops the opportunity to get a slice of the large cyclo-tourism industry in France while making the bike rental process more convenient for consumers.”
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