Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) Wednesday seeking the establishment of a bicycle rental concession at in East Meadow.
The county is requesting proposals from all individuals and firms that have interest in managing and operating rental stations to provide bicycles as well as the repair and sale of bike equipment accessories at the park, which is located off Merrick Avenue. The RFP also seeks a bicycle rental concession at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford.
“Recreational cycling has become increasingly more popular as it provides everyone with an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while taking part in a healthy activity,” said Mangano in a statement. “We are committed to providing residents and visitors with a wide range of recreational activities in our parks, and biking along Nassau County’s paths and trailways is a great way to enhance the experience.”
Mangano said prospective vendors must have a history of community involvement as well as extensive experience in the bicycle rental business. The successful bidder may also suggest additional locations in the Nassau County parks system for bicycle rental concessions, Mangano stated.
Eisenhower Park, at 930 acres, is one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area – larger than Central Park. It has approximately 20 miles of paved bike paths.
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