Thinking about starting a business and wanted to see what you all thought. The basic gist: An outdoor gear rental shop where you can sign up for a membership and get unlimited rentals, but just 1 rental at a time (kind of like netflix). The idea would be to have a variety of outdoor gear- bikes, SUPs, kayaks, rafts, camping gear, etc.- that people would have access to on a regular basis, but wouldn't have to invest the high dollar amount involved in getting into a sport like cycling, whitewater kayaking, etc. There would be an emphasis, though not entirely, on gear that would be able to be transported with a typical car (i.e. inflatable kayaks, small rafts, inflatable SUPs, bike racks for rent too). Members would also have ongoing access to the latest gear as the idea would be to replenish some of the inventory each year so that even if you have your own equipment you could still be trying new sweet bikes or that expensive yeti cooler without breaking the bank. You could also try out some things before committing to buy them. Question for you all- would you become a member? If so, at what price? My initial thought on price is $379 per year...
Assuming the inventory would include nice mt bikes (full suspension and hard tail, yeti, santa cruz, etc.), whitewater kayaks (dagger, liquid logic, etc.), SUPs, rafts and inflatable kayaks (AIRE, NRS, etc.), and so on...