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The Shop

August 24th, 2008 by Coconut Coasters | Tags: , , , | Posted in What's new at the shop |

At Coconut Coasters, we recognize our visiting customers are here to enjoy some much needed fun and exercise while on vacation, and they have many choices on how to spend their time.  Kayaking, surfing, snorkeling and of course biking are among the long list of activities people can choose from when looking for Kauai adventures, and none of those options will disappoint!  So how do we stand out from the crowd?

We have “SPARK”!!

In case you don’t know him…Spark is our Manager and co-owner of Coconut Coasters. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to meet him, you should stop on in and say hello!  You will be glad you did.

Working at the shop every day provides Spark, aka the ‘spokesman’ opportunities to get to know the community and help our customers enjoy the day in the Kapa’a area.  He has his daily routine and system down pat now, from greeting each customer the second they walk in the door to helping them choose the right bike.  The result, our customer feedback lets us know that they really appreciate being treated like their business is important to us and that they are #1 in our eyes.

Spark does a great job of welcoming our customers not only to our shop, but to the island.  Although he truly believes that the path along the coast has something to offer everyone, his goal really is to help each customer understand what the ride offers so they can make an educated decision about how to spend their time.  Whether they choose to rent or not, there are no pressure sales tactics in our store and our customer appreciates that.

In addition to the personalized service he offers with the bikes, he never seems to run out of time with customers, even offering them tips on places to visit or sharing his experiences on favorite hiking trails and restaurants. Spark has also really put himself out there to our local customers too, and his regular business is growing weekly.  Even those who don’t ride come by as they are walking the path to talk story with him, share a joke and catch up on what’s going on in the area.  He appreciates the community support and loves the attention. 

So, the family wants to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU SPARK for your dedication and commitment to ensuring each of our visitors and customers leave our store feeling appreciated and respected.  We are all proud and grateful to you that you are the face of Coconut Coasters Beach Bike Rentals!  Aloha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are live!

July 22nd, 2008 by Coconut Coasters | Tags: , , , , , , | Posted in Coconut Wireless |

7/22/08 - Today is an exciting day for the Coconut Coasters crew!  Our web site has now officially launched and we are on-line ready to work with our internet customers.  Wow!  It took quite a bit of time and resources to find a way to showcase the bikes and engage with an on-line rental reservation system that would help our customer’s book in advance and reserve the bikes they are most interested in.  We would like to thank Adam, Kauaipath.org and of course A3H for the ideas and support while working through the details! 

Coconut Coasters Beach Bike Rentals is still taking reservations via email (info@coconutcoasters.com) and phone 808-822-7368 so those of you who may have special requests, or who are not yet comfortable using an on-line reservation system will be greeted with a warm welcome and the same attention afforded all of our guests.  We look forward to helping you so just give us a shout.

Now off to some other news…..so much going on here in Kauai, especially with the path.  This week, the city council will resume work on  proposals related to allowing dogs on the path, and last week an article in the Garden Island Newspaper highlighted that the newest section of the path north of Kealia Beach is slated to open to the public in late August or September.  All of this news has the candidates for running for City Council as well as Mayoral hopefuls out chatting with the community about these topics which is very good for Kauai.

Regardless of the issues at hand and how we individually might feel about them, it is an exciting time for the path and community.  Walking along the path is so beautiful and relaxing and the people love it.  The paved path is long enough for a nice long walk or ride, so no matter how you choose to travel it, (bike or walk) it is fun and great exercise. 

The locals are using the path as a place to get together to talk story and spend time together.  Moms with strollers, or kids (of all ages) on bikes are out there enjoying it daily.  The visitors are also getting in the mix now too, with some of the local bike shops like Coconut Coasters offering rentals and the east side hotels promoting walking the path instead of getting in the car.  It is great to have an alternative means of east side transportation!

Renting a beach cruiser is easy and so much fun.  The path is nearly flat, so riding south is a breeze.  The ride north takes a little more effort, but even that isn’t hard as there are many places to stop and take a break.  The county put in nice covered pavilions with picnic tables and rest areas, so if it starts to mist a little, or you just want to stop for a snack, there are plenty of places to find a little bench or table.  There are also restrooms available every 1/2 mile or so, and beach access along nearly every stretch.  The surfing in Kealia is awesome on most days, and the calm waters in Kapaa or down at baby beach make for perfect wading with no waves at all.  Pack a picnic lunch and head down to the path to search out your ideal spot!

One last comment regarding safety, Sparky says “Save your Coconut, Wear a Helmet!” 

Hawaii State law requires children under the age of 16 wear a helmet when riding a bike.