Month August 2011

Month August 2011

Scoot Coupes available for town/battlefield tours

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Ever hear of a Scoot Coupe?

scoot_coupe_battlefield_toursIt almost sounds like a new ice cream dish, but it’s a jazzy, three-wheel, open side-by-side two seat scooter that looks, and is, fun to drive.

With just a half-gallon of gasoline, the Scoot Coupe can go 80 miles at 30 mph. It’s also easy to maneuver and is licensed for the battlefield and state roads.

“It’s a new and exciting way to tour the battlefield and surrounding area without being in a cramped bus or car,” said Josh Hensen who, with his dad, Dave, are the proud owners of the new scooter rentals, Getty Peds, at 39 N. Washington St., Gettysburg. The store is around the side of the Flower Boutique.

Although a recent transplant from Indiana, Josh and his wife, Jaime, are no strangers to Gettysburg.

“We started vacationing here long before our daughter, Hannah, 4, was born,” he declared. “We love the area.”

A U.S. Army veteran of seven years, including two years in Afghanistan, Josh was discharged in 2007 and entered the insurance business.

“I tried it for awhile, but it just didn’t feel right,” he said. Remembering all the times they enjoyed Gettysburg, Josh and his family and parents, Dave, a retired teacher and basketball coach, and Mindi, resettled here and went into business together.

“We rent the traditional type of scooters, but we think the Scoot Coupes are a unique and fun way to tour the town and the battlefield,” said Josh. “It’s more stable than the two-wheel scooter, handles well and has antilock brakes just like a car.”

Rental prices for the two-wheel scooters are $10 per hour or $40 for the day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Twilight rentals, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., are $15.

Prices for the Scoot Coupes are $30 per hour or $100 for the day, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Twilight rentals, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., are $25.

A six percent sales tax applies to all rentals.

Getty Peds is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The phone number is 398-2600.