CARBONDALE — It was far from a typical day at work for a group of Carbondale city employees.
They got a chance to ride a rare type of bike around the Pioneer City Friday morning.
“It’s a lot of fun. It’s a great idea, it’s good exercise and it could be used for fundraising things, historical tours and I’m delighted it’s in Carbondale,” said S. Robert Powell of the Carbondale Historical Society and Museum.
Mike Lisowski of Simpson owns the bike.
It is a $40,000 investment and the only one of its kind in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Lisowski hopes to get the word out about it and then let people rent it for all kinds of events.
“I love Northeastern Pennsylvania, I love the Carbondale area, all of the Northeast from here to Wilkes-Barre, so it was like why not take it up here and bring some fun to northeastern PA?”
It certainly turned heads in Carbondale.
“That’s pretty nifty, actually. I’ve never seen anything like that before,” laughed Justin Eversley of Carbondale, who was surprised to see it being pedaled down the road.
Lisowski plans to keep the bike in Carbondale and said he will soon have a website with information about how people can rent it.
“Anything we can do to set Carbondale apart from other communities and make us a little more unique is something we’re all supportive of,” said Carbondale Mayor Justin Taylor.