Bicycle rental service is starting up in Elvis’ hometown

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In this Dec. 10, 2009 photo a historical marker denotes the childhood home of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Miss., where fans can catch a glimpse of the future rocker’s early years in the museum and reconstructed chapel and home. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans will soon be able to rent bicycles to pedal around in the Mississippi city where he was born.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that a local entrepreneur, Ethan Nolan, is starting a bike rental service in Tupelo. It is called King City Cycles.

Nolan belongs to a bicycle club and says rentals will make downtown more attractive to locals and tourists alike.

Tupelo attracts big crowds for its annual Elvis Festival. Nolan says “it would be awesome if you could ride a bike to see where Elvis bought his first guitar.”

People will rent bikes using a smartphone app, and the app will track the bikes’ location to guard against thefts.

Biloxi is among the Mississippi cities that have had bicycle rental services.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,

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