Bicycle delivery service new to Rapid City - KOTA Territory News

Bicycle delivery service new to Rapid City


A KOTA Territory man takes the phrase 'going green' to a whole new level.

He used to have a 9 to 5 job.

"I traded four walls and now I get Mother Nature," said Dan Rose, owner operator of 219 Cycle Courier.

But Dan Rose started 2013 with a brand new business.

His company, 219 Cycle Courier is a delivery service with a green spin.

"It's an eco-friendly option to courier needs," said Rose.

Rose says delivering packages by bicycle is not a novel idea; in fact it's been used in larger cities for years.

But Rose says it's time Rapid City joins in the two-wheel movement.

"We need an eco-friendly option at some point. And I know the downtown area is doing a lot of things to get people to recycle and what not and we are moving in the right direction. To keep everything clean and healthy and the less carbon gas we can emit the better," said Rose.

219 Cycle Courier is a 'same day' delivery service. Rose will deliver everything from packages, to envelopes to lunches in downtown Rapid City and the surrounding area.

So if you need it rushed right away, you call me and we are on it.

And with the help of a basket that hooks onto the back of his bike, Rose can deliver almost any package.

"So a package anywhere between say 50 to a few hundred pounds would be no problem," said Rose.

And the unpredictable weather in KOTA Territory is no problem either.

"We deliver in all the weather conditions so you'll see me in the rain, snow, sun, sleet it doesn't matter," said Rose.

As he peddles around Rapid City delivering packages, Rose hopes this small change will help reduce his carbon foot print.

"I grew up in this area, I'm raising kids in this area, and I really would like to leave it better than I found it," said Rose.

Rose adds starting 219 Cycle Courier service has been a yearlong dream that was inspired by his children.

If you'd like more information about his business or for rates, click here.

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