July 19, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Car / Truck / Motorcycle
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One sunny Saturday morning, I had the pleasure to ride the streets of Prince George on little 50cc scooters. With places in the city that rents them from 1 hour to whole weekends (I had rented mine from Advantage Motors), it makes them much more accessible to locals and visitors. Because the engine in the a 50cc scooter is so small, you don't even need a motorcycle license to operate.
Once I had my scooter rented, it allowed me to tour the city streets with advantages that you would never dream of in a car. For example, I was able to park in the smallest of parking spots, closest to the Farmer's Market, whereas if I was in a car I would have to park at least 2 or 3 blocks away. And while a scooter may look like a nightmare to pack you goodies in, it has a surprisingly large amount of cargo room as well as a spot to place your bags at your feet. And while they don't go very fast, it is certainly a blast to have a leisure cruise around and do your Saturday morning errands. Overall, if you have a chance to rent a scooter for a day, it is a highly recommendable way to travel. Your time will fly by and afterwards you'll wish you could spend just a little extra longer.