KINGSTON — Kingston Adventures celebrates its one-year anniversary with a grand opening today at its new location.
The outdoor equipment rental business moved to 11133 NE Maine St., across the street from the Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Kingston Adventures was formerly located at 26050 NE Illinois Ave.
Owner Beth Brewster said the larger space will give Kingston Adventures (www.kingstonadventures.com) the opportunity to provide more services to the community year-round. She expects to host more clinics, including bike maintenance and a maps and compass clinic.
“It’s been great,” Brewster said of the business since it opened April 1, 2011. “We’ve really established ourselves as a business for the community.”She said the Kingston business has formed to meet community needs. This has included offering rental deals and making what the business offers more affordable.
Kingston Adventures offers kayak, paddle board, mountain bike, snowshoe and ElliptiGo rentals — beach cruisers will not be offered anymore. It also offers outdoor retreats and kids camps. The retreats, such as the women’s snowshoeing retreat, have been popular and have sold out in 20 hours, Brewster said.
On Aug. 12, Kingston Adventures will host the Peninsula Relay Challenge. It will be the first and will include paddle boarding from Kingston to Camp Indianola, a trail run to White Horse Golf Club and a mountain bike ride through the North Kitsap Heritage Park trails back to Kingston. Though it’s a relay, Brewster said it will be more of a scenic event. The paddle boat portion of the relay, for example, will have boats positioned along the route to Indianola so people can stop and rest. For more information, visit www.peninsularelaychallenge.com.
“It should be a lot of fun,” she said.
With the new location and the ability to offer more, the Kingston community could see expanded activities for children — Kingston Adventures already has reservations for paddle board camps.
Saturday morning biathlons may be in the future as well.