If you are looking to rent a car, you might ask yourself why a car rental calls itself "Wild Rider". The reason is simple.........because it all started with motorcycles.
WILD RIDER Motorcycle Rental & Tours
In the mid-90´s, Thomas Brennenstuhl, the German owner and founder of Wild-Rider Motorcycles, started operating the Hotel Ritmo del Caribe B&B in San Jose. As more and more hotel guests asked for renting a motorcycle, he soon bought his first Suzuki DR350 to satisfy these needs. As the business grew rapidly, a good mechanic was needed, who one day suddenly appeared on the front door of the hotel door in form of a Rumanian guy called Coco, who was seeking work. “Any kind of work” he said “but preferably as a mechanic”. And indeed he was a good mechanic. However, he had a serious problem called “love”. As his girlfriend stayed behind in Rumania, he spent more money on international phone calls than he ever could earn. After several months, he finally gave up and returned to Rumania.
As you do a lot of thinking, when riding on a bike through Costa Rica, Thorsten thought of his job back in Germany he did not like, the cold weather and his livelong dream to run a motorcycle rental one day. So when he returned the bike, he asked Thomas if he wasn’t looking for a new business partner. The outcome was that Thorsten went back to Germany only to quit his job and apartment and to pack a few things together and then went right back to Costa Rica to join the Wild Rider team.
As the business grew, we constantly replaced our motorcycle fleet. Today we count with around 20 dual-sport bikes ranging from 250cc to 650cc. The average age of our bikes is around 2 years. Replacing the bikes on a regular basis helps us to prevent mechanical failure and to offer reliable units to our customer for their personal adventure.
While many motorcycle rental agencies do not permit the off-road use of their motorcycles, we encourage our customers to discover the numerous dirt- and gravel trails of Costa Rica. We therefore equip all of our motorcycles with good dual-sport tires, perfect for on- and off-road us. Upon request, we can also put on pure off-road tires (knobbies).
How it continued:
WILD RIDER Car Rental
Today, we are counting with 30 cars in our 4x4 rental fleet. While offering cars that are very well maintained and always come with very good tires, we still manage to offer the best rental rates in the market.
Wild Rider today:
The maintenance and repair of all of our cars and motorcycles is done exclusively in our own work-shop. This guarantees that all vehicles will be in perfect condition when rented out. Thomas himself is supervising all repair works and can count with 35 years of experience as a mechanic.
While in 1997 the maintenance of our first bikes still had to be done the hotel's parking lot under the open sky, today we count with a modern workshop and the latest equipment.
We believe in helping and advising each traveler individually, to realize his or her very own plans of how to discover Costa Rica. Especially when it comes to motorcycle tours, we prefer to work with rather small groups of riders. Even if you are traveling on your own, we are more than glad to advise you on which places to visit, where to stay and what to see. With contacts all over Costa Rica, we can also organize hotel reservations etc. for you. We also offer complete tour-packages for groups, including permanent technical assistance, luggage transports, road books, hotel reservations and special activities (river-rafting, horseback-riding, Canopy-Tours, hiking, guided tours to National Parks etc.).
Our rental rates are all-inclusive. That means we do not work with hidden costs or fees that are added onto the initial offer. With us, you only pay what you have been quoted. Not a cent more!