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As the premier recreational rental company in the area, Wheel Fun Rentals offers the ultimate in fun for the entire family, from toddlers through grandparents.

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Canal Walk


Thank you for visiting our website and welcome to the premier boat rental destination in Indianapolis; featuring the largest selection of pedal boats and kayaks – guaranteed fun! We are Wheel Fun Rentals and we are proud to have had the chance to offer our unique wholesome recreation in Indy since 2002.

If you plan to kayak, come prepared to get a little wet from the drip of your paddle. Lightweight synthetic clothing is best; sunglasses and a hat are also recommended. Pedal boaters stay dry.

The Central Canal and accompanying Canal Walk stretch several miles through the heart of Indianapolis. The Canal Walk is a 3-mile loop, a popular urban respite for fitness enthusiasts and serenity-seekers alike. This Downtown waterfront is dotted with pedal boats and gondolas, bicycles and Surreys.

Thank you for your patronage, we welcome your comments on how we are doing, at wheelie@317outfitters.com.

I just wanted to email to tell you that we programmed a large group outing for Marian University students at the downtown paddle boat location at the canal. The students loved it and the staff was AMAZING. Especially Henry, he was so great in making sure that we knew how the process worked and got every student on a paddle boat safely and swiftly. This is a favorite yearly event for our group and we will continue to do it in the future.

Kalyn Miller of Marian University

Henry and his team were phenomenal in customer service and hosting our group. They were the reason for the event’s success. We had 129 students total out on the canal in paddle boats, kayaks, and enjoying ice cream! From the staff’s friendliness, professionalism, shared interest in our event, care for students participating, generosity (especially with the additional boats), and overall willingness to assist – I was blown away by your team, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

Erin Detweiler, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Great day out on the water! The staff were friendly and we had so much fun!

Rachel D. -Yelp

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The Team


Ali Kohlmeyer

Operations Manager

Ali loves her job at WFR, which allows her to work outside and stay fit. She loves the new challenges each day brings.

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Ali Kohlmeyer

Operations Manager

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Her outside interests include roller blading, hula hooping, yoga, hiking, and spending time with her husky Kai.

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Henry Huynh

Manager

He loves all physical activities and the interactions with people from all walks of life. Henry enjoys his current position of manager, which keeps him on his toes and allows him to be active 24/7 in the summertime.

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Henry Huynh

Manager

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Henry loves being active and trying new things like skydiving, weight lifting, mountain biking, canoeing/kayaking, running, fencing, and coaching (fencing & conditioning), just to name a few things on his “done” list. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, and his future goal would be to run a WFR shop/shops of his own.

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Jack Butler

Assistant Manager

Jack loves the beautiful scenery of the Canal as well as the fun and exciting work atmosphere of our boat shop. He also enjoys the variety of people he gets to meet and the mechanical know-how he has acquired working at our boat shop.

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Jack Butler

Assistant Manager

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In his free time, Jack enjoys spending time with his friends and adventuring to a variety of new places, out in nature as well as in the city.

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Customer Service

We pride ourselves in having excellent customer service. Your experience is very important to us. That's why we make every effort to keep our product in tip-top shape and are consistent in our staff training program.

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Wheel Fun Rentals has an extensive in-person training program, a 40 page training manual, 30 page employee handbook, training DVD, a full location document and filing system, and more.

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Staff

Rental Clerks

Wheel Fun Rentals does more than just hire staff members with customer service experience, we actively search for those with personalities that are outgoing, enthusiastic, and passionate about recreation and the environment.

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All products are inspected for safety at the start of each day and prior to rental. Anything that has a mechanical issue is immediately tagged for repair and logged on our maintenance boards.

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Wheel Fun Rentals Proudly Supports:


12

YEARS

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

16,000

VOLUNTEERS

SUPPORTED EACH YEAR

22

CHAPTERS

SUPPORTED NATIONWIDE

$1,280,000

DONATION

EQUIVALENT IN RENTALS TO DATE

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