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Alan Tuck, left, Brandon Costanzo and Brian Burnett. (Courtesy of RVA Rides)

By Lena Price

RICHMOND, Va. (–Three Army veterans are launching a startup to help Richmond’s college crowd burn some rubber.

Brandon Costanzo, Brian Burnett and Alan Tuck this spring will open RVA Rides, a scooter and motorcycle rental and tour shop near the intersection of Broad and Boulevard. Costanzo said scooter rentals will start at $25 a day and increase with the class and engine size.

“Between VCU, UR, Virginia Union and J. Sarge, there are a lot of students in the area,” he said. “Scooters are an inexpensive way to get around, so we’re really trying to cater to that market.”

The company is leasing a 3,000-square-foot space at 1022 North Boulevard, where it will have a showroom and repair shop. It’s aiming to open between April 15 and May 1.

Read more about their plans on Richmond Biz Sense.