Pedicab 101: all the basics
HOW DO THESE RIDE THINGIES WORK? HERE'S THE PEDICAB 101!
We're totally psyched you want a ride. But while the ride itself is a simple treat, there are lots of varieties rides come in. So we pulled together the basics below to help you figure out the best choice in ride options.
Where we can bring you.
We ride in many places throughout Portland, Maine. Some spots around town may be daunting and limit our ability to provide the ride you want, so please call us at 207-430-7011 to double check to make sure your locations are easy to access.
When are we out pedaling?
We’re out from 10am to 2am from May-September. While we have been known to ride in other months, it is always best to call and check our availability.
How you'll all fit.
Our pedicabs are designed for two or three adults (sometimes it gets a little cozy with three), or two adults and two small children (6 or 7 years old and younger).
How pricing works for regular rides.
There is no set rate for regular (non-tour) rides. That means you get to make up the price. You read correctly! You decide what you want to pay.
What’s a fair payment in this flexible “open fare” system? Any driver can give you payment examples and guide you through what are the most common amounts people pay.
How tours work.
Tours can be booked for any time during the day or evening, and can cover literally anywhere within Portland. Your imagination is the only limit.
Feel free to flag down drivers on the street for an instant tour, or book here online to plan your tour in advance
Groups parties and company rides.
Booking in advance.
Usually we can get a driver to where you are within 15-20 minutes of the time you call.
The more notice you give, the easier it is for us to ensure availability! For tours it's best to book a few hours ahead. For and large events and parties, try for 24 hours in advance if possible.
But even if you have to cut it close give us a try. Sometimes we can accommodate on relatively short notice!
Every day in the summer we ride. For us, this means from May through September, but we can sometimes make off-season exceptions. If you're looking for a ride in the spring or fall, please check and make sure we're out on the road!
Mother Nature's influence.
If there’s heavy rain, or unusually extreme weather, we may stay home just like you do. After all, this is New England, where the weather is famously fickle. (Besides, sometimes, on hot summer days, riding in a light shower is actually tons of fun.) On cooler nights, some of our pedicabs will even have snuggly blankets on board.