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 anywhere in Boston Proper. (Sorry Charlestown, Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Roxbury, Allston and Brighton - those places are all a tad bit too far for us.)
When are we out pedaling?
We’re out 11:00am to 11:00pm most days.
(Select Fridays and Saturdays we even stay out until just after 2:00am for the late-night crowd!)
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 Boston Proper. 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.
Need a few pedicabs for a group? No problem! On group rides, our cabs will stay together in a herd to make sure the group stays cohesive.
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. While we do ride the fall and winter, our schedule is often limited. Typically, we only ride on Fridays and Saturdays during colder months, but also come out for major local events. (Did someone say Bruins?)
Mother Nature's influence.
If there’s steady rain, snow or ice, we may stay home just like you do. (But sometimes, on hot summer days, riding in a light shower is actually tons of fun.) On cooler nights, most of our pedicabs will have snuggly blankets on board.