In 1992, pedicabs were launched in the Mile High City as a conventional means of transportation. Today, pedicabs are a fixture in the city’s tourism. You can find them on the busy streets of the 16th Street Mall, transporting sports fans to and from games, and providing a quick ride to a bar crawler’s favorite watering hole. Here are six things you should know about Denver’s pedicabs:
- Denver’s pedicabbing season kicks off at the home opener for the Colorado Rockies.
- Pedicabs are also referred to as trikes and rickshaws.
- With more than 150 pedicabbers, the Mile High City is at the forefront of the industry.
- Other cities, like Austin, are looking to Denver to develop their own pedicab rules and regulations.
- Pedicabbers are experts on the best places to eat and drink and the fastest way to get there.
- The going rate in Denver for a pedicab ride is $2 a block, but discounts are given based on passengers, time of day and route.
As sponsor of this year’s Denver Startup Week, 12 pedicabs will be wrapped in Comcast signage offering free rides from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Basecamp, Galvanize, Commons on Champa, and Union Station.