Our Story

As my first night as a pedicab driver wound down in September 2003, it all became clear. I’d just created multiple deliriously happy customers, got a great workout, interacted with the Manhattan masses—and made well over $100 cash after only a few hours of pedaling. What more could an enterprising person want? Well, a lot more—of that better living.

Craft transport could give me everything I wanted – and maybe everything the city I love needed.

Revolution Rickshaws was born in that moment. By providing a better solution to everyday city logistics challenges—and moving beyond needless city congestion, toxic supply chains, misplaced government transport infrastructure subsidies, unhealthy operational practices, massive motor weapons – RR could be the change so many want to see in New York. My eyes were opened. My life was changed. Here was a way to combine a passion for enterprise with the power of innovation. The work was fun, I’d get fit again, and most important of all, I’d be making the city a dynamic, more resilient place to be than ever.

Months later, I knew I was on the right track when I discovered Cycles Maximus, the world’s premier manufacturer of work trikes. Their innovative modular design enabled RR to provide its customers with a range of manpowered transport, marketing, and logistics solutions with top-grade pedicabs, freight trikes, billboard trikes, and self-build platforms through which RR created its film and photo service program. After ordering one from the factory (navigating import/export challenges makes weaving through the worst midtown traffic during rush hour seem like a breeze!), I went to their Bath, England, headquarters, met the team, and gave them green light to forge of our initial fleet of hand-built trikes.

As well, I co-founded the New York City Pedicab Owners’ Association with the help of Peter Meitzler, Ian Wood, and George Bliss as Revolution Rickshaws was getting off—er, on—the ground in mid-2005. Can’t have a proper industry without a proper trade association, I figured. It remains true today.

Still pedaling after all these years? You bet.

Our Team

Manpower, maximized: Our team comprises skilled professionals who love what they do. Revolution Rickshaws works primarily with people who possess street smarts, strong mind and body, and a service-oriented sensibility. Such professionals have proven over the years superior at creating consistently optimal experiences for our customers.

Executive Staff

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    Gregg Zuman

    Founder, Managing Director

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    Gregg Zuman

    Founder, Managing Director

    At thirteen, Gregg landed his first cycling gig: delivering The Boston Globe in his hometown of Wellesley, MA. That was 1986. In the 1990s, he worked as a bike messenger in Manhattan. After forays into financial editing at various firms and party politics with the New York State Green Party, Gregg dropped back in the saddle: In 2003, he started driving a pedicab. Two years later, in 2005, he established a fifteen-trike rental fleet and founded Revolution Rickshaws. That same year, he co-founded the New York City Pedicab Owners’ Association and became the U.S. agent for U.K. trike manufacturer Cycles Maximus. Since then, RR’s fleet has doubled in size and its operations have expanded to include experiential promotions and last-mile delivery solutions. Today, Gregg drives innovation in craft transport for both freight and passengers in partnership with other cutting-edge enterprises, while continuing to practice the art of pedicabbing in Midtown. He holds a B.A. in Politics from Occidental College.

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    Christine Quinones

    Finance & Admin Coordinator

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    Christine Quinones

    Finance & Admin Coordinator

    Christine is a native New Yorker with over 20 years of accounting and administrative experience. She is not an experienced cyclist but enjoys hanging out with them.

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    Barry T.

    Trike Technician

    Barry

    Barry T.

    Trike Technician

    Barry is a mechanic with more than 20 years experience, ranging from custom fabrications to race engines and everything in between.

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    Ben Miller

    Operations Assistant

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    Ben Miller

    Operations Assistant

    Ben has eight years of experience in the saddle in both Houston and NYC and brings a passion to operations that enables Revolution to flourish for its clients.

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    Arthur Mallett

    Shift Captain

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    Arthur Mallett

    Shift Captain

    Arty has rolled with Revolution in different roles since 2011. Today, he’s managing many of our delivery shifts as a shift captain, and he’s routing them, too.

    Summary
    Name
    Arthur Mallett
    Nickname
    (Arty)
    Job Title
    Shift Captain
    Company
    Revolution Rickshaws
    Address
    432 West 31st St,New York
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Crafting Better City Living

Revolution Rickshaws grew out of a drive to deliver resilient results in a sector of enterprise that may be the most challenging to do so: logistics. Today, our infrastructure is built and maintained for fossil-fueled military-grade semi-trailer trucks, massive trans-oceanic freight ships, and related international-trade-facilitating activity. City-level, state-level, and regional-level commerce? ‘Twas left to wither on the vine – until Revolution began rolling.

Craft transport enables our city’s commerce to flow effectively while ensuring delivering also a better, safer, more resilient city in which to live, work, and play; while delivering market-driven results, craft transport creates also clean air, fit partners, and satisfied customers. Revolution Rickshaws is helping people and companies forge authentic experiences with the products, produce, and services in which they invest. In partnership with our vendors and customers, Revolution Rickshaws is opening in the city a powerful new space in which we New Yorkers can generate the results that we are so driven to produce in a most rewarding manner.

Our partners, meanwhile, experience the opportunity to do work they love while providing clients with bottom-line results, excellent service, memorable experiences—and maybe even the ability to invest in the change they want to see.

By bringing together backgrounds in sales, marketing, journalism, bike messengering, activism, management, sport, design, architecture, engineering, customer service, logistics, music, and much more, RR produces exchanges, experiences, and results serving as a vector of progress that manifests the New York that many of us are so driven to create.

Staying true means providing superior service today while forging an ever stronger foundation for an even better tomorrow.

Better living through craft transport. Revolution Rickshaws.

Top-Line Trikes

To do effective work, one needs effective tools designed for the task at hand—or foot, as is oftentimes the case here. Beginning in 2004, Revolution Rickshaws invested in a fleet – today 30 strong – of the world’s best work trikes, made by Cycles Maximus.

These well-crafted trikes – or rickshaws as some refer to them – are the strongest, best engineered, best designed form of manpowered transportation available. They’re comfy, sleek, and sexy. Our NYC passengers and film crew customers rave about the sound, secure ride. Our trikes also are incredibly strong: Each trike is rated to move 550 pounds – though they’ve been known to approach a half ton without skipping a gear.

Working with Cycles Maximus equipment and RR’s crack maintenance crew make it possible for RR to provide clients with top-notch service and an optimal experience every time our trikes hit the streets. The best thing about our trikes: They can go just about anywhere. In addition to having full access to the city’s growing network of bike lanes – an innovation that makes us the sensible upgrade from toxic trucks and vans that invariably spend too much time stuck in traffic and collecting parking tickets – our trikes traverse parks, waterfronts, bridges, and other iconic, picturesque destinations where motorized vehicles are not allowed.

Tours

  • Central Park with a taste of Midtown. Standard loop of Central Park (59 – 72 St), with pick-up and drop-off in Midtown. Up to 2 hours (depending on pick-up/drop-off points). $200 per pedicab. Max 2 adults + 1 child per pedicab.