As a pedicab NYC business, we love what we do.
We love getting to be outdoors; we love being part of the sustainability revolution; we love working with the public; we love the city; we love moving around in it.
And we love plying our business throughout the year.
That said, there is a magic about the season just started – fall – for a pedicab NYC outfit like ours. Why? First off, the weather’s spot on for all parties – the pedaler, the passengers, and the midtown masses. After a summer of relative discomfort, even a relatively mild summer like the one just past, there’s relief in the air and on the streets and on our pedals!
Another thing about the season that we don’t mind a bit: the surge in business. We have a strong summer business and a healthy winter business, but fall and spring are the times to be rolling, with September in particular spiking with Fashion Week, the UN General Assembly being in session, and well-traveled New Yorkers returning home in droves from the Hamptons, Europe, and elsewhere. The city really starts to hum in September, and the excitement is infectious!
As the fall season gets going in earnest, there are those evenings that go from perfect to slightly chilly. That’s no problem, though. As pedicab NYC pros, we offer blankets to passengers whenever the temperature drops below 50 degrees. Our customers tell us how comforting it is to be rolling along on a brisk fall afternoon or evening, bundled up against the chill, comfortable and snug as a bug in a rug.
In a sense, taking a ride in one of our rickshaws is really a feast for all the senses, but none more than the eyes. Our city is so vivid, so beautiful, and so fascinating. All of its outward glory seems to come to the fore in fall. It’s a particularly satisfying time to kick back and be given a special glimpse of one of the most fascinating – and beautiful – places in the world.
For our riding team, fall can be that time, with demand spiking and temperatures cooling, when it can be easy to find that “zone” where rides are everywhere, passengers are feeling it, and the effort to pedal induces little sweat.
Those of us who really love New York City, love it across a range of moods and iterations, from deserted moments on the East Side to bustling, joyful Sundays in the West Village, from the solemn silence over Brooklyn during a heavy snowstorm to the anything-but-silent air of Times Square on a hot summer night, and everything in between.
But there’s no doubt: for Pedicab NYC pros, it’s very, very, very hard to beat fall.