Friendly City Pedicab offers a different mode of transportation

Pedicab rides start at $5.
Pedicab rides start at $5.(WHSV)
Published: May. 9, 2018 at 3:49 PM EDT
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There is a new way for people to get around downtown Harrisonburg, and it's not using an Uber or Lyft -- it's the Friendly City Pedicab.

The pedicab service is owned and operated by Matt Hassman. He has a love of biking and wanted to spread that love with others in the Friendly City, so he decided to start the pedicab.

The cab was handmade in Missoula, Montana, and can hold up to 500 pounds. The cart itself weighs about 150 pounds.

Hassman said graduation weekend kept him busy with the pedicab because it can go places a vehicle can not.

"I thought, what a fun way to get people to and from places in our highly bike-able, small town," Hassman said.

Hassman's goal is to eventually have a fleet of pedicabs and grow the business. Right now, he is looking for other drivers to hire.

Rides start at $5, and once you are in the cab, he will take you wherever you need to go.

To make a reservation for a ride, visit the Friendly City Pedicab's


Hassman is out and about Thursday through Saturday nights until midnight, but you can reserve a ride Monday through Wednesday.