New pedicab service opens this week in downtown Dayton

  • Dayton.com staff
10:47 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 What To Know
First through Fifth is a pedicab service that you'll see rolling around Downtown Dayton and The Oregon District. Rides are free but tips are welcome. Contributed photo

First Through Fifth will be providing free pedicab service – with tips encouraged – throughout downtown Dayton starting May 19. In case you were wondering,  pedicab is a small pedal-operated vehicle, serving as a taxi in some places.


“From the Wright Brothers’ shop to the two new brewery peddling buses, Dayton has a long history with cycling,” said Earl Hatmaker, operator of First through Fifth.

“With all of the great development going on across downtown too, we wanted to get out there and help connect the dots for people. There’s a lot of stuff that’s closer together than you might think. It’s a chance to park your car and go experience all that the city has to offer.”

First through Fifth is a pedicab service that you'll see rolling around Downtown Dayton and The Oregon District. Rides are free but tips are welcome. Contributed photo

For National Bike to Work Day, First through Fifth will operate in the morning out of RiverScape MetroPark for their pancake breakfast and then later on in the day out of Yellow Cab for the Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally. The service is free, though tips for the drivers are encouraged.

“Summertime is always fun in the city,” Hatmaker said. “We want to be out there peddling people around from everywhere from festivals, to Dragons games, to just a nice weekend of patio hopping.”

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For those interested, First through Fifth free pedicab service begins operations on National Bike to Work Day on May 19. Private bookings, advertising opportunities, and following engagements can be found www.facebook.com/pg/firstthroughfifth

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