Tallahassee resident and owner of Capital City Pedicabs, Mike Goldstein, recalls what it was like to start his company, and how it has grown, along with the city.
As a Tallahassee native (I have been here since I was one so I will claim it), I have seen the city grow and continue to grow. I remember when we had putt putt mini golf and a two screen movie theater in Governors Square Mall. Midtown and The Moon were the popular hangout spots before College Town got popular.
Fast forward to late 2012/early 2013 and Capital City Pedicabs LLC was started by my dad Ron Goldstein.
I was still getting my AS Degree in Graphic Design at Tallahassee Community College while working at Target part time. Little did I know there was a pedicab revolution coming.
We first started out in Midtown as a late night transportation service and occasionally booked events… but we had no idea what was to come.
Fast forward to 2018, we moved closer FSU, and I took over as the main Pedicab operator.
The Pedicab Revolution
Our pedicabs have taken athletes, politicians, and other community members around town. Capital City Pedicabs serves as a safe way to get home at night when people have had a few too many as well.
Before Covid-19 hit, we would be out for festivals, concerts, sports and more. I especially miss First Friday in Railroad Square and can’t wait for those to come back!
I have become more than just a man on a bike. Now I get recognized whenever I am out and about (on or off my pedicab).
“Mike on the Bike”,
I answer to them all!
If you haven’t experienced the revolution yet, catch a pedicab ride and tour the city from our open air carriage. Then you’ll really see why I chose Tallahassee.
Capital City Pedicabs