Hi, this is New York Pedicabs, Inc., with our legendary d/b/a of Manhattan Rickshaw.

Ever since 1995. We started the high performance pedicab movement in Manhattan, using pedicabs from Colorado USA – Main Street Pedicabs and Main Street Mobility. We’re NYC’s longest continuously (mostly) operating pedicab company — we co-founded this industry and we’ve been here ever since, keeping it real (just like you). Thanks for stopping by.

A note about our paused operations: for your information, just prior to November of 2022 – the major insurance provider to the U.S. pedicab industry announced it was no longer insuring pedicab operations, causing operators across the country to scramble and find other options. Manhattan Rickshaw Company has paused its operations until it finds suitable coverage at a reasonable price. If you have contacted us during this time, you’ve been met with messaging that supports this. We will not operate without coverage — period. That said, we will do our best to refer you to other operators that we know about who have obtained liability insurance. In the meantime, we are tweaking our equipment, modernizing the fleet, and looking forward to getting back on the road!

We are an industry leader in human-powered pedicab event production and media activation. See what we mean by our commitment to this sustainable form of transportation and special event production. Consider mobile branding, which we prefer to call “performance media,” for your next outdoor media activation or event. If you have special needs that require no motorized assistance during your travel, we are stubbornly old fashioned in that regard. But we make up for it with lightweight materials and components. Motorized pedicabs are frequently so heavy as to outweigh the motorized advantage.

We are updating this site. Please excuse this work-in-progress website as we bring the entire site up to date.

As the city returns to “normal,” we are resuming limited operations for trips and special events by pre-arranged appointment. Pedicabs are sanitized between trips. Additionally, the cabriolet body style offers maximum fresh air flow as compared to closed cabins. And in alignment with NYC regulations, our pedicabs are 100% human-powered, so we give you more time to savor the trip (thanks for tipping your pedal-proud, hard-working driver!).

Hope to see you aboard soon. Our newest pedicab, the beautiful white European Velocab seen below, is now available for hire for special events in NYC.


While we continue to revise the website and update all of our legacy pages, feel free to email us at info[at]manhattanrickshaw[dot]com.