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Rebel Rickshaw Pedals Its Way Through Oxford

Rebel Rickshaw’s pedi-cabs are committed to adding to Oxford’s uniqueness by providing a safe, environmentally friendly, and much more relaxing way of maneuvering through downtown Oxford.

Rebel Rickshaws provide a unique advertising opportunity and can be seen pedaling all around downtown Oxford.
Rebel Rickshaws provide a unique advertising opportunity and can be seen pedaling all around downtown Oxford.

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the bill for pedi-cab services in December and Rebel Rickshaw wasted no time to start turning wheels and covering ground.
“The city has been very supportive of the Rickshaw business,” said Randall Roberson, founder of Rebel Rickshaw and Ole Miss alum.
The pedi-cabs cruise the Square and Roberson admits that most Oxford residents’ first reaction was a mix of delight and surprise.
“People on the square have been very excited and even shocked that we now have the first rickshaw business in Oxford up and going,” said Roberson.
While the pedi-cabs may have surprised Square-goers at first glance, the staff at Rebel Rickshaw is packed with experts. The rickshaw drivers are a mix of students and locals who drive the company’s eight crafts that hold up to five people. The pedi-cabs transport passengers around the Square and from the Square to the Ole Miss campus.
By law the rickshaws aren’t allowed on any roads with speed limits over 35 mph and are also not permitted to travel past highways seven and six. However, Rebel Rickshaw’s pedi-cabs contain electric-assist motors, so they are able to cater to people’s needs off the Square as well.
Rebel Rickshaw recently teamed up with the Oxford Tourism Council to provide historical tours to Oxford’s many sites. Roberson describes pairing up with Oxford Tourism Council as a very mutual match. It is expected that these historical tours will launch this spring.
Beyond moving passengers from point A to B and educating riders about Oxford’s historic sites, Rebel Rickshaw is also available to rent for special occasions. Recently Rebel Rickshaw transported a bride and groom from their reception at the University Club to 512 Bed and Breakfast after a loop around the Square.
A rickshaw is the perfect way to leave any wedding reception!
A rickshaw is the perfect way to leave any wedding reception!

This romantic ride left Square-goers buzzing about the bride and groom’s unique ride that included a bottle of champagne with two glasses for the happy couple, in addition to a “just married” sign on the back.
“I got a text last week from the groom who was bragging on how fun the rickshaw was to take and also how courteous our driver was to them,” said Roberson.
With positive feedback beneath their pedals, Rebel Rickshaw looks forward to transporting you from point A to point B, whether it’s your wedding day, a festival, community concert, Rebel gameday, formal, or night on the town; Rebel Rickshaw is ready to roll.
“We also are looking forward to providing transportation for many different events and also getting these fully launched on a more regular basis when the weather will permit,” said Roberson.
With warm weather on the way, Rebel Rickshaw will peddling at full force this Spring, giving Oxonians a unique and fun-filled, open-air riding experience.
Contact Rebel Rickshaw by calling 601-812-7428. Rebel Rickshaw is still hiring and provide a very unique advertising opportunity. Check them out on Facebook too!
– Maggie Durnien is a HottyToddy.com staff writer and rickshaw aficionado. She can be reach via email at mkdurnie@go.olemiss.edu.

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