1 New Pedicab for Green Transportation

$910 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 41 months
Maxwell Austin   TOLEDO, OH

Glass City Pedicabs is a green business that is helping to revitalize the Uptown/Downtown area of Toledo, OH.  Pedicabs are bicycle taxis that I use to transport people around our Downtown area and for special events, such as Art Walks, festivals and weddings; and pedicabs are a great form of mobile advertising that is unique and eye-catching.  

I have decided to make this a more realistic goal, I had set this up for 5 pedicabs, but now we are seeking donations for only 1.

I need to purchase 1 new pedicab to help grow my business. I would be able to expand the advertising, and also provide full time jobs to more people. If we were to get 5 new pedicabs I would be able to set 2 aside to be designed yearly by local artists. But 1 is a start.

Pedicabs are made by a company in Colorado called Mainstreet Pedicabs...  http://www.pedicab.com/ 
The Mainstreet Pedicab is the industry standard for Pedicabs. There are others out there that look similar but are not the quality we are looking for. 
A brand new Pedicab cost $3,600 plus tax and shipping.

We have set our "GoFundMe"  to allow us to withdraw the money as it comes in, We will only take out the money once we have gained enough for a Pedicab and then lower the "Goal" amount to reflect that.

We have found some people that are selling used Pedicabs around the country, I can buy twice as many used Pedicabs for the same amount.  Again, The money donated will only be taken out to purchase a Pedicab once we have hit the $3,600 mark. 

I really love Toledo and really want to be a part of re-energizing the Downtown area.  This is a great way to move people around our Downtown area and give the city special touch.

For the larger donations- The last two donation levels will also include a photo postcard of me with a sign of your logo/picture and a thank you card. I will also make an entertaining video/music video telling the world how awesome you/your company is, complete with ninja robots and viking horses (if that's what floats your boat!).  I also wasn't kidding about the tattoo. The advertising possibilities behind are endless and the story is priceless.

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Update 24
26 months ago
It's 2014, we have 2 new pedicabs now thanks to all the Toledo love. We are in desperate need for a bigger space!!!! Yay, we are growing. We need a 40 foot shipping container that will house our new shop. When we get this container we will have it designed and painted by local artists to make it just as beautiful as Toledo is.
With Pedicabs always on our mind, we have expanded and feel the need for this GoFundMe account would be better suited for getting a new shop.
A container will cost us right around 3,200 hundred and then shipping cost at least 250-300 for a Semi truck to deliver it.
If you have one that you'd like to donate to G.C.P. it can always be a tax wright off. We will also put your name as a sponsor right on the side of it.
Happy Pedicab season everyone.
2014 G.C.P. in action
4 plates for 2014
Making Toledo fun
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Update 23
36 months ago
It only Tuesday and already I wish it were Friday.
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Update 22
36 months ago
Have you seen our Ozone Action pedicab ? http://www.gofundme.com/24t9u8
Ozone action pedicab
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Update 21
36 months ago
We just got asked to do the University of Toledos homecoming parade for this year!!!! we did it last year and it was a blast!
U.T. homecoming'12 they go us 4 2013 too
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Erik Bang
26 months ago

Toledo is lucky to have such a business. These are kind of things that are charming but also helpful to get people short distances in a timely manner. Great for the ballgames, art walks, and downtown concerts.

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$910 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 41 months
Created February 22, 2013
SS
$24
Shannon Sisco
26 months ago
KS
$50
Keith Sparrow
26 months ago

Pedal hearty!

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JC
$50
JoEllen Cherko
33 months ago
GP
$100
Gene Powell
36 months ago
KS
$100
Keith Sparrow
37 months ago
$250
Anonymous
40 months ago
$50
Gabriel LeMay
40 months ago

From All Crumbs Bakery to you Max!

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$51
Nicholas Horvath
40 months ago
KE
$10
Kasey Ellis
40 months ago
AC
$10
Angie Cucunato
40 months ago
Erik Bang
26 months ago

Toledo is lucky to have such a business. These are kind of things that are charming but also helpful to get people short distances in a timely manner. Great for the ballgames, art walks, and downtown concerts.

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