JOYRide micro-transit service coming to downtown Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- Ride share services have boomed in major metropolitan areas for nearly a decade now, but some rural communities have not been able to establish reliable, consistent services.  Now, a new company is attempting to fill that gap in the market.

On Wednesday, locally owned JOYRide announced it will operate the city's first micro-transit service that will offer short-fare taxi rides throughout the downtown Michigan City area.

The routes offered include rides from the South Shore train station to Washington Park on the north and from the Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall to Burn ‘Em Brewing and Blue Chip Casino and all stops in between.

The service will also offer art and history tours of Michigan City and will be available for special events such as weddings and bachelor and bachelorette parties.


The company calls the service a new, fun, and pollution-free way for locals and visitors to explore Michigan City from a unique perspective and says JOYRide is the first and only Hispanic, woman-owned fleet of this style of electric trike pedi-taxis in the United States.

“JOYRide is a love letter to my hometown,” says Rose Tejeda, founder and CEO of JOYRide. I am thrilled to bring my passion for Michigan City, IN, to life by showcasing our beautiful sites and experiences. Come check us out at our ribbon-cutting event on May 23rd from 4 to 6 at 500 Huron Street, Michigan City.”

JOYRide will be available starting May 25 and will operate through October 31.

Call or text (219) 955-RIDE to schedule a ride.

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