About Palm Beach
early 1900’s a man known to Floridians’ as the father of the
states tourist business,
wrote a daily program distributed at the Flagler Hotels in Palm
“There is nothing more
exhilarating than a ride over the boardwalk to the beach in a
Wicker Wheelchair. In these comfortable modern conveyances, a
dream of flying is almost realized.”
Flagler did not want horses or automobiles in Palm Beach, so
wheelchairs became the prime means of travel. The Royal
Poinciana and the Breakers hotels employed chairmen to take
vacationers on tours. It wasn’t until the early 1930’s that
horses and carriages replaced the Palm Beach Wicker Wheelchairs.
Turtle Town Transfer Company
In 1995 I was involved in
Offshore Boat Racing and President of the Palm Beach County
Offshore Grand Prix Festival. On a trip to Key West to watch an
Offshore Race, I was transported throughout the downtown area by
a bicycle taxi, also called a pedicab or rickshaw. The Key West
driver was personable, informational and a great help. I paid
the fare, tipped him well and thought WOW, he was just riding a
bike and making money. What a fun job!
thought of a bicycle job smoldered in my mind until a friend
told mine about a gentleman who was building a Palm Beach Wicker
Wheelchair from the Flagler Museum. What is that I said? Well
after a couple trips to the Flagler Museum I knew what they were
and was off and dreaming. Shortly after, I was building, riding
and enjoying the dream of flying, almost realized in my own Palm
Beach Wicker Wheelchair style Bicycles.
Flagler was right. To me there is nothing more exhilarating then
sharing a Palm Beach Wicker Wheelchair ride with someone.
Turtle Town Transfer
longest continually licensed Pedi-Cab Company in Palm Beach
County. We are operating in West Palm Beach and Jupiter with
plans for expansion to other cities in 2010.