Carnavale Parade 2016

Carnavale Parade 2016

Cabrio Taxi was honored when Nancy Pili of Bicis Del Pubelo asked us to participate in the 2016 Carnavale Parade this May in the Mission District of San Francisco. Loco Bloco, an organization Bicis works closely with, produce a float in the parade each year. They are a organization who seek to "promote San Francisco youth’s healthy transition into adulthood by engaging them in the creation and performance of music, dance, and theater rooted in Afro-Latino traditions.  Loco Bloco encourages its youth to use multicultural art forms as a tool for their own empowerment and as a catalyst to help them overcome discrimination and bring about change in their communities." Their programs include dancers, drummers, stilt walkers, and other performers, primarily under the age of 18, who practice all year for the parade. This year the theme they chose was Throw Love Into The Fire, and our red sparkly pedicabs were a perfect addition to their red and gold color scheme. 

The pedicabs rolled through the parade with the float, dancers, stilt walkers, and wagons; helping to give breaks to those with tired feet. As Loco Bloco is comprised mostly of children dancers, the pedicabs were a welcome chance to sit down for a few minutes in the long parade, transport mobility impaired members, and help carry props for the dance crews. 

Community Organizer Giovanny Roa worked with his fellow pedicabbers to organize them to participate in the parade completely voluntarily. The drivers loved the opportunity to ride in this epic parade. Loco Bloco was awarded 1st Place for Comtemporary/World/Fusion/Original Category, and we couldn't be prouder to have been involved. Thank you for including us!

To learn more about these incredible organizations and the work they do, please visit:

Loco Bloco - Changing the Rhythm of the World

Bicis Del Pubelo - A Community Based Bike Project

Cabrio's Proud Crew: Keith Sherman, Will LaBarge, Kevin Manning, Brady Bakay, Giovanny Roa, Bryan Maddan, Carl Patrick

Cabrio's Proud Crew: Keith Sherman, Will LaBarge, Kevin Manning, Brady Bakay, Giovanny Roa, Bryan Maddan, Carl Patrick

Posted by Geoff Abraham.
Cabrio Taxi Celebrates 5 years, 3rd AIDS/Lifecycle

Cabrio Taxi Celebrates 5 years, 3rd AIDS/Lifecycle

This June, Cabrio Taxi will celebrate 5 years of serving San Francisco by partaking in our 3rd AIDS/Lifecycle ride.   The 7-day, 545-mile landmark bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, includes thousands of whom ride to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  
 
As founder of Cabrio Taxi, it gives me a deep sense of pride to contribute to this cause, which is a part of this City in which I live and do business.  To date, the Cabrio Taxi team has proudly raised $85,000+, and ridden 20,000+ miles training and riding for the AIDS/Lifecycle cause. 
 
The 2016 Team

Geoff Abraham, founder of Cabrio Taxi, 3rd time rider
Mimosa Chloe, General Manager of Cabrio Taxi, 3rd time rider
Ayal Mesher, joined Cabrio Taxi in year 1, 1st time rider
Adam Boyd, rode a pedicab pre-Cabrio Taxi, Jimmy Duvet & The Comforters Band Member, 1st time rider
Mindy Geller, 2 year rider with Cabrio Taxi, 1st time rider
 
Our Big Fundraising Event

Friday, May 13th, 6:30p - 9:30p
Fort Mason General's Residence
Sliding Scale Entry: $10-$50
 
Jimmy Duvet & The Comforter’s to headline
Yes I’m Left Handed to open
Raffle: win tickets to Levi’s Stadium

 

Posted by Geoff Abraham.
Levi's Surprises & Delights with Cabrio's Pedicabs at Super Bowl 50

Levi's Surprises & Delights with Cabrio's Pedicabs at Super Bowl 50

Levi's knew that they would need to give the citizens of and visitors to their longtime home something special.  Super Bowl 50 -- the first ever Super Bowl in San Francisco -- would take place at their recently named namesake stadium, Levi's Stadium.  For the 10 days prior to the event, The Super Bowl Host Committee would host Super Bowl City in downtown San Francisco to celebrate the historic event.  Super Bowl City would be free-to-the-public fan village and will “offer a fun – and free – way for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the extravaganza that is the sporting world’s biggest annual event.... and will be designed to showcase the best the Bay Area has to offer.  

As the iconic 150-year brand of the City of San Francisco, Levi’s would participate in Super Bowl City by sponsoring a concert stage at Sue Bierman Park complete with daily programing in as well as host an interactive “brand island” in the public space Justin Herman Plaza.  Levi’s hoped to tie together these outdoor brand activations with other important locations and events in the City -- Levi’s Corporate Headquarters, Levi’s flagship store at Market & 4th, and the NFL Experience (the NFL's interactive theme park experience hosted at Moscone Center).  

Cabrio Taxi’s fleet of beautiful pedicabs and small army of professional pedicab operators were experienced at surprising and delighting passerbyers on behalf of the Levi’s brand.  Levi's determined a fully branded pedicab service, complete with collateral distribution, talking points, etc. would be the perfect platform to weave together otherwise disparate locations and events.  Moreover, through the legacy 50 Fund, the Super Bowl Host Committee identified “Sustainable Environments” and “Community Investment” as two of three areas of focus for legacy impact of their event and partners.  Cabrio Taxi is obviously sustainable but also proudly local, and would exclusively employ Bay Area lifestyle pedicab operators -- for whom these activations impact their livelihoods.

Posted by Geoff Abraham.
Cabrio Bowls, In Style

Cabrio Bowls, In Style

Please join us for our annual formal event this Sunday, November 8th, at 8pm at Presidio Bowl

This year we are putting on a fun activity rather than a "mingle & dance".  But we'd still ask that you to show up in formal attire.  I saw 3 bow ties on Cabrio riders this Halloween weekend; I interpret this as a collective urge to paint a place with well-dressed peddicabbers. 

$20/person will cover your bowling, shoes, and drinks for the evening.  As in prior years, Cabrio will pick up the other half of the tab.  Pedicabber +1s are welcome and highly encouraged.

Please help us plan by filling out the Formal RSVP.  Mimosa and I can do our best to help facilitate transportation to the Presidio.  If you're coming from Santa Clara, we can help build in a shower & change of clothes.

This will be a ton of fun, and it's an important tradition.  So please join us.  Alumni welcome.

Posted by Geoff Abraham.
Otterly Exciting

Otterly Exciting

Otterly excited to announce another Cabrio partnership with the Aquarium of the Bay. We'll be hanging out (ottering around) the Embarcadero the next few months and look forward to introducing you.

Posted by Geoff Abraham.
Cabrio Taxi and Blu Bungalow Events Present Venue Tours at the Exploratorium!

Cabrio Taxi and Blu Bungalow Events Present Venue Tours at the Exploratorium!

Cabrio Taxi Pedicabs is pleased to sponsor Blu Bungalow Events Studios for their annual venue tours on Feb 26th!! This year at the Exploratorium. Join the fun, alternative way of discovering wedding venues! Purchase your tickets at www.bbbexploratorium. eventbrite.com Guests will be treated to a pedicab ride along the way to the event, and a photo opportunity with one of our world class drivers.

From BB: Join us at the exploratorium on February 26th for an evening of delicious food, desserts, drinks, entertainment, and a swanky gift lounge! 

Looking for a fun & alternative way to find vendors for your big day? @blubungalow offers a great way to explore a venue while meeting some of the Bay Area's top wedding professionals! Join us Feb 26th! www.bbbexploratorium. eventbrite.com

Engaged? Here’s a fun way to jump start your planning: Beyond Blu Bungalow Venue Tours. Join us Feb 26th at the @exploratorium! www.bbbexploratorium. eventbrite.com

#bbbexploratorium #explorethepossibilities #beyondblubungalow #exploratorium
#exploratoriumwedding #bbbvenuetours #blubungalow 

 

Posted by Geoff Abraham.
Cabrio and the Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabrio and the Cabinet of Curiosities

Cirque du Soleil's Big Top has encamped at San Francisco's ATT Park until January 18, 2015 with their current show, Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities. With whimsically steampunk aesthetics coupled with spectacular acrobatics, our crew had the privilege of seeing Cirque's final dress rehearsal before the premiere and we were blown away. Critics say that it's the best show the Cirque has performed in years. And we agree.

Kurios-themed pedicabs are currently making up parts of our fleet and we will make a special effort to have these pedicabs available to Kurious guests before shows at:

  • 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays
  • 4:30 and 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays
  • 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sundays

Look for us between our Ferry Building Pedicab Stand and ATT Park. We can't wait to get you to Le Chapiteau!



Posted by Geoff Abraham.