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Tricycle Bikes of Playa Del Carmen

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When you are in Playa Del Carmen and the Yucatan Peninsula you will notice the many tricycle bikes that are used.

It is great that these eco friendly bikes have become entrepreneurial start up engines. You can see them used creatively in many self owned businesses. The tricycles sell for about $200-$250 USD.

The many uses for these tricycles in Mexico

  • You can see them as taxis especially around the Cozumel Ferry Pier taking luggage and people to the bus station.
  • Recycling/trash collection. You will see people pushing these bikes with stacks of cardboard or cans or items found in the garbage that can be recused.
  • Furniture deliver. I have seen a full sized couch being moved with one of these bikes. Below are photos of a mattress, chair and bed frame all being moved with these bikes.
  • Water service. The jugs of water that people use for drinking  are cycled around the neighborhoods for sale.
  • Snack carts. The photo below is a little cheating by adding a motorcycle body to the bike, but it does serve as a snack cart.
  • Wood collection. In more rural areas these bikes are used to carry fresh cut wood that is taken back home for cooking.
  • Mobile restaurant. You can see full taco stands built on these bikes complete with gas cookers. Very ingenious usage of bikes.
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This was a tricycle bike being used to sell fruit in 5th Avenue.

 

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These bikes were being used as part of a parade.

 

A tricycle bike selling fruit in the streets of Playa.

A tricycle bike selling fruit in the streets of Playa.

 

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Kid size tricycle

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Cardboard collection and recycling.

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Moving day and this is the “moving truck”.

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Delivering food to a restaurant on 5th Avenue.

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A ride for some Maya women.

Tricycle taxis lined up.

Tricycle taxis lined up.

 

Tricycle taxis sign.

Tricycle taxis sign.

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This bike is a display piece outside a store on 1st. Avenue.

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Family taxi.

Playa Del Carmen tricycle

Furniture delivery.

Playa Del Carmen tricycle

These bikes come in handy for even moving a mattress.

Playa Del Carmen tricycle

Neighborhood water delivery.

Playa Del Carmen tricycle

This bike got blinged out with cds.

 

Playa Del Carmen tricycle

Bed delivery on 30th Avenue amid traffic.

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Delivering tortillas to local stores.

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Half bike half motorcycle.

 

Playa Del Carmen tricycle