I wonder how that would work though. Just put your hand up. Timothy Hochstedler calls it Amish Uber. He is adding some horsepower to ride sharing. So far, people are loving it.
This might be another example of how the Amish are disciplined in adapting or not adapting technology. Walter Boomsma Comment on August 9th, 2018 at 08:05 Another example. Inside his horse and buggy, people share a ride and Hochstedler gets to share some stories. I wonder if Uber is going to raise any eyebrows at him using the name. Rather it seems like it is appealing more to non-Amish — and may just be another name for a buggy ride business. To get a ride you have to flag him down without a cellphone.
You've got to hail him the old-fashioned way. You can hail a helicopter. He is just calling himself an Uber, he doesn't actually work for the company. We have permanently removed this rider's access to Uber. So I don't know why not. Joseph County has found a way to make ride sharing more scenic.
So how to catch a ride? So far, people are loving it. After viewing the video below I wondered if he is actually a member of the church or maybe just has Amish roots. It happened just after midnight Sunday morning on a ride from Grand Haven to the Ferrysburg-Spring Lake area in west Michigan. The Amish Uber can be found in Colon over the weekend giving rides during the 81st annual Abbott's Magic Get Together. I see the basic Uber concept in action here without the technology. The story gives the impression that most of the riders are English: Inside his horse and buggy, people share a ride and Hochstedler gets to share some stories.
I just wanted him out of my car. Would you go to my house? I would guess the rates are better as well. Well, now in western Michigan, there is Uber buggy, or Amish Uber, as Tim Hochstedler calls it. Accuracy and availability may vary. The purpose of Uber and Lyft is to get from one place to another.
Visit our website and pages at for further information. I would think this would only be positive publicity for them. Most riders are not from Colon, the place where Timothy operates his service, but he says a few local residents have asked him for rides around town. The newest taxi service in Colon has four wheels, four legs and good gas mileage. Bruce Jordan and his grandkids took a ride after traveling from Grand Rapids.
I knew many people and still know them who were committed and dedicated Amish believers who have cellular phones and who use them regularly. The Amish driver doesn't use a cellphone. I would use it when we visit the Lancaster area. A Morgan is a people's horse. I do not know any who are Uber or Lyft drivers but they sure have all of the necessary ingredients to do so. Kayla Whaling, an Uber spokesperson, responded to the Sept. I think you do point out the main difference, that you get a ride by flagging him down rather than going to a buggy ride business location.
Buggies may look quaint, but having to pass them constantly on the road gets a bit annoying… I lived in an Amish community as an Englisher, not as an Amish for ten years in a mid-western state. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Bruce Jordan and his grandkids took a ride after traveling from Grand Rapids. When I first heard of this, I thought it might be something an Amishman was doing as a service for other Amish in his community. Horse and buggy rides are great, especially as an experience. Cindi Chute said it was around 12:05 a.
She calls her husband in tears. Comment on August 7th, 2018 at 07:04 It seems like a novelty experience for local English people or visitors to the area. Not sure what the reason for the media attention is on this particular case. I heard about this last spring while visiting Lancaster County. So it sounds like Timothy may be among other things a clever marketer.