We began in 2014 after Bill Guerrant noticed an elderly couple struggling to walk nearly a mile through the heat from their parking lot to the stadium and venues. Guerrant acquired some golf carts in the spring of 2014 and they were up and running by June 2014.
We are a Non-Profit Organization operating on a variety of sponsorship. EZ Event Ride won’t charge for rides but will accept tips for our volunteer drivers. Companies such as GatorZone at the University of Florida, SMG, PRI Productions, Pepsi, Florida Dairy Farmers and TIAA Bank Field sponsor carts.
Jacksonville’s Biggest Cocktail Tailgating Party is huge for our sponsors as they are center stage during this event. Being one of the largest events in the city EZ Event Ride will transport more than 40,000 people
and utilize 40 carts, plus trolleys.
Intuition taproom manager Riley Leuthold said lack of parking, especially on event days, has made it difficult for Intuition customers coming from the nearby venues. The brewery is in talks with the city about finding ways to deal with the need for more parking, but in the meantime he said EZ Event Ride offers assistance to those who must park far away form Intuition, TIAA Bank Field and other locations.
“[Bill] approached us and let us know that they were bringing a lot of people to and from our business and [asked] would we like to sponsor them,” Leuthold said. “We talked to them about what they do and why, and we loved it. It benefits us and our guests.”
Leuthold said he would be putting up flyers about the service in Intuition Ale Works and having bartenders recommend it when customers ask for cabs to the stadium or nearby hotels.
Our 30 carts and trolleys can take people from parking locations all around the entertainment district of Jacksonville, such as TIAA Bank Stadium, Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville Waterfront, Veterans Memorial Arena, St. Johns River Taxi, Omni Jacksonville Hotel, Intuition, Manifest Distillery and more. We’re proud to work with The City of Jacksonville, SMG and JSO to ensure safe passage as we transport those who are disabled or have any physical limitations.
“We see people with bad knees, hip replacements,” Guerrant said. “We’ll give rides to anyone who asks, but we’re going to give preference to those with physical limitations, who are really having trouble walking to the stadium and other venues in the entertainment district.”
"For that America vs. Nigeria soccer game the police called me." he said. "They asked if I could give this 97-year-old war veteran a ride two blocks up to the gate. And I thought if I didn't do anything again with the carts, that was enough. It was a thrill, he was so thankful."
You too can sponsor events with EZ Event Ride!
1. Trolley Top Only
2. Trolley Top and Bottom
3. Limo Golf Top Only
4. Limo Golf Top and Bottom
EZ EventRide Sponsors are seen by tens of thousands of patriots from Duval, Amelia Island, Jax Beaches, Fernandina Beach, St. Johns, Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Palm Valley, Atlantic Beach, St. Augustine and Gainesville.
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