The History of the Surrey Bike:
The Surrey bike is a four-wheeled quadricycle with an open bench seat that can accommodate two, four, or six people. It is powered by humans rather than a motor, and it is often used for leisurely rides in parks, on beaches, or along bike paths.
A Fun and Unique Way to Get Around
The Surrey bike was invented in the mid-19th century in England. The first Surrey bikes were called "quadricycles" and were used for leisure rides in parks and on beaches. They were typically made of wood and had a simple design.
Surrey bikes became popular in the United States in the early 20th century. They were often used for family outings and for transportation to and from work. Surrey bikes were also popular in amusement parks and on boardwalks.
The Surrey bike was featured in the 1943 musical "Oklahoma!" The song "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" made the Surrey bike even more popular. The song describes a Surrey bike with a fringe on top, which was a popular decoration at the time.
Modern Surrey Bikes
Modern Surrey bikes are made of metal and have a more complex design than the early Surrey bikes. They are often equipped with a canopy or awning to protect riders from the sun and rain.
Surrey bikes can also be equipped with a motor for added power. The rental Surreys at North Beach Mini-Golf do not have motors.
Popularity on the Boardwalks
of New Jersey
The New Jersey Shore is a popular tourist destination, and Surrey bikes are a fun and unique way to see the sights. They are also a popular choice for families with young children.
There are several reasons why Surrey bikes are so popular on the New Jersey Shore. First, the boardwalks are a great place to ride a Surrey bike. They are typically wide and flat, making them easy to ride. Second, the weather on the Jersey Shore is generally mild, making it a pleasant place to be outdoors. Third, there are many rental businesses that rent out Surrey bikes, making them easy to get a hold of.