A Free Ride To The Beach With Hamptons Free Ride!

by Chelsea Burcz · May 3, 2011

    It's 90 degrees out on a summer day and you are methodically driving in circles to find a parking spot near the beach. The parking permit passes at most Hamptons' beaches are laughable, and if you do decide to skip the pass, you end up dragging your beach chair  at least a half mile by foot (or even worse, subject your car to being towed). Fret no more, three young entrepreneurs (and friends) have figured out how to eliminate the most stressful part of your day at the beach - and it's FREE! Alexander Esposito, Jaymes Westfall and James Mirras, all East End natives, founded Hamptons Free Ride together - a service that does exactly what its says, offering free rides to the beach in a eco-friendly, 100% electric shuttle. The service will run seven days a week, from early morning until about 6:30 pm, with four separate cars, each containing five passenger seats.

    The East Hampton shuttle, for example, will give rides beginning from a public parking lot, on to Main Street (making some stops there as well), and finally to the beach, running on a periodical schedule. Hamptons Free Ride will even have surf racks and storage for those larger items you need for your fun in the sun.

    So who's footing the bill on these free rides? Advertisers will have opportunities to purchase ad space on the exterior and interior of the cars, as they will be driving throughout the Hamptons and will be very visible to the public.

    Sounds like a win-win service, less stress getting to the beach and less cars on the roads!

    The East Hampton Route

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