Seaside Stories

Seeing Seaside on a Surrey

July 29, 2012 | by Jon Rahl

Chances are good if you’ve visited Seaside you’ve seen a surrey cruising the downtown streets. It’s possible you’ve even ridden one of these popular bikes – also referenced as a quadricycle. Designed after classic automobile cars, the surrey bike is about as synonymous with Seaside as salt-water taffy and sand dollars. They’re also lots of fun and a great way to get some exercise.
My most recent excursion wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be (the bikes require some good pedal power) but with a good partner or two, the ride takes teamwork to a whole new level. Add a couple of energetic kids to the mix (most surreys have baskets in the front of the bike) and the ride often turns into an hour of laughter.
The surrey comes in three sizes (two, four and six-person bikes) and with that extra basket, your ride could include up to eight people.
Seaside has a few locations for surrey rentals. The Prom Bike & Hobby Shop has been serving bicyclists since the 1930s and is one of the oldest shops in Oregon. Wheel Fun Rentals has three locations in Seaside. Hours vary throughout the year but locations are open daily during summer months.
Editor’s note: Broadway is one of the most popular streets to cruise on these four-wheeled bikes, but for a more scenic and casual ride be sure and explore the many downtown streets. 

Leave a Reply

and so much more!

Beauty and the Beach (and a Photo Bomb)

The sundial in Seaside has been around since the 1940s - you can check it out on the promenade today.

Learn More
A Chinook Fishing Tale

Chinook Salmon Fishing in and Around Seaside Oregon

Learn More
Wave Meets Wall

Back in 1925, the waves would encroach on Seaside's Turnaround with a dramartic ferocity

Learn More
View from the Pacific Pier

The view circa 1906 of Seaside's old Pacific Pier

Learn More
Snail Mail: the Agony & the Ecstasy

Snail mail in Seaside circa 1909.

Learn More
Shell Road

Shell Road was the small, primitive pathway that eventually became Broadway.

Learn More
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Seaside

Seaside has many treasures “hidden” before our very eyes, ones we may take for granted because we don’t fully grasp their importance.

Learn More
Clam Chowder
Must-Eat Clam Chowders in Seaside

A look at five of the more than 20 clam chowders found in Seaside, Oregon

Learn More
Rebranding Seaside Gives us new Opportunity for Promoting Seaside

How do you describe Seaside to your friends, neighbors and relatives? Better yet, how would you, if asked? You may have an answer ...

Learn More
Seaside Holiday Spirit
Seaside Holiday Spirit

Seaside holiday spirit is more than evident around town beginning in early November. Ushered in by lights and decorations going up...

Learn More
Broadway Field is a Community Gem

Renovated Broadway Field is a community gem

Learn More
Times of Change…

Seasons of change in nature and life.

Learn More
Terrible Tilly: Stowing Away the Years

Perched atop solid rock more than a mile offshore from Tillamook Head, the notorious Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, (nicknamed “Terr...

Learn More
Tillamook Head Trail
Seaside’s Very Own Rainforest: Tillamook Head

Hiking the Tillamook Head trail offers pure bliss for this local hiker

Learn More
The Cove in Seaside

Rain or shine, the Seaside Cove is a must-see-stop whether you’re a tourist or a local. It’s a mixture of sandy and rocky beach. There are tons of parking spots, and Seltzer Park is just across the street. There are public restrooms and a shower to rinse off sandy feet. There are also plenty of benches for both wave watching and people watching.

Learn More
October is a Fickle Friend in Seaside

October weather is unpredictable on Oregon's North Coast

Learn More
Seaside Lifeguards – Kicking off the Summer Season

The lifeguard tower in Seaside ensures a safe and fun beach experience.

Learn More
Driving the Oregon Coast Highway

Unique views are plentiful along all 363 miles

Learn More