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Meet Kirk and Monica Nicodemus of JoyRidesAZ in Old Town Scottsdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kirk and Monica Nicodemus.

Kirk and Monica, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
We started our company with one golf cart over 4 years ago. We saw other golf carts in the Scottsdale area and thought to ourselves we could offer something the other carts did not offer….Extraordinary Customer service in clean commercially insured golf carts…We started out just grabbing hailed rides off the street, then started creating relationships with some of the local hotels and businesses in the local downtown area…

What we found is visitors would ask us for a little drive around the area. At this time we decided to pivot more to the Tour side of golf cart transportation…

We now have 4 Golf carts and provide Urban Historic Tours, Culinary tours and offer transportation for corporate and special events.

Has it been a smooth road?
Some of the struggles are the public perception of the golf carts. Many people believe that all transportation carts are owned by the city and only haul rowdy intoxicated people from bar to bar…We have joined the Chamber of commerce and Visitors bureau in hopes of educating the community in how JoyRidesAZ is Different than the rest..

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the JoyRidesAZ story. Tell us more about the business.
JoyridesAZ offers Tours, culinary experiences, many different adult beverage crawls. There are many “walking food Tours” but no other Open Air Mobile Golf Cart tours offered in the area. We specialize in offering an Experience while riding in one of our 5 passenger Golf Carts. We are proud that we can customize any tour to accommodate our guests wishes…We are a concierge on Wheels.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
We believe Scottsdale will grow substantially in the next 5-10 years. People are looking for something different, something trendy…Visitors love Scottsdale. New restaurants, galleries, bars living spaces…Urban living at its best…We hope to grow with it…

Contact Info:

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  • Phone: 480-675-7857
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  • Instagram: JoyRidesAZ
  • Facebook: JoyRidesAZ
  • Yelp: JoyRidesAZ

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