Local resident Dave Green opened Free Beach Ride in early 2009. Designed to give back to the community, the service was created to provide
a safe, free transportation option for visitors and residents.
In 2009, Free Beach Ride opened with just a few golf carts, serving only St. Pete Beach and Pass-A-Grille. As the popularity for the service increased, vans were added to the fleet to meet customer needs. The vans provided a safer and more comfortable form of transportation.
Soon after, the service was expanded to reach Treasure Island and Madeira Beach. Today, Free Beach Ride now provides a safe, comfortable ride to guests from the south tip of Pass-A-Grille to the northern parts of Clearwater Beach.