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'Amish Uber' buggy rides popular in Michigan town

Posted: 9:57 AM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-06 15:57:17Z

A man picking up passersby flagging him and his buggy down for a ride is calling his service "Amish Uber."

The service is not affiliated with the actual Uber ride-sharing service, but it has been popular in the town of Colon, Michigan, where driver Timothy Hochstedler is using a horse and buggy to cart folks around.

Hochstedler has a sign on his buggy that says each ride is $5 and he was offering rides during the town's recent  81st annual Abbott's Magic Get Together festival.

WWMT television station talked with people who paid for rises in the buggy, and they said the experience was unique and fun.