Take a Free Ride is a nonprofit transportation currently serving the residents of  Fleming Island and Orange Park South.  We take passengers from their homes to our sponsored bars/restaurants (Whitey’s Fish Camp, Island Life Grill, Brick Oven Pizzeria and Gastropub, Mercury Moon Grille & Bar and Talons at Eagle Harbor and V Pizza) and back.

Simply call or text us at 904-868-RIDE (7433) if you wish to be picked up at your Fleming Island home!

Take A Free Ride service is made available by the generous donations from the 6 elite restaurants on Fleming Island and our Business Sponsors who believe in our mission to reduce drinking and driving and care about providing you a safe way home as well as further educating our community on the dangers of drinking and driving. After expenses, all additional money will go toward building educational programs designed to touch our local high school students on being responsible if impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Running this operation has costs associated with it and we have our sights set to build this operation and take it throughout our great Country. If you too wish to support it and use our service, we encourage you to make a donation to our life changing cause.

Donations can be made either online or you can provide “TIP Donations” on one of our buses in the form of cash or major credit cards. Tips help pay for our drivers – who ultimately are going to help you to get home safe! We can always provide you with a receipt for your donation as we are a 501c nonprofit.

The Route

Our bus is parked in the Whitey's Fish Camp parking lot and we start each evening during service hours from Whitey's.  We make a continuous loop stopping at Whitey's Fish Camp, Mercury Moon, Brick Oven, Island Life Grill and V Pizza.  We pick people up from the restaurants and take them to other sponsors or to their home.  This service runs all night till our Sponsors close.

Hours of Operation
 When the restaurants are busy, Take A Free Ride will be working its route and transportation people safely home. We will be working with each sponsored restaurant monthly to ensure that we are available for their special events, well attended sporting events, and holiday seasons.

A typical Routed schedule:

  • Friday and Saturday 6:00 PM till our Sponsors close
  • Thursdays 6 P M- Close during the busy months of May - December

We are also available to be Chartered for your Events during hours except when we are committed to our Sponsors.