VIDEO: Maritime Bicycle Courier offers restaurants a homegrown delivery option during closures

With restaurants closed to dining in, owners have had to rely even more on delivery services. Maritime Bicycle Courier, already a staple of the Long Beach eating and drinking community, has seen more local businesses sign on to have their food delivered directly to customers’ doors via bicycle.

Founded in 2014 by former competitive cyclists Langdon Taguiped and Bud Abille, the business took a hit with the introduction of car delivery services—Postmates, Uber Eats—to the area in 2018. But Maritime managed to survive and now find themselves even more essential.

It’s always been about serving the community and supporting local businesses, but now it’s resonating, Taguiped said, adding “Maritime, rain or shine.”

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.