Get set for a busy start to May! This year, the Kentucky Derby (May 4) and Cinco de Mayo fall on the same weekend — two special events which mean lots of parties, and lots of ride requests.
Expect higher demand throughout the weekend, peaking on Saturday — when watch parties, fiestas, and parades will be in full flow — between 5 PM-11 PM.
Be a hero for your riders: Keep extra chargers and water bottles handy to score better tips (and high-fives) from passengers.
Take breaks during down times: Between festivities or drop-offs about town, simply tap Online during a ride so you don’t get matched with another passenger.
Keep safety top of mind: if you need to cancel a ride, we know there are times when it's perfectly reasonable to do so — if this happens, make sure to reach out to our support team so they’re aware and can review the request. Learn more here.
Now that you’ve got the best times to drive, here’s where you can expect more passengers requesting rides:
Bars and pubs: Prepare for pickups and drop-offs at popular bars as locals travel in packs to catch the race and enjoy the celebrations.
Parades and festivals: Some cities host their Cinco de Mayo festivals the day before — be sure to check local listings so you don’t miss out on rides. Get familiar with your city’s parade route to be aware of any road closures.
Residential neighborhoods: From Kentucky Derby watch parties to family barbecues with a Mexican flavor, passengers will be requesting rides all over town this weekend.