The COVID-19 pandemic has been creating havoc for entertainment venues all over the world. Many owners of popular holiday spots have decided to bring their business to a close or are thinking of venturing out to other opportunities. If you’re an avid partier or are looking for safer alternatives to hang out with your friends outside, think about booking a pedal pub bicycle bar tour.
What Is a Bicycle Bar?
Depending on which part of the world you live in, you may refer to a bicycle bar as something else. However, the concept is the same. The most common names are party bike, bike bar, pedal bar, and several others. The bar is a giant bike that carries many people facing each other while drinking and socializing.
Peddlers work as an engine and power the bike as it moves around. Many pedal bikes look like trolley cars with side seating, canopy top, rack steering, and a bench seat at the back. The passengers or patrons pedal the cart while the tour guide is responsible for steering and braking.
The design dates back to its inventor in the Netherlands, who was looking for a new way to have fun. The intention behind the design is to provide a safe and fun way to sight-see while traveling from one pub to another.
The popularity of the bicycle bar has now spread to many cities in the U.S. Some of these cities include San Diego, Minneapolis, Nashville, St. Louis, Scottsdale, Portland, and many others. For instance, in Denver, a bicycle bar falls under the classification of an off-highway vehicle. This is different from a bicycle as it is a self-propelling vehicle.
Pedal Bars and the Law
As a rule, some party bike companies do not allow open alcohol containers because of local laws and regulations. However, some states, like Michigan and Kentucky allow for open bottles, but place restrictions on the number of drinks you can have on board. It’s against the law to have glass containers and hard liquor inside.
Bicycle bars can offer you a temporary escape from the daily stresses of life. Plus, they’re an amazing way to burn calories while touring your favorite cities with friends.