— Urban Transport
The Fietscafe/Pedalpub – pedal-powered party
March 29, 2008 Now here’s a novel idea – it’s a mobile pedal-powered pub for up to 17 people. It all began in Holland and now appears to be spreading around the world, with franchises now appearing in America. Local laws about consuming alcohol on public roads restrict actual drinking on the move, but it’s an ideal pub crawl conveyance, instant parade float, tailgating venue and all-purpose group activity with guaranteed fun (read the forums).
The Pedalpub has five pedalling seats, ten freeloader (no pedalling) seats, a bartender and a driver, the latter two preferably sober, all at US$150.00 per hour rental fee. There’s another advantage for those countries where it’s illegal to smoke indoors – you can smoke in this pub.
Via the ever-fascinating Red Ferret Journal
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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