Thanks to Debora McGillivray
Historically, biking and drinking beer is a bad idea. But imbibing brews and pedaling while someone else steers? That’s a stroke of two-wheeled brilliance. Actually, make that four wheels.
Recently, Bend, Oregon, featured the debut of the Cycle Pub, a trolley car–shaped traveling bar that blends the city’s twin passions: cycling and craft beer. (The innovation is an American riff on Holland’s lush-friendly Bier Bike.) Up to 12 beer lovers belly up to the glossy wooden bar and pump their legs, while an additional three non-pedalers can plop down on a plush bench and sip brewskis served by a pal doubling as a bartender. (Cycle Pub employees are unable to dole out drinks.)
To cut down on the risk of crashes — and spilling your precious carbonated nectar — “we provide the driver, so riders can legally enjoy a local fine-crafted beer, glass of wine or cup of coffee en route,” founder James Watts told The Bulletin.
But forget caffeine. This a bicycle built for brews. Thanks to Cycle Pub, gaining — and losing — a beer belly has never been so much fun.