Bike-Powered Pub Crawl Company Fights Rejection By City
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CHICAGO (CBS) — The owners of a company that operates pedal-powered pub crawls is fighting a decision by Chicago’s City Hall to deny it a permit.
Its called PedalPub.
Sort of a bar on wheels. There are 16-seats facing inward. Eight on each side.
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Everybody pedals. And there’s a driver who sits behind a keg.
“It seems a shame that if you want to see the city you have to so it on a tank of gas.”
Matt Graham, of PedalPub Chicago says City Hall denied a permit because it sees the PedalPub as a sightseeing operation.
“Which we’re not. We can never be because we don’t operate a motorized vehicle.”
They want to use the PedalPub to do pub crawls.
“We just want to be able to pedal from bar to bar and have a good time.”
It started in Minneapolis.
A Google search turned up the Facebook group, “I Hate the PedalPub.”
Members seem to hate the noise of 16 people who might be a little drunk… pedaling down the street.
“Its just part of the business, you know. Alcohol tends to create a little noise.”