April 19, 2013

Cowtown Gets a 15-Passenger Beer Bike and Our Jealousy Burns Slightly More Than Our Legs Will

Remember this? The beer bike that was banned in Germany because of all the ruckus it caused on the roadway? We can’t imagine how 16 drunk people pedaling a bike through a busy city could possibly be a distraction, but we honestly wanted to find out for ourselves.

Well, our neighbor to the west has just done that. Thrillist Sarah Blaskovich with Pegasus News reported earlier this week that the Cowtown Cycle Pub is now up and pedaling. According to the website, groups of up to 16 people can rent the bike for a two-hour tour through downtown Fort Worth. They provide the driver and the bike is propelled by riders, who are free to stay properly hydrated in BYOB fashion, which excludes glass containers and hard liquor. That would leave beer, or you could just bring water or cucumber limon Gatorade. The company itself does not sell or serve alcohol.

And, tricky part here, according to the FAQ page, “You must be on the bike to consume alcohol — no stepping off with a drink.” I’m sure lots of booing is involved for errant riders/drinkers.

Tours are determined by each group, but typical stops include historical sights, “cool architecture,” dessert destinations and bars.

A curtsey and bow, Cowtown. You done well.

Originally posted on DallasObserver.com
By Lauren Drewes Daniels Thu., Dec. 20 2012 at 8:38 AM