3 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
City plans to create bike lanes on Spring
Grove Avenue from near Hopple Street to Bank Street are facing some
opposition from the Camp Washington Business Association.
BikeFest offers participants opportunities to assist and learn about local charities
1 Comment · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Episcopal Community Services Foundation’s BikeFest is more than a charity ride; it
offers riders from a variety of athletic backgrounds — both serious and
occasional riders — the opportunity to learn about and engage with the
local charities they’re serving.
10 reasons Cincinnati is greener than you think
1 Comment · Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Cincinnatians just love to joke about
that old, clichéd quip often attributed to Mark Twain: “When the end of
the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it’s always 20 years
behind the times.” The colloquialism is used to exemplify anything
considered remotely backward, from legislation to fashion to potholes.
Signs of life, though, are sprouting up around the city like a canary
dandelion through a crack in the cement.
by Jac Kern
Posted In: bikes
at 02:20 PM | Permalink
Local Pedal Wagon introduces a fun, green take on transportation
Have you spotted a giant, pedal-powered contraption rolling around town? No, we're not talking about tall bikes (though we do love us some crazy cyclists) — Pedal Wagon is a new venture from two Cincinnati-natives that offers a first-of-its-kind experience in the area.Jack Heekin and Tom O'Brian created
the Pedal Wagon to give locals a unique way to experience all the bars,
historical sites and landmarks Cincy has to offer. It works like this: about a dozen
passengers sit around a rectangular covered wagon with pedals underneath the seats.
Those passengers provide the power while a driver steers the wagon along. If you're too short to reach the pedals (which is the case if you're under 5-foot-3) or physical activity cramps your style, just relax on the bench and watch your friends do all the work!Pedal
Wagon made its debut inside February's Cincy Winter Beerfest, then hit the
streets of OTR for the recent Bockfest. Don’t worry about intoxicated drivers, though — passengers merely
provide power for the wagon, while a sober professional directs it and
controls the car-caliber breaks.Pedal Wagon offers various city cruises where
guests will be taken to area bars, Fountain Square, and other Downtown hot
spots. They also feature Pedal Parties, where individuals can rent the wagon
for 2 hours at just $30 a person. Alcohol is not allowed on the wagon itself,
unless on private property with permission to do so (like inside Cincy Beerfest). The crew plans to join forces with American Legacy Tours (Queen City
Underground, Newport Gangster Tour) for The Beer Barons and Bike Tour this May. For more information, or to book a cruise, call 513-201-ROLL or check out www.pedalwagon.com. Be sure to look out for the Pedal Wagon at Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade downtown!