by Charlie Harmon
at 03:40 PM | Permalink
Pedal around the city for pre-game drinks, progressive dinners and more
ever been driving around the interlocking streets of the city and seen a group
of hysterical people slowly pedaling a giant wagon, then you’ve been exposed to
the wonderful world of the Pedal Wagon. This 15-person rolling party —
powered by the pedals beneath each rider’s seat — takes groups on historic
tours, pub crawls and more while also offering specials on drinks at
participating bars. Here are some special tours Pedal Wagon is offering during
the winter season:
Polar Bear Express
presents a wonder that would have the likes of Clark Griswold lighting up in
uncontainable excitement. This seasonally decorated Wagon takes riders — who
are encouraged to don their favorite holiday costumes like Santa, the Grinch or
the Abominable Snowman — on a two-hour pub crawl to four of Cincinnati’s most
eclectic bars, where they will enjoy seasonal drink specials.
the incredible culinary treasures of old and new sprinkled throughout the Queen
City, who wouldn’t want to have fun balancing the calories between meals with a
Pedal Wagon adventure? This three-hour tour takes riders to Kaze for an appetizer
and drink, then Arnold’s for an entree and drink, and Taste of Belgium for dessert
and a final drink.
Pedal to the Jungle
football season upon us yet again and the cold creeping down from the north,
standing around a parking lot with a beer sounds just plain chilly. For a more
interactive adventure that might also keep you warm, Pedal Wagon offers a two-hour pub crawl that takes fans to some of the city’s best sports bars —
Rhinehaus, O’Malley’s in the Alley and Jefferson Social — and drops them off
just a half hour before kickoff.
Hair of the Dog
the fact that it is indeed 5 o’clock somewhere with a barhopping pedal tour.
This two-hour crawl takes riders to four great spots to grab a beer and warm
their ears, stopping at HalfCut, Knockback Nat's, Lackman and Rhinehaus. Go here for more info and to book your ride.
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!