Remember the good old days when the mark of a good friend was an offer to ride on his or her handlebars? Well now’s your chance to show not just one, but up to 15 of your best buddies that same kind of bike-love on Denver’s Pedal Hopper! Also known as a “party bike” or “bike bar,” the Pedal Hopper is essentially a roving pub powered by pedaling patrons seated around the perimeter of the bike, while one person stands and “tends bar” in the middle. Each trip is navigated by a professional Pedal Hopper driver (for a total of up to 17 people on board at one time), so you can rest assured that you’ll all arrive at your destination(s) safe and sound–as sound as you can possibly be while having this much fun, that is!
Luke Stone, Pedal Hopper’s owner and manager, says his business “provides and promotes a completely green way to get around and do a pub crawl, sight-see, or city-shop with all of your friends on one huge bicycle.” The bike can be can be booked April-October for bar hops, bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, tailgating, neighborhood tours, etc., and Luke is even game for arranging tours during the colder months if the weather cooperates. One thing to note: the Pedal Hopper plans to obtain an open-container permit next year, allowing patrons to bring their own wine or keg of beer on board. Until then, they can’t allow anything that would appear to be alcohol. Still, we can’t think of a better way to get from place to place while metabolizing whatever you consume at each stop, be it burgers or beer. We bet you’ll drink to that!
[Submitted by Erin Hilmer]
BikeDenver’s Bicycle-Friendly Business (BFB) of the Month Awards help highlight organizations that are making standout contributions and offering great success stories from among BikeDenver’s Bicycle-Friendly Business (BFB) Program members. The BFB program, with more than 125 honorees to date, recognizes businesses, organizations and workplaces that are leading the way to make bicycling an easy and accepted form of transportation in Denver. Nominate a workplace as a Bicycle-Friendly Business here.
The Denver Pedal Hopper provides the greenest, most fun way to tour the town’s most happening ‘hoods. They also proudly support Denver Cruisers and all area bicycle enthusiasts. www.pedalhopper.com/denver
BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization. BikeDenver promotes and encourages bicycling in Denver and works to make Denver a better place to ride your bike. Why? Because more bicycling has great benefits for you, and for Denver! www.bikedenver.org
Clif Bar & Company started on a bike ride. Founder Gary took a bite of another energy bar and thought he could make a better bar. Today, Clif Bar is a leading maker of all-natural and organic energy and nutrition foods and drinks. www.clifbar.com
Bicycle Friendly Business of the Month Awards: Since partnering in July of 2009 to launch the monthly awards program, Clif Bar and BikeDenver have recognized Watercourse Restaurant, Historic Denver’s Story Trek, Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, Jones Lang LaSalle, Human Powered Transit Authority, Denver Pavilions, the Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado, Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, Little Man Ice Cream, Denver Water, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Sweet Action Ice Cream, MIGHTYkarma, Quiznos, REI Denver Flagship Store, Solera Green Living, Holland & Hart, Grand Hyatt Denver, The Bike Depot, Snooze a.m. eatery, Tony’s Market, eGo CarShare, Primal Wear, Illegal Pete’s, and the Denver Pedal Hopper.
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