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Madisonís pedal pubs may allow beer on board
badger herald ^ | 4-10-14 | Alex Ariaga

Posted on 04/10/2014 9:59:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog

The big red Pedal pubs transporting riders between bars in Madison’s downtown could soon be allowed to carry beer on board under a proposed policy change that the mayor has previously blocked.

A Wisconsin state statute that went into effect in February allows pedal pubs in the state to permit riders to have up to three cans of beer per person on board the quadricycle. However, the statute allows municipalities to opt out of the statute if they so choose, a move Mayor Paul Soglin has pushed for the city.

“I find something incompatible to using your feet to drive a cycle while consuming beer,” Soglin said at a Transit and Parking Commission meeting Wednesday.

Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, proposed an alternate ordinance to allow pedalers to have two beers instead of three along with other proposed alterations.

Linda Besser, owner of Capitol Pedaler, said allowing passengers to consume alcohol on board the quadricycle would enhance the experience visitors are looking for from pedal pubs.

“We are a tourism attraction. We have been compared to the San Francisco trolley for Madison,” Besser said.

The pedal pub requires eight people to operate the bike, something she said makes it necessary for pedalers to maintain a level of sobriety for the two-hour, two-mile ride that stops at taverns and restaurants along the route.

All passengers are required to sign a waiver that includes a behavior section to prevent belligerent or obnoxious behavior, Besser said.

“As law enforcement, we knew people could generally drink a beer per hour and be OK to drive, so we figure they could at least maneuver a bike at one beer an hour,” she said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: soglin

1 posted on 04/10/2014 9:59:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

What about a weed trailer?


2 posted on 04/10/2014 10:01:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Beer is a food group.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 10:03:23 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Paladin2
Or a Bong Bus?


4 posted on 04/10/2014 10:08:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
Don't get me started....


5 posted on 04/10/2014 10:12:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smokingfrog


6 posted on 04/10/2014 10:17:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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7 posted on 04/10/2014 10:20:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SpaceBar

Beer is a meal in a bottle. I should have used that argument years ago.
When the wife and I were starting out and money was tight, I tried to get her to buy a case of beer for about $10.00. She wanted to buy a jar of Nivea cold cream for about the same money.
I argued the beer would make her look better.
Surviving that, I became a wiser man.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 10:25:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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9 posted on 04/10/2014 10:29:18 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: tumblindice

“Yes, dear” works wonders.....


10 posted on 04/10/2014 10:32:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smokingfrog

Just saw these in Nashville,
Patrons seemed pretty loaded up and they were just at the loading dock.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 3:19:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: smokingfrog; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Beer on Board in a pedal pub in Madison?

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


12 posted on 04/12/2014 4:16:15 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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