Minneapolis Officials: New Pedal Pub Rules to Include Insurance

January 14, 2013

Minneapolis, Minn., officials plan to hold hearings this month on so-called “pedal pubs.” Those are the bars on wheels that are driven down the street powered by pedaling beer drinkers.

The state prohibits having open alcohol contained in vehicles. But four years ago state lawmakers exempted pedal pubs in which five or more passengers provide pedal power to the vehicle.

The city is proposing a number of regulations. For example, the tours would have to end by 10 p.m. There would be license fees of $98 per vehicle and $59 per driver. Hard liquor would be outlawed and owners would have to carry $2 million in insurance.

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says riders would also have to keep the noise down – no music, yelling or loud conversations.

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  • January 17, 2013 at 9:26 am
    Captain Planet says:
    Instead of buckets of beer, they have handlebar baskets of beer. They don't have a water bottle holder, they have a growler holder. Cheers to the rider who has engineered a bo... read more
  • January 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm
    Tim Davids says:
    I've seen these in Chicago Suburbs...they're very cool actually. People were having a great time and everyone stops and watches them go by. In certain places these would be ve... read more
  • January 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    J.S. says:
    Not allowed. Cruel and unusual punishment.
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