Friday, August 27, 2010

Beer Bike


I was sitting outside at a café when I saw it. Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure I heard it first. Loud music accompanied by some very off key singing. When I turned to look I saw a group of people having the time of their lives onboard some sort of contraption they were pedaling. From the looks of it, they were celebrating some sort of Bachelor party but whatever it was, it looked fun! In true Bri fashion, I committed the website plastered on the side to memory and went home to look it up to see if I might be able to experience that kind of unique adventure.

It’s called a “Beer Bike” and basically it consists of 10-15 people sitting and pedaling on a Flinstone-esque machine and taking a tour of the city, all while drinking beer (there is a keg on board), eating sausage and chips, and blaring whatever music they desire. There was only one problem with this great idea. You couldn’t hop on with a couple of your buddies, the whole bike had to be rented by you and your friends and it was a 10 person minimum. So I waited patiently until I knew there were enough people I knew by name in the city at once, and then invited them all to join me for a party and a workout all rolled into one!

I played Bartender (my sneaky way of being able to stand in the center and not have to pedal for two hours straight), and my 10 buddies propelled us through the streets on a tour of the city. We had compiled a playlist of 80’s hits and sung at the top of our lungs to MJ, U2, and Madonna for 2 hours. It was a Tuesday and we had nothing to celebrate but that didn’t stop of from having a good time and making great memories!

5 comments:

Theresa said...

That sounds like so much fun! Good for you.

Jamoosh said...

Only if I don't have to pedal...

Anonymous said...

This is so funny! Jamie and I cracked up! If only we could do that in Venice... CA! miss you! Jenny

Dana said...

That sounds like a lot of fun and something so different! I love it!!!

anonymousnupe said...

There's MJ blaring from this one. I can't see you on it, but was this yours: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkulQvz-efw? I just had to youtube it to see how it's steered, how you know what route to follow, etc. So you pretty much just stay on the path? Is that how you know where to go? Or is one of the folks on board a guide or something? What happens if the thing needs to make an abrupt stop? Who slams on the brakes, and how does everybody else know to STOP PEDDLING?! I'm intrigued. And now that I think about it, this thing promotes drunk driving! Yikes!