Pedal Pub

Every once in a while you need to take a break from your everyday stressful routine of work and school and make plans with people you love and care about. These past two weekends I’ve had the opportunity to take off of work and to visit my baby sister in her first year as a freshman at St. Cloud University.


(My sister and I in St. Cloud, MN)

The following weekend, I went home to Minneapolis to go out on a pedal pub with my best friends from high school. For those of you who don’t know what a pedal pub is, its essentially a very large bicycle that holds between 16 to 20 people. There is a driver designated from the pedal pub company and we the customers choose from amongst ourselves who is going to be the bartender in the middle of the pub. Their job is to pass out our beers and then everyone else has the divine duty to pedal.

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There were 16 of us on the pedal pub, 17 including the driver. We pedaled through downtown Minneapolis to many bars between a two hour period. Now two hours may not sound like a lot but when you’re slamming down beers and hustling to carry not only your own body weight but the weight of 16 others plus the pub its a little difficult.

If you haven’t been on a pedal pub before I strongly encourage you to find a good group of friends and sign up for one. Its something I know you won’t regret, its different and it puts a new spin on the traditional bar hopping.