Don’t be alarmed if you see revelers drinking brew while pedaling giant, multi-passenger bikes this weekend in the Oregon District.
It is totally legal.
The owners of The Dayton QuadracycAle and Pedal Wagon received word last night that they are officially licensed to operate in Dayton.
Pedal Wagon, a Cincinnati-based company that also operates in Columbus, will have its first riders tonight.
Jack Heekin, who co-owns Pedal Wagon with Stuart Naeny, said his company’s launch in Dayton has been well received.
“We’ve been ready to go and now it is all coming together,” he said. “It seems a lot of people are really familiar with it and are ready to go.”
The Dayton-based Dayton QuadracycAle will be at the fish fry at Incarnation Parish, 7415 Far Hills Ave. in Centerville, tonight.
The company will give away a free ride.
Lindsay Kleinhenz, who co-owns QuadracycAle with her boyfriend Chad Banter, said there will be a test run of their 14-seat wagon this weekend. They plan to launch the first rides on St. Patrick's Day.
They are accepting bookings for Saturday, March 18 and on for their Dayton Craft Brew Pub Tour.
“We can’t wait to increase our partnership with local people,” Kleinhenz said.
Pedal Wagon is accepting reservations for its Oregon Hop route.
Both companies have partnered with downtown and Oregon District bars and breweries for pub crawls.
The wagons can also be rented for progressive dinners and other events.
Customers will pedal a wagon steered by a sober captain between venues.
Pedal Wagon plans to store two 15-seat wagons made in Holland at the Dayton Beer Company, 41 Madison St., Dayton.
It will be available seven days a week and offer two-hour tours for about $25 per person.
QuadracycAle’s bike is stored at Warped Wing Brewery, 26 Wyandot St., Dayton.
It will operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It will cost $275 (about $21 per person) to rent the bike for 13 people for two hour tours.