The Dayton City Commission this morning gave the green light to pedal pubs, which are mobile alcohol establishments that are popular in other major cities, including Cincinnati and Columbus.
Dayton commissioners had the second and final reading of an ordinance that will allow pedal pub businesses to operate in the city if they obtain a permit.
The permiting proccess will require applicants to provide proof of insurance, a summary of planned pedaling routes and a list of business practices and policies.
Pedal pubs are essentially large bikes — that can fit 15 or more people who are asked to help pedal — that also have a bar and allow riders to sip on booze as they roam about the city.
Two groups have already expressed interest in bringing mobile drinking carts to Dayton. Cincinnati-based Pedal Wagon offers a 15-person wagon.
Local residents Lindsay Kleinhenz and Chad Banter hope their business, Dayton Pedaling Pub, will hit the road soon.
City staff have expressed some concerns about pedal pubs resulting in increased costs related to enforcement and regulation.