The co-owners of a Dayton-based pedal pub have officially put the 14-seat wagon they first launched in March 2017 on the market.
As we told you last August, QuadracycAle's Lindsay Kleinhenz and Chad Banter decided to shelve the business due to personal matters.
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The couple announced on Facebook last night, May 22, that the bike would be sold.
"Deep down we hoped to return to the business one day but unfortunately it doesn't appear to be in the cards. We will officially be selling the bike and enclosed trailer. If you are interested or know someone that is please private message us. Thank you," a message posted on the company's Facebook page said.
In a message exchange with this news organization, Kleinhenz said the sale price is negotiable as is the transfer of ownership of the Dayton QuadracycAle name, website and Facebook page.
The company was one of two pedaling pubs launched in 2017 due to a Dayton law change.
The other, Cincinnati-based Pedal Wagon, continues full operations.
Pedal Wagon recently unveiled its bike featuring a Dayton funk design created by University of Dayton students.
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Pedal Wagon operates mainly in downtown and in Dayton’s Oregon District neighborhood.
*** EARLIER REPORT (Aug. 24, 2018): UPDATE: With ‘heavy hearts,’ Dayton pedal pub owners calling it quits
The owners of a pedal pub company say they are being forced to call it quits.
Lindsay Kleinhenz and Chad Banter, the co-owners of Dayton-based QuadracycAle, plan to shelve or sell the 14-seat wagon they first launched in March 2017.
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The closure was announced on QuadracycAle’s Facebook page today.
The message reads:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce this will be the last year we will be the owners and operators of the Dayton QuadracycALE.
To say we have had a blast would be an understatement!! Unfortunately, due to health concerns in our family, we were forced to make this very difficult decision.
After weeks of deliberation, it came down to what is best for our family. Over the past couple of months, it became more and more difficult to devote the time and energy to provide the experience that our patrons deserve. We will of course continue to fulfill all current reservations and future reservations through the fall of 2018 with the same enthusiasm that we are known for.
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We are considering selling the QuadracycALE business to anyone interested in keeping this dream alive. Serious inquiries only please.
Thank you again to all those that have stuck by us from the very beginning, all of our new friends, our families, the city of Dayton for working with us when we first brought this idea to you and all the businesses and organizations that have supported us. You have made these last two years unforgettable!
Thank you for all the great memories we have really enjoyed getting to know all of our patrons and being part of so many special days from birthdays, to bachelor/bachelorette parties, card parties, you name it. Thank you, Dayton!”
Dayton City Commission approved an ordinance for pedal pub mobile alcohol establishments in February 2017, clearing the way for QuadracycALE and Cincinniati-based Pedal Wagon to operate.
Both operate mainly in downtown and in Dayton Oregon District neighborhood.
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Messages were left for the owners seeking additional information.
Kleinhenz and Banter originally named their business Dayton Pedaling Pub, but changed it after receiving a cease and desist notice from an attorney for Minneapolis-based PedalPub.
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Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson
Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson
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