Earlier this week we announced the arrival of The Pedal Wagon in Dayton. This Cincinnati based business has been operating these mobile pub crawls in Over the Rhine since 2012 and recently expanded their territory to showcase more of the city. The Pedal Wagon operates fourteen wagons year-round in Cincinnati and Columbus and has around 50 seasonal employees. And this spring, they’ll be bringing two pedal powered vehicles to the Oregon District. Exact debut dates are awaiting approval by the powers that be at the City of Dayton, for licenses and routes.
“We aim to provide a unique experience for our riders,” says Jen, the manager of Columbus and the new Dayton market. “We owe it to our partnering bars & restaurants for providing great service. We have set up a variety of routes and keep a constant line of communication open with them in order for operations to run smoothly. We have been talking to a lot of bars and restaurants in Dayton for some time now, and are excited to bring them more business very soon!”
The Pedal Wagon was voted in the top three outdoor activities on Trip Advisor in Cincinnati and has become an icon in Cincinnati and Columbus. “We are looking to become a part of the Oregon District too and give back to the community; while having fun, of course! Our main goal is to bring business to businesses and help expose Oregon District’s new and old establishments. Riders tend to book for events such as birthday parties, bachelorette and bachelor parties, company outings, family celebrations, and much more. People seem to be smiling non-stop and having a great time while riding with us. It really makes the job a lot easier when you know people are truly enjoying the service we’re providing.”
Your’ll have the option of reserving a private ride for up to 15 or just booking a couple of seats on a public ride. For more details, or to book a ride on one of the Pedal Wagon’s cruises, visit www.PedalWagon.com or email Jen@PedalWagon.com.
But wait, there’s another Pedaling Pub coming to Dayton
Just as I posted the picture of the Pedal Wagon on our DaytonDining Facebook page, I got an email fromLindsay Kleinhenz with her partner Chad Banter have been working for the last 8 months with the city to get approval and licenses for their Dayton Pedaling Pub. They’ll be partnering with Warped Wing, starting their tours their, heading to Toxic Brew Company and Dayton Beer Company.
Lindsay and Chad both work at Miami Valley Hospital and are excited to be young entrepreneurs that are sourcing much of their business needs locally, including signage, merchant services and more. The actual vehicle was hand built by a retired engineer in Jacksonville, FL. Their pub will have seats for up to 13 (with the 14th seat being for the sober leader). They anticipate a 2 hour pub crawl will run about $25.
We can’t wait for these two new businesses to start cruising through the Oregon district, and hmm wonder how many calories you burn pedaling for beer? This may become my new summer workout! Who’s with me?