Have 15 friends who enjoy a drink and need to be somewhere? Dallas is ready to roll.
After sorting out delays with route planning and permits, the Dallas Buzz Bike starts pedaling this week. The 16-seat, pedal-powered, mobile pub has received the green light from the city and they are having a launch party tonight to celebrate.
Available in Forth Worth and Houston already, the bike is outfitted with six-barstool seats on each side, with pedals underneath. There's also a bench for several people in the back and then one person can stand inside the "bar" in the middle of the bike. Buzz Bikes provides the driver.
The Buzz Bike is BYOB - beer and wine only, no hard liquor. There are a few other rules and some waivers to sign, things that deal with glass, helmets, proper pedaling and staying in your seat.
Most of the routes start in the West End; one goes to the Arts District, another downtown along Main and Commerce and another to the Victory Plaza area.
There's also an Uptown route along McKinney. For all of these routes, which last either one or two hours, they'll have some predetermined stops.Keep an eye out on their website for any and all new changes.