Cycling and swilling: Pedal pubs to have insurance?
Pedal pubs in Minneapolis – bars on wheels powered by pedaling beer drinkers – may soon be required to carry $2 million in insurance, according to a report in the Star Tribune.
(See a slideshow of the "Bike with the barrel" from PedalPub.com.)
The bicycles built for brew involve having five or more patrons seated around a table on wheels provide pedal power to move the vehicle. Those who operate these mobile imbibing operations may soon be regulated by the city, which is to say they'll have to pay licensing fees and carry insurance.
In addition to licensing fees and insurance, city officials are also proposing that the tours keep any roving rowdies under control -- no loud music or yelling.
Personally, when I'm drinking beer I like to be sedentary, preferably on a bar stool, banquette or a beach. But if you made a resolution to start exercising or find your fitness plan on the skids, and live near Minneapolis, this could be a way to kick it into high gear.
Michelle Megna has worked as a reporter and editor for many daily newspapers, magazines and websites covering government, education, technology and lifestyles during her 20 years as a journalist. She joined Insurance.com as managing editor in October 2011.