The Great Lakes Pub Cruiser Just Got Even Better!
If you haven’t taken a ride on the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser, it is likely that you have seen it around downtown. This bus/bicycle contraption allows you and a groups of friends or family to pedal your way around to various bars, restaurants, and shops in and around downtown. The cruisers will fit up to 16 people and requires a minimum of 6 people to operate. This little adventure is a fun experience to tour the town in a new light.
This trip is most popular as a bar-hopping experience, but there are other options as well. You can do a tour around downtown and stop at ice cream shops, the Downtown Market, or just grab a bite to eat at 0ne of the restaurants. Remember, you are pedaling liek you would on a regular bike. This means dress accordingly, leave the flip-flops and heels at home and wear something light and breathable.
What Is It Good For?
This is a great group event for several occassions. Many bachelor and bachelorette parties book trips with the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser. Company outings, family fun, and birthdays are all great reasons to book a ride. You are able to pick a route for a period of time between 2 and 3 hours, and up to 4 bars to stop at. There are a number of bars and restaurants along the way, and they are pretty flexible with creating a route that meets your desires.
Alcohol Is Now Allowed
The highlight of the new features is that now you can drink on the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser. Previously, because of the law, the cruiser is considered a vehicle and alcohol was not permitted. The company has since been able to attain a permit to allow drinking on the cruiser. However, there are still limits as to what you can and can’t drink. For adult beverages, it must be in a sealed, standard 12 ounce can. No liquor, no shots, no jello shots, no mixed drinks and no tall boys. There is a cooler and ice on the cruiser for your conveinence.
Pedal Assist is now available as of this year for the pub cruiser. This is not a motor, as the bike is still runs on power from your legs. Pedal Assist is rather like an extra gear for the cruiser, allowing you to get up hills easier. If you have previously taken a ride on the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser, you know that the hills can be quite exhausting, especially after having a few drinks. Even worse, is when other people get drunk, and stop pedaling, so you have to pick up the slack. This new upgrade makes the ride go much smoother and easier for everyone.
New Speaker System
The cruisers have got an upgrade to their surround sound systems as well. Now you can listen to your favorite playlist in higher quality. They even have a microphone if you are trying to sing some karaoke as well. There are audio hookups for you to plug your phone right in and listen to a pre-made playlist, bounce between DJs, or make a game out of it.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost depends on the length of your trip, the time of the week, and the time of day you choose. These costs are set per Pub Cruiser. This means if you are splitting the cost as a group, it will be the same overall whether you have 8 people or 14. It would be cheaper per person to have 14. There are also late fees if your group is not ready and the cruiser comes back late. This is because they usually book back to back and there is another group waiting for that cruiser at a specific time. You can also get a charge for inappropriate behavior, so don’t be a fool out there.
These tours will run rain or shine. The only time that weather will cancel a trip is if there is a severe weather warning before the ride starts. You can re-book your ride if something comes up, as long as you give them more than 30 days notice. You can book anytime between St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween, from 9:00 am until 11:00 pm.