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JackInCT

[*] posted on 25-5-2017 at 23:47
Quote:
Originally posted by LSemmens
Actually, I wonder if all the patrons could be charged by the coppers with drink driving.....


In the USA, all manner of "things" related to alcohol is regulated at the state, county, and local level in a bona fide hodge podge of variations, I. e., there is no across the board nationwide uniform code with the only likely exception being the state defined level of alcohol to be charged with DUI. We had one town (very small/rural) in CT that was still "dry" until last year.

I vaguely recall some years ago, that a bicyclist was charged with some type of alcohol offense--I don't remember if it was DUI, and if it was, I don't remember if it held up in court, I. e., whether the law as then written applied to bicyclists.

But you're right re what/when they could be charged. Like most things in most states, there is NOT going to be any proactive legislation beforehand. I seem to recall, perhaps incorrectly, that there are party limos that serve/allow liquor.

I made this reply as an example just how ignorant most people are re the details of what is enforceable--one more example--folks hold parties either in their homes, or rent a hall, and sell tickets. Booze is present. They are not getting raided, even though they don't seem to have difficulty selling tickets re the word is out. That changes, after the fact, when there is a violent incident at one of these shindigs.
LSemmens

[*] posted on 25-5-2017 at 22:55
Actually, I wonder if all the patrons could be charged by the coppers with drink driving, since they are all pedaling whilst drinking. You'd never get away with that in a car....
John_Little

[*] posted on 25-5-2017 at 06:23
Tourist gimmick! That's nothing other than blatant exploitation!
LSemmens

[*] posted on 25-5-2017 at 02:20
I've seen similar on one of those travel shows on TV at some time. It's a good tourist gimmick.
JackInCT

[*] posted on 24-5-2017 at 21:28
Party Bike: Seeing Is Believing That They Actually Exist (And Possibly Coming To Your Town)

Obviously my life under a rock tends to keep me out of touch (and in the vanguard) with the latest and greatest craze.

A story in the local rag tells the tale of some entrepeneur who bought one and is using it for "tours" of a local suburb and apparently on something resembling a schedule.

Worthy of note is that this bike serves liquor as part of its claim to fame (and has a bartender who's part of the 'crew').

This is NOT some custom/home made machine. There is actually a manufacturer of them.

Also worthy of note is that the riders actually have to pedal as they take to the highways and byways. There is a 'driver' with a conventional looking steering wheel.

A check of uTube shows many, many vids of such a device from around the world.

They are not all identical so either there are multiple manufacturers or you can order quite a bit of customization.

One of the more interesting party bikes variations is a beer bike that features a large keg on its front.

There were no comments in the stories that I skim read as to just how much pedaling (how hard) the 'participants' had to do to keep the bike moving. One model has an electric assist feature.

I cynically suspect that the participants are NOT really exerting themselves all that much as they ride along--I would also suspect that their use is limited to areas where the terrain is basically flat.

The bicycle pedals are somewhat hard to see in the embedded image.