Minneapolis Brewery Bike Crawl

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  1. dougofthefuture

    dougofthefuture Oct 15, 2009 Minnesota

    Just something to think about on this cold day...

    http://tinyurl.com/bikecrawl

    18 miles, 7 breweries (Harriet, Northbound, Town Hall, Fulton, Dangerous Man, Indeed, and 612)

    Some friends and I are tentatively planning for June 1st to attempt this. The starting point is a friend's place. If you have route improvement suggestions or want to join, let me know and I'll keep you posted! I'm guessing there will be a lot of these happening this summer with all the tap rooms around these days...

    Just a couple of months until 75 and sunny!
     
  2. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Would be down for this, sounds like a blast.

    Though personally, I could just start at Town Hall. :astonished:
     
  3. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Nov 24, 2009 California

    Have you been to Northbound yet? Jamie is cooking some wicked beer. His smoked porter? Better than Alaskan. I said it. I damn well said it.
     
  4. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    Crap, I'd love to do this but I may be doing the MPLS half marathon on the 2nd. Decisions decisions...Does anyone know what the DWI/BWI laws are? This could be a problem. What about renting a peddle pub?
     
  5. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Nov 24, 2009 California

    BWI is the same as a DWI. But far less likely to get fucked hard.

    I'll do something similar, not sure what day. I'll probably skip a few but it will be a silly day.
     
  6. dougofthefuture

    dougofthefuture Oct 15, 2009 Minnesota

    The weekend is very much in the air at this point. And again, I wouldn't be surprised to see some version of this repeated several times throughout future summers... I think spread out over a long day, a beer per stop may be feasible. Especially with 10 oz options and food at Northbound or elsewhere.

    I'm thinking of starting in the morning with lunch at Northbound. An optional "afternoon only" route would start and finish at Town Hall perhaps?

    As far as I can tell, there is very little precedent in Minneapolis for BWI. Only marginally related, but interesting from today's news: http://www.startribune.com/local/west/187897971.html.
     
  7. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Gotta say, the smoked porter was really good. Others? OK.
     
  8. jatut

    jatut Jan 4, 2012 Minnesota

    I have done something similar to this in Saint Paul but it was pubs not breweries. A few logistics to think about- first the end of the night is a bit of a cluster F. Everybody is hammered and you all are on bikes! Find a place to store your bike or a spot at the end of the night to take a cab ride home, most cabs can't fit one bike let alone multiple. Second make sure you wear a helmet! Again I am going to let you know you will be hammered and on a bike. We were not so smart when we did ours and thank god nobody got hurt. We were on our way to stash the bikes and someone in my group tipped over on their bike and literally missed hitting there head on a steel hand rail by inches.

    Now all that being said it was an AWSOME time! Be safe and have an exit strategy were the things I took away from the event.
     
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  9. Alpar

    Alpar Apr 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    Me and my Record Ace definitely want to partake!!!
     
  10. dc55110

    dc55110 Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    It's the return trip that's always the problem...
     
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  11. KWMiles

    KWMiles Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota

    I'm in. If we stay on low-traffic roads and try to hit up trails whenever possible, I wouldn't be worried about BWI...
     
  12. mjryan

    mjryan Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    While I'm sure you can potentially run afoul of Johny Law by biking shit faced, it isn't equivalent to a DWI.
     
  13. herman77

    herman77 Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota
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    Yep, I took a nasty fall on Cedar Lake Trail after ABR. My ribs and shoulder took the brunt of it.
     
  14. dc55110

    dc55110 Oct 24, 2010 Minnesota

    I had similar results on the same trail leaving ABR as well. Although there was a car also involved in my incident.
     
  15. Yulles

    Yulles Apr 12, 2009 Minnesota

    I'd be more concerned about the injury factor than the law factor while biking and drinking. Bikes are not covered by the DUI statutes in MN. So you are good there. There are some other things you can run afoul of though.
     
  16. BuckettOfBeer

    BuckettOfBeer Mar 19, 2010 Minnesota

    Just came to confirm that biking drunk is not illegal. I was biking home from Stub and Herbs down University when light rail construction was in full swing and was actually pulled over by a cop car. Just told me to be careful. That being said, always wear a helmet and use lights!
     
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  17. dasmusik

    dasmusik Oct 25, 2011 Minnesota

  18. dougofthefuture

    dougofthefuture Oct 15, 2009 Minnesota

    Just an update - we've locked in Saturday, June 22nd for this "event". We'll start at around noon, probably arriving at Northbound around 12:30 or so for lunch. Send me a message if you want more details. I don't understand Facebook enough to figure out how the event page over there works.
     
  19. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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  20. Alpar

    Alpar Apr 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    Dammit! I work that weekend...
     
  21. TIMMYJ21

    TIMMYJ21 Apr 29, 2010 Minnesota

    Would i be able to get a ride on the back of anybody Peg's, I know there must be a few street whip's out there
     
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  22. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Completely in.

    Though the combination of the urban setting & beer might finally force me to buy a helmet. Though there are those who would argue it's too late to protect such things. Which is also why I don't where a cup when playing shortstop anymore. What? Who? OK. Right over there.
     
  23. theCoder

    theCoder Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota

    Unless laws have changed in recent years (I'm talking the last 1-2) there are no BWI in Minnesota, there is in Wisconsin though...
     
  24. dave43

    dave43 Jan 29, 2007 Minnesota

    I biked shit faced from surly to Chanhassen....no ticket. ...just some scars.
     
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  25. human24

    human24 Jun 18, 2007 Minnesota

    It would take a month to hit all those stops on a Pedal Pub™. You might as well literally pub crawl.
     
  26. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota

  27. LIQUORBARREL

    LIQUORBARREL Oct 16, 2009 Minnesota

    Does anyone have rickshaw service?
     
  28. Shag

    Shag Jun 27, 2007 Minnesota

    I'm loving this idea. Definitely going to pencil this one in...
     
  29. dougofthefuture

    dougofthefuture Oct 15, 2009 Minnesota

    Next Saturday is the day!

    We did the test run for this yesterday. I've got to say, I'm loving the route. Surprisingly not too much traffic, and bike lanes or quiet streets the whole way: http://tinyurl.com/finalbikecrawlroute

    Send me a message if you more details. We're gathering at 11:30, leaving at 12 sharp. Probably at Northbound by 12:30, then Harriet, Fulton, Dangerous Man, Indeed, 612, and Town Hall. Start at the beginning, or meet us on the route. We've got 15-20 going for sure.
     
  30. KWMiles

    KWMiles Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota

    Wish I could join, have fun guys & gals!
     
  31. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Next Saturday or This Saturday? Now I confuse.
     
  32. dougofthefuture

    dougofthefuture Oct 15, 2009 Minnesota

    This next Saturday. June 22nd, 2013. Perhaps I should have said the penultimate Saturday in June...
     
  33. spartan1979

    spartan1979 Dec 29, 2005 Missouri

    Sounds like fun! We need to organize one of these in St. Louis.
     
  34. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota

    Bah! I'm in Ohio
     
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  35. Alpar

    Alpar Apr 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    Anyone up for riding and grabbing some brews? Unexpected weekend off!

    Thinking of mapping out a bike route to Surly from downtown. Steel Toe is somewhat on the way as well.
     
  36. JJWIGHT

    JJWIGHT Feb 14, 2012 Minnesota

    I biked from Steel Toe to Surly and back last weekend, it was a good ride and good brews.
     
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