Here’s an update from the PedalPub… of note, I took about 12 co-workers on the PedalPub for the St. Louis Park Parktacular parade and everyone had a blast. Surprised? I didn’t think so… Eric and Al are great hosts. Eric’s family even joined us for the ride at the last minute.
By the way, I’m encouraging you all to write the Minneapolis Park Board Commissioners a nice, polite note encouraging them to reinstate the PedalPub’s permit to operate on city parkways. I’m sure you all can come up with a nice way of letting them know what a great, unique service Al and Eric offer. Get to it!
Whew!Â It has been a VERY busy July for the PedalPub!Â You may have seen us in the St. Louis Park Parktacular parade, or the Juneteenth Parade, or the Lakeville Pan-O-Prog parade, or the Edina 4th of July parade, or on one of our many routes around the city.Â Thanks to all of you who are helping make the PedalPub so successful!Â Here’s our latest news:
NEW! PEDALPUB MIXERS NIGHT – WED. AUG. 8, 6-9pm
We are trying something new to give people who have a hard time getting a ‘Pub’s worth of friends together at any one time – PedalPub Mixers Night!Â You can ride the PedalPub with just a few of your friends, or just by yourself, and get to meet and know some new friends on the PedalPub at the same time!Â Details are available on our website:Â http://www.pedalpub.comÂ We can only accomodate 16 people, so reserve TODAY!
MINNEAPOLIS PARK BOARD PERMIT REVOKED
It is with sadness that we must notify you that the Minneapolis Park Board has revoked our permit to operate on Minneapolis city parkways.Â Their stated reasons are that “the park board already has a contract with a bike vendor”, and “the customer service department does not have the ability or authority to grant a permit to the PedalPub.”Â This means our Calhoun/Lake of the Isles and St.Anthony/Stone Arch Bridge routes are once again unavailable.Â We will continue to pursue these routes through all channels available to us.Â We’ll keep you posted.Â Â In the meantime, if you wish to voice your support for the PedalPub, you can contact one or more Park Board Commissioners and let them know your thoughts.Â Here’s a link to the Minneapolis Park Board Commissioners website:Â http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=36Â Also, please send a cc: to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a happier note, we have opened a couple of routes in Saint Paul:
NEW! ST. PAUL CATHEDRAL HILL ROUTE
The Cathedral Hill Progressive Dinner route that traverses the Selby-Dale-Grand-Summit neighborhood of Saint Paul goes past TWENTY-FIVE bars and restaurants!Â Pick 3-5 of them, and we can arrange for you a Progressive Dinner, where the restaurants will have successive courses ready for you, and brought out to the PedalPub!
NEW! ST. PAUL WEST SEVENTH STREET ROUTE
The West Seventh route starts at the Glockenspiel on West Seventh Street in Saint Paul, and goes past SEVENTEEN Saint Paul restaurants and clubs!Â Get some PedalPub exercise, and stop in at your favorite Saint Paul haunts!
KNOW PEOPLE IN CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY OR MADISON?
We are looking for our first expansion of the PedalPub, and we have narrowed it down to one of these three cities.Â Do you know any energetic people in one of these locations who would like to help us bring the PedalPub to their town?Â Send us their name and email address, and perhaps an introduction to them!Â email@example.com
WANT TO BE A PEDALPUB DRIVER?
Drop us an email with your name and email address!Â MUST have a valid MN Driver’s license and a clean driving record.
Thanks again for being a PedalPub supporter!
Al Boyce/Eric Olson