We connect locals, tourists, singles, and groups with safe, awesome, and memorable pedal bar crawl experiences across the nation. Some of them we own and operate ourselves, and some are local partners that we’ve worked with for years. When you book with Pedal.Bar, you are getting the best pedal bar crawl with a great track record for fun, safe, quality experiences.
We care about the communities we work in. All of the businesses we highlight are owned by people in the local community who truly love what they do and where they do it.
When booking with Pedal.Bar, all you need to do is type in where you want to go and book a pedal pub crawl within your availability!
Pedal Bar and Pedal Pub History
The concept of pedal bars was conceived in the way most miraculous inventions were – through two people looking for a new way to have fun. Sitting in a bar in the early 90s in the Netherlands, Zwier and Henk Van Laar overheard the pub owner grumble about how he had to promote his business in an upcoming parade. The Van Laar brothers took that idea seedling and ran with it – and thus the idea of a rolling, pedaling pub was born.
In 1996, the Van Laar brothers built their first bike bar, coined the Fietscafe (Bike Cafe). It received such a positive reaction they quickly started manufacturing pedal pubs and distributing across Europe. In 2007, the first pedal bar made the voyage from Europe to the United States. It turns out that Americans love to drink creatively as well, because beer bikes instantly gained intrigue and popularity.
In 2013, Robert Mayer of Pedal Crawler improved on the original pedal pub design and started his own pedal bar manufacturing company in the United States. With all the bells and whistles added to these contraptions from LED lights to great speakers to an electric motor assist, the already great party bike experience was taken to the next level.
In a couple of short years, the pedal bar crawl craze grew to at least one beer bike tour operator in almost every major city in the country.
And who said great things don’t come from hanging out in a bar?