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Jacksonville by Neighborhood => Downtown => Topic started by: Bill Hoff on December 13, 2019, 09:30:55 AM

Title: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: Bill Hoff on December 13, 2019, 09:30:55 AM
Starting Feb 2020....

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/article/pedal-pub-party-bike-to-offer-tours-of-downtown-springfield-and-riverside-bars
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: ProjectMaximus on December 13, 2019, 12:32:13 PM
Oh nice! Maybe this can help serve the bikeshare void.

J/k, it's a good get and I don't see why it can't work here (though feels a tad pricey if no alcohol is included)
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: Captain Zissou on December 13, 2019, 01:50:50 PM
I hope this succeeds, but only so that a better operation sees their success and comes along later.  Being the first mover is tough and I applaud them, but $40 for 20 minutes at a few bars seems pretty steep.
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: Steve on December 13, 2019, 01:55:01 PM
^Agreed. I'm thinking the target market might be young professionals where a company would be willing to pay $240 (8 people, $30 a pop) for the entire thing as a team building thing. I could see that working.
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: J Random Sucker on December 13, 2019, 02:46:21 PM
As far as the Springfield "route," it covers 2.5 blocks, so, yeah, $38 seems steep.  In addition, only Crispy's and Strings are open before 3pm, so that's a bit limiting for the weekday possibilities.

I'm guessing (hoping?) they'd use the alleys, as opposed to riding up/down Main Street.

I'm not opposed.  I've seen similar in other cities, and the participants seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: Bill Hoff on December 13, 2019, 04:52:39 PM
As far as the Springfield "route," it covers 2.5 blocks, so, yeah, $38 seems steep. 

I'll take an educated guess and say they'll be taking the scenic route in the neighborhood. If the goal was to get to point A to B the quickest, people would be taking vehicles to these pubs/bars.
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: ProjectMaximus on December 14, 2019, 09:43:31 PM
As far as the Springfield "route," it covers 2.5 blocks, so, yeah, $38 seems steep. 

I'll take an educated guess and say they'll be taking the scenic route in the neighborhood. If the goal was to get to point A to B the quickest, people would be taking vehicles to these pubs/bars.

yeah, I was assuming there was legitimately a "tour" involved with historic sites or architectural commentary. If this was strictly a "fun" way to transport on a bar crawl, then the price is insane.
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: bl8jaxnative on December 17, 2019, 12:48:19 PM
I'm curious where they'd envision their San Marco route being.  I can't imagine many people want this group of drunk, noisy going down their street.
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: Tacachale on December 17, 2019, 01:25:01 PM
I'm curious where they'd envision their San Marco route being.  I can't imagine many people want this group of drunk, noisy going down their street.

LOL, because the cars, trucks and trains in the neighborhood are famously quiet.
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: Peter Griffin on December 17, 2019, 02:12:12 PM
I'm curious where they'd envision their San Marco route being.  I can't imagine many people want this group of drunk, noisy going down their street.

It rides by, then it's gone. Motorcycles and sporty cars with loud exhaust are more of a nuisance than passing drunks by a long shot
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: bl8jaxnative on December 17, 2019, 02:18:23 PM

I'm not saying it is or isn't.  I'm observing that most residential folk in that area ain't going to like this thing coming down their street.   Their complaints can't stop a train.  BUt we're talking about a nonmotorized mobile, open air bar that requires several licenses from the city and state to operate.  People's complaints can affect some of that licensing, no?
Title: Re: Pedal Pub coming to Downtown, Springfield, Riverside
Post by: Peter Griffin on December 17, 2019, 02:29:18 PM

I'm not saying it is or isn't.  I'm observing that most residential folk in that area ain't going to like this thing coming down their street.   Their complaints can't stop a train.  BUt we're talking about a nonmotorized mobile, open air bar that requires several licenses from the city and state to operate.  People's complaints can affect some of that licensing, no?
I wouldn't think so, since this isn't a zoning issue, it's a permit to operate. Not only that, but I think I've actually seen these kinda things in Riverside before. it was several years back, but I definitely remember one going down Post St near the King St district