Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 19th, 2010 at 12:31 pm
(Photo: Alex Warschauer)
“It was designed to demonstrate that bikes are a convenient way to haul more than people.”
Now comes word from New Belgium Brewing that they’ve partnered with Globe Bikes to create their own, “one-of-a-kind Beer Bike.” The “Beer Bike” was designed by Globe Bikes “exclusively to deliver ice cold brew to thirsty New Belgium Urban Assault Ride party goers” and it make its public debut at that event in Portland on May 23.
Here’s how a press release describes the bike:
“It features a Globe LIVE bike and a custom trailer fashioned from an oak barrel imported from Germany. It was designed to demonstrate that bikes are a convenient way to haul more than people.
Egger [the bike’s designer] cut the top off the 13-gallon barrel so that ice and a small keg can be nestled inside it. High speed go-cart wheels were attached to the barrel which makes getting beer from point A to point B an easy task. The barrel trailer then attaches to the bike via a patent-pending yoke system.”
As you can see in the photo above, the bike also has a front rack with three cup-holders and room for a stack of plastic cups. According to a Globe Bikes spokesperson, the concept for the “Beer Bike” was, “based on the idea of dad’s basement bar from the 1970’s”.
You can see the bike for yourself on May 23rd at the Urban Assault Ride.