Dallas to Get A Buzz Bike Soon

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The Buzz Bike
The Buzz Bike's maiden voyage in the St. Patrick's Day parade (prior to full city approval).
Previously we've only been able to watch beer bikes in passing envy. But, now Dallas is slated to get its very own roving, 16-seater, pedal-powered, mobile pub. And, yes, it's amazingly already received the green light from the City of Dallas.

"My partner and I first saw one in Houston and we both immediately started making plans to get one in Dallas," says Gloria Flores, co-owner of The Buzz Bike. "Just last month we had a hearing and it got approved. Now we're just sorting out a few other details and we hope to launch in October."

Flores says there are several bike paths already planned out, all of which have been approved by Dallas city-engineers "turn by turn." Most of the routes start in the West End; one goes to the Arts District, another downtown along Main and Commerce and another to the Victory Plaza area.

There's also an Uptown route along McKinney. For all of these routes, which last either one or two hours, they'll have some predetermined stops.

"We don't have the exact places worked out, but we'll be working on finding the best bars to stop at over the next month," says Flores.

The bike is outfitted with six-barstool seats on each side, with pedals underneath. There's also a bench for several people in the back and then one person can stand inside the "bar" in the middle of the bike. Buzz Bikes provides the driver.

The Buzz Bike is BYOB - beer and wine only, no hard liquor. There are a few other rules and some waivers to sign, things that deal with glass, helmets, proper pedaling and staying in your seat. Watch their website for updates. Flores hopes to start taking reservations in the next few weeks.


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mykool.0
mykool.0

Bikes have two wheels. This is not a bike. It's a cart.

J_A_
J_A_

Does the Buzz Bike drop you back off after you've imbibed? If not, call Uber?

Tannaz Shahbazi
Tannaz Shahbazi

That's the thing I was going to do in Houston.... Too bad it's cold for my bday

Minnaz Safa
Minnaz Safa

Tannaz Shahbazi OMG we need to plan a trip

Hilary Jirasek
Hilary Jirasek

Finally! When will they have a route along White Rock Lake?

Jon Pitt
Jon Pitt

THis has disaster written all over it

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

This is only bike I EVER want to see on the road?  Amazing, 90% of people that ride bike's in the road are certified lard #sses, and 90% of people I ever see on these do-hickeys are rail thin....WTH?   I don't have to dress in full overtly queenlike Lance Armstrong gear to get on this thing, do I?   I got behind 3 riders the other day heading out to Bonham, and all I could see was GIANt sweaty asses, going like 5 MPH....DOWN A HILL!  And the speed limit is 75.

tblease89
tblease89

Should totally use the slogan "Cruisin' for a Boozin"

Brian Chestnut
Brian Chestnut

They have had one in Houston for about 5 years. The novelty wears off about 15-20 min into it. If you do it, make sure it's fall or spring. The heat coming off the road can really wear you down.

Ale Fierro
Ale Fierro

Natalia Licon omg yes! We'll have to do it!!!

Katina S Brooks
Katina S Brooks

Sofie Martinez, Adrian LopezRobert Dwayne Hoyle., Darolyn Strange Let's get peddling

Mark Cain
Mark Cain

Hard to believe it's legal with Texas' liquor laws.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@Jon Pitt 

I will go check the photo again.

*scrolls up*

Nope. Still don't see it.

Joshstruckoutagain
Joshstruckoutagain

Thought the NE Arkansans finally did ya in Kergs! Good to see/hear ya!

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@Sharon_Moreanus 


I drink with a helmet on, and a life vest........you JUST never know.  And when I'm at Lake Lewisville, I carry a rifle, so when it comes time to fight with the rednecks, I can be prepared. Nothing worse than staring down a sunblasted guy from  Little Elm, swimming with his jeans on, and no shirt-after he's shotgunned 42 natty Lights. Sounds fun!

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