A Bicycle Built for 16?

Nothing brings a smile to the random passers by like 15 tipsy ladies pedaling the Frankenstein-monster of the biking world around town!

It’s….ALIVE! I give you, the Pedal Wagon!

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The best part about hopping on a “bicycle built for sixteen” when combined with drinking is that no one has to take one for the team! We had a designated driver (Doug? I forget) who ferried us from establishment to establishment AND played DJ. We waved excitedly to the increasingly disgruntled line of cars behind us.


“Guys! My flip flop fell off!”

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Some yelled “Pedal!” Others, “Row! Row!” It rather depended on the varying degree of affection for Norse Mythology and classic literature.

Our first stop was Neons Unplugged, a RAD little half-indoor, half-outdoor, pet friendly, giant jenga housing, beer garden heaven. Located in the “Over the Rhine” district (whatever that means), this place seemed to be the cool hangout on a Friday night. We broke in our first bar together with a round of our desired drink. Marg for me, per usual. We chatted and watched the locals in their natural habitat.

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Hark! I hear the wheels turning…onward to the next location! Knockback Nats was our destination. This place was a bit sporty, a bit more “grown-up” as far as populace goes….naturally our first thought was to order a round of Fireball. That was a massive “Nope!” for me. If Fireball was a team captain in my High School Gym Class-themed nightmare, I would be picked last every time.

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Our third and final stop was….was…ok, I forget. But we very quickly overtook the bar, monopolizing the jukebox with our bad 90s tunes and flirting with all the cute guys. Top night, ladies. Top night.

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Now I know that paying to ride a goofy looking bicycle around town while drinking is not unique to Cincinnati, but what a fun way to see the city! So go on, hop aboard! Don’t drink and drive, hire yourself a wagon!


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