Unlike limousine riders, party-bike passengers get exercise, spend time outdoors, and get to throw elbows at runaway gorillas clogging the bike lane. Protect your party path with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get two seats on a two-hour pub crawl from Denver Patio Ride (a $60 value). Choose from the following options for ride days and times:
• Any ride scheduled Sunday at 5:30 p.m. or 8 p.m., Monday at 7 p.m., or Tuesday–Thursday at 5:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.
• A Friday ride at 3:30 p.m.
• A Saturday ride at noon.
Under the guidance of a sober driver, Denver Patio Ride packs up to 15 passengers on a pedal-powered party bus that transports them to and from multiple pubs in downtown Denver. Employing Flintstones-age technology to travel at approximately 5 miles per hour, the party bike departs from and returns to The Matchbox and makes stops on its route at bars such as Billy's Gourmet Hot Dogs, Breckenridge Ball Park Brew, The Retro Room, I-Fish, and The Gin Mill. Groups may also customize their itineraries to include a favored watering hole. The provided driver steers and brakes the bar-seeking apparatus, testing guests’ smarts with trivia games about local history, brewery knowledge, and the Rocky Mountains’ Big Foot population. The jumbo bike also houses a solar-powered sound system so riders can convert the sun’s rays directly into empyreal techno jams or simply bring their own CDs and MP3 players.
Denver Patio Ride
Denver Patio Ride's party bus moves through the River North arts district and downtown by way of pedaling—any willing pub-crawlers can power the party forward as the sober driver steers and brakes. After jump-starting at Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs on Larimer and Broadway, the bus cruises at a low-key 5 miles per hour, stopping at a smorgasbord of bars, many of which pour $5 specials of one shot and one beer. Guides infuse jaunts with historical tidbits, trivia, and prizes, while the solar-powered sound system’s iPod hookup allows pedalers to blast their personal collection of upbeat audio books. No weather other than rain or snow prevents tours, and the bus’s capacious storage space accommodates any party accessory except beer, which is not allowed on the bus. Revelers can rent out the whole bus for large parties, or buy seats on a weekly schedule of public pub-crawls.