Like the best foam parties and worst Choose Your Own Adventure outcomes, bar crawls usually end with everyone lightheaded and full of suds. Grab a beer and turn to page 65 with today’s Groupon from Tour De Tavern in Scottsdale. Choose from the following options:
- For $62, you get a four-hour, bike-mounted tavern tour for 2 (a $160 value).
- For $100, you get a four-hour, bike-mounted tavern tour for 4 (a $260 value).
- For $160, you get a four-hour, bike-mounted tavern tour for 8 (a $380 value).
- For $250, you get a four-hour, bike-mounted tavern tour for 16 (a $640 value).<p>
Tour De Tavern sends guests rolling through investigations of Old Town Scottsdale’s pubs aboard one of its fleet of people-powered bike-mobiles capable of holding up to 16 passengers. Crews meet outside The Lodge to start a four-hour test of teamwork and timing, pedaling their craft at speeds of 5–8 miles per hour as they zoom toward rounds of discounted libations at Old Town watering holes including Giligin’s Bar, Dos Gringos, and the Old Town Tavern (drink specials are subject to change). A dedicated designated driver steers and brakes the vehicle at all times, ensuring safe passage from one barstool to the next. Excursions conclude outside The Lodge on the same patch of pavement where they began, bringing passengers full circle even though they’ve been running in place.
Tour De Tavern’s tricked-out cycles boast an iPod-compatible sound system and headlights and turn signals for night driving or tricking other pub-goers into believing they’re being abducted by aliens. The bicycle bus also cools up to 360 cans of nonalcoholic beverages or beans, which guests may provide themselves. Drivers stay in constant contact with their vehicles, letting passengers safely stow snacks, purses, and backpacks.
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It’s an average day on the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, where cars and pedestrians amble along the scenic sites. Suddenly, a crazy-looking contraption emerges from an intersection with six passengers on either side pedaling in the open air. This vehicle, which is inspired by cycling apparatuses Europe, is Tour De Tavern’s pride and joy. Guided by an experienced driver, the passengers glide along at speeds of up to 8 miles per hour and take in the sites around them to the tunes coming from a built-in sound system with an iPod hook up. In addition to daily tours, the business caters to bachelor parties and corporate team-building events.