California Senate unanimously passed the bill of Senator Richard Pan from Sacramento to allow beer bikes to operate on the Californian streets.
Although this is state legislation proposed by the Democrat Senator, it makes it clear the cities have a say on whether they allow alcohol on board of the beer bikes or not.
As of yet, the piece of legislation does not feature a definition of the vehicle known as a beer bike, thus leaving loopholes for legal uncertainty. Following a setting in place of a clear definition, the bill would set the stage for the vehicle’s safety standards.
With business already employing the notoriety and fun of beer bikes spiking all across California, this is good news. Lately, they have grown in popularity all around the United States after decades of existing in Europe, particularly Germany and the U.K.
In California they have so far operated as tour providers or tourist rentals. If alcohol will be allowed on board, the beer bike will become the party bike as it is known elsewhere. Sacramento and San Diego beer bike businesses are flourishing and the new California legislation will take them to a new peak.
A beer bike is also known as a pedal crawler, a cycle pub, a birriciclo, a party bike or a bierbike. Mostly, it stands for a multi-passenger human powered vehicle. In contrast with a pedicab, the beer bike is entirely human powered, being provided with a driver who controls the steering and breaking of the vehicle.
It is undoubtedly loads of fun to be riding a beer bike. Thus, it is understandable why they often double as tourist rentals or private touring vehicles.
From underneath the canopy, being seated in a configuration that enhances social interaction and taking the best out of sports, outdoors and party, the activity must be enjoyable.
The beer bike bill passed by the California State Senate will advance to the Assembly.
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