by Steven Doyle
In the Netherlands it is called Het Fietscafe, but in Dallas you can just call it Buzz Bike. You will soon be seeing this mobile pub on wheels rolling about town, especially if you should be in the Uptown, Downtown, Arts District or anywhere near Victory Plaza – all approved by the City of Dallas.
Best friends Maribel and Gloria were on a trip to Houston, when all of a sudden they spotted the bike on the street and then, it just hit them. “We immediately looked at each other and without saying a word, we both instantly knew it’d be our next adventure… we would bring it to Dallas!” says Maribel. “By the time we arrived to dinner, we already had the name “The Buzz Bike.”
“This is a project that we’ve been working on for almost 2 years” comments co-owner Gloria Flores. “Seeing it come to pass feels surreal. We are excited to bring this fun and unique concept to the great city of Dallas.”
So Buzz Bike was born. This sixteen seater BYOB fun palace on wheels allows you to serve yourself beer or wine while tooling about town for an average cost of $160, or $10 per passenger per hour with a two hour minimum. The bike travels at a smooth 5 miles per hour. Sunday offers a special where you do not need to book the entire flotilla. The Social Mixer runs $30, but you only need to book a single seat.
The Buzz Bike carries 16 passengers maximum, plus the Pilot, (17 total.) There are 5 pedaling seats, on each side, plus one non-pedaling seat over the rear wheels. There is also a bench in the back of The Buzz Bike that seats up to three, plus one standee spot in the middle for the “bartender”.
Look for the Buzz whipping past you very soon. For more information, or to book your ride, contact Buzz Bikes on their website.