Pedal Wagon got approved to operate and cruises are going out the next day. Jack says, “We had people wanting to get on board as soon as we were approved. We got an email from the city last night and cruises are going out tonight. It’s really awesome to see how accepting Daytonians are and how familiar they are with the Pedal Wagon concept as seen in Cincinnati, Columbus and other cities.”
The Pedal Wagon is a 15 person, pedal-powered, rolling party. You can reserve the entire Pedal Wagon for your group, or just part of it and get mixed and matched with other folks. You can choose from a variety of routes that uncover Dayton’s rich history, and “best kept secret” local establishments on pub crawls, corporate outings, tailgates and more. The Pedal Wagon’s hope is to be a small piece of the big picture of the Oregon District’s continuous growth.
The Pedal Wagon was founded in 2011, predominantly in Over the Rhine of Cincinnati, as a pub crawl to Cincinnati’s most eclectic downtown bars. Over the last four years, the Pedal Wagon has diversified their ride offerings to help showcase more of the city, and bring more business to local businesses downtown. The Pedal Wagon operates fourteen wagons year-round in Cincinnati and Columbus and has around 50 seasonal employees.
“We aim to provide a unique experience for our riders,” says Jen, the manager of Columbus and the new Dayton market. “We owe it to our partnering bars & restaurants for providing great service. We have set up a variety of routes and keep a constant line of communication open with them in order for operations to run smoothly. We have been talking to a lot of bars and restaurants in Dayton for some time now, and are excited to bring them more business starting tonight!”
The Pedal Wagon is voted in the top three outdoor activities on Trip Advisor in Cincinnati and has become an icon in Cincinnati and Columbus. “We are looking to become a part of the Oregon District too and give back to the community; while having fun, of course! Our main goal is to bring business to businesses and help expose Oregon District’s new and old establishments. Riders tend to book for events such as birthday parties, bachelorette and bachelor parties, company outings, family celebrations, and much more. People seem to be smiling non-stop and having a great time while riding with us. It really makes the job a lot easier when you know people are truly enjoying the service we’re providing.”
The Pedal Wagon is working with the City of Dayton right now to obtain a license and hope to get started as soon as the process is finished. For more details, or to book a ride on one of the Pedal Wagon’s cruises, visit www.PedalWagon.com or email Jen@PedalWagon.com