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Charlotte's Community Safety Committee is ready to recommend not granting the company "Party Pedaler" an exception for its customers to consume beer and wine while pedaling.
The Party Pedaler is a party bike. Several people can hop on a bike at one time and go from bar to bar to drink and tour the city.
Currently customers are not allowed to bring their liquor from a bar back to the party bike. Dillingers Bar owner Kevin Landmesser doesn't see a problem with that.
"I don't think them actually possessing is causing harm," Landmesser said. "They are not driving the vehicle."
A person who doesn't drink is responsible for steering the big bike.
Mayor Pro-Tem Patrick Cannon does see a problem. His committee unanimously agreed not to change the rules.
"We thought at the end of the day," Cannon said. "That it would not be a good thing for us to be in a position where someone may get injured, or cause a situation where they become belligerent."
Other cities like Raleigh allow the alcohol on the bikes, the owner of Party Pedaler says why not Charlotte.
"We can certainly look at other municipalities," Cannon said. "And find out what they are doing where, but what works for Charlotte."
While Cannon thinks having alcohol on bikes may be bad for Charlotte, Landmesser thinks it will help the city.
"I really don't see it as a reputation problem," the bar owner said. "I think that enhances things. People will like it and say Charlotte is a good fun place to be."
The owners say they respect the committee's decision and claim the rejection will not hurt their business. They tell WBTV they have not decided if they will continue to pursue their desire. They can come back in a year and make the same request.
The safety committee will make their recommendation before full city council in a few weeks.