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Beer-Toting Pedal Pubs May Soon Be Legalized Across Michigan

The state House approved legislation today to make booze-fueled, multi-passenger bike tours legal.

A pedal pub in Minneapolis.
A pedal pub in Minneapolis.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Detroiters could soon be touring local breweries via multi-passenger "pedal pubs." Two bills allowing alcohol consumption on pedal-powered vehicles passed the state House today, according to Crain's.

Some communities already allow pedal pubs, and the bills seek to clarify discrepancies in regulation, Michigan Radio reports. "I have been on these pedal cars up in Marquette. And it's a wonderful thing to go from pub to pub, seeing the lakeshore when you're driving around," said state Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, at a House panel on Tuesday. The bills will be sent to Governor Rick Snyder for final approval.