Daniel Flahiff

Hopworksfiets Bike Bar is a Pedal-Powered Party

by , 10/08/09

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Pedal power is clearly on the rise. Bike sharing programs are spreading throughout the world, David Byrne’s new book Bicycle Diaries is flying off the shelves, and brilliant new designs like this, this and this, are appearing all over the globe. A wonderfully quirky addition to the scene is the Hopworksfiets party bike, a brilliant mash-up of human-powered pizza delivery, brew pub, and portable entertainment system. Created by Portland, OR-based bike builders Metrofiets, the Hopworksfiets is designed to deliver everything you need to get your pedal-powered party rolling.

sustainable design, green design, bike sharing, transportation, party bike, portland, Hopworksfiets

Building upon a unique Metrofiets cargo bike design which puts the load in front of the rider, the main cargo of the Hopworksfiets is contained in a large metal ‘bucket’ which holds two full-sized kegs and 25 lbs of ice. After traveling through 50 feet of cooling coil, perfectly chilled beer flows into your glass from custom designed taps made from Shimano components—and a dash of imagination. The rear rack is designed to hold a stack of pizza boxes, and hand-made woodworking brings it all together; an inlaid counter top for guests to gather around in the front, and a clever sound system hidden inside a funky, wooden pannier on the back.

In true Portland spirit, the Hopworksfiets is the result of a group effort; conceived by Hopworks founder Christian Ettinger and Metrofiets owners Phillip Ross and Jamie Nichols, designed by Metrofiets, sound system by Damon Eckhoff, custom wheels by Metropolis Cycles, beer plumbing by local experts F.H. Steinbarts, custom woodworking by Gregg Heppner, and the cleverly designed tap handles were donated by Chris King Components and Shimano. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Via Bike Portland

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  1. ThePartyBike March 30, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Atek Customs specializes in the custom built 14 passenger Party Bike. Please visit our website today at http://www.thepartybike.com for more information. At Atek Customs, we offer many different sizes and arrangements of the Party Bike. We also offer a six-pedal Mini Bar Bike. Don’t settle for cheap knock-offs now being offered. Visit http://www.thepartybike.com/ for the real deal.

  2. iamtew October 9, 2009 at 11:02 am

    It’s like a one-man fietscafe!
    http://www.ibike.org/images/tech/fietscafe.jpg

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