The "I hate the Pedal Pub" Facebook page is hilarious [IMAGES]

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Not an actual photo of a pedal pubber, but you get the point.
The "I hate the Pedal Pub" Facebook page has more than 1,300 "likes" and contains many LOL-worthy memes.

SEE ALSO: Pedal Pub ambushed by "flash mob" downtown

Who knew so many people harbor hilarious hate in their hearts for the pedal-powered outdoor bars that first debuted in Minneapolis in 2009?

The page asks nobody in particular to "PLEASE STOP RENTING THE PEDAL PUB AND GO BACK TO THE SUBURBS!"

"The Pedal Pub is a complete waste of money to do something that is essentially free," the page's description says. "On top of that, most of the people that partake are over the top, bar tourists who over work the staff and rarely tip. The people that go to these bars on a regular basis hate you and would like to see the Pedal Pub on fire."

A number of hilarious memes have been posted to the page, including:

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This one is available as a bumper sticker...
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... as is this one.
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Haters won't have the pleasure of seeing pedal pubs cease to exist anytime soon, but it looks like they will be subject to new city of Minneapolis regulations starting this season (the proposed regulations haven't yet received final City Council approval, but it appears that's just a formality at this point). From MinnPost:
The new regulations require that tours begin and end on private property that provides off street parking and restrooms...

The new Minneapolis regulations will require all tours to end by 10 p.m.... They also will ban the pedal pubs from downtown Minneapolis during the evening rush hour from 3:30 until 5...

The new regulations will require licenses for the company and the drivers, inspections of the vehicles and $2 million worth of insurance. The license fees are the same as those now charged for a pedicab, which carries two or three passengers but does not serve alcohol.

Drivers will pay $59 for an annual license. The company will pay $98 for a license and another $135 for an annual inspection of each vehicle.

There is also a provision for a $500 administrative fine, which can be assessed if the pedal pub company does not comply with the new ordinance. That fine would double for the second violation and tops out at $2,000.
That's a step in the right direction, but take it from someone who lives near Franklin and Lyndale -- it'd also be nice if the city could include a provision banning drunken pedal pubbers from hooting and hollering like rambunctious children as they careen eastbound down the Franklin Avenue hill.

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47 comments
goodscotch
goodscotch

As a NE resident for nearly ten years, I can attest that local bikers are just as annoying if not more when they take up entire lanes of traffic.  You are not a car.  Go away, loser.

At least Pedal Pubs generate revenue. 

kbtwinsp
kbtwinsp

Plainly, PedalPub seems like a stupid idea. Why not save the 200$ or how ever much it costs, buy a bottle of hot 100 and go crash your very own own bicycle. Its in the garage go and dust it off. I on the other hand think I would pay good money to see Ryu spin kick the hell out of one.

Dan Mather
Dan Mather

You kids git off my lawn!! (shakes fist in air)

Nathan Kinney
Nathan Kinney

I hate the party buses way more than the pedal pubs... They're both annoying, but party buses are year-round, block traffic everywhere, and have a tendency to wait for their patrons in front of the load in doors where bands need to move gear in and out.

Jennifer Kay Cortez
Jennifer Kay Cortez

my one major gripe: i own a business a few blocks from where they store the trolleys. apparently they can't bring open alcohol/cups of beer back the storage facility so they would park next to our business, and proceed to dump all of their beer over our sidewalk and into the street. on a busy saturday we could have no less that 6 pubs in a single afternoon doing this. our clients would have to walk through this to come into my business, and the smell of hot stale beer isn't pleasant, nor were the bees that it attracted. when i contacted the pedal pub they apologized, but now they dump their beer across from stanleys in front of an auto repair shop. hopefully needing to have a private property to load/unload on discourages dumping their beer in public.

WilliamJ83
WilliamJ83

I think if we started exporting these things to the suburbs where they could bus people back and forth to the VFW & Applebee's, these people would start liking them a whole lot less...

Keith Morris
Keith Morris

Love 'em: it's less traffic calming that us cyclists are stuck with doing for free.

Brendon Hayes
Brendon Hayes

As soon as someone dies because of the pedal pub we'll never have to see another one again.

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

I find it hilarious how serious Minneapolis residents take themselves. I hate the pedal pub too because it backs up traffic, and that includes traffic going to the burbs. Minneapolis residents and especially the hipster crowd need to get a grip and grasp reality...you live in a city of about 385,000 people, you don't exactly live in New York people. Get over yourselves.

Casey Weber
Casey Weber

Man- what a progressive group of urbanites we have here. "fuck em", "pain in the ass", "hate", "they suck"......no wonder I don't travel to the metro area, unless I have to. Wow.

Casey Weber
Casey Weber

April speaks the exact words that many of us rural folks feel about the city folks, and the suburbanites. Rarely know how to act, with entitlement complexes (God forbid our local tavern doesn't serve your favorite wine). Funny how this circle turns.......

swee2th
swee2th

Blow it out your asses, you city-Nazi elitist hipster shitheads. (I've never been on one of these and the only person I know who's rented one was not a suburbanite)

Nicole Mary Kelby
Nicole Mary Kelby

NE is swell! I live in the world of the Winter Carnival Boreas fellas, Crash Ice maniacs, etc. Which really is fine because the police do a pretty good job at keeping them safe and the rest of us, too. The PP are a different story, unfortunately. I love my neighborhood, I've lived here forever. But the PP seems to really create an issue...an alarming public safety issue...more so than when the Vulcans were allowed to kiss whatever woman crossed their paths...and that's saying a lot. :)

Erica Anderson
Erica Anderson

I live en route of the pedal pubs and absolutely despise them. Instead of regulating them, I think people should be allowed to throw eggs and garbage at them, oh and use some high powered super soakers filled with bleach on them too.

Nate Brennan
Nate Brennan

I live in NE, so maybe that route attracts a more halcyon crowd, but Twins games, Oktoberfests, street fests, bachelor/bachelorette parties and several other institutions attract the same ratio of buffoon-ish behavior and road blockage, both from city- and suburban-dwellers, that people are railing against. I just think the pedal pub is an unfair target because of looking down on suburbanites not deemed "hip" enough by their ultra-cool city-dwelling counterparts.

April Streich
April Streich

It's hard to be let to live when they block traffic and become obnoxious nuisances just because they think they have the right to take over several busy city blocks with their loud, drunk behavior. The thing is, suburbanites coming into the city very frequently DOES mean that they don't know how the hell to act in a place where most people don't have entitlement complexes and fewer cul de sacs and unnecessary SUVs. Obviously all suburban dwellers who come into the city don't act like entitled pricks, but let's not pretend there aren't a whole crap ton of them who do. And rollerbladers, people who choose to run when it's cold, and people who "leash" their children don't do a single thing that infringes on your right to simply exist in public without being stopped and harassed by these inconsiderate dbags. Not a relevant comparison.

Nicole Mary Kelby
Nicole Mary Kelby

Hey Nate...we should talk! You have a much better class of pps in your hood than mine. But you are right, out of the fifty seven or so loads a summer that drive us crazy, I'm sure that half of those people are not totally drunk or a royal pain. And I don't hate them for where they may or may not live...I just don't want to see people get killed driving drunk..and, of course, the parking issue. :) Thanks for the moderate voice.

Nate Brennan
Nate Brennan

Disliking pedal pubs is fine. Sometimes they are annoying. Sometimes they are belligerent. Sometimes they fucking block traffic (which thankfully will be changed with a provision). Whatever. But the "ban the pedal pub!" and "fuck those idiots from the 'burbs" is some bullshit. Especially since it's the same attitude as "Vote Yes" coming from, I assume, a lot of "Vote No"ers. I live by one of the pick-up/drop-off locations and the majority who do it seem to consist mostly of nice people (who are probably from outside the city) looking for something to do in the city that's simple and tour-y with their friends (who may also be from outside the city or from completely outside the area). The general hate I've witnessed toward the pedal pub has been mostly of the "fuck those people from the burbs" mentality. No, fuck you for your bullshit elitist attitude. If they lived within city limits, would it then be okay for them to ride it? Sorry they don't want to celebrate someone's birthday by gathering up all their friends and paying money to see your band play at Cause. So what if a John Waters curation at the Walker isn't their idea of fun? Maybe a simple bike ride while drinking and hitting up bars in the neighborhood (and giving those bars and the city extra revenue) is how they want to celebrate a birthday or just spend their afternoon. I think rollerbladers, people who run outside in frigid temperatures, people who leash their kids and a whole heap of other idiosyncratic behaviors are contemptible, but I think they have every right to them. Especially if they're mostly just trying to have a good time and supporting the local economy in doing so. Get off your tall bike and live and let live.

Troy Tindal
Troy Tindal

Cannot stand them! A bunch if screaming idiots holding up traffic. If you can't go the speed limit you shouldn't be allowed on the street. That goes for bikes too!

Debbie Glovatsky
Debbie Glovatsky

Not only do I hate them on the road...but I can't imagine anything worse than peddling in the heat on some crazy wheeled contraption drinking crappy beer. Well, maybe a root canal. ;)

Angi Stevens
Angi Stevens

Hate them, liked that page a long time ago.

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Tempted to join facebook just to like this page

Josh Olson
Josh Olson

they suck, that's all that needs to be said.

Nicole Mary Kelby
Nicole Mary Kelby

Horrible. They are loud, disrupt the neighborhoods...but, worst of all, they encourage reckless and dangerous behavior. I once had a screaming match with the driver who insisted in parking IN our driveway...no kidding. He was actually in our driveway because we live near bars and he needed a place to load and off load. And he just didn't care that it was our driveway. He was screaming at me that he had a right to do this. He had to pick people up. I guess, he didn't want to park in the bar's parking lot. Heaven forbid. For as long as we have lived here, these idiots make it a practice to park in front of our house...and sometimes their clients will pull into our driveway thinking it's a duplex and the parking lot is fair game. My husband once found two drunk women coming off of a pedal pub and insisting that they'd parked their car in our backyard and wondering where it went. It's difficult to drive around them. It's difficult to pass them. And it's very difficult to avoid hitting their drunk clients as these poor people try to get back onto the pub and peddle to the next place...while drinking yet another beer. It's a danger. All these drunk people get off of the pub and annoy our dogs, and us, and try to come into our yard to play with our dogs, or talk to us, and/or throw up in our rose bushes and then get in their cars and drive home. Really. They get in their cars and swerve away. How is this legal??? Ive been to several of the countries that have pedal pubs and they create a responsible drinking experience...plus...and he's the big difference... their clients get on their bikes and peddle or take the train home. It's a different culture and that's why it works.

April Streich
April Streich

Some people I know have proposed that a bunch of us rent the thing and ride down quiet suburban streets being drunk and obnoxious and see how awesome they think it is then.

Blaine Garrett
Blaine Garrett

haha. This got brought up at my jobs Winter party over the weekend, so our pedel pubs are even infamous in Des Moines.

Chris Welton
Chris Welton

Fuck em. I hate that it's always a bunch of idiots from the burbs.

Theresa Bruckner
Theresa Bruckner

Are these only a thing in Minneapolis? I have never seen them anywhere else, but every time I'm home I swear I see at least seven of them.

Carrie Graf
Carrie Graf

I used to think it looked like fun, until I actually did it. Way too much work, uncomfortable seats, impossible to pedal and drink at the same time, totally lame.

Fluffy Singler
Fluffy Singler

I hate them too, on so many levels. A bunch of drunks pedaling down the street making a bunch of racket. That said, we were thinking of having Pedal Open Mics for poetry. But we would probably have to combine them with pedal pubs because, well, there's a lot of overlap between poets and drunks.

swee2th
swee2th

Sure, those who partake should tip and not be shitheads too. But market dictates this. No one's putting a gun to these bar people's heads.

afunnyguy
afunnyguy

@Erica Anderson goes to show what kind of person you are. You condone assault and viloence to rational discussion and mediation.It is people like you and your statements that give the power to PP drivers

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Erica Anderson They used to go by my house.  I just called the police every time a loud one went by (98% of them).  They don't go by my house anymore.

afunnyguy
afunnyguy

@Nate Brennan all I can thnk about is how gays feel when Bachlorette Parties come into gay bars and how they treat gays.......laughing about the comparisons 

ahugginkiss
ahugginkiss

@Thomas Borries Where a royal PITA??

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

@swee2th How does market dictate not being a cheap asshole who doesn't tip?

swee2th
swee2th

@Drewey @Swee2th That was poorly worded. I meant the market dictates the pedal pub's existence.

swee2th
swee2th

@Drewey @swee2th It doesn't. I don't mean to defend their childish actions or cheapness. The article raises valid points. But it also wreaks of the kind of city elitist attitude I absolutely despise.

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