Beer bikes are essentially pedal powered bars – large bicycles powered by up to 10 people pedalling as they cycle around Amsterdam, drinking beer and singing karaoke.
The Beer Bikes are rented out to tourists for partying, sightseeing or events like bachelor parties and the company renting the bike provides a driver who doesn’t drink. But in the wake of a number of accidents involving beer bikes, Amsterdam city council is considering limiting their use on public roads where other motorists are driving.
An Amsterdam newspaper reported that three women were injured in a beer bike accident two weeks ago and last week there was another accident.
Beer bikes have long been banned from Amsterdam’s red-light district but if this city council investigation deems them unsafe, they may be regulated even more.