Created: May 21, 2021 07:19 PM
SARATOGA SPRINGS - There's a new way to get around Saratoga Springs, and you won't have to worry about the price of gas. It's a bicycle built for 14.
The Saratoga Brew Cycle will be rolling out next week for those looking for a night out with an exercise chaser.
It's not your father's Oldsmobile. In fact, it's not a car at all.
This ride is pedal powered and it's rolling onto the streets of Saratoga Springs.
It was seven years ago that the owners of Capital City Cycle tours first talked about bringing their cycle built for 14 to the Spa City.
They worked with Saratoga Springs City Hall for years to find the right route, one that that would be safe and not on the busiest streets.
They've run in Troy, Schenectady and Albany for years.
The bicycle has a driver, and the lights and safety features of a car. There are 14 seats, but four of them don't require pedaling. Two-hour tours begin and end at the West Side Sports Bar, with two other stops in between. There are holders for cups, but alcohol isn't allowed on the cycle.
Maiden voyages of the new brew cycle are next Friday night. The Chamber of Commerce expects it will be a big hit.
The owners are donating the profit from next Friday's first night to Kelly's Angels, a charity NewsChannel 13's Mark Mulholland founded to help Capital Region children who've lost a parent to cancer.
Learn about some of the other brew cycles in the Capital Region by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.
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