It soon could be possible for a dozen beer-sipping sightseers to sit around a mobile bar while pedaling through the streets of downtown.
Shawn Verbrugghe wants to start a business called Amazing Pubcycle, featuring an unusual, human-powered vehiclesometimes known as a trolley bike or cycle pub.
But first he’ll need the go-ahead from City Council, which is scheduled Tuesday to consider granting a franchise agreement for the trolley bike tour service.
“My goal is to bring a new element of fun to the city,” said Verbrugghe, an energy consultant who moved here from Minneapolis about six months ago. “People will love it. It’s very exciting to be pedaling in a bar-type vehicle sitting across from your friends.”