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Today is Bike to Work Day, but where do cyclists bike after work?

According to Tom Fucoloro, who administers the Seattle Bike Blog , local

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Building a Better Bar for Bicyclists

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Today is Bike to Work Day, but where do cyclists bike after work?

According to Tom Fucoloro, who administers the Seattle Bike Blog, local cyclists favor Hooverville, Fremont Brewing, and Georgetown Brewing Co., but there isn't a Seattle bar that's made a point of advertising its bike-friendliness.

That's the business plan for a potential new bar in Minneapolis: According to our sister paper, City Pages, Cranky's Bicycle Bar will feature bike parking, turn-key lockers, discounts for cycling-industry employees, and a bike-supply vending machine.

"He's also planning to feature Fender Blenders, cycle-operated blended adult drinks and malts that customers can mix themselves, and possibly even a bicycle-powered generator that allows cyclists to 'power off their tab' by pedaling to work off their bill in kilowatt hours," the paper reports.

Fucoloro thinks a similar bar could do well in Seattle.

"If you get on the forefront of a market that will only grow, it will be really successful," he says.

Combining drinking and bike-riding might seem unwise, Fucoloro adds, but--as he points out--there are no state laws against cycling under the influence. He believes more bars should promote biking as a safety measure.

"One of the most dangerous things about alcohol in America is Americans drive so much," Fucoloro says. "A car is several tons more dangerous than biking, so I think it's something for businesses to encourage."

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