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."