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Pedal Wagon Launches in Covington this Weekend

A year and a half after the City of Covington gave the OK for the company to operate, Pedal Wagon is coming to town.

The 15-person pedal-powered cars will launch in the city this weekend.

Covington is Pedal Wagon's fourth city, following Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus.

“We have been watching Covington grow ever since we first touched ground in Cincinnati about six years ago,” said Stuart Naeny, Pedal Wagon managing partner. “We receive a ton of of 859-area code bookings and are excited to bring our operations closer to these customers. The hip bar and restaurant scene in Covington has truly become something extraordinary and we are grateful for the support we have received from these folks. We are eager to help these and other local businesses continue to grow and thrive by bringing our customers to them.”

Pedal Wagon Covington will launch with Covington Cruiser, which will travel around Mainstrasse Village, downtown, and Roebling Point. Riders will enjoy discounted specials at Pedal Wagon partners.

A second wagon is expected to join the fleet by the end of the year. The company also plans to offer similar cruises to those in Cincinnati such as Bike, Bevies & Brunch, and progressive dinner cruises.

In Covington, Pedal Wagon will make stops at Bourbon Haus 1841, Braxton Brewery, Cock & Bull, Hotel Covington, Crafts & Vines, The Gruff, The Hannaford, House of Orange, Keystone, Mac's, Main Street Tavern, Village Pub, Molly Malone's, Octave, Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, Old Towne Tavern, Pahinko, Smoke Justis, and Wiseguy Lounge (above Goodfella's).

“I am very excited for the addition of the Pedal Wagon to Covington. Our city has a lot to offer and their concept provides a fun way to see it all,” said Richard Dickmann, owner of Smoke Justis. “We look forward to welcoming Pedal Wagoneers to the Roebling Point District and to Smoke Justis.”

In a news release, Pedal Wagon said that roughly 80 percent of its customers are from either out of state or the suburbs, which supports urban businesses.

Pedal Wagon currently has six full-time employees and sixty-five part-time employees. Over 25,000 people rode the Pedal Wagon in Cincinnati in 2017.

“We here at Mac's Pizza Pub are so excited for the Pedal Wagon!” said Amanda Siney, co-owner of Mac’s. “It is a great way to connect all of the wonderful areas of Covington and allow people to see the beauty of the city and everything it has to offer. The Pedal Wagon is going to be an amazing outlet to show patrons how wonderful the city of Covington is and allow new and old to experience the wonderful drinkeries, restaurants, and shops in and around Mainstrasse Village.”

Booking is availability immediately on Pedal Wagon’s website.

Pedal Wagon Covington offered free trial-rides to patrons at one of the Cincinnati-area’s largest St. Patrick's Day parties at Molly Malone’s. The wagon was also outside of Smoke Justis’s Opening Day party where patrons were able to ride for free.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher

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