Big dreams: the Beer Bike

When we came up with the idea of offering a beer bike as a Kickstarter reward, one man seemed perfect for the job: Tony Pereira, custom framebuilder, craft beer drinker, infrequent homebrewer and proud member of the Team Beer cycling posse. We considered it a bonus that Tony’s my husband: he was already all too familiar with Hop in the Saddle and had consumed plenty of beer in the name of book research.

In a moment of creative genius, the four of us decided to create the king of rewards: the Beer Bike. It will come to life when a bold, bike-and-beer-loving individual decides to take the plunge. See, Tony didn’t want to design this bike upfront. He wants to design it with the person who’s going to ride it. That’s how he rolls: he makes every Pereira Cycle for specific riders, taking into account not only the specs of their bodies, but how they live and how they ride.

When it comes to the Beer Bike, the owner might request a back rack designed to cradle multiple growlers of beer. Or maybe he/she will want a bottle opener mounted on both the down tube and the stem. If it were me, I might request a little green hop cone painted on the top tube (I know! Fabulous!).

So, until someone snatches up this one-of-a-kind bike, we’ll all just wait, imagining our own perfect versions of the Beer Bike. Who will make their vision a reality? We can’t wait to find out. Find out more about the Beer Bike here. Remember, our Kickstarter campaign only runs until September 20, at which time the Beer Bike will no longer be available.

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