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RICHMOND, Va. — As Richmond braces for a major cycling event later this year, a local startup is planning a different sort of pedal party.

Armed with a 14-person bike trolley, Pedal Party RVA has set up shop in Scott’s Addition. Owners Layne Summerfield and Bri Spotts will begin offering tours in April of Richmond’s breweries and restaurants to motivated revelers.

“It’s a pretty much a party on wheels,” Spotts said.

Pedal Party RVA’s ride has 10 seats for people to pedal on as well as a four-person bench for those wanting to ride along. A seat on the trolley costs $35, and for about $420 a group can rent the cycle and take it wherever they like within the city limits. Tours last two hours and come with a driver who is in charge of steering, braking and signaling.

“Obviously people don’t want to drive themselves and visit all these awesome breweries,” Spotts said.

Spotts said the custom-made bike trolley is being shipped from the West Coast. She wouldn’t say the name of the company that is building it or how much the bike cost. She did say the bike trolley will be 20 feet long and will have a stereo and lights. The cruiser’s max speed tops out at about eight miles an hour. Helmets are optional.

To learn more about Pedal Party RVA, click over to RichmondBizSense.com.