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Equinox And Yendra Built Cycles Create The Keg Trike

We’ve seen a beer car, but what about a beer bike?

Bootlegger Tricycle

In Fort Collins, Colorado, Equinox Brewing aims to keep their beer as local and sustainable as possible, so they’ve decided to only serve kegs to places they can deliver to by foot or pedal.

Transporting a 160lb keg using only human power isn’t easy though, so they decided to get creative and enlisted the help of Yendra Built Cycles to design and build a custom trike that can transport kegs with just a single person’s pedal power, called the Bootlegger tricycle.

Bootlegger Tricycle Plans

The main feature of the keg trike is a low platform that sits between the two front wheels to hold the keg. A locking brake allows the rider to ‘park’ the trike while loading and unloading, and the rear wheel is off a unicycle so the trike can easily soak up bumps and other obstacles.

Bootlegger Trike Rider

The trike is still in prototype phase as they work on finishing the steering, but when it’s all complete and sporting a fresh new paint job, I can’t think of a better way to get fresh beer from brewery to bar and back again.

[Inhabitat – Equinox Keg Trike]