Consumer's Craft Cruiser Officially Introduced to WNY

15-passenger pedal powered cycle available for scenic tours, special events, and pub crawls

Today local brewers, members of Western New York’s craft beer industry, and Consumer’s Beverages representatives joined various elected officials in Niagara Square to officially unveil the “Consumer’s Craft Cruiser.” The vehicle is a one-of-a-kind megacycle that appeals to audiences of all ages. The Cruiser accommodates 8-15 passengers and is ideal for events including college graduations, birthday parties, team building, corporate outings, and brewery tours. 

“We are happy to partner with Consumer’s Beverages in bringing a premier pedal bike to Western New York. The support we have received from elected officials, public safety officers, and potential customers in Hamburg, East Aurora, Williamsville, and the City of Buffalo and all across Western New York has been tremendous,” said Matt Pokigo, co-owner and president of the Consumer’s Craft Cruiser.

The Craft Cruiser offers a blend of features and amenities to ensure a safe yet fun experience. Safety elements include full comfort-ride suspension, adjustable seats with back support, pedal deck for easy loading and unloading, and LED and ground effect lighting. Additional amenities include a canopy, built in bar and keg system, 6-speaker premium sound system, built-in coolers, USB charging ports, purse hooks, and a padded throne seat.  

“The Consumer’s Craft Cruiser is a top-of-the-line pedal bike that will be paired with unparalleled service,” said Matt Davison, co-owner and vice president of the Consumer’s Craft Cruiser. “We think the WNY area will embrace the Cruiser concept, and we look forward to getting people on the bike for a fun day or night on the town.”

The Craft Cruiser appeals to cyclists, beer connoisseurs, tourists, weekend warriors, and anyone looking to experience Buffalo-Niagara in a green, active way. Combining style, comfort, ease of ridership, music, and refreshments; booking a Cruiser tour is the perfect way to enjoy a social outing with friends or colleagues. Tours run spring through fall and can be booked by calling (716) 249-1499. For more information, please visit www.craftcruiser.com. 

“Consumer’s couldn’t be more excited to announce our role as title sponsor of the Craft Cruiser,” said Neil Kavanaugh, owner of Consumer’s Beverages, Inc. “We look forward to offering people a unique way to enjoy Western New York as well as the growing craft beer scene.”

In addition to the Consumer’s Beverages title sponsorship, the Buffalo Beer Mug Company has agreed to terms as the “official beer mug of the Craft Cruiser,” and Designated Drivers of Buffalo has partnered with the megacycle to offer their services at member rates to all Cruiser patrons. Ted’s Hot Dogs has also been enlisted as the “official hot dog purveyor” of the Craft Cruiser and will align promotional opportunities related to their upcoming Downtown Buffalo restaurant location. 

The Craft Cruiser will be featured on Season 3 of PBS, Create® TV, and World television channel’s popular show Start Up, which is currently filming in the Buffalo-Niagara region. The airdate of Buffalo’s Start Up episode is yet to be determined.

Visit the Consumer’s Craft Cruiser on Facebook at facebook.com/craftcruiser, and on Twitter @CraftCruiser.