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Buffalo Pedal Tours launches fourth vehicle that resembles a Pierce Arrow

Buffalo Pedal Tours has launched its fourth motorized assist pedal vehicle. The newest addition to the fleet has been designed to mimic a few of the design features of a Pierce Arrow automobile (made in Buffalo). The pedal pub was designed to spec in Alden, NY. “Everything we do is local,” said owner Ken Szal. “Because it’s made in WNY, we are able to incorporate various features that make each one different. The one that you see here is all custom – it has a bell, LED lighting, oversized running boards cubbies for personal items, retro lights (front and back), and a trough where passengers can keep small belongings such as cell phones.”


When I caught up with Ken and his pedal mobile, he was in the midst of attending to fifteen passengers. The group departed from home base at RiverWorks, and had just arrived at Swannie House. As I spoke to Ken, the ladies were inside grabbing a cocktail. “We’re very busy these days,” said Ken, who operates Pedal Tours in Buffalo and Rochester. “On Saturdays we book upwards of 24 tours throughout the day. We see business from bachelorette parties, family gatherings, etc. Currently we are rated #1 for ‘night life’ on Trip Advisor. We’re lucky that so many bars and restaurants have embraced us – Templeton Landing, Pizza Plant, Iron Works, among others. Now we’re hosting our own architectural tours, and we’ve even begun to run progressive dinner events – start with an appetizer at one restaurant, then eat dinner at the next. We’re trying to keep up with the demand… that’s why we commissioned this new vehicle for the fleet – it took two months to build.”

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Lead photo: Ken Szal (right) stands with Brad Felton






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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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