Pedal power cuts down on driving at Brownsville country music festival

The four-day event brought 20,000 people to the festival each day, and the stage and camping area covered 800 acres.

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 5:12 PM

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. -- Pedal power helped cut down on driving at the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival this year.

The four-day event brought 20,000 people to the festival each day, and the stage and camping area covered 800 acres.

While you could drive from point A to point B, at this year’s event, you could opt to sit back and relax and let others do the leg work for you.

The pedicabs that arrived at the festival grounds allowed attendees to keep their cars parked and helped keep the dust down.

“But you see how big it is here,” John Wagner of Golden Gate Pedicab said last week at the event. “If you want to get from that end all the way to the other end -- half mile to one mile -- yeah, we’ll get you going and keep sure the party keeps going.”

Wagner said they had a staff of 18 working the festival, and the rides cost 7 dollars per person for a typical ride. Longer distances cost more.

Each cab can hold up to three to four people.

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