"Big Blue Pedaler" raising money for Lexington firefighter

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A business owner in Lexington hopes to help out a Lexington firefighter battling cancer in a unique way.

Lloyd Woods owns Big Blue Pedaler, a "party bike" in downtown Lexington. The machine has fourteen seats for people to socialize while they pedal. Woods steers up front.

"The idea behind Big Blue Pedaler is, it's downtown touring device," Woods said. "Historical tours, family outings, trips to the ice cream shop, gelato shop, but of course the most popular thing to do is rent it out and go bar hopping or brewery hopping,"

The "party bike" gets a lot of attention.

"It's like a parade. There are people waving and screaming. Children pointing," Woods said.

That's exactly the atmosphere Woods expects when he actually is in Lexington's St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. He'll be riding right behind the firefighters and each seat is up for sale for $100.

"During the parade, they get to ride on the bike and then for an hour to an hour and a half afterwards, we're going to go around doing a little brewery hopping," Woods said. "If we fill up all 14 seats on the bike during the parade we should raise at least $1400,"

All that money will go to Lexington firefighter Matt Logsdon and his family as he battles cancer. Logsdon was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer in late January and has been back and forth to Chicago for treatment. Friends and fellow firefighters have been holding fundraisers to help out ever since. Woods said it just made sense to do something to help.

"It was just something I knew we could get behind," he said.

You can purchase tickets for the "party bike" at the Big Blue Pedaler website.



 

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