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ALPINE PEDALERSBrett and Heidi Mierendorf
Brett and Heidi Mierendorf don't just ride bikes for a living. They ride a 15-passenger, human-powered pedal trolley. At least that's how Heidi describes it. The husband-and-wife team entered the pedaling business after spotting one of the bike-like vehicles in Milwaukee. "Our jaws dropped," Heidi says. "It was the craziest thing we'd ever seen." Crazy or not, the Mierendorfs purchased their own pedaler last October. Now, in addition to their day jobs (she's a nurse, he's a firefighter/paramedic), they pedal people around downtown Flagstaff during pub crawls and other events. Should you find yourself on the Mierendorfs' multiseat contraption, don't worry — all you have to do is pedal. Your driver (either Heidi, Brett or one of their part-time drivers) will steer and man the brakes. "People have such a great time," Brett says. "I love showing them all the cool places we love to visit. It feels like we're ambassadors of Flagstaff."
— Kathy RitchieFor more information about Alpine Pedaler, call 928-213-9233 or visit www.alpinepedaler.com.