MicroCosmos didn't make it down to WinterFest this year due to prior contractual obligations, but we heard tell of a magical traveling beer bar on wheels aka the Bend Cycle Pub, which made its 2011 debut during recent festivities. If you haven't yet seen or sampled the Cycle Pub, it's the 16-seat, people-powered bar/tour bus. Patrons, who can book the Cycle Pub for two to three-hour tours, pedal together while sipping their beverage of choice, or from one of the two taps aboard the Cycle Pub. The custom manufactured pub is the product of local entrepreneur James Watts who modeled the mobile bar after similar vehicles found in Europe. No word yet on whether, Cycle Pub will field a team for this year's Cascade Cycling Classic. Personally, we think it would be a great fit for the Downtown Crit'. Regardless, this might just be the best way to sample the Bend Ale Trail. So don't be surprised to see it parked outside a pub near you.