For the past several years I have been able to ride my bicycle through the Tim Horton's near my office. It was nice and refreshing since several other vendors have stated policy that does not allow bicycles, usually allowing me the first time to go through but telling me that they won't allow it a second time. Most places would cite some vague reference to insurance requirements.
Today as I sat in line at Timmies the manager came out and started yelling at me to get out of the line. While I didn't have my helmet cam on for this I did turn it on as I went in to get an answer as to why I was not allowed to ride through.
We have put up with this treatment for too long. While most of the smaller shops do not have issues with cyclists coming through it seems that the corporate franchises all have the blanket policy in place. It's time we question this.
Whereas cycling is becoming more prevalent, and as our society wants to encourage healthier modes of travel, we want to be able to ride through a "drivethru".
For the specific location I attempted to patronize, there is no facility to lock my bike up to while I stand inside.