Where to Find a Cash Machine In Downtown Buffalo

The quickest what to get drinkings in a bar is with cash. Waiting to swipe a care takes time, which you don’t have much of on a party bike tour.

Here is the spots that have cash machines:

  • Pearl Street Grill- located on Pearl and Seneca Streets
  • Parking lot on Seneca and Pearl Street.
  • Tappo’s- Washington Street
  • Soho- Chippewa Street

The History of the Pink Staircase

Architecture and Style. Details matter. What stated as an idea floating your head can come to life. 

So here it is. The PINK Stair case. This is the color has become the color of downtown Buffalo. Our tours have taken hundreds of groups in to sip drinks at the Misuta Chows bar on Main Street in Buffalo New York. In my opinion is the most unique place downtown. Although the main room is on target with it’s intent of feeling like being in Toyoko alley bar, with the fax windows and awnings. Nobody cares about that…the groups want their pics in the fire exit, aka pink glitter soaked stair case. Taking pictures there is pretty easy. It’s bright and perfectly set up for a group picture for groups up to 15. Chow branding is always accomplished since the Chow logo is perched at the top of the first set of steps.

So was the pinkcase invented here? The first mention of the pink staircase was of one in  London England at Franks Cafe, which was up in 2016, before the Buffalo staircase.

https://www.the-fashion-hub.com/single-post/2016/06/02/Why-this-is-the-most-photographed-staircase.

Enjoy the Misuto Chow staircase it will make you almost famous.

 

 

 

Spotfy Is The Number One Choice To Play When Riding On The Pedal Tour

Top 10 Songs To Play When Riding On The Pedal Tour On a pedal tour, our groups listen to music as they cruise around the city. Your group selects their DJ and play the music using their phone. You select the music to make your experience unique. You set the music for the occasion. All of our bikes and boats have great speaker systems which can hook up to your cell phone using Bluetooth. Spotify is the one number choice for music.

 

Here are the most played sounds on our pedal tours:

  1. Truth Hurts, Lizzo
  2. The Bill’s Shout Song.
  3. Amercian Kids, Kenny Chesney
  4. Queen, Bohemian Rapsody. A great sing along song. It gets everyone jamming
  5. AC DC, Highway to Hell
  6. Red Hot Chili Peppers – idk what to add they are just awesome
  7. Bike Riding Pandora- someone has to try and be funny
  8. Ja Rule watch as everyone sings along to all the classics
  9. Easton Corbin plays the best all around country
  10. Lady Gaga gets all the girls dancing
  11. Jimmy Buffet -parrot heads love it!
  12. Macklemore – Especially, during our St. Paddy Day parades. We Danced is such an underrated song.
  13. Neil Diamond, Sweetie Caroline.

 

Which pedal tour is the best, downtown or canalside?

What are the best bars in Buffalo New York?

The question we get asked the most is which tour is, which trips are better Canaldide or downtown? The answer isn’t easy. Both routes have super bars to stop at. Both routes will take to past historic architecture. Downtown trips often will take you past the new Aloft hotel, wit it’s rooftop bar  The Patrick Roof Top Bar located at Franklin and Tupper Streets. This bar has the best view of the river and lake. No better place to watch the sun set in an upscale setting. Getting up is time consuming on weeklends as there is only one elevator to get up amd don from the 13th floor.

Canalside trips will take to past the new Labatt brewery 716 and the Hatch. These trips are especially popular when folk want to see the water. It will take to past the Naval Park and Marina. The area does get super crowded when concerts take place and security concerns sometime close streets.

The most important question is what would excite your group the most? Are your guests new to downtown. Are there places they go to too often that you want to pass for this experience? So the answer is there is no right or wrong answer.

We invite you to try them both then try one of our pedalboats that runs out River Works.
We are the downtown experts on land and water.

How to Enjoy Buffalo in the Winter 2019. Check Out These Events And Activity Ideas

Winter is here in Buffalo though other than the cold temperatures, the snow has been sporadic, to say the least. 

Life still goes on with or without the snow and with the lack of snow doesn’t mean you can’t go down and enjoy the winter activities and events that the many great organizations in Buffalo have to offer you.

As one of the greatest winter cities in America, our city offers, theatre, outdoor ice skating downtown and at canalside, craft beer, tons of hockey games, winter festivals and more for you to enjoy!

Here are just a few of the important or new events and activities that you can check out in 2019 and 2020:

  • Queen City Roller GirlsSince 2015 RiverWorks has hosted women’s roller derby. Our team has proven to be a fun and unique event for all family members to see.
  • The Buffalo Auto Show – A staple event at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, the auto show is just another reason to head downtown Feb 6th – 9th and see what new vehicles the car companies will be featuring or rolling out for 2020.
  • The World’s Largest Disco – This Buffalo tradition started in 1994. This year it will be held on Noc 30th. It has become the must go to event for expats coming back home at Thanks Giving. Buy your tickets here for this over 21 event soon as it always sells out.
  • Ice Hockey–The is no shortage of exciting ice hockey downtown. From the the NHL Buffalo Sabres at the Key Bank Center to the Canisius College Golden Griffs at Harbor Center Hockey.  There is a real good chance that find pee wees playing playing knee hockey the halls of your hotel! 
  • Pizza Pods At Pizza Plant – Since 2015 the downtown location in the Courtyard Marriott has offer their unique and delicious pizza pods and huge selection of craft beers. Did you know that they were the first company to bring craft beer metro Buffalo. 
  • Canalside – What is Canalside? It is part of the Buffalo waterfront where ships docked from the begining of the Erie canal in 1825 to the mid 20th century. It no longer is a ruff and dirty place but a spot popular with folks of all ages. Check out on our brand new children’s museum called Explore and More. Canalside is a four seasons destination. 

Lost downtown? Need to know a great place to eat? Just ask a Buffalo Pedal Tours guide for help. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides are ready to help you plan your next fun activity downtown.

With bachelorette parties, pub crawls, and architecture tours, we have you covered will all types of party bike fun to delight anyone when spending a day in Buffalo.

Contact Buffalo Pedal Tours today and book a tour for your party!

5 Tips for planning an EPIC Bachelorette Party

You’re halfway through your first mimosa at brunch with your newly engaged best friend. She is grinning ear to ear then finally drops the question you’ve been secretly anticipating since you made plans last week. “Will you be my maid of honor?” Once the tears, squeals of excitement and ideas for DIY centerpieces begin to subside, you’re hit with the realization that you are solely responsible for the most important part of the pre-wedding events: the bachelorette party.

Now let’s address the elephant in the room, planning a night with girls you aren’t all that close with is next to impossible. Sharon doesn’t drink, Becky is afraid of clubs, the Bride’s third cousin (what was her name again?)is super conservative and Karen is a total control freak. Never to fear, Buffalo Pedal Tours is here with bachelorette party ideas even Karen will approve of.

5 Tips for Planning a Fun & Epic Bachelorette Party

1. This Is About The BRIDE. Make Her A Queen

I promise your day will come, but this isn’t it. It’s about the BRIDE, so make it known! Dress her up with ribbons, a flashy veil and glamorous bride-to-be sash. What else do queens love? Being served & pampered. Let’s face it, we’ve all dreamed of attending exclusive parties like those fancy women in Sex and the City. Places like Soho Buffalo have all bells and whistles to make your bachelorette party feel like movie stars. What’s better than lounging under the stars sipping champagne you don’t even need to stand up for? If that doesn’t interest you, I’m sure their mouthwatering burger selection and late night menu will draw you in after a few hard seltzers. Skip standing in line, reserve in advance! You know you won’t break in those summer sandals before the party. Your feet will thank you! Make the night unforgettable! Try bottle service at Soho.

2. ‘What’s The Occasion?’ – Nobody Within A 10mi Radius Should Be Questioning What You Are Celebrating; You’ll Need Banners & Awesome Matching T-shirts

I can almost guarantee your lady of the hour has been waiting for this day since she was 5 wearing toilet paper on her head as a veil, so make sure everyone knows this lovely lady has finally met her prince charming. How? Pedal bikes/boats are cool, but they look even cooler decorated with a huge custom banner that screams ‘bachelorette party.’ These are super easy to order online, however somehow the dimensions are always different in real life than what is advertised on the website. So if you’re not willing to take that risk, there are several custom banner shops around Buffalo that will be more than happy to help you out! Don’t want to spend hours trying to figure out what to wear? You’re in luck! Places like this also usually offer custom t-shirt options. Plus, you’re never too old to wear matching outfits with your friends.

3. Everything.…. Tastefully

You’ve spent hours on instagram looking at pictures of other people’s SO CUTE night out, well now it’s their turn to be jealous of your handy work. First of all, chose a theme and stick to it. Luaus and 20s themed are great ideas, but not together. Decorate your bike or boat with mood lights and colors that compliment your theme for those insta worthy pics you always wish you were better at taking. Don’t stop there! If your evening is continuing past the conclusion of the tour, make sure whatever you’re doing after looks just as amazing! Pinterest, dollar general and 5 below will be your weapons of choice for this one.

4. Accessorize Your Party with Games & Props.

Ever do a scavenger hunt as a kid? Turns out they are just as fun (if not more) as adults! It’s always fun to break up the night by talking to strangers and getting them to take ridiculous pictures with you. If you don’t have time to think up an epic hunt, you’re in luck! Lots of party stores, dollar stores and even Amazon sell card packs with different challenges/ hunts you and your friends can enjoy. In addition to games, props like scandalous shaped straws (use your imagination here), funny mustaches, hats and things that glow in the dark are easy add ins that add an extra something to your already awesome night.

5. The Most Important Tip: DON’T DRINK & DRIVE!

It is 2019 and we have the world at our finger tips, and that includes access to rides that are ready faster than you can find your keys. This night is about your bride to be and should not be remembered as the day you tried to drive home after the bar!

Why should I talk to my driver before the pedal tour?

How to create a smooth pedal tour experience

You may think it’s all set once you get your receipt that you paid for the trip. Well, it’s not. Very often assumptions lead to expectations not being met. Sometime folks are not aware the location was changed, other times guests come with MP3 player that can not be connected to our sound system because the cord is not compatible. Other times  a guest brings glass.

Your guide will text you a week before your trip. Please call them back that day. The guide has the knowledge and experience that will relieve you of planning stress. They real care.  Then remember to make sure you SHARE what you learned to everyone coming.

Has you driver been trained?

You and your friends are ready for a good time on the bike or boat. So how was your driver selected and trained?

Your safety is more important to us than you having a good time. We have the highest expectations of our every prospective drivers. Each applicant submits their driver’s license for review in the NYS LENS program. Their record is monitored during their employment at Buffalo Pedal Tours. Each person that applies is also required to pass a pre-employment Federal Department of Transportation DOT 5 drug test. If they fail that test they are not hired.  During employment they are also subject to random testing.

Soon after hiring drivers are required to take a Defensive Driving class. Then the on the road training starts. The first tours are with a manager. Drivers do not conduct a tour sole until they have demonstrated their ability to drive safely. After that has been demonstrated they are subject to unannounced inspections. If an employee would be accused of unsafe driving they would immediately be suspended and an investigation would be completed.  If they would be found to be at fault, they would be terminated.

Planning for the perfect birthday party

How to plan a super birthday party

They will be jealous…..he planned the perfect party for you!

Hey folks! Giving your girl a super party seems overwhelming. Not something you did before, but you want to make it special.  A memory she will talk about and that will not just impress her, but her parents, friends and coworkers.

Do not worry all you need to do is follow my instructions. We have done tons tours and are the experts.

Your girl or guy has seen our bikes all over town EVERYBODY was seen the laughing, singing and smiling that our passengers experience. So your girl has an idea in her head that her experience should be like. She will expect nothing less, it will disappoint her. 

Your goal should be to make sure she KNOWS she is special and you thought of all the things that prove that you know her and took the time to get the things to the bike that day.

Trust me doing so won’t be expensive, it won’t be hard to find stuff and it won’t take hours and hours to get it together.

First return the text your guide will sent you a week before. They are great and love helping you before and during and after the tour. They also take excellent pictures! You and the guide MUST work together to keep the party running smoothly.

Confirm with her/your friends how they will get downtown. Uber and Lift trips downtown don’t cost much. You can divide the cost on multiple cards. Use the Buffalo Pedal Tours code for a discount. BUFFALOPEDALTOUR

You don’t need to worry about somebody driving that shouldn’t and ride share will eliminate the need to drive around for a parking spot.

Also plan a decorating committee. Ask some friends to help you. Have them put the decorations on the bike so you can attend to other tasks at the bike. Make sure to bring painters tape, a 24” x 36” poster board from Dollar Tree or Target. Scissors and marker so everyone can write the name on her sign, like a big birthday card for all of downtown to see.  No scotch tape or duck tape. Let me repeat do not use scotch tape or duck tape. That stuff is really hard to remove and wrecks the finish on the bike. Blow up the balloons and put them is a plastic bag to bring. Or go to Dollar Tree and buy five colorful helium balloon. Cost…a buck a balloon. Just make sure you hold on the balloons not the strings when you leave the store. They may blow away!

Brings a SMALL COOLER. You are not going to Allegheny for a week. Half the case will be empty when you get on the bike and open up the first drink. Two 12 ounce cans a person. 12 people=24 cans. 15 people=30 cans.  Bring bottled water too on hot days. No glass bottles, flasks or hard liquor. No wine boxes. We will check your cooler and take anything over the limit. Remember we take to 2-3 bars too.

Music, use Spotify or Pandora. If you don’t have Spotify Premium well just sign up for the 30 day free trial the day of the trip. The object is to……PLAY her music. It’s her party, not yours. Also charge up your phone before you get on the bike. Your phone will connect to the sound system by BLUETOOTH.

Food? Well what does SHE like to eat? Keep it simple and easy to eat. You are always holding on the bike when it’s moving. Popular foods include. Potato chips, pretzels on a string necklace. Hummus and corn chips. A desert?  Not a cake> too big, hard to cut and serve. Bring cupcakes in a plastic container. Hey, have your decorating committee help with this task too. Plan to take a quick break while driving from the second to third bar to sing happy birthday and eat the cake.  Before the cake ask everyone to listen. Start by telling everybody about  you special girl then stating the happy birthday song to play. You can find it on Spotify and save it to your playlist. After the song give a special shout out to the members of your committee. You will need them to help clean and get the decorations off the bike at the end.

How do I know how to make cool poster??? You may and a talented person in that committee, don’t be afraid to ask. You can also see samples on our FB page.

The party is over. Your girl/friend/dad is so happy. Now doesn’t it feel good to make someone happy? Enjoy the trip. Please write a review on Yelp Google Plus or Trip Advisor telling people about our blogs and how you enjoyed your trip with us! Cheers! Ken

Syracuse Pedal Tours

It is with great pleasure that I announce my son is expanding the pedal tours family business to Syracuse. Phil moved to Rochester to start Rochester Pedal Tours in July of 2015 and has worked hard to build his business. Starting June 1st tours will begin on South Warren Street with his guests being able to travel around downtown Syracuse and Armory Square. Tell your friends and family in the area what a great time you had with Buffalo Pedal Tours and to visit his website www.syracusepedaltours.com for all types of information about his tours