Pro Tips

Whether your tour is a birthday, bachelorette or corporate outing, decorating the bike will make your pedal tour more enjoyable. Not only does it make your photos better but when the cars and people in the streets see you are celebrating an occasion they react with happy birthdays and honks. Groups decorate on varying levels, some groups print special shirts and coozies, others go all out decorating the bike. The only bad decorating is not decorating because it only takes a few minutes and the decorations are super cheap so don’t sell your group short.

What To Do- Make a sign for the back of the bike, have the artist in the group make a sign on cardboard like the type you would for a school project back in the day. Now remember it can’t be wider then a doorway so that it doesn’t block our turn signals. Also put holes in the corners and bring string or zip ties to fasten the sign to the back of the bike. Things like beep for the birthday boy or girl, you beep we drink or anything witty like that makes for a great sign that the cars will react to. If you are bringing balloon’s keep it to no more then 6. We hang them from the back of the bike and we cannot have the drivers sight line blocked. Make sure the balloons have strings attached, with tape or they will blow off. When bringing streamers only bring one color, some groups buy 3 colors and the cluster of colors does not always work well. Get the group to buy into a theme, whether it be tropical, 80s workout gear or everyone wearing different sports jerseys. A themed party will make for a fun tour!

What not to do- Do not try to hang things across the bike by people’s faces or knees. Do not bring packaging or clear tape, you can only use painters or masking tape on the bike! Packaging tape will take the finish off the bike and is not allowed for decorating. When removing your decorations at the end of the tour, remember to peel the tape off the bike.

Since decorating goes hand in hand with birthdays here would be a good time to talk about birthday cakes. Cookies, brownies, & cupcakes are much easier to serve instead of cake. You won’t have to deal with serving utensils & knives.

Fall Pedal Tours

Now that the weather has begun to change from this super hot summer we just wanted to take a second to talk about the difference between summer and fall pedal tours. The big thing is letting you know that when the sun goes down the temperature drops 20 or so degrees downtown so you can go from hot to cold which is why we recommend bringing a hoodie to throw on later when you get cold. The bike has plenty of storage space for belongings so take advantage of it. It is hard to enjoy yourself when you are cold. During the fall, winter and spring the weekend afternoon tours become more sought after because groups want to take advantage of the daylight. Sunday tours also mean wear your Bills shirts and jerseys on your pedal tour. Beer interests also change and having driven tours yesterday I can safely tell you that Oktoberfest beers are being consumed and enjoyed. Remember just 1 can per person. Between having a beer before your tour at either Big Ditch or Riverworks, the beer you bring to drink on the bike between the bars and visiting 3 bars you will have more then enough alcohol to be feeling good.

What To Wear On Your Pedal Tour

This varies season to season but dressing properly does make a difference. No matter the season please make sure everyone wears sneakers, it does not matter if your sandals have backs to them. We want to protect your toes because the pedals move when the bike moves and we do not want the pedal to hit you on the foot.

Females dont wear a skirt or sundress, remember you are sitting on a bicycle seat it will be uncomfortable. Bring a wristlet versus a large purse because you only need your ID and cash. Many women have told us we should add to wear a sports bra. When it is really hot out where a tank top

Fall- During the day light hours the temperature is warm then when the sun goes down the temperature drops quickly so you can go from hot to cold quickly. Bring a hoodie for later in case you get cold, we have plenty of storage space on the bike to hold it for you.

Winter tours are some of the funnest tours you will go on, the biggest thing is to make sure you have gloves on and something covering your ears. Between the pedaling and drinking you will stay warm. During the winter it is common for people to leave coats on the bike while they go into the bar because they are warm.

Summer- everyone is thinking drink drink drink but make sure you do not forget the water. everyone will drink it and appreciate that you brought it. if you are coming from work bring a change of clothes to switch into. it is going to be hot out so be sure to wear things like tank tops and cut offs. DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS or SANDALS we say this every step of the way because it is such an important thing so please make sure your group knows to do this.

You can drink on the bike

 We strongly recommend drinking out of a can or the plastic wine bottle. Drinks in cups spill easily when we hit a bump. The alcohol policy is that you can bring two 12 ounce cans of beer or two 6 ounce plastic bottles of white wine ( red wine stains) on the bike to drink while you are pedaling. Your local liquor store has the bottles close to the check out. No glass, liquor, jello shots and mixed drinks in water bottles. Ciders, Bud Light A Ritas, Sparkling Seltzers and other items sold at your grocery store are allowed to be brought.  We have to respect the open container laws in the city. Beer on the bike stays on the bike, beer in the bar stays in the bar.  Your guide will be checking your cooler/backpacks to see that the number of bottles matched the number of adult riders. Any beverages above the limit will be stored in the “BEER JAIL” until your trip ends. Growlers and boxed wine are not allowed.

Guests are responsible for bringing one small cooler and ice.  Size does matter, due to spacing constraints on the floor of the bike.  Don’t forget the water, because after a day of pedaling and drinking, nothing will taste better then some cold Buffalo water. When we leave your last bar to head back we will have everyone dispose of any unfinished drinks and food, kinda like when your plane is getting ready to land.

Make sure you bring some food and snacks for your group to munch on. Bring foods you can eat with one hand as you hold always hold on to the bar for your safety.

 

 

Bachelorette Party Central

I was just looking thru a run down of our most popular tours to write a piece about them and found it to be the bachelorette parties. You will have an absolute blast out with your friends on the bike as you cruise around the city. Decorating your bike will make your bike truly yours. Hanging signs, wearing matching shirts and decorating the bike are the most common things groups do for a bachelorette party. You will be able to bring your own cans of beer, plastic bottles or juice box things of wine and don’t forget the water and food.  Think foods you can hold onto with one hand. You always hold on to the bike for safety. Besides spending quality time with your girls you have many other things to look forward to such as everyone in cars honking and cheering, people on the streets high fiving you and everyone everywhere taking photos/videos/snapchatting. We even have a tiara for the lucky woman to wear during her tour so make sure you let us know you are celebrating.  All time slots are popular. To find a date and time that works for your group click the BOOK NOW button on the home page and select Any bike or the boat.

Bicycling Makes You Happy (Infographic)

Buffalo Pedal Tours 2016 T-ShirtEver since you were a child, riding a bike has been a great way to improve your happiness.

Remember the happy feeling you got the first time you started riding a bike without training wheels?

Or the feeling of pride you had that time you popped a wheelie to show off in front of your friends?

Bicycles can also be a better solution for transportation, for fitness if you want to get in shape, and even for sightseeing the area you are in.

And riding a bicycle in Buffalo can mean more than just personal transportation and training; charity events like Ride For Roswell and neighborhood network organizations like Slow Roll Buffalo also give you the satisfaction and pride of accomplishment after pedaling around the city.

Check Out This Infographic Below To See How Bicycling Can Make You Happy:

Bicycling Makes You Happy

Buffalo Pedal Tours also has the ability to make you happy when riding a bike. Our pedal buses let groups of friends, family or even strangers ride together for pleasure on the great streets of Buffalo.

We let the fun music blare as you ride from venue to venue – not even realizing how much exercise you’re getting as you pedal away, leaving your worries from the day behind.

Rated Number 1 Nightlife Attraction in Buffalo by Trip Advisor for a reason. Buffalo Pedal Tours has the ability to make you and your company happy when riding our pedal buses.

Find your happiness & book your tour today! You can pre-order this season’s Buffalo Pedal Tours T- shirt by calling or emailing us. Save $5 by ordering before May 1st.

Want to get on one of our tours, contact us at 716-984-3834 or book a tour online today!

In Buffalo, The Weather Is Changing But We Stay The Same

The Weather Is Changing But We Stay The SameAround the city, we can tell the weather is changing. The snow is melting and grass is growing, and we are starting the transition from winter into spring.

That means all those in Buffalo who like to hibernate during the winter months are going to come out of their houses, put on their adventure shoes, and look to do some activities that they didn’t want to do while it was cold out.

Activities like finding delicious foods at Larkin’s Food Truck Tuesdays, playing pool or ping-pong at Canalside, or catching a Buffalo Bison’s game at Coca-Cola Field.

There are even opportunities now to go out and get some exercise without the worry of slipping on ice.

You can work on stretching those legs by walking around Delaware Park, kayaking on the river or riding a bike down the Tifft Nature Preserve.

Speaking of riding a bike, did you know that Buffalo Pedal Tours is a great way to not only satisfy that urge to get out, be active and exercise but also can show you different ways to explore the great city of Buffalo?

Buffalo Pedal Tours – Operating All Year Round

It’s true that even though the winter slowed down some citizens of the Queen City, we still kept going.

And with spring breathing life back into the area, that means there will be more activities to entertain yourself with.

Buffalo Pedal Tours can be the activity that you’ve wanted to do all along and if you are feeling frisky, you can book multiple times a year, for all sorts of occasions.

For instance, we have pub crawls starting at Big Ditch Brewery and cruising around downtown Buffalo at your leisure.

Want to check out the famous architecture? Buffalo’s rich history and heritage are on a 360 degree full display when you are in the open air of the pedal bus.

Would you rather check out the waterfront instead? No problem we got you covered there as well, with our Canalside – Riverworks tour.

With any of these tours, you don’t have to go alone, bring as many friends and family you can as we have four state-of-the-art pedal buses to accommodate your needs.

Business is about to pick up and we won’t leave you behind. Book your tour by calling 716-984-3834 today!

On St. Patrick’s Day Everyone’s Irish At Buffalo Pedal Tours

St. Patrick's DayThere are so many great holidays to celebrate in Buffalo, but none like that of the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Buffalonians far and wide come to the parade to celebrate “Erin Go Bragh”, see the Grand Marshal’s float and eat corn beef and cabbage.

And it is one thing to be at the parade, but it is even more exciting to be in the parade. Imagine being the envy of all your friends and relatives, as you ride past them down Delaware Avenue, on one of the most unique “floats” in existence.

At Buffalo Pedal Tours, we can make this dream a reality as our amazing pedal buses will be featured in this year’s parade!

Give Yourself A St. Patrick’s Day Parade Memory You’ll Never Forget In 2016

On Sunday March 20th, 2016, enjoy the famous Irish holiday from a different point of view as you ride down Delaware on our St. Paddy’s Day float. St. Patrick's Day Photo

Book your seat now and this includes not only a trip in the parade but also a one-hour pub crawl after!

Buffalo Pedal Tours offer a variety of party, brewery and architecture tours all across Buffalo and into Western New York.

From Bachelorette parties to historic tours, you can get a group of your family, friends or out-of-towners to see Buffalo in a new way.

To book your spot on the St. Patrick’s Day parade float call us at 716-984-3834 today, spots will be filling up quickly.

If you would like to book a different type of tour, we can accommodate you there as well.

How To Have A Bachelorette Party To Remember

Bachelorette PartyAre you or your maid of honor looking for fun and new ideas for an upcoming bachelorette party?

Well here’s how you can do that and more, making the bachelorette party and night, one to remember.

5 Tips To Throw A Successful Bachelorette Party

  1. Select A Creative Bachelorette Party Theme – Find a creative theme that everyone can participate in (also one that the bride will enjoy most) and run with it. Whether you are all dressed as Barbie dolls or you all dress as country girls, to throwing it back to an 80’s style-theme, have fun with it and go all out!
  2. Have A Scavenger Hunt – This is the perfect way to keep all those in the party involved. Lay out ground rules that could be related to the theme, and make sure everyone is cool with the scavenger hunt’s objectives. Take cool pictures with strangers or find a way to dance on top of the bar. Those who complete the hunt can get an award and, in the end, everyone wins.
  3. Use Props – What’s a party without props? Find unique and interesting props to carry around that can make you feel like a celebrity. Make a cool tiara for the bride or a sash she can wear around all night.
  4. Include The Bride – Making her feel special on this night is of the utmost importance. Group dances of her favorite songs, shots with her at the bar. Get the bar crowd in on the fun and make sure she knows how much it means to be in on the bachelorette party and her last night as a single woman.
  5. Take Your Party On A Pedal Tour – Be safe and secure on your travels by scheduling a tour on Buffalo Pedal Tours. Play your own music, bring food and drinks, and you can show your out-of-town friends around the great city as well!

What are you waiting for…? Do you want to celebrate with the bridal party and more at the awesome bars around downtown Buffalo?Bachelorette Party Tips

Book your Bachelorette Party early, so that everyone you invite can join and with the tips from above, the unforgettable night can be a success.

For more information or to book a tour, contact Buffalo Pedal Tours at 716-984-3834 today!

Enjoy Winter 2016 With These Event And Activity Ideas

Winter 2016 Event And ActivityWinter 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 downtown ice skating, hockey games, winter festivals and more that can be enjoyed.

Here are just a few of the important or new events and activities that you can check out in 2016:

  • Queen City Roller GirlsNow featured at RiverWorks with a new roller derby track, the QCRG’s are 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 11th – 14th and see what new vehicles the car companies will be featuring or rolling out for 2017.
  • HARBORCENTER Hockey Games – The Buffalo Sabres are the main attraction across the street at the arena, but you can watch all levels of great hockey at the HARBORCENTER.
  • Pizza Pods At Pizza Plant – Recently opening with a downtown location, Pizza Plant offers their delicious pizza pods and more for all to enjoy on a cold day.
  • Canalside – thought Canalside had great things going on over the summer? Well, the winter season is no different as water turns to ice for curling, skating, ice biking and more.

Thinking now, you have to get downtown and check out one of these great activities?

Let Buffalo Pedal Tours help.

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!