Pedal Tour Pro Tips

In a referral based business like we are in we want to make sure that you have as much fun as possible. We have also driven hundreds and hundreds of tours so we know what works and what doesn’t work and we want to share tips with you. You will get a call from your driver before your tour to walk you through how the day of your tour will play out. If you have any questions beforehand just email/call/text we are very good at responding quickly.

Before Your Tour

As soon as book visit our FAQ page on our website and click on the link for the waiver form. Make a copy for each person that is on your trip. Review the waivers to ensure they were completed correctly. This will speed up the boarding process and if we get the boarding process done quickly then the tour can leave out quicker and that is free bonus time out on the bike which as you can imagine groups love to take advantage of.

Your driver will call you the week of the tour to see if you have any questions and to talk about the route. On the day of the tour we ask that you arrive no later than 20 minutes before your tour, most groups arrive even earlier and have drinks, split an appetizer and hang out. When you board the driver will ask for everyone’s attention and review the waive forms,  help the driver out by getting everyone attention and keeping them quiet. The driver will need to check everyone’s identification card too. The driver will then give out the hooking up directions. Our speaker is a Bluetooth system your phone should connect to “Tailgater”. Use Pandora, Spotify, a mix whatever you want to listen to. When you leave come back from the bar you will have to reconnect.   You have lots of choices of bars to stop at. We give you plenty of options but groups usually stick to our partner bars, places like Pearl Street Grill, Pan American and River Works  that offer you drinks specials. Again, in a referral based business we want to make sure you have fun and the bars we partner with are cool bars with great craft beer lists, patios, drink and sometimes food specials.  A great pro tip is to let the driver know how much pedaling the group wants to do, all routes involve different amounts of pedaling and we want to make sure you have as great a time as possible.  The trip organizer(the one who used their credit card to pay for the trip) is the main contact with the driver and the one that the driver will look to to help everything flow smoothly.

Food and Decorating

Decorating the bike makes for an amazing tour, cars and people on the streets just react more and it really does make everyone have more fun.  Our Facebook and the gallery on the website offer some great ideas of what past groups have done that look cool. The BIG things to remember are to bring masking tape (we have to get the bike cleaned for the tours after you) the sign on the back of the bike can’t be wider than a door (can’t cover our turn signals) and when thinking about hanging things  you don’t want to hand things across the riders where it swings and hits people in the face. A funny thing done by a few tours for birthdays is to print out silly photos of the birthday person to hang on the bike.  When you are decorating the bike the driver will give you more pro tips and help you decorate. For food you are welcome to bring anything. Food, snacks, appetizers and candy (bringing the birthday persons favorite type hint hint) remember some foods are easier to eat on the bike than others. While you can eat while you pedal and when we park not everything is to hold. Make sure you also bring the napkins, plates, silverware that goes along with your food.  While you eat on the bike you don’t need to bring a Thanksgiving feast you won’t be able to eat that much. Skip the cheese and crackers we find that they tend to not be eaten. Some great ideas humus and pita chips, cookies, candy, sour patch kids,etc. All right the last one was my personal favorite but we strongly recommend bringing food it something that almost every group brings.  For birthdays also skip the tiny cupcakes and splurge on your friends for the full sized ones which aren’t 100% frosting and get all over everyone hands and the bike.

On the Bike

We have never had anyone fall or get hurt, when the driver shows you how to get up and down properly at the start so pay attention. Just basic common sense stuff here, you can’t jump off and do a fire drill, no spitting or swearing, don’t steal glasses from the bar (the driver will have you return them) if a bicyclist doesn’t high five you no need to run your mouth. You will be able to play your own music during this time, you don’t want to play it to loud so people can’t talk.  Also the people that aren’t pedaling and are riding in the back should use the time to take photos because they will be able to take good photos and videos of the group.  When we get to the stop the driver will let you know what time the group has to be back on the bike, it is important that you stick to the schedule because when you are late from one bar it just takes up bar time at the last bar and we don’t want to see the group be late at the first 2 bars and then have to rush in and drink the beer quickly at the 3rd bar.  To keep the group on schedule let everyone know ahead of time to bring cash, it will make it easier for them to pay the organizer back but by not opening up tabs it allows groups to not wait on one person closing out there tab. The other reason is to tip your driver, you will see that your drivers go above and beyond and earn it.  The bike also has plenty of storage space whether it be for the food and snacks, purses, backpacks, clothing etc.  Always take your purse, car keys and phone when you leave the bike. The driver is not always on the bike as he or she will leave to call you back from the bar.

Alcohol Policy

You are permitted to bring two 12oz or less can of beer on the bike for each person, NO GLASS, NO HOME MADE COCKTAILS OR LIQUOR. When you are pedaling between the bars you are there to talk and take everything in, not binge drink. At the end of the tour it is common for the majority of the beers on the bike to be not finished. You get all types of really good deals at the bars, we can assure you will stay “hydrated”.

After the Tour

When we arrive at the finishing point the driver just needs everyone attention for a few minutes to see if anyone wants to buy koozies, shirts, hoodies. The driver will ask you to like us on Facebook and then they will take another group photo.  The organizer usually slips the driver the tip, the driver helps undecorate, clean the bike, hand down food and belongings. Do keep in mind that we are on tight schedules between tours so we can’t spend as much time as we want with your group after your trip. At this point we hope that you enjoyed your experience and want to do it again. We also ask that you write a review about us whether it be on Trip Advisor, Facebook, Google it all counts for us as we try to grow our business.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, we know you are going to have a blast with your friends now 🙂

Just Moved To Buffalo & Want To Learn About The City In A Fun Way?

Just Moved To Buffalo & Want To Learn About The City In A Fun Way?Moving to a new city can be a new experience for any person or family. Finding a suitable place to live, transferring all your items to the new home, unpacking and getting set up, and finally trying to find a way to fit into your new surroundings. All of this can be stressful, take a toll, and put a damper on your social life.

If you’re in this type of predicament moving into a great city like Buffalo, then perhaps you have been looking for a way to integrate into the neighborhood, learn a little bit about the culture and find some new friends. As we are the “City of Good Neighbors”, it won’t be that hard.

At Buffalo Pedals Tours, we offer you a unique way to have fun and meet new people, all the while learning about the area and why it’s a great place to live.

Jump On A Social Mixer Pedal Tour

Our Social Mixer Pedal tour is your chance to take a tour of the city, get acquainted with Buffalo and is a great last-minute idea to have some fun on the town. Book a spot for yourself and while on the tour you will be enjoying drinks, delicious local food, and finding new friends. We guarantee you will enjoy your ride and might even book another with your new pals!

Buffalo Pedal Tours, one of the best, fun and unique social mixer opportunities in Buffalo, New York. By the end of the Social Mixer Pedal tour, you will be a Buffalo expert. Questions about the social mixer or any of our tours, feel free to contact us today!

Two Pedal Tour Groups Are Better Than One

Two Pedal Tour Groups Are Better Than One!Buffalo is the City of Good Neighbors and it is quite possible you are one of those good neighbors. You could be that person who has a lot of friends, always the life of the party and always looking to share that fun with your large group of friends.

If you’re the planning person of the group, who has been looking for a fun new adventure to share in with all your friends, you might have even been looking to book a tour with Buffalo Pedal Tours. But perhaps you were afraid to leave some of your friends out, for fear that you wouldn’t be able to fit them all in on one tour.

Not to be one to leave anyone out, 14 spots could be filled easily but then you would have people in your group missing out on the unique and entertaining tour of the city.

Well, now we have the solution to your problem!

Not One, Not Two, But Three Pedal Tour Buses If You Want!

You say that you want to have 28 of your cool friends party on the tour, we can handle that. 43 people want to take a tour of the city together in style? Buffalo Pedal Tours can handle that too!

Buffalo Pedal Tours has not one, not two, but three amazing pedal tour buses that can help you and your group of friends travel around Buffalo in style if you want.

Recently we had two groups from Riverworks meet another group at Big Ditch Brewing Company, where they all biked to Soho on Chippewa for the largest pub crawl in Buffalo yet, 43 people.

Now there’s nothing stopping you from booking a tour with a big group of your finest friends! Buffalo Pedal Tours wants to show you a good time in a new way, contact us today for more information!

Holiday Tour Ideas: Halloween Costumed Pedal Tour

Holiday Tour Ideas: Halloween Costumed Pedal TourHalloween has become a national holiday known for many things like Trick Or Treating, candy, ghosts, crazy costumes, partying and Haunted Houses. In Buffalo, this traditional holiday is no different. Many Buffalonians flock downtown to the local bars or establishments for Halloween Costume contests, trying to win best costume or most original costume.

These things are fun to do, but what if you could get a bunch of your friends together and find a new way to go around from bar to bar, showing off all the funny or spooky costumes you are wearing? All the while enjoying the creative costumes that others had come up with?

Well you could do all this and more with a pub crawler tour from Buffalo Pedal Tours.

Bring The Party With A Halloween Costumed Pedal Tour

There is plenty of time to prepare for this kind of holiday tour idea. Halloween is a few weeks away yet, and you can plan the contests and parties with your route around the bars downtown. That way you and your friends can be apart of all the action, getting your Trick Or Treat on in a different way.

Likewise, there is more than enough time to create or purchase your new costume for the Halloween festivities. If you are going to have a kickass costume and want to show it off, go all the way this year.

Get your friends together now and book your tour before someone else does, because we all know how popular Halloween in Buffalo is. Have more questions about the tours that Buffalo Pedal Tours provides or to find out about tour availability, feel free to contact us today!

Taking A Trip To Buffalo And Want A Custom Sightseeing Tour?

Tourism has been at an all-time high in Buffalo. No matter the reason behind the trip, when you are coming over the visit the city of Buffalo from a different country, you want to get the best trip experience possible.

That means going to our city’s famous historical locations, fine local restaurants, and establishments, and learn more about what makes this area so great. The problem is that trying to visit all these places can be a difficult task, especially if you aren’t sure where to go.

It’s tough when you have to rely on various channels to show you around town, taking valuable time that you are dedicating to use for sightseeing. If only there was a sightseeing tour that could be customized to help you visit all the places you want to see and the hidden gems that you didn’t know about…

Buffalo Pedal Tours Can Customize A Sightseeing Tour For YouTaking A Trip To Buffalo And Want A Custom Sightseeing Tour?

Recently, we had visitors to the area all the way from the country of Bahrain. They were looking to see the sights in Niagara Falls and they saw our reviews on Trip Advisor, gave us a call and we set up a custom sightseeing tour of downtown Buffalo.

The travelers from Bahrain received the grand Buffalo Pedal Tour treatment, and got to see why we are called the “City of Good Neighbors” first hand.

If you are coming from outside of Buffalo or even the United States and want to see what makes Buffalo so beautiful, Buffalo Pedal Tours can accommodate your needs. Take a tour around Canalside and Riverworks or learn more about the architecture that makes up the Queen City.

Want to learn more about Buffalo Pedal Tours or how to book a custom tour, please contact us today!

Haven’t Been To Canalside? Explore The Waterfront In A Different Way

Haven't Been To Canalside? Explore The Waterfront In A Different WayIt’s the renaissance! Buffalo’s changing in some many great ways – downtown is flourishing, tourism is on the rise and it’s been a revival to the city and its citizens. Canalside in particular has a whole new look, and has become a large part in the revitalization of our amazing city. The waterfront is where many new attractions are popping up where before there was nothing, and no one benefits from this type of change more than you! Yes, you.

The specific changes to Canalside means that you get to experience new things you didn’t know existed and explore the historical parts in new light.

What’s Popping At Canalside?

If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the newest premier waterfront destinations for entertainment, then here’s an education of just a few of the attractions available.

Riverworks – Four bars, restaurant, two outdoor ice rinks, 5,000 person entertainment venue and more. Something cool is always happening here.

Erie Canal Harbor – This is not only a historical part of Buffalo, but now has a new look. Stare out at beautiful view of the water overlooking Lake Erie or participate in many of the new and activities scheduled throughout the year.

Templeton Landing – Community favorite, with the largest waterfront patio, delicious food and bar to compliment its view offerings. Templeton Landing has a casual environment with a hometown feel.

Worried you can’t visit all these super places all in one night? Want to bring your friends but don’t have a vehicle big enough or afraid you won’t find parking?

Well there’s a solution to those problems. Buffalo Pedal Tours! We offer a Canalside Waterfront Tour that starts at Riverworks and ends at Templeton Landing. All the fun is the travel inbetween. With two new pedal busses you can bring your friends, local or out-of-towners, and let them share in the adventure.

Book your tour today or for more information, contact us today!

Have A Team Building Adventure On The Pedal Tour Bus

When you are a new member of a company or business you want to find a way to fit in on the team. As an HR manger or CEO, you are looking for new and interesting ways to build up your team of employees, enhancing social relations, so that they are cohesive and know how to work with one another effectively.

There are various team building techniques and exercises that can be used, but why do you always have to follow the trend? Perhaps you want to find a new activity that will help with meeting goals, achieving results, accomplishing simple and complex tasks, and is entertaining all at the same time?

Explore Buffalo With Your Team!

Buffalo has many things to offer to offer your company, more than just where it’s located.

Gather your employees for a night out with Buffalo Pedal Tours and get to know each other outside of the 9-5 grind. Plan a Canalside Waterfront Tour or a Social Mixer in order to find out what they like to do when they are at their desk or work station.

Unwind while still learning to appreciate each others help, working and pedaling as a team to each destination. Find out each others taste in music, create a playlist from employee suggestions and play it while on the tour.

Create a tour goal, to learn at least two new things about each member of your team and at the end of the tour, see what interesting and engaging conversation can become of it.

All this can be done with Buffalo Pedal Tours. Book your team building adventure today and what what happens to production the following week when happy employees have learned to work together!

Special Anniversary Dinner, Tour Buffalo Restaurants On The Pedal Bus!

Special Anniversary Dinner, Tour Buffalo Restaurants On The Pedal Bus!Are you and your brothers and sisters looking for a cool, fun way to celebrate your parent’s 50th Anniversary?

Your parents, your mom and dad, the people who gave you life are celebrating a milestone in their life together as a couple. As children of those two loving parents how do you celebrate this exciting event? Do you rent a hall or a pavilion in the park? Pay for a caterer and pop a tent in the backyard, rent tables and chairs? Or, do you try something new, something unique and something that everyone will enjoy including you?

The answer is the latter but how?

A progressive dinner and a unique tour of Buffalo, that’s how! Buffalo Pedal Tours provides a four hour gourmet experience at local Buffalo hotspots such as Oshun, Bourbon & Butter, with a finish at the famous Chocolate Bar. Not only will the food be delicious, but the transportation in-between each restaurant is one that will have everyone talking about this special event you have arranged.Special Anniversary Dinner, Tour Buffalo Restaurants On The Pedal Bus!

The pedal bus is equipped with twelve seats, each with their own set of pedals allowing man power to fuel your ride. Seating fourteen, as if you were at the family dinner table enjoy drinks and conversation with your family and friends, who help you celebrate two of the most important people in your life in a way no one will forget.

Celebrate your parents upcoming 50th Anniversary touring all the great places the Queen City has to offer with Buffalo Pedal Tours and schedule your progressive dinner tour today!

See Buffalo Architecture In A Different Way!

See Buffalo Architecture In A Different Way!There’s a famous saying that many people use, “Stop and smell the roses…”. Contextually it means in our busy day to day life – stop, look and enjoy your environment. This is also true with the rich history and beautiful landscape that is around the citizens of Buffalo.

There is so much to see and do in our great city that sometimes you have to stop, look around, take it all in and really learn more about what has been done to create such an amazing legacy.

You might even consider yourself a historian of Buffalo and it’s facts, but there’s always new ways to discover what Buffalo has to offer. Or if you have visiting family and friends, and want to introduce them to what makes the Nickel City famous, there’s new and exciting ways to do so that both you and your guests can enjoy.

Buffalo Pedal Tours Architecture Tour

When you book an architecture tour with Buffalo Pedal Tours, you can travel around Buffalo in style, see what the city is made of and learn fascinating new facts about the city you live in. Historical landmarks like Buffalo City Hall, the Electric Tower, Ellicott Square Building and Guaranty Building are just a few iconic buildings with amazing history and architecture that have helped put Buffalo on the map.

Stop and smell the roses, and while you’re checking out the architecture with all your friends, make it fun and unique with Buffalo Pedal Tours. For more information or to book a tour, contact us today!

Looking To Have A Unique Pedal Tour Adventure For Your Bachelorette Party?

Future brides to be and their maids of honor are always planning and looking for new, unique and fun ideas for the upcoming bachelorette party. Brides want to celebrate a night of entertainment with friends and family, and the maid of honor wants to help facilitate that process, while producing a night to remember for all who are involved.

This bachelorette party planning task can be accomplished with relative ease by deciding who will be involved (Mothers and future Mother In-Laws can have fun too!), where to start, what fun games you want to play, and how to safely travel around the city without having to worry about who’s going to drive and how your going to get everyone to the different drinking establishments in one piece. Looking To Have A Unique Pedal Tour Adventure For Your Bachelorette Party?

If you want a night of excitement and partying in Buffalo, there’s one part of the bachelorette party you don’t have to worry about. That’s exploring the the city in style and booking a tour with Buffalo Pedal Tours for your bachelorette party!

Buffalo Pedal Tours can cater your special occasion while you stop at your favorite places around Buffalo and try new ones as well! Create a bachelorette playlist and we will play the party music right on the pedal tour crawler. Find a place to stop for food or bring your own.

Take tons of pictures to immortalize your night – selfies galore! Pick your bachelorette party day on our schedule now, and help the bride to be make it a night she’ll never forget, pedaling around the city and cruising around on a unique adventure.