How many people does the boat fit?
We can take up to 18 pedal people. Trips over 15 need to be booked by phone and an additional charge is required.
What types of trips do you do?
Most trips take groups of friends, families or co-workers out to sip beverages and nimble on snacks while enjoying the scenery of the Buffalo River. Besides these types of trips we do history tours and fishing trips! Yes, it’s a fact there are some real good fishing spots on the Buffalo River. Our captains are expert fishermen too.
Can we bring our own food and drinks?
Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks like beer, hard cider, spiked seltzer water or wine. But you can make the trip super easy and less stressful by pre-ordering a food and beverage package from Riverworks. The food and drinks are attractively priced and will be ready to take on board. Click on this link to see the menu.
Do we really pedal?
Due to Coast Guard regulations we need to be aware of the passenger weight load. The Coast Guard standards state an average American weighs 184 pounds. Folks heavier than 250 pounds can not sit on a bike seat and will be asked to sit on the front bench. The seat is not designed for weights over that and could fail.
Yes, with 12 pedal stations it’s easy! Ask the captain to wave his keys to you!
Doesn’t the boat have a motor?
Yes, the 60 HP is available for emergency situations and to move it to the dock. Our motor is twice as powerful of any other boat of it’s kind. Power equals safety, it helps a boat get out of a tricky situation.
Can a boat trip be cancelled because of the weather?
Yes, If the captain feels the weather would be dangerous he/she will cancel at any time. This will rarely happen from Riverworks since the area is more protected then trips leaving from the Erie Basin Marina.
We DO NOT issue refunds if weather requires that to reschedule your trip. Your payment can be used for another boat trip or a bike trip. We will issue a Rain Check that is good for two years from the date of your trip.
Where do the trips start and end?
The boat starts and ends trips at Buffalo River Works, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY 14203. Our space on the dock is at the far left, closer to Michigan Street.
Can I drink alcohol on the cycle boat?
On the boat, you may bring THREE 12 ounce cans of beer or THREE 6 oz plastic bottles of wine, No glass. No hard liquor.
How should we dress?
Due to safety concerns you should always wear flat footwear. This is a real bike and should wear pants and a loose shirt. Wearing a dress on a bike is not recommend.
Is there a weight limit for the bike seat?
Yes, If you can not pedal a bike on the road do not expect to pedal the bike on our boat. The seat will break and you can get hurt. A person over 250 pounds should sit on the front bench for their safety.
Where do we park?
At RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY 14203. Parking is usually free but you may be required to pay during special events. Before grabbing a drink or food before your trip you can check the items to brought in at the Buffalo Pedal Tours kiokos located by our boat slip.
Can we smoke on the boat?
No, United States Coast Guard regulations do not permit smoking.