Buffalo's premier cycle boat experience!

How much does a trip cost?

Private tours start at $475.00 for groups up to 18 people, Monday to Thursday. Only $535.00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday for groups up to 18.

How many people does the boat fit?

We can take up to 18 pedal people. 

How long is the boat trip?

The trip is two hours. It stops at a bar when dock space is available.

At this time we building the FIRST cycle boat in the world with restroom on board. It should be in Buffalo in late June.

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.

Will I get my clothes dirty from the bike chain?

No our bikes stations have full chain guards to protect you from cuts and grease. No other pedal boats do.

Can we bring our own food and drinks?

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. Or bring your own.

Do you love mixed drinks??? Bring your RiverWorks drinks on the boat too!


Does the boat have a fully enclosed compartment?

Yes, our passenger area has solid doors and walls that cover the entire perimeter of the passenger area. Nothing can fall off the deck. 

Do we really pedal?

Yes, and with 12 pedal stations it’s easy! Ask the captain to wave his keys to prove we can operate just on human power!

Doesn’t the boat have a restroom?

The current boat does not, BUT the new one will! That boat is expected to be in Buffalo in mid June. Follow the progress of the boat on our Facebook page.

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?

Only if the captain feels the weather would be dangerous.  This will rarely happen from Riverworks.

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?


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 your trip grab a drink at River Works.

Can we smoke on the boat? 

No, United States Coast Guard regulations do not permit smoking.