The Capital City Cycle Tours, a roof-covered 16-passenger pedal-powered vehicle, is perfect for your next night out!
It’s the perfect venue-on-wheels for everything from a corporate event to a wedding rehearsal party. Just climb aboard and let the good times roll!
Come enjoy a 2 hour tour with the Capital City Cycle Tours and it's crew for just $25. We will visit some of the greatest bars and give you a taste of what the Capital District has to offer.
Do you want to rent the Capital City Cycle Tours for a private party or special event? Give us a quick call and we will be more than willing to help make your night the best ever!
If it's girls night out or a first date, just climb aboard and let the good times roll.
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So, how does it work?
A bar/restaurant/sightseeing tour on wheels. Our 16 or 14 passenger bikes will take you and your party on a two-hour tour around the available city of your choice stopping at 3 different establishments. Book the entire bike or book by the seat. Our bikes are completely pedal powered and equipped with full LED lighting, amazing sound system and bluetooth capabilities.
Where does the tour start and end? What stops do we make?
General Routes for Troy and Schenectady (we do change these periodically)
Wolff’s Biergarten (Start & End)
Bootleggers on Broadway
Wolff’s Biergarten (Start & End)
20 North Broadway Tavern
The Bier Abbey
What do I do once I book my tour to prepare?
All passengers are to sign a waiver prior to embarking on the tour. The waiver can be accessed through a link provided in your booking confirmation email. Bike helmets are available upon request, but not required. Please show up 25 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Feel free to have a drink at the bar while you wait and a Capital City Cycle Tours employee will be in to gather you once the bike is cleared and ready to go. Don't forget to ask the bartender for the Cycle Tours drink special!
Where do I check-in on the day of my tour?
Inside Wolff's Biergarten at 2 King Street Troy, NY 12180
Inside of the Biergarten at 165 Erie Blvd Schenectady, NY 12305
Are there any requirements?
Bike seats can accommodate a minimum height of 5 feet or taller. Anyone who would be excluded from this criteria can still enjoy the Cycle Tours in the rear seat area.
Is it hard to pedal?
We always have a minimum of 8 riders on a tour so the pedaling is not difficult.
Is there a difference between “Troy Stay Thirsty Tour” and “Troy Two Stay Thirsty Tour” when choosing a booking?
There is no difference between “Troy Stay Thirsty Tour” and “Troy Two Stay Thirsty Tour” other than max seating. Troy Stay Thirsty has 16 seats and Troy Two has 14 seats. Pub crawls require a minimum age of 21 and proper identification for each rider.
How much is it to tour around?
$25 per seat for a 2-hour tour.
Can I go for additional hours?
Additional hours are only available for full bike bookings. Please call us if you wish to book for additional hours on top of the general 2-hour tour.
What are we allowed to bring on the tour?
Food and drink are allowed onboard. Please have cash for the bars that we will attend as cash is quicker than credit and we will only be in each bar about a half hour.
How long do we spend in each location?
Each stop is 20-25 minutes. The driver will come in to give the party a 5 minute warning.
Do I have to have others riding with my group ?
Our tours are booked much like an airline. You choose the amount of seats you would like to book and other riders are available to book the available seats remaining. If you wish to have the bike to just you and your party, you can book the entire bike, which consists of paying for every seat. As long as you have a minimum of 8 riders, the remaining seats will be empty and private to your party.
What are the general rules of conduct on the tour?
The tour Driver has the final word regarding passenger safety during the tour and what constitutes proper conduct. Any passenger who acts in an unsafe or inappropriate manner will be asked to de-bus and find their own way home.
Can I leave early before the 2-hour tour has ended?
Our bikes are completely pedal powered. There will be a $100 abandonment fee for any rider who does not finish the ride with Capital City Cycle Tours.
What happens if it rains?
Capital City Cycle Tours will run rain or shine, our bikes are completely covered!
What is the cancellation policy?
Payment/deposit is non-refundable 10 days after the date of processing. If the booking was processed within 10 days of the tour date, payment is non-refundable within 24 hours of the date of processing.
What if I want to book a tour for a day or time that is not on your schedule online?
We do accept off-peak bookings. Anyone looking to book out of our general operating days/times on Thursday, Friday or Saturday must call us directly. We only accept full bike bookings for off-peak bookings. Must pay for the entire bike but can run as long we you have a minimum of 8 people.
Do we tip our driver?
Drivers do work on tips. Gratuity is greatly appreciated. The average tip is at least $3-5 per person
Do you have merchandise for purchase?
Yes! We have t-shirts available as an add-on during check out or limited sizes onboard your tour.
Capital City Cycle Tours was founded by three entrepreneurs hailing from Upstate New York who shared a vision of importing an adult party bike concept to the area as a unique way to combine fun with fitness. A “pub crawl” or predetermined biking circuit of pub and restaurant stops on a specially designed 16-person party bike offers riders an exhilarating and entertaining alternative to an ordinary nightlife jaunt in select Upstate New York cities. It launched June 20, 2014 in The Empire State’s Capital District cities of Troy and Schenectady with Saratoga Springs to eventually follow. However, it doesn’t stop there, Capital City Cycle Tours has plans to expand it’s tours nationwide to accommodate cities with likewise demographics.
Additionally, Capital City Cycle Tours is an interactive, philanthropic community
partner that organizes and supports charities and non-profit initiatives such as
Tour De Cure, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Walk to Defeat ALS and
Race for the Cure, to name a few.
A pedal party on wheels, this green machine is fueled entirely by its riders (excluding three passengers who are seated in the rear) and commandeered by a designated Capital City Cycle Tours driver who refrains from consuming alcohol while on the job. The Cycle Tours adds a new dimension to a bicycle workout. Take in the nightlife scenery while socializing and pedaling to your favorite tunes, courtesy of sophisticated onboard sound and lighting systems.
Think outside the box
Put a new twist on a special occasion with this one-of-a-kind traveling venue for events such as birthday parties to retirement parties. The possibilities are limitless!!
Thank You for Contacting The Capital City Cycle Tours
We will respond via email within 24-48 hours or feel free to contact us by phone or text message at 518-281-7146.
If you have questions after 5pm on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, please call or text our Tour Manager Matt at 518-330-3493.
The Capital City Cycle Tours Team
"Sip, Spin & Party"
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