Experience the Capital District Like Never Before
The Capital City Cycle Tours, a roof-covered 14-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. 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!
BOOK A TOUR
Reserve a seat
Book by the seat or by the bike. If your party numbers less than 14, you will be paired with other smaller groups to get as full a bike as possible. The Capital City Cycle Tours can reach acceptable speeds with a minimum of 6 people
So, how does it work?
A bar/restaurant/sightseeing tour on wheels. Our 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 Saratoga, Schenectady, and Troy (we do change these periodically or if requested).
500 Federal Street (start & end)
Bootleggers on Broadway
Wolff’s Biergarten (Start & End)
20 North Broadway Tavern
Centre Street Pub
41 Walworth St (Ace Hardware)- start & end
Druthers Brewing Company
What do I do once I book my tour to prepare?
Please show up 25 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Please make sure you have signed the electronic waiver beforehand. The waiver is available as an attachment on your booking confirmation. All passengers are to sign the waiver prior to embarking on the tour. Feel free to have a drink at the bar while you wait and a Capital City Cycle Tours employee will send you a message to let you know when they will be arriving!
> Troy – your tour check-in will be at the parking lot at 500 Federal Street Troy, NY 12180.
> Schenectady – your tour check-in will be inside of the Biergarten at 165 Erie Blvd Schenectady, NY 12305.
> Saratoga – your tour check-in will be at Ace Hardware at 41 Walworth St Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
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.
How many people go?
You must have a minimum of 6 people in order to go out. We will join you with another group or decline your booking if you do not meet this minimum!
Is it hard to pedal?
We always have a minimum of 6 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 Stay Thirsty Tour” other than the times the tours begin. Both tours fit a maximum of 14 people per bike. Pub crawls require a minimum age of 21 and proper identification for each rider.
How much is it to tour around?
$28 per seat for a 2-hour tour in Schenectady and $40 in Saratoga!
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 roughly 25 minutes. The driver will tell you when to be back out on the bike before you head in!
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 6 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 we bring alcohol?
Alcohol is not permitted on the bike.
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 48 hours 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.
In the event that we have to combine groups to meet the minimum 6 people to run a tour, we reserve the right to change the time of of your tour within 24 hours of your tour date.
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 6 people.
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 14-person party bike offers riders an exhilarating and entertaining alternative to an ordinary nightlife jaunt in select Upstate New York cities. We launched in June 20, 2014 in the city of Troy. Soon after we expanded into Schenectady and Albany! However, it doesn’t stop there, Capital City Cycle Tours has plans to expand its 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.
WHAT IS IT?
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!!