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ST. LOUIS SOULARD NEIGHBORHOOD
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Here are all of the dos and don’ts you need to know to have the best possible party bike tour. Cheers!
What is the BarCycle?
The BarCycle is a 14-passenger quadricycle that is built to party. This open air “party bus” has bar stools lining both sides and a back bench for riders to sit on. Only instead of just sitting there, the bar stools also happen to be bike seats with pedals at your feet. Riders work together to casually pedal the BarCycle around Soulard and stop at bars whenever a thirst needs quenching. It is the perfect vehicle for bar crawls, bachelor/bachelorette parties, company outings, cardinal/rams/blues games, brewery tours, charity events, and so much more.
How much does the BarCycle cost to rent?
Tours cost $300-400 for the entire cycle (up to 14 riders) for two hours depending on the day of the week. Check the OUR TOURS page for the most up to date info.
How many people can fit on the BarCycle?
It can hold up to 14 people, there are 10 seats with pedals, 2 pedal-less seats above the back wheels, a bench on the back row, and one person can work the middle aisle as the bartender/DJ. However, for the rest of 2020, all party bikes will be capped at 9 passengers to allow for social distancing.
Who drives this thing?
We have an employee of ours drive and steer the unit. Your group can relax and have fun.
Where should we go?
We can stop at any of your favorite Soulard bars, but no need to plan a route if you don’t want to. Many of the bars have exclusive specials for BarCycle riders. Ask your driver about current specials.
Can we bring food?
For sure, we have lots of storage space on the BarCycle. Make sure it is in some type of spill proof container though.
Can we bring our own beverages on the bike bar?
Yes, you can bring a cooler or two to keep you hydrated between bar stops. No glass bottles, please. We can fit one very large cooler or two pretty big coolers on the barcycle.
Where will our BarCycle tour begin and end?
Tour typically start and end at McGurk’s Irish Pub on 12th and Russell but if you would rather start at a bar or restaurant closer to you just let us know.
What’s the music situation?
We have speakers and a stereo with aux connections and adapters ready. You might want to assign someone in your group to make a playlist. It is way more fun if you bring your own music.
What if it rains?
No problem, we have a roof and panchos. It’s actually really fun when it rains, groups have a blast. If there is lightning, heavy rain, or tornados we will reschedule.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you cancel 14 days prior we will give you a refund. If you cancel within 14 days, we will give you a rain check to use later in the season, or next season if it’s at the end of the season. Cancellations within 3 days of the tour will not receive any type of a refund.
What are the hours of operation?
10am to 10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, earlier upon request. Sunday through Thursday we end at 9pm.
How fast does this bad boy go?
It’ll cruise at a cool 3-5 mph on flat land. We are not in any hurry.
Who can ride the BarCycle?
You must be 18+ to ride, but you still have to be 21 to go to bars.
How tall do I have to be to ride?
To reach the pedals you need to be at least 5 feet tall. If you are shorter, not a big deal – just take bench seat or bartend for the group.
How do we pay?
Click on the book now button under group rentals to book a tour. We accept cash, debit, or credit cards. You can pay the entire amount at the time of reservation, or you can pay at the start of the tour. However, you must pay $100 to hold the reservation at the time of booking. It is better if you pay ahead of time though so we don’t have to waste time on your tour collecting payment. If you have payed your down payment and would like to pay the balance ahead of time, please call, text, or email and we will charge the balance.
How do we know if it’s available when we want it?
Click the book now button under group rentals to check available dates and times. First come first served.
Can Small Groups Ride the BarCycle?
We offer public tours every Wednesday at 6pm where we try to put small groups together. We need at least 6 riders total to have enough pedal power to take it out. Call or text if you would prefer a different day and we might be able to fit you in with another group.
Where did this thing come from?
The idea came from Europe, they are very popular in Amsterdam and Germany. They are now in many U.S. cities.
Is the BarCycle dangerous?
It’s easier than riding a bike, but with anything a certain amount of risk is involved. Feel free to bring a helmet.
Is this like… a workout?
Only if you want to be. It is pretty much as much work as you put into it. If you are looking to combine your spin class with a bar crawl, we can do that. But if you are just looking to casually cruise from bar to bar and don’t want to sweat through your favorite shirt, no problem at all. And if you are concerned it will be too strenuous, don’t fret – we have an electric pedal assist motor to help out with the hills if need be.
Should I tip my bike bar driver?
Please do! Our drivers work hard to make sure you and your crew has a good time and a safe trip.
Can I purchase a gift card?
Of course! We offer GIFT CARDS, which can be redeemed for any tour at a future date.