How Many people does it hold?
We have ONE bike. Our bike holds 10-14 riders. You MUST have at least 10 riders to rent the bike.
There are 10-pedaling seats, plus 2-non-pedaling seats located over the rear axle. The rear non-pedaling bench seats 2 people.
**We require a minimum of 10-passengers to rent Rochester Pedal Ride.
what is the Alcohol policy?
According to Senate Bill 0165 passed in July 2015, alcohol can be consumed on quadricylces in the state of Michigan. All riders MUST be 21 if alcohol is present on the bike.
Riders are allowed to bring canned beer, canned/boxed wine and any other type of pre-packaged drink. i.e. White claw, Truly, High Noon, etc. No liquor or shots allowed.
Glass is NOT ALLOWED on the bike at all! Thanks for understanding!
Who can ride?
There are a few minimum requirements for riders:
The riders must be 12 years of age or older to ride the bike. It is recommended but not required for them to bring/wear their own helmet.
Anyone younger than 18-years of age, must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian that is able to accept responsibility for the underage person and is authorized to sign the Liability Waiver on their behalf.
Again, if anyone on the pedal is bike is under the age of 21, alcohol will not be permitted on the bike.
The bike seats have a weight capacity of 300 lbs. and we ask that you honor this capacity to ensure your personal safety.
What if I need to cancel?
Our cancellation policy is as follows:
What if the weather conditions are poor?
We ride rain or shine, so dress accordingly! Rochester Pedal Ride reserves the right to cancel a ride due to dangerous weather and issue a rain check. There will be no rain checks offered once the tour starts.
What is the late policy?
We will do everything in our power to make sure you end your ride on time. Late Return Fees may be charged following the tour at the discretion of Rochester Pedal Ride team members.
Late Return Fees:
What should I wear?
It is JUST like riding a bike, so make sure you wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
can we decorate the bike for our ride?
Sure! You'll have a few minutes before your ride begins to decorate. We just ask that you only use blue painter's tape because regular tape can peel the finish off of the bike. Please make sure you dispose of all of the decorations that you use before you leave. We are booked back to back and need the bike ready to go for the next group. Thanks a bunch!
How much does a RIDE cost?
2 hour rides on Sun-Thur are $299
2 hour rides on Fri-Sat are $399
Rules and expectations
Your driver will go over the rules and behavior expectations at the beginning of each ride, most of which are outlined within the Liability Waiver. Every rider MUST fill out a liability waiver and show photo ID before ride can start!
Please realize that our business is very visible to the public and people of all ages witness the Rochester Pedal Ride entertainment experience. With that said, all passengers must conduct themselves in a mature and moral manner. We want you to have a great entertainment experience, while respecting the rights of the public. Please refrain from any profane language, heckling or lewd gestures to anyone on the bike or anyone you may encounter on the street. Please provide an appropriate musical play-list with no profanity, as this music can also be heard by the public. Please respect each other!
Failure to conduct yourself in a mature manner will result in the staff stopping the tour and addressing the concern with the individual. If the action persists, the passenger responsible for the inappropriate behavior will be asked to immediately leave the bike and will be responsible to secure their own transportation. A disciplinary charge of $250 may then be charged to the credit card on record.
Rochester Pedal Ride is a great entertainment experience and we want to continue to offer this experience in Rochester for many years to come. Please help us be good neighbors and let’s all have a great time!
What if i can't pedal?
No problem! Though pedaling on a Megacycle bike is an exciting part of the experience, 4 of the 14 seats are non-pedaling spots. If your health does not permit you to pedal, these 4 spots are for you.
If you are pedaling and need a break, we can pull over and rotate your riders to allow you to take a non-pedal seat. We can also stop at any bar along the way, to allow your group a break.
We do have supplemental electric power to allow us to assist through intersections and make emergency traffic maneuvers, if necessary. It is NOT intended to replace pedaling! Please remember, this is a pedal bike and pedaling is a major part of the entertainment experience.
What is the waiver requirement?
A SIGNED LIABILITY WAIVER IS REQUIRED TO RIDE!
(You can download it on this website under the "waiver" tab, or it is also attached to the confirmation email that the person who booked it received)
Just like riding on any bike, riding on the Rochester Pedal Ride can be potentially dangerous. It is suggested that you wear helmets for your safety. You do not have to wear one – it is up to you, however, you must notify us in the Liability Waiver that you are NOT wishing to wear a helmet.
You take responsibility for your decisions and behavior!!
Where does the ride start and end?
Our starting and ending zone for our rides takes place in the alley behind City Tavern. The address is 423 S. Main Street, Rochester, MI. The new public parking garage is available right next to the alley. For more parking areas click HERE. Meter parking ends at 9:00 PM and parking is free on Sundays. We have had several people ask about starting and ending at other locations and unfortunately, we can't change our start/end location.
What about tipping?
Tipping is always appreciated!
If you had a great time, please consider tipping your Rochester Pedal Ride driver the customary amount of 20%. Your driver works hard to make sure you have a fabulous time while aboard Rochester Pedal Ride.
If you did not, please immediately email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your experience with us.
Without your help, we cannot improve your future Rochester Pedal Ride experiences.
**We also hope you tip your servers at the locations we visit on the tour.
Thank you for pedaling with Rochester Pedal Ride!
Can I choose my own stops?
We worked very closely with the Rochester Police Department to come up with a route that has many options on it. We are sure you'll find stops that you like! We take traffic safety very seriously and have coordinated safe routes with the Rochester Police Department.
We ask that you please follow pub etiquette so that Rochester Pedal Ride riders are always welcome!
We request you do the following to ensure your ride stays on time and you get the most out of your RPR experience:
1. Pay in cash or have a few people pay with credit cards during your stops. Having to use 14 different credit cards each stop will hold up your group and will result in less time on the bike during your tour.
2. Please be patient and respect the other restaurant/bar patrons.
3. Tip and thank your bartenders/waitstaff. (20% is customary.)
What should we bring?
We have 1 large 48 quart built in cooler. You bring:
Can we bring our own music? Sure! We have an AUX cord that you can use to connect to our speakers on board.
How does A ride work?
Each ride lasts 2 hours in length. You will load at our loading site and be back at that same site to unload at the conclusion of your ride. Please have everyone in your group there and ready with their ID and waiver no later than 10 minutes prior to your start time. The person who booked your ride will work with our driver prior to your start time to set up stops for your group based on the set route (with many options) that we worked with the police on. Generally, most groups make two stops. They pedal for about 20 minutes, then stop at a local establishment for about 20-25 minutes, then get back on the bike and pedal for another 20 minutes, make another stop for 20-25 minutes, and then finally pedal for 20 minutes or so, then head back to the unloading zone to conclude your 2 hour ride. You'll traverse through downtown and surrounding areas for a total of 3-5 miles. Get ready for a great workout, wonderful fresh air and an amazing experience aboard Rochester Pedal Ride! *** *** Beverage note: Canned beer/wine, boxed wine, prepackaged beverages (White Claw, Truly, High Noon, etc., are permitted. No glass, liquor or shots allowed.
Can I book longer than 2 hours?
Our regular rides are 2 hours in length. If you'd like to add more time, please email us at email@example.com and we can try to figure something out with you!