Get to Know Syracuse, NY with a Pedal Tour

SYRACUSE, NY has quite a bit to offer in the summer, but many residents and locals of the area might not know of all of them. Some local residents may not even know some of the historical pieces the city has to show. If you’re looking for something fun to do outdoors while learning about some of the architecture, take a pedal bike tour!

Pedal bike tour with Syracuse Pedal Tours

Syracuse Pedal Tours Offers Architecture Tour

The city of Syracuse is filled with some amazing history and architecture, and our pedal bike tours allow you to pedal to specific sites around the city.  You can get off the bike and our tour guide/drive will explain some of the history and future of these spots. It’s a fantastic way to get to know your beautiful city while having a few drinks and food on the bike.

Here’s what the tour includes:

  • Pedal to select architecture and historical sites
  • Group photos with architecture behind them
  • Bring beer, wine, and food for the ride
  • Example history: Erie Canal, Abolition Movement, Sam Shubert, Horatio Nelson White
  • Open to all ages (minors on family architecture tours and school tours)

The bike fits up to 13 people with a minimum of 7 people pedaling. We can also take a second bike from our Rochester bikes on Mondays for a 2-bike tour with up to 26 people (2-13 seat bikes). It’s recommended to make a couple stops at bars or restaurants along the way.

These architecture tours are also great for any group. It could be a team bonding experience with your co-workers, or it could be a family outing. These are great tours to get to know the history of Syracuse, NY.

If you’re looking for something fun and interesting to do outside this summer in Syracuse, NY, contact Syracuse Pedal Tours at 315-420-9640 to book a pedal tour with us!

Themed Pedal Bike Tour

Syracuse Pedal Tours provides Syracuse with pedal bike tours of all sorts. From pub crawls to teams building tours, we offer the best experience to ride around downtown Syracuse. The best part about a pedal bike tour is the freedom the riders have with planning a theme. Make the ride a little bit more interesting and fun with a crazy theme.

themed pedal bike tour

Here are some cool ideas for a themed pedal bike tour:

  • Dress up as your favorite TV show/Movie characters – this is a great theme, especially if you’re doing a private pub crawl or a brewery tour because the people at those bars will get to see your crazy outfits.
  • Make it a decade theme – Make an 80’s playlist, dress accordingly! Or, if celebrating an anniversary for your grandparents or parents, make it a theme associated with the decade they met or got married in.
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Party – you can decorate signs, dress up the soon-to-be bride or groom and go out on the town with a pedal tour.

Choose from several types of pedal tours with Syracuse Pedal Tours, and we will be able to help you plan your themed celebration or night out on the town.

A great pedal tour to be themed would be a private pub crawl with friends or family. Bring your own beer, wine, cider and food. You have the ability to control the music, so create a themed playlist that everyone will like. You will be attending 3 bars for about 25 minutes a piece, and of course, there will be pictures being taken for you for your convenience. This is meant to be a laid-back night in Syracuse, so pick a cool theme and hop on our bike!

Syracuse Pedal Tours

Syracuse Pedal Tours offers pedal bike tours to experience Syracuse in a different way. If you’re looking to have a little party with friends or family, consider taking a pedal tour with a theme. This is the best way to get your group out of their shell and enjoy the night. Contact Syracuse Pedal Tours at 315-420-9640!

Team Building Tours Available!

We are letting you know that our pedal tours are a great way to have some team building experience and bonding with your co-workers. A corporate event can sound a little dreadful, but with Syracuse Pedal Tours, we allow you to relax, have a good time, and build lasting relationships with your team.

Team Building Pedal Bike Tour, Syracuse, NY

What to Expect on a Team Building Tour 

On a Team Building Pedal Tour, we allow you to bring your own beer or wine with a two-drink maximum per person rule. We will be your guide and DD as we pedal around the city of Syracuse. You can also bring your own snacks and water. We provide a Bluetooth speaker, so you can enjoy your own music and playlists. We encourage you to share control just in case people get a little sick and tired of someone’s music taste.

Pick a Type of Pedal Tour

We have a bunch of different types of pedal tours you can choose from. Some include private pub crawls, progressive dinners, architecture tours, and more. All of these tours can help get your team bonding and getting to know each other without having to be sitting in the office. It’s difficult to enjoy each other’s company when you’re stuck working in an office. This is why we would like you to have as much fun as possible. Have some drinks, eat some food, and pedal your way to some new friendships. This will make it less awkward at the office because we all know that no one wants tension in the workplace.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to have a work bonding experience, book a pedal tour with Syracuse Pedal Tours today. Contact us at 315-420-9640 today, and we can help you plan your next work outing!

Celebrate Your Parents’ Wedding Anniversary on a Bike Tour

Your parents’ wedding anniversary is always a joyous occasion. The big milestone anniversaries most likely have special celebrations, but the smaller ones are sometimes overlooked by family members. A great way to surprise or celebrate your parents’ or relatives’ wedding anniversary is to book a pedal bike tour with Syracuse Pedal Tours!

Syracuse Pedal Tour progressive dinner

Make it a Dinner

A progressive dinner is a great pedal bike tour option for an anniversary.  Get your close family members together and share a wonderful summer evening on a pedal bike tour throughout Syracuse hitting up a few of the best restaurants of your choice.

What does the Progressive Dinner entail?

You will be able to attend two different restaurants of your choice on your tour to enjoy shareable food and drinks. Your organizer will call ahead to order the specific food and drinks, so everything will be ready for when we arrive. You pay for the food at the restaurant, and most parties bring dessert for the pedal tour. The bike can fit up to 13 people and a minimum of 7.

Private Pub Crawl

If you’re thinking of making it more of a party, consider booking it a private pub crawl! A private pub crawl entails:

  • Bring your own beer, wine, cider and food
  • Control the music with our Bluetooth speaker
  • Attend 3 bars for about 25 minutes a piece
  • Make it memorable with group photos

A private pub crawl is a great way to get your parents out for their anniversary. This can be a laid-back night with friends and family enjoying some of the best pubs in the city, while celebrating the special occasion.

If you’re looking to do something fun this season, consider booking a pedal bike tour with Syracuse Pedal Tours for your family members’ wedding anniversary, or even just a night on the town. Contact us at 315-420-9640!


Why You Should Take a Pedal Bike Tour in Syracuse

Pedal bike tours are the new hot thing to do in the Summer, and as the weather starts to break a little bit, we start thinking of things to do outside.  Syracuse Pedal Tours provides fun-filled pedal tours around the city of Syracuse, which include bar crawls, bachelorette parties, and more!

Syracuse Pedal Tours bike outside of Dinosaur Barbeque

Make it a party

If you plan to take a pedal tour with your friends and family, make it a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary celebration.  You can even get your co-workers out of the office for a Saturday gathering to enjoy each other’s company without being stuck in the office.

What we offer

The pedal tours we offer include private pub crawls, bachelorette parties, architecture tours, and progressive dinners.  Each tour that you schedule for is a little different than the other.  With bar crawls, we take you on a two-hour trip to 3 bars around the downtown area. Progressive dinners consist of stopping by some different courses and cocktails. Bachelorette/Bachelor parties are usually themed bar crawls where we allow you to mingle and be your dd. Architecture Tours are very fun because you get to learn a little bit of the rich Syracuse history.

Start the season off right

Once the weather starts to break, the residents in the Upstate, NY area tend to get excited and get outside as soon as possible.  The long winters can be a toll on our mental state, so we have an itch to get outside and attend some events. What better way to start the season off right than to schedule a planned pedal tour with Syracuse Pedal Tours. If you’re looking to have a party and grab some drinks and food without having to worry about a designated driver, or if you’re looking to learn a bit of history, we provide with those types of tours.

Plan a tour with us as soon as possible! The weather looks like it’s breaking, so let’s get out and have some fun! Contact Syracuse Pedal Tours at 315-420-9640 for more information on our tours.

I Booked A Tour Now What

First and foremost make sure you booked, you will know you booked your tour because you will get a confirmation email. The confirmation email is  very important because it tells you everything important that your group needs to know so please forward or copy and paste it to everyone coming so that you do not have to say the same thing over and over and no one can say you did not tell me this or that. They can also check back against it instead of asking you. Your driver will call you a few days before your tour to walk you through the day of your tour and to let you know what bars your group will be visiting.

Your tour begins and ends at the Press Room Pub area at 220 Herald Place which is a really cool bar/restaurant to go to before or after your tour. MAKE SURE you leave your cooler and food outside if you do go in before hand. No pregaming in the parking lot this is a place of business and a great partner of ours, anyone caught drinking their own alcohol on the premise will NOT be allowed on the tour so please let your group know. We say this over and over because it is important to our business which is why we count on the organizer to make sure the group knows. 

Be sure to read the other blog entries which will help you with packing, decorating, pro tips and other helpful information.  We want to make sure you have as much fun as possible in a safe environment that respects the City of Rochester. That means late night tours no being obnoxiously loud and disrupting of people’s sleep. We are very good about responding to emails, phone calls and texts quickly and with detailed answers so never hesitate to reach out. You will find we are easy to get ahold of and during that pre tour phone call we tell you EVERYTHING you need to know and when you get off the phone with us that you will have no questions about what to expect the day of your pedal tour

Great Signs To Piggyback Off When Making Your Own

Shout out to all the amazing groups who made these signs. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery so take a look at these amazing signs and use them for inspiration on your pedal tour. Remember to put them on a piece of posterboard (it cannot be wider then a door frame so that it does not cover up our turn signals. Poke some holes in the corners for zip ties, strings or painter tape (no clear or packaging tape on the bike)Signs not only look good on the back of the bike are a great prop to hold in the group photos your driver will take of you

Multi Bike Tours

2 Bike Pedal Tour Fun

We can now accommodate groups of up to 26 people by bringing one of our 13 seat bikes from Rochester to Syracuse for your event Sunday-Thursday. Whether it be for a school outing for the local colleges, a team building event for where you work or you are just really popular, we can take your group out. We work hand in hand with you to plan your special event, your driver calls you in the week leading up to your tour to walk you through the day of your tour and to find out what bars you want to go to. We then call those bars to let them know the approximate time your group will be arriving so they can plan accordingly.

Just Look at the Smiles on Everyones Faces

Pricing for 2 bikes- these prices include tax and the transportation fee. Tip for the drivers is not included. You divide it up on your end by the up to 26 people the 2 bikes fit
Sunday- $750
Monday-Thursday $625

Booking- please email us at or give us a call at 315-420-9640 to discuss this in further detail. The most important thing to do is to first check to make sure the Syracuse bike is available for the date and time you are looking for. Most days between Sunday and Thursday at least one of our 4 Rochester bikes is not being used.

We Are Excited About 2018

We began doing tours in June of last year and we are super excited for our fast approaching one year anniversary. Our only goal is to make sure your group has as much fun as possible and that you want to do another tour as soon as possible! We do everything in our power to make your job as the organizer as easy as possible and to make sure you know the answers to peoples inevitable questions. Here are some more pro tips for 2018

-The address we give you is 220 Herald Place which is actually right across the street from where we begin and end our tours in the Krell Heating and Cooling Parking Lot. Our garage is in the back of the Trexx building which faces north clinton so it is no point to give that dress.

-make reservations for Dinosaur BBQ after your tour, you are going to smell the amazing food and get hungry. It happens all the time, they walk over and Dinosaur BBQ is very busy and it takes a long time to get reservations for a group of up to 13 people

-bring cupcakes versus a cake when you are celebrating birthdays. This way you do not have to bring serving utensils. Wolfs Biergarten and Sahm Brewing Company let you bring your own food and snacks inside so take advantage of being able to do that.

-make sure you decorate the bike whether it be a birthday, bachelorette or you are just going out for fun. A “you beep, we drink sign” will make for a memorable tour

Fun Raiser

What’s the deal with the Funraiser?

This exciting, new “funraiser” is a great way to raise money for your organization while having a good time. After you’ve been approved and we agree on a date, you’ll work to promote the day we’ve agreed on and try to sell as many tours as possible because you will keep half of the proceeds. In the winter, you can pick any day of the week to host your fundraiser (and that does include weekends) but once our season gets busier in April, then it will take place only on Mondays during select weeks for the rest of the year. Please note, this is for the pedal tour bikes, not the boat.


Regular season (April-November) guests pay $285. The tip for the driver is not included in this amount.

Subtract taxes, which are $21.11, and we divide that up by 2. We know you are a non-profit, but when you purchase the tour you have to pay tax on it. You keep $132 off each tour sold.

In the winter, our rate is $200 on a weekday or $250 on a weekend. We will subtract the tax and divide that by 2. Also in the winter, we’ll allow your organization to pick weekends as well. From December 1st through March 31st, organizations can book for weekend tours. The rest of the year Funraisers take place on Mondays.

Your tour is half off, so we also encourage the organization to book one tour and sell individual tickets to it for people that are unable to get a full group together so they can join. You can sell these tickets for however many dollars you want and keep all of that profit because you booked the tour for the fixed price of $285 (of which that you will keep $132). Tip: If you provide the beer, wine, and food, you could charge riders a premium.

Tour Types

We offer bar/brewery tours, architecture tours, and food tours. The guests get to pick whatever type of tour they want. If the group books a bike to sell individual tickets, we encourage the architecture tour because of how fun it is! We have start times at 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, and 8:30 p.m. If your group is able to get board members to team building events where they work in the afternoon and have friends and neighbors join at night, your group can potentially raise a lot of money.

Payment is done through our website where they’ll be able to view an up-to-the-minute calendar and book. On the questionnaire after they book, they’ll write the name of the charity so we know how much to write the check for. We’ll write you a check for the total amount when the tours are completed.

What do we expect out of your organization?

We want to make you as much money as possible, which is why we give you all the promotional material to use to sell tours. The harder you hustle, the more tours you’ll sell and the more money you’ll raise. We are working towards the same goal of selling pedal tours, so we want our sales material to be used word-for-word because we see it work everyday. We’ll message you a logo, photos of the bikes, and sales pitch to use for marketing. Any time you mention us, make sure you tag us and after the event, mention us in a status and include a picture of a group on the bike. Reviews are important to our business, your driver will ask the groups to write reviews, but we want to ensure you and other members of your organizations write us reviews on any of the review websites.

Next Steps

Talk this over with your boards and message us to start working on date selection because dates fill up quickly.