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Birmingham Pedal Tours is a safe and eco-friendly way to tour the Magic City. Our pedal powered trolleys take groups up to 40 passengers to some of Birmingham's best watering holes. Public and private tours are available – our bikes are great for pub crawls, birthday celebrations, bachelor/bachelorette parties, company outings, brewery tours, sightseeing, themed nights out and more!
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We insist your group make prior arrangements to arrive and depart via UBER, Lyft, or have a Designated Driver.
ALCOHOL POLICY: Canned Beer and Wine is allowed on our pedal tour bikes. Glass and Liquor are strictly prohibited. Beverages brought on our bikes need to be placed on the bike at your meeting point and must be sealed. DO NOT ENTER YOUR PICKUP POINT WITH A COOLER, TUMBLER, OR PACKAGE (PLACE IT ON THE BIKE FIRST). Beer and wine brought on the bike will remain on board for the entire tour. Any remaining beverages will be disposed of upon completion of your tour by your guide. Do not bring more than you can handle responsibly.
Where do we board the tour?
All tours start at either Trim Tab Brewing (2721 5th Ave S. Birmingham, AL 35233) or Good People Brewing (114 14th St S. Birmingham, AL 35233) unless prearranged with your guide. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour. We will meet on the patio or in the tasting room. No outside tumblers, coolers, or any other beverages are allowed in the breweries! We encourage you to grab a beer prior to your tour. Staying hydrated is key! Beer not your thing? Don't sweat it...most of our stops have an option with a full bar! Let your guide know when you arrive and they will do their best to cater to you! *only available on private tours.
Where do we go on the tour? Acutal stops can vary.
Lakeview, Avondale, Pepper Place - TrimTab, Ghost Train, Hop City, Cantina, Brown Derby, Parkside, Avondale, Sour Room, Common House, Saturn, 41st St Pub, Side Bar, Brat Brot and Tin Roof.
Downtown - Good People, Carrigans, Tavern on 1st, Rouge, Pour House, Pizitz, Moon Shine, Atomic, Collins and Paramount.
How old do riders need to be?
Everyone who participates must be 21 or older.
How Much Do Birmingham Pedal Tours Cost?
For 2 hour social mixer pub crawls, the cost is $25 per person on Sundays through Thursdays, and $30 per person for Fridays and Saturdays. For 2 hour private tours, the cost is $299 on Sundays – Thursdays, and $349 on Fridays and Saturdays (14 Passenger) $179 any day of the week (6 Passenger).
Birmingham Pedal Tours puts you in control. You can bring your own food and snacks (eating and pedaling has proven to be a challenging task) but if your up for it...so are we, play your own music (please have a playlist ready to go), and let us take care of the driving. *For a custom route please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Many People Can Ride?
We have 2 bikes that can hold up to 14 people and our driver. There are 10 pedaling seats (5 on each side), and a 4 non-pedaling seats. We also have a smaller 6 passenger bike that can hold 4-6 people. 4 pedaling seats and 2 non-pedaling.
What if it's raining?
Birmingham Pedal Tours operates rain or shine! Our large awning will do its best to keep you dry. If it's going to rain, we recommend you dress accordingly. We only cancel tours if there are unsafe conditions and a rain check will be issued.
Is there any height or weight limitations?
To pedal comfortably you must be at least 5'3" If you're not, don't stress...take the bench seat! Unfortunately, due to the type of vehicle, customers over 325lbs will not be able to comfortably pedal, but again, may choose the bench seat.
Is this thing hard to pedal?
Everyone pedals together making it relaxing and fun! We also have an electric assist motor which can help move things along if needed. We recommend having at least 6 people pedaling, otherwise you'll be in for a serious workout!
What's your cancellation policy?
If you cancel 14+ days prior to your reservation we will give you a full refund. If you cancel 5-13 days prior to your reservation 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 4 days of the tour will not receive any type of a refund.
Is this dangerous?
With any moving vehicle there is some risk involved. However, our drivers are there to keep you as safe as possible. If you're still worried...we are happy to provide you with a helmet!
How can I reschedule or cancel my tour?
Just respond to your confirmation email with the date of the change request. Make sure you are within our cancellation policy guidelines before attempting to make adjustments. Or you can just call us at (205) 304-TOUR.
Can I tip my guide?
Yes! It is encouraged. Our guides work for and appreciate tips.