Where do tours begin? Tours depart from the east side of Water Street just north of Myrtle Street near the new pedestrian walkway and restrooms. Private tours can be arranged to pick you up at a downtown Stillwater restaurant or bar if you wish.
How does this thing work?
Is there an engine on the BierCycle? Yes- There is a small engine which we use when going to and from the garage with no passengers as well as to help some smaller groups get through town.
Do we really have to pedal? YES- Although there is a motor we rarely use it throughout a tour unless needed. The BierCycle is mainly powered by pedaling. If you stop pedaling the bike will stop.
Can we bring alcohol on the BierCycle? Yes- Beer, wine and malted beverages are permitted on the BierCycle, no hard liquor or jello shots. It is the riders’ responsibility to supply the alcohol if they wish to have it on the BierCycle. Cans and plastic containers are allowed on the BierCycle. If you have glass containers, we have plastic cups for you to use while drinking. Riders who are 21 and older are required to wear a wristband indicating they are of legal drinking age, all persons consuming alcohol on the BierCycle must be 21 years of age or older. All open alcohol containers must stay on the BierCycle and can not be taken off at the end of the tour.
Please drink responsibly. Your tour guide has the right to end any tour with riders who show signs of excessive intoxication.
What if the weather is not cooperating? Riders are responsible for dressing for the weather; rain or shine the BierCycle will be running. BierCycle Adventures reserves the right to cancel a tour due to dangerous weather. In cases of a private tour cancellation due to inclement weather, the renter will be offered a rain check for a tour on a later day.
Cancellations made 14 to 30 days prior to your tour will receive a gift certificate for the full amount, valid for 1 year. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to your tour will receive a gift certificate for 50% of the amount paid, valid for 1 year.
How many people can ride on the BierCycle? The BierCycle carries a maximum of 13 people, plus the driver and server. There are 10 pedaling seats and a bench on the back which fits up to 3 non-pedalers. We suggest to have at least 8 to be able to pedal smoothly.
Larger groups can be accommodated by taking multiple tours. Generally larger parties have part of the group on the BierCycle while the others have food and drinks at a local bar or restaurant.
Food and Drinks
Can the BierCycle provide food and beverages? No- Riders may bring any permissible food or beverages they wish. A server is provided for each tour to help distribute food and drinks.
Can we bring our own cooler on the BierCycle? Yes- We have room for an extra cooler on board. We also have one cooler on board for rider use.
When can we ride the BierCycle? Private Tours can be scheduled at any time. Public Historic Tours run from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Please call to inquire on Public Tours as these are subject to change frequently.
How long is a BierCycle tour? Public Historic Tours are 35 minutes long. Private Tours can be an hour or more depending on the requested route and stops. Your Private Tour time can be discussed upon scheduling.
Is there music on the BierCycle? We do have a CD and MP3 hookup on the bike. We have some music on the BierCycle which we can provide for you. Riders are also welcome to bring their own CDs and/or MP3 players.
What can I use BierCycle Adventures for? Historic Tours of Downtown Stillwater, Family Get-Togethers, Corporate Events, Team Building Events, Birthdays, Morning Workout, Pub Crawls…. The list goes on and on. Check out our Tours & Pricing page for more specialty tour ideas.
How much does it cost? Public Historic Tours are $12 a person. Private tours Monday through Thursday are $165 an hour. Private tours Friday through Sunday are $195 an hour. Some seasonal and specialty tours do require an extra fee.
How and when do we pay? Public tours will be paid the day of your tour at our BierCycle location. Private Tour Reservations require the full payment the day the tour is scheduled. BierCycle adventures accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and cash. No checks please.
Why do we need to sign a waiver? The release waiver was formed for your protection and ours. It states our responsibilities as a service provider and rider responsibilities and guidelines. All riders are required to sign a waiver before boarding the BierCycle. A parent/guardian signature is required for any rider or passenger under the age of 16.
Are there height and weight restrictions on the BierCycle? Pedalers must be 5’ or taller in height and under 300 lbs in weight. Riders outside of these height and weight restrictions are welcome to ride on the bench seat in the back.
Are there age restrictions? There are no age restrictions for private or public tours. Any rider or passenger under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will sign a waiver for the under age 16 individual, unless special permission is granted by the parent/guardian either by phone or in person. Written notes without prior contact will NOT be considered permission granted.
Can I make my own route for a Private Tour? We can work with you to create your own Private Tour route. The route must be within the downtown Stillwater area and avoid city restrictions. This can be discussed in detail upon scheduling.
Can we make stops along our tour? Of course! Your group can stop at bars, restaurants or boutiques within downtown Stillwater. We only ask that you let us know ahead of time where your group would like to stop. Keep in mind that stops will add to your tour time.
How safe is the BierCycle? We provide a driver and server for each BierCycle tour. Our drivers have been well trained on guiding your group safely down the streets of downtown Stillwater. The BierCycle is also equipped with a headlight, turn signals, brakes and handrails for pedalers. We also provide helmets for kids ages 11 and under and others who wish to wear a helmet. Our servers are there to hand out drinks and food so riders can stay safely in their seats throughout the tour.
Do we have to wear a helmet? Riders ages 11 and under are required to wear helmets. Helmets are available in all sizes for those who wish to use them.
Are we allowed to smoke on the bike? There is no smoking allowed on the BierCycle. However, we do have frequent rest stops and you are welcome to hop off and have a cigarette at those times.
How fast does the BierCycle go? About 3-5 miles per hour.
Is tipping customary? Tipping is not expected but very much appreciated. If you wish to tip, the industry standard is the same as tipping at restaurants, 15%-20%.