My name is Phil & I am the owner of Rochester Pedal Tours. I moved here from Buffalo in July 2015 and have been driving tours ever since. I decided to take a shot and go out on my own because I want to be self made and make my family proud. I started with 1 bike and now I am up to 4 and a cycle boat! I love to show off Rochester and create a sense of community between my riders and the people we pass on the streets or in cars. When you are on the bike everyone waves back and smiles and interacting with people in cars or on the street is the funnest part about a tour. Our only goal is to make sure your group has as much fun as possible in a safe environment and cannot wait to do another tour. Between the amazing confirmation email that tells you where to be, at what time, bring this, dont wear that be sure to forward or copy and paste that to everyone coming so you do not have to say everything over and over and no one can say you did not tell me this or that. Your driver will call you in the week leading up to your tour to walk you through the day of your tour, find out the bars you want to visit and answer any questions you have. If you just do what we tell you then you will have an amazing experience and it will be stress free on you organizers.
In June of 2018 our new pedal powered cycle boat began operating out of the Port of Rochester. The boat fits up to 18 people and you go up and down the Genesse River. Just like the bikes you bring all of your own beer, wine and food. The boat has a retractable awning which allows you to get as much or as little sun as you want. The Genesse River is surrounded by beautiful nature and wildlife which your group will get to see first hand. Tours begin at the start of May and go until mid October
Now we have 10 awesome employees. Jesse is my original employee and the executive director at the South East Area Coalition during the day and drives at night and on the weekend. Brian is my full time employee he does all of the pre tour phone calls and is an amazing driver. Matt is amazing at repairing the bike and creating new routes for us using his friends as guinea pigs. Captains Jack and Brian drive the cycle boat and have been on the water all of their lives. We have more employees going through training but if you think you would make a great pedal tour employee shoot us an email telling us why you would at email@example.com
Rochester Pedal Tours offers an exciting new way to experience Rochester. You are like the queen of England when you are out with your friends on the bike. Everyone is cheering and high 5ing you. We bring guests to cool new bars and restaurants that you will want to visit again in the future. This brand new party experience will make your friends say “why didn’t you invite me” when they see the pictures of you out partying. Cruise around town picking the bars and restaurants you want to visit. Our trained drivers will make sure your event is fun, safe and truly an unforgettable experience. We now have 4 bikes (3-13 &1-15) seat bikes that can be rented simultaneously. You bring your own food, drinks (beer,wine,cider,sparkling seltzers and Bud Lite A Ritas) and play your own music from your phone to our speakers, decorate the bike and we act as your tour guide and DD
Rochester Pedal Tours is a pedal powered trolley that is powered by you! No motor, no assists, just you the peddlers. The pedaling is nothing extreme, this is not the Tour de France. When you pedal up a hill, you know you are going up a hill, when you go downhill you will love it. There is a difference between pedaling and just moving your legs and when everyone pedals together it is more effortless and faster which makes for an easier group pedal. We accommodate all kinds of groups from people celebrating 21st birthdays to 80th birthdays, groups of middle aged women, multi generational family outings and everything in between. Not only do we appeal to people of all age groups but we have offerings for people of all different interests. Guests bring all of their own food, snacks, appetizers and candy, play their own music, decorate the bike for the occasion (take a look at great examples from prior groups on our Facebook page) and pick the route/type of tour you want to do. If you have any questions please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org We pride ourselves on responding quickly and in detail to any questions.
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