I’ve always been curious about these bike pub crawls that we’ve seen in a couple of places but never got to try, this time around we are changing that and definitely making time for us to experience it.
I love trying new things and so does Tina. The idea of biking around the city while learning about it and trying visiting cool bars is something we both wanted to do. On the other hand, we weren’t so confident about biking while drinking so this was a good compromise as we didn’t need to balance much, we just needed to pedal. So when we heard about South Pedaler in Atlanta, we decided to give it a go.
Expectations about the tour
Since there were only 3 of us, we opted to do a join in tour so it would be more fun. We met 4 girls and we had a lot to talk about. The tour involved pedaling but not actual bikes. You will ride in like a sort of open air wagon with a table in front and each of the passengers will be pedaling for it to move. This is actually better if you are unsure of your biking skills or balance—because here, there is no balancing needed.
Rules of the Bike (Atlanta South Pedaler)
- You cannot carry liquor or any opened beverage on the bike.
- You have speakers to play good music and give you the energy boost you need to pedal especially for those uphill parts.
- They have seatbelts so you don’t have to worry about falling down.
- And you get a fun and cool tour leader
We had the tour which lasts around 2 hours and will have a total of 2-3 stops, all of which is a pub. Make sure you have eaten enough beforehand to line your stomach with all the alcohol you will take and of course to have all the energy you need to pedal around.
Note that the alcohol is not included in the price of the tour so you will have to pay for the glasses you’ll have. The good thing however, is that they partner with the bars/pubs that you will visit so will only pay around $3 to $5 or happy hour prices.
All in all, we went to 3 cool bars.
We spent around 25 to 30 minutes in each of our stops, enough for all of us in the group to get to know each other and try out great drinks. We even played giant Jenga in one of our stops which was so fun.
We had a good level of fun alcohol, just perfect enough to start the evening. You can also drink till the evening, depends on your company. Or you can get drunk right there and then. But I don’t suggest this one since you still need to bike. And, pedaling under the influence is I guess a bad thing.
Who is it for?
This tour is perfect for large groups of friends who want to stroll around and visit interesting bars. It could also be great for Bachelor/Bachelorette parties or birthdays. Because what is a better way to spend your special day than to get tipsy and have fun with all the people you like?
How to book?
You can book through their official website www.southernpedaler.com
The one we had was the Private Party Tour. Which can accommodate up to 15 riders for $400 for the whole tour. They also have the Happy Hour Tour for $22.50/person. And it starts at 7pm and includes 75 minutes of bike ride and 1-2 stops.
The Mix it Up Tour for $35/person is almost the same as the Private Party Tour. But it accommodates less. They also have the Boozie Brunch Tour for $69/person. That one includes 2 hours of biking and 3 stops, 3 small plates of food and 3 cocktails.
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