WHO DRIVES THE BIKEBUS?
We provide a pilot who steers and brakes the vehicle, so you can relax and have fun!
HOW MANY PEOPLE RIDE/PEDAL?
The BIKEBUS can carry up to 16 people. There are 5 seats with pedals on each side plus the 2 non-pedaling seats above the back wheels. There is a bench that seats 3 plus one "standee" spot in the middle for the person that you designate as the biketender/server.
WHAT IS THE LEAST AMOUNT OF PEOPLE REQUIRED TO RIDE THE BIKEBUS?
It takes about 4-6 riders to propel the BIKEBUS.
WHAT IS THE BIKEBUS ROUTE?
The main BikeBus route is up and down Main Street and Ridge Street.
Depending on the excursion, we may make several stops along the way at various establishments for food and/or drink or for a historical tidbit or two about the town.
CAN THE BIKE BUS GO UP HILLS?
We can go up small hills.
CAN I MAKE MY OWN ROUTE FOR THE BIKEBUS?
In addition to our Main Street route, we can also transport the BIKEBUS to other locations you might have in mind and run custom excursions for you for special events and gatherings. Usually, we can also customize a Breckenridge route for you - let us know what you have in mind and we'll see what we can do for you.
WHERE DO WE START AND END THE TOUR?
Usually at the old Breckenridge Mountain Lodge (600 South Ridge St.) at the intersection of Highway 9 (Main Street) and Ridge Street. CLICK HERE FOR MAP
WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE?
You can plan on arriving right on time.
DOES THE BIKEBUS SUPPLY FOOD AND DRINKS? CAN I BRING MY OWN?
This is the most frequently asked question we get - second only to the first most frequently asked question posed to our drivers which is "how many car mirrors have you clipped?" We do not sell food or drinks but you are welcome to bring your own food on board and one water bottle of up to 24 ounces.
All water bottles must have a cap and be able to be sealed. The BikeBus has already been christened so we don't need you to perform a second one with a spilled drink. We also are a green machine so we don't want to become a mobile landfill to lots of bottles, cans, trash, etc. That's where that one water bottle of up to 24 ounces comes in.
You can get those suckers everywhere around Breckenridge - at the Walmart in Frisco, at the Target in Silverthorn, at the Walgreens in Dillon, at City Market and Safeway or at Joe's Video
and Knife Sharpening in Ottumwa, Iowa. You can even get a fancy one that says "Breckenridge, CO" on the side at one of the many souvenir shops in Breck.
We recommend those cool water bottles that come with a carabiner so you can clip it right to the big honkin' carabiner that is what we use to hold your safety belt to the BikeBus which, in turn, holds YOU to the BikeBus. You may not bring drinks in or out of any establishment. We have a cooler on board to store your water bottle and keep it cold when you disembark to go inside each establishment.
You may also store any food in there as well but be aware that animals and BikeBus drivers have been known to chow down while you are not looking.
We supply a beautiful, but empty cooler -- you supply anything that you might want to put into it -- ice, food, that one water bottle of up to 24 ounces that we just told you was the only beverage vessel that you were allowed to bring on board, or even that dead body that you've been wanting to dispose of.
HOW DO I RESERVE MY SEAT AND PAY?
To check availability, first call 720-353-6864 to see what's open and to reserve your seat. Then, enter your credit card information on our website by going to the "Book The BikeBus" page. Fill in all the fields with your credit card info. It's safe and secure and the easiest way to hold your spot with a credit card.
Your credit card will not be charged unless you cancel and you will have the choice of paying with cash or credit when you arrive for your excursion.
Your credit card information is required to ensure that you have a seat reserved on the BIKEBUS or if you want to rent the entire BIKEBUS, that it will be reserved just for you. You do not have a reservation until we have your payment).
CAN I CANCEL/RESCHEDULE?
If you cancel 30 days or more before your excursion, you have the option to receive a refund of 50% or a rain check that is valid for the rest of our operating season.
If you cancel 15-30 days before your excursion, you will receive a rain check that is valid for the rest of our operating season.
If you cancel with less than 15 days before your excursion, you will receive our sympathies.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?
Your hours are our hours - in other words, we will run a ride or excursion whenever someone wants to book it, based on availability.
HOW FAST DOES THE BIKEBUS GO?
Up to 8 mph
WHO SHOULD RENT THE BIKEBUS?
People who want to have a fun, inexpensive and unique experience while in Breckenridge. People who want to do...Town Tours, Progressive Dinners, Pub Crawls, Family Fun And Family Reunions, Corporate Events/Team Building, Charity Events And Fundraising, Church Gatherings & Outings, Company Outings, Sports Team Gatherings, Picnics, Breakfast/Coffee Crawls, Ladies Night Out/Guys Night Out, Annual Events, Festivals, Parades, Retirement Parties, Singles Mixers, Wine And Cheese Crawls, Field Trips, Wedding Party Excursions, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Parades, Tailgates, Sporting Events, Special Events. People who want to Promote Something.
WHO SHOULD NOT RENT THE BIKEBUS?
People who don't like fun, the outdoors, a little exercise. People in the witness protection program who don't want to be noticed. Our motto is "What happens in Breckenridge... gets posted on facebook in about ten seconds and stays there for the rest of your life."
WHAT KIND OF WEATHER DO YOU OPERATE IN?
Rain. Shine. Cold. Warm. However, we will not operate if there is a hurricane, tornado or a flood or avalanche that destroys Main Street. We reserve the right to cancel an excursion if the weather is too crazy and provide a rain check. We do not issue rainchecks once an excursion has begun. We will most definitely cancel an excursion in the event that it rains frogs, indicating it may be the end of the world.
WHAT IF WE WANT TO EXTEND OUR EXCURSION TIME?
We will be happy to extend your excursion time if there are no excursions booked right after yours. Our standard hourly rates apply. However, if there is an excursion right after yours, we cannot extend your time and you will be charged a late fee if you do not return the BIKEBUS to the starting point on time. The time it takes to complete a tour is up to the people pedaling. The driver does not have pedals.
WHAT IS THE BIKEBUS SEASON?
We operate from Memorial Day through the end of September, weather permitting.
WHO CAN RIDE ON THE BIKEBUS?
Anyone can ride on the BIKEBUS but keep in mind that ten people will be pedaling and they should be fit enough to do so. Also, we are limited in how much we can adjust the seats so some smaller riders may not be able to pedal. Five people get to sit without pedaling and one person gets to stand. The rest of us get to make fun of you so we also advise that you have the emotional strength to take it.
ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS
Yes, we do not allow anyone over the age of 150. We reserve the right to make all decisions on BikeBus seating arrangements including who will sit in the pedal seats and who will not. Children of all ages (including babies) are welcome. However, if your child acts like one of those kids in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate factory, please know that we will dish out the same fate that Willie did and turn your kid into a blueberry, shrink them, put them down a garbage chute, or let them fall into a chocolate river. If you wish to keep that from happening and arrange for child care, we suggest that you contact RESORT SITTERS - they offer experienced and reliable babysitters that come to you.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Clothes of course - and comfortable ones. You should also be sure to wear shoes that are actually attached to your feet. If you want to enjoy the ride, we do not recommend wearing sandals, flips flops, Crocs, etc. We also recommend bringing a jacket and/or rainwear just in case the weather changes during your ride. Sunscreen is also a good idea. And don't forget to wear a smile.
WHY DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER AND WHY DO YOU OFFER A HELMET AND SAFETY BELT?
Like any other bike, the BIKEBUS is not without danger - small possibility of danger, but a possibility nonetheless. For that reason, we offer helmets and safety belts if you should want to wear one to protect your pretty lil' brain and all of those other cool parts of your body. You don't have to wear a helmet or safety belt but you have the right to one if you want it and the right to decline one if you don't. By signing the waiver you are saying that you are responsible (not us) if you hurt yourself.
HAVE ANY BIKEBUS RIDERS EVER BEEN INJURED?
We have never had even one injury on the BIKEBUS other than people complaining that their facial muscles hurt from laughing. As far as we know, in the entire history of this type of vehicle, in all of the world, there was only one incident in Europe where a person decided to jump off the vehicle while it was moving, resulting in a broken ankle. Like I highlighted in the last answer - our passengers have brains and they usually use them.