BUFFALO BIKE TOURS FAQ
Where and WHEN DO the tours leave FROM?
All tours depart from Hostel Buffalo-Niagara (667 Main St). Please check the times on the tour page and your ticket. We will depart just shortly after the scheduled time and recommend you arrive 10 minutes early to be sure to catch the tour or you may be sadly be out of luck.
ARE ticketS needed?
Almost certainly. We anticipate many of our rides will be quite popular during our busy season and tours are limited to 15 attendees each. All ticket holders will be checked in first before any walk-ons, and walk-ons will also be required to register for a ticket the day of. So get your ticket now and make sure you get a spot on the ride while you can!
What if the tour fills to capacity?
In the event that a tour reaches capacity, a waiting list will automatically generate. If there is sufficient demand, we will consider expanding our offerings for more frequent tours.
Is the BUFFALO B/SIDES BIKE tour really free?
Yes, the B/Sides Bike Tour is free for everyone to join! If you have a good time (and you will), we encourage you to tip generously at the conclusion. A donation of $20 is asked and greatly appreciated, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. It is our way to lower the barrier to participate and is our gift to our fair city.
Do you supply bikes? What if I don't have one? Where can I get one?
A bike is not included with the tour. If you do not have a bike and would like to rent one, we highly suggest renting one of ours. You can also get one from Reddy Bikeshare (download their app and use promo code "BSIDES19" to waive their $8.50 registration fee). There are several racks located near the hostel.
How in shape do I need to be? How strenuous are we talking about?
Buffalo Bike Tours rides range in distance from 8-10 miles in total. Buffalo is relatively flat and there are really no significant climbs. The rate is leisurely so everyone can join. In other words, you can leave your full body spandex at home :)
Are there minimum age requirements to join the ride?
There are no minimum age requirements to attend, however, parental discretion is advised for younger audiences. There are some adult themes and language used (prostitution, abortion, LGBT) and we don't want to damage any young, impressionable minds.
What if it rains?
You will get wet. Unless it's extremely inclement weather, we will run our tours rain or shine. Refunds will be issued on a case-by-case basis.
I have a group of more than five people. Do you do private tours?
For groups of more than five people, please check out our private tours. We would be happy to make arrangements to accommodate your group.
I have more questions. How can I get ahold of the organizer with any questions?
You can reach us via phone at (716) 328-8432 or via e-mail at email@example.com.