FAQs

frequently asked questions

Learn more about Nashville’s
world-famous Pedal Tavern

Do you have a late policy?

Yes we do have a late policy for Public Tours. There is a $5/person late fee for every 5 minutes late to Public Tours.

Do I have to have a reservation?

Yes. All routes are reservation based only.

What’s included?

An experienced, City Certified & ABC Certified Guide; a wristband for each rider entitling them to exclusive drink, food and shopping specials; a cooler stocked with ice and cups; music, silliness, fun and games!

How long is the pedal tavern tour?

The pedal tavern tour process is approx 2 hours. You’ll be pedaling and drinking through the streets of Nashville for an hour and a half. The remaining time of the tour will include the check-in process, picture stops around the city, and your bar stop!

Do I have to be 21 to ride?

Yes. All riders MUST be at least 21 years of age. Proof of ID is required at check-in. Please check-in 20 minutes prior to route start time.

Do I pay up front?

Private Routes: $100 deposit required at booking to reserve; remaining balance due at check-in.

Public Routes: Full payment is required at time of booking.

Is glass allowed?

No. Per city regulations glass is not allowed on the bike at any time. All drinks must be brought in cans or plastic containers. If your beverage of choice is in a glass bottle, you must pour it into a plastic container prior to your arrival at Nashville Pedal Tavern headquarters. Absolutely no glass at anytime.

Where does it start?

All tours launch from Pedal Tavern headquarters at 1504 Demonbreun (1 mile up the hill from the Lower Broadway area). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

Where does it end?

(NOTE: routes begin and end in different locations, please make appropriate transportation plans.)

Lower Broadway (Lower Broad) Route
Lower Broadway area between 5th & 1st Ave (based on available parking)

Midtown Route
Division Street or Corner Pub on Broadway (based on available parking)

How many people can ride?

Minimum 6, maximum 15.

When should I arrive for my tour?

Please arrive to 1504 Demonbreun Street 15-minutes prior to your reservation time to allow time to check-in, sign your waivers and receive your wristbands. All tours leave promptly at the scheduled tour time. If you know you may be late for your reservation, please call the day-of-reservation line found in your confirmation email and you will be given proper instructions by a staff member.

What if I have more than 15 people?

It’s easy to rent multiple bikes – contact us directly for more information. Multiple bike reservations are available for private parties only. An automatic 20% gratuity is added to reservations of more than 1 bike. We require full payment up front for multiple bike rentals.

What if I don’t have 6 people in my group?

Sign up for a public route! A minimum of 6 people combined are required to run a route. You will be contacted if your route does not meet the minimum and you will have the option to reschedule or receive a refund.

What is your cancellation policy?

You will receive a full refund if you cancel one week prior to your scheduled route. No refunds are offered if you cancel less than a week before your tour. (However, if we are able to fill your spot with another group, we will offer a refund – the sooner we know, more likely we will be able to fill your spot.) If you do not show up for your scheduled route, you will be charged in full.

What is your weather policy?

We ride rain or shine. Full or partial cancellations due to severe weather will be determined at the time of tour by management.  You will be notified if your tour will be cancelled due to weather. Do not assume your tour is cancelled unless contacted by management. If management cancels due to weather, you will receive a pro-rated refund based on when the tour is cancelled. If your group decides not to ride based on current weather conditions, you will not receive a refund. You will be given the option to cancel if temps are below 30 degrees or above 100 degrees. Please plan and dress appropriately for predicted weather conditions.

Can I ride in the middle?

Unfortunately due to city regulations, we are no longer allowed to have anyone in the middle that is not a Certified Employee of the Nashville Pedal Tavern.

What if I can’t pedal?

No problem! There are only 10 seats that have pedals. 5 riders do not pedal.

Can I take pictures?

Absolutely you can take pictures! Our guides are more than happy to take pictures with whatever devices you have. We are at your service!

Can I decorate?

Absolutely! Decorations are welcome. All decorations must be socially appropriate. Please note: we cannot cover our signs with decorations at any time.

Is parking available?

Parking is not provided but there is paid parking available through Premier Parking on site. Please note all routes end in different locations than the starting location so please plan ahead if transportation is needed. We suggest grabbing a golf cart, Lyft or cab.

Is the Pedal Tavern really pedal powered?

Heck yes! It’s called a party BIKE for a reason! Thousands of others have conquered this before and we know you can do it!

Should I tip the guide?

Our drivers work for and greatly appreciate tips. 20% is customary for private groups. Automatic gratuity is added for corporate functions and multiple bike parties.

Is there music?

Absolutely! Nashville is Music City! Your driver will provide a great playlist for your tour.

Is it dangerous?

It is no more hazardous than riding a regular bicycle. However, as with everything, there is always risk involved so passengers ride at their own risk. Passengers will be required to complete a liability waiver at the start of the route.

Do you serve alcohol or other beverages?

This route is Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB). We are prohibited from selling alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own beer, wine or liquor. No glass or full-sized kegs allowed.

What should I bring?

You are responsible for bringing all beverages. You are welcome to bring alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Everything must be brought and stored in cans or plastic. You are also welcome to bring a socially appropriate playlist and socially appropriate decorations.

What should I wear?

Please dress appropriate for predicted weather conditions. Tennis shoes, sandals and boots are fine. We do not suggest high heels.

What can’t I bring?

Glass containers; anyone under 21 years of age; large, socially inappropriate decorations; too much alcohol!

Can I ride if I’m pregnant?

This is up to your discretion and we suggest checking with your doctor first. If you choose to ride, we suggest sitting on the bench rather than a pedal seat to ensure your safety.

What are the liquor laws in TN?

Mon-Sat beer, liquor & wine sales available 8am-11pm.

Sunday beer sales only; available at 10:00am

Bar close at 3am (closing times may vary per bar)

Where is the closest liquor store?

The closest liquor stores are Midtown Liquors (.5 miles) 1610 Church Street or Frugal MacDoogal’s (.9 miles) 701 Division Street. You can also purchase domestics and malt beverages at the Exxon Gas Station (.3 miles) 1111 Broadway.

How does this thing fit 15 people?

There are 12 bike seats and the bench on back holds 3 people.