frequently asked questions
Learn more about Nashville’s
world-famous Pedal Tavern
HOW DO I SIGN THE WAIVER?
You will need to sign the waiver prior to your tour. The waiver is linked in your confirmation email. If you made the booking for your group, please forward the waiver link to all riders in your party to fill out prior to the tour. If you did not receive a confirmation email with the waiver link, please call us to confirm the email address 615-390-5038.
HOW MUCH IS GRATUITY?
Multiple bike rentals do require a 20% gratuity per bike. This is applicable for private and corporate tours.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The following actions are not allowed while riding the Nashville Pedal Tavern. All riders must abide by our Code of Conduct.
- Any form of indecent exposure
- Giving alcohol to non-passengers
- Standing at any point the bike is not parked
- Vulgar or socially inappropriate music
- Obscene or vulgar language
- Smoking cigarettes, cigars and/or use of any illegal substances
- Vomiting on or around the bike
- Public urination on or around the bike
- Any other behavior deemed inappropriate
THERE WILL BE A $250 CHARGE TO THE CARD ON FILE FOR ANY VOMITING OR URINATING ON PEDAL TAVERN PROPERTY.
If anyone violates any of these actions, you will be removed immediately and the tour will be canceled at driver’s discretion and no refund will be honored.
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 30 minutes prior to route start time.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Due to the current pandemic, we are currently offering a credit towards a rescheduled date or full refund if necessary. 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.) Day-of cancellations and no-shows 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 be charged in full & 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.
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.
HOW LONG IS THE PEDAL TAVERN TOUR?
You’ll be pedaling and drinking through the streets of Nashville for 90 minutes. Plan on just over 2 hours of your time to allow for checking in, loading and unloading after your tour.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN RIDE?
Minimum 6, maximum 15.
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 upfront for multiple bike rentals.
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!
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 30 minutes prior to tour start time.
WHERE DOES IT END?
(NOTE: the tour will begin and end in different locations, please make appropriate transportation plans.)
Lower Broadway (Lower Broad) Route
Will end in Lower Broadway area between 5th & 1st Ave (based on available parking)
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.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE A RESERVATION?
Yes. All tours are reservation based only.
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE FOR MY TOUR?
Please arrive to 1504 Demonbreun Street 30-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.
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 DECORATE?
Absolutely! Decorations are welcome. All decorations must be socially appropriate. Nothing can be taped to the bike. We recommend decorating with anything you can tie.
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.
Lower Broadway (Lower Broad) Route will end in Lower Broadway area between 5th & 1st Ave (based on available parking)
Midtown Route will end at Division Street (based on available parking)
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 and take song requests on Public Tours. On Private Tours, you can bring your own socially acceptable playlist (you will be pedaling through public streets).
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.
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 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, no glass, please. You can purchase alcohol on-site to save yourself time. We carry select beer and seltzers.
If you book a Private Tour you are also welcome to bring a socially appropriate playlist of your creation and socially appropriate decorations. On Public Tours, drivers will take song requests and be the DJs.
WHAT CAN’T I BRING?
Glass containers; kegs; 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.
IS ALCOHOL PROVIDED?
The ride is Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB). You are welcome to bring alcoholic beverages that are 7.9% ALC/VOL, unless it is wine or champagne. We cannot have wine or champagne in any form on board under any circumstances. You are welcome to bring your own beer, seltzers, High Noons, and water. No glass or kegs allowed.
You can save time by purchasing alcohol on-site during your check-in! We carry select beer and seltzers. We cannot sell High Noons so you will need to purchase those ahead of time if they are your preferred beverage.
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?
Any alcohol 7.9% or less is allowed, except for wine and champagne.
You can purchase alcohol on-site at Nashville Pedal Tavern Headquarters to save yourself time and hassle! You can purchase during check-in.
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.
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!