Frequently Asked Questions
We provide a sober “pilot” who steers and brakes the thing, so you guys can relax and have fun!
Unfortunately, no but it is still fun to ride without being able to booze on the bike! Don’t forget you’ll be making 3 watering hole stops along the way… you’re always welcome to meet at the start location early and grab a drink or some food before you jump on.
The Pedal Hopper can carry up to 16 people. There 5 pedaling seats on each side, 2 non-pedaling seats above the back wheels, 3 non-pedaling seats on the back bench and 1 “standee” in the middle.
We would suggest at least 10 and no more than 16 people, we have gone out with as little as 8 before but fill it up if possible, the more the merrier! We don’t pair up groups so you must have a group of 8-16 people.
We have 2 fantastic routes. We have a route in the Waldo/Brookside area and one route in the Crossroads District. Please check availability for both routes before you think we are sold out.
Yes! We have many small inclines on both of our routes, we would suggest at least 10 or more people to make it comfortable but don’t worry, we had no choice but to install a small electric motor assist to help us get up the inclines, you will thank us for this later! Them hills can be purdy steep in spots…
No. Our routes have been carefully mapped out taking into consideration streets that are not too steep, safe to travel down and under 30mph with lots of room for cars to get by us. We found our Waldo/Brookside route and Crossroads route to be two of the few areas in KC that were practical for Pedal Hopping.
We will start and end the ride in the parking lot behind the Well at 7421 Broadway KC, MO 64114 (75th and Wornall). We suggest having your group meet there for a drink or snack an hour before the outing, then heading over to the bike 15 minutes before departure time.
We will start and end at International Tap House 403 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108. This is an awesome spot to hang and have a drink while you wait for your peeps to show up. The Pedal Hopper should be out front of International Tap House or just around the corner when it is time to depart.
You guys bring whatever you plan on eating or drinking, please do not bring any alcohol. There is plenty of space in the middle for a cooler or two. We will supply bottled water and have paper towels and a trash can for when it gets a little messy…
All outings must be paid by credit card at lest 3 days before your departure date. The quickest way to snag your spot is to place your booking from our website but we’d be happy to take your booking over the phone as well. 785-856-8687 We don’t take a deposit, just the payment in full. No sales tax on Pedal Hopper Tours!
If for some reason you really need to cancel (we can’t imagine why!), the renter has the choice of receiving a 50% refund or a rain check valid for 3 months, if the cancellation is 30 or more days prior to the outing date . Cancellations less than 30 days will receive a rain check valid for 3 months only.
Cancellations less than 14 days. Sorry! No refund or rain check.
10:00am to 10:30pm depending on which route you choose.
On flat terrain about an average of 5-8mph.
Groups who like to pub crawl, fraternities, sororities, bachelor/bachelorette parties, company outings, team building events, friends just looking to do something ridiculous and fun, picnics, family reunions, whatever you can think of! We’ve even had an exercise class book us.
If you do not like the outdoors, or hate anything resembling exercise while you are having fun, or don’t want to be seen in a 16 person bike around town then it’s not for you. Keep in mind we have a 275 pound weight limit per seat.
The Pedal Hopper operates rain or shine. We live in Kansas City and can dress for the weather. It’s actually fun when it rains, groups have a blast! There is a roof on the Pedal Hopper so you won’t get too wet. If the weather is too severe, it is at our drivers discretion to call you a few hours before the ride and offer a rain check good for 3 months, we won’t want to go out or make anyone uncomfortable if it’s too ugly out. There will be no rain checks once the outing has begun.
You will be charged a late fee if you do not return the Pedal Hopper to the starting point on time. The time it takes to complete a outing is up to the people pedaling. The driver does not have pedals.
We are closed from mid December through March 1st but sometimes we have groups that want to bundle up and brave the cold. If you’d like to book a ride when we are closed get in touch with Luke at (785)760-1984. Sometimes our pilots are out of town at that time but we will do our best to make it happen!
You must be 21 or older to ride the Pedal Hopper.
Riding the Pedal Hopper is quite safe but an accident could occur just like riding any bike. You should have a reasonable expectation that you could possibly fall off and scrape your knee.
We offer bike helmets because it’s prudent. You don’t have to wear one—that’s totally up to you. We have you sign a liability waiver to accept responsibility just in case you bump your noggin’.