8 Party Bike “Booze Cruises” in Canada You Need to Try Out This Spring/Summer
Party bikes, a.k.a. boozer cruisers, bar-on-wheels-, pedal tour, beer bike, etc., are a fun way to tour around your city and get drunk at the same time. Here are 8 reputable booze bike companies from around Canada that you need to book with this summer!
By The Beer Community on Jun. 05, 2019
What is a Party Booze Cruise bike?
Across the globe, the “party bike” goes by many names: booze cruise, beer bike, pedal crawler, booze bicycle, pedal tour, the list goes on. Regardless of what you call it these group bicycles are all very similar.
The first party bike was invented in 1997 by the Netherlands-based company Het Fietscafe BV. Since then, the idea of a “pub-on-wheels” has grown in popularity in Europe and North America.
These booze cruise bikes are built for large groups and are used for drinking — either on the bike or as a transportation method to bars, breweries, etc.
Beer Bike Tours Frequently Asked Questions:
How do pub-on-wheels work?
The steering and braking are controlled by a driver, who sits at the front of the bike. The rest of the bike is powered by the peddling passengers sitting alongside the bike. Although, most North American bikes have an engine and only look like the patrons are powering the bike.
How many people do booze cruise bikes hold?
With every company comes a different bike. Most party bikes can fit 15-18 people. We advise you to check with the company you’re going with before booking.
Can you drink on-board a party bike in Canada?
Unfortunately for Canadians, the liquor laws do not allow patrons to have liquor on board. However, most bike companies will allow you to bring non-alcoholic drinks with you and you will be allowed to grab alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks at your stops.
Do you have to be legal drinking age to ride a party bike?
Every company is different and offers different packages. Please clarify with the company before booking.
Looking for a Party Bike Near You?
Look no further! Continue reading to learn more about eight amazing bar bicycle tours around Canada…
Party Bikes in British Columbia
Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Bike – Located in North Vancouver
Book a ride on the Vancouver Beer Bike tour, for a new, fun and entertaining way to see all the best breweries North Vancouver has to offer! Craft Cycle is proud to be the first company to introduce beer bikes to Vancouver and the lower mainland!
The Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tours will be biking you around the best breweries (Or Craft Beer Venues) to see in North Vancouver starting off at our pickup spot just a 2-minute walk from Lonsdale Quay. This brew cycle tour ($45.00 / person) will make it’s through the Lonsdale area and visit our 3 favourite venues.
Smile Cycle Tours – Located in Kelowna
Smile Cycle Tours is known to be the Okanagan’s most fun group bike tour. With Smile Cycle Tours, you’ll cruise through the downtown core with up to 15 riders on just one group bike. 2-hour tours include a certified tour guide, discounts and specials at our partner destinations, good tunes, and lots of fun along the way.
Choose from their Craft Beer Crawl ($37.00 / person), Grapes and Grains Tour ($37.00 / person), or Private Excursion ($500.00), and we’ll enjoy beverages on-site at Kelowna’s best downtown craft beverage producers.
The Rolling Barrel – Located in Victoria
The Rolling Barrel is the brainchild of two fun-loving and adventurous friends. Tanner Mac and Peter have been partners in fun projects since they were in elementary school. When they had the pleasure of riding a similar peddle bike in New Orleans while on vacation with a group of friends they knew that this is what Victoria was lacking and they wanted to be the one to fill the void.
The 2-hour Rolling Barrel tour starts at the end of their street side parking beside the historic Steamship terminal. Along the way, you will stop at three iconic Victoria pubs. Book a private pub tour ($450.00) or a public pub tour ($35.00 / person) today!
Booze Cruise Bikes in Alberta
Craft Cycle Calgary Beer Bike – Located in Calgary
Introducing beer bikes to Calgary from Canadian Craft Tours! There is no better way to explore the city with friends than on a 14 passenger bike! Discover some of the best breweries Calgary has by bike this summer, you don’t want to miss out!
Craft Cycle Beer Tours will be biking you around the best breweries to see in Calgary. This tour ($35.00 / person) will be 2 hours, enjoying time with friends and the outdoors!
Pedal Pub – Located in Calgary
As an industry-leading party bike company, Pedal Pub aims to provide a fun, safe, eco-friendly tour experience to millions of customers annually. They encourage people to be fearless, pursue their true passions, and enjoy a cold one every once in a while. Be fearless, not beerless!
Pedal Pub wants to create fun experiences and unforgettable memories on this 2-hour tour of Calgary. With two different routes to choose from, Pedal Pub offers tours every day of the week for groups of 8-15 people. To rent the full bike will cost your group $599 + GST. If you’re looking to book a single seat, it will cost $52.50.
Urban Pedal Tours – Located in Calgary & Edmonton
Urban Pedal Tours offers pedal tours in both Calgary and Edmonton. Hop on a 15 passenger U-shaped bike and pedal your way through Alberta’s top craft beer taprooms and breweries for a truly unique social experience.
While cruising at a leisurely 10 km per hour, you’ll have time to enjoy the scenic streets, gorgeous landscapes, and vibrant urban culture of Calgary or Edmonton. So, whether you come as a pack or just pick up a single seat booking, you’re bound to bond over a frosty lager or creative cocktail and a bike ride unlike any other.
Pub-on-Wheels in Ontario
Pedal Pub – Located in London
Pedal Pub’s two-hour tours are a uniquely fun way to experience London, Ontario while stopping at the best – or your favourite – local breweries, bars and restaurants. As the leading national brand providing pilot-driven pedal tours, Pedal Pub offers all this and more.
Each bike holds a maximum of 16 guests and a minimum of 8. You can choose to book as an individual ($60.00), or get your best friends together and book as a group any day of the week ($50 / person). You will have a choice between the Grand Bend Patio Crawl or the London Brewery Tour.
Beer Bikes in Quebec
Vélo Festif Montréal – Located in Montreal
Get on board one of these giant party cycles and pedal your way to the most original party experience in Montreal. Where else can you get a workout, great music, dancing and discovery all in one place?
Vélo Festif tours bring you to some of Montreal’s trendiest neighbourhoods to discover the best of what they have to offer – beer, food and fun. They offer an Afternoon Picnic tour ($59.99 / person), a Nightlife on Mont-Royal avenue tour ($59.99 / person), a Nightlife of Masson tour ($44.99 / person), and a brand new Afternoon on Ontario Street tour ($59.99 / person). If you’re a beer or wine lover, you will enjoy the Brewpub tour ($44.99 / person) or the Sangria Formula tour ($39.99 – $44.99 / person). If you’re more of a foodie, try Vélo Festif’s La Montréalaise tour ($54.99 / person)
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