When can we pedal?
Pedal Wagons roll year-round, seven days a week! Operating hours can fluctuate depending on the city, however most wagons can be taken out as early as 9am, and as late as 10pm. We are off the roads by midnight for safety reasons.
We do close down for holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve night), and scheduled staff outings.
When should I book my ride?
Once you know when you’d like to ride the Pedal Wagon, we recommend booking right away! Spots tend to fill up quickly during peak season (March-October), especially on the weekends, therefore we advise booking 1-2 months in advance to ensure you’re able to ride when you want. Our calendar closes within 48-hours of a ride to ensure we have enough time to line up a Captain.
We do take full payment at time of booking to hold all reservations.
Can I drink alcohol on the Pedal Wagon?
YES! As long as every rider is over the age of 21, passengers can bring a limited amount of beer or wine aboard the wagon. Please CLICK HERE to read up on what is, and is not, allowed.
If minors are on the wagon, there can be NO alcohol aboard for any passenger!
What happens the day of our ride?
Happy Pedal Wagon Day! The Bookee (those folks who submitted a booking through our website) will receive an automated text message from Pedal Wagon the day of their ride with specific instructions in regards to meeting time/location, our BYOB Alcohol Policy, and Liability Waiver Forms. It’s up to the Bookee to relay all appropriate information to the rest of their party. Texts are sent out at 9am (EST) the day of the ride.
Folks are encouraged to arrive 20 minutes early, prior to their wagon launching time, to ensure enough time to check in with the Captain. Cruises remain 2-hours, regardless of those who arrive late and delay start time. Every rider needs to bring a valid form of identification and complete a Liability Waiver if they wish to ride the wagon!
Riders must abide by our Alcohol Policy at all times while on the Pedal Wagon. Riders cannot bring in their coolers/unopened alcoholic beverages into our partner establishments at any time before, during, or after their ride is complete. Partner establishments can, and will, deny entry to folks who bring in personal coolers/drinks into their establishment. Riders are subject to additional fines if they directly disobey a partner establishments policies on outside alcohol.
Where can I park?
Each City has their own recommendations if guests are planning on driving their personal vehicles. Click on the option below dependent on your specific city and route! If you are planning on drinking alcohol, we strongly recommend lining up a designated driver. If you feel that you’ve had too much to drink, please ask our Captains to help call someone to pick you up. We do not promote nor tolerate drinking and driving!
Cincinnati – all cruises – Click here for details on parking.
Columbus Downtown – Big City Bar Bounce and Brewery cruises – Click here for details on parking.
Columbus Short North – Short North Shindig and Bike, Bevies and Brunch cruises – Click here for details on parking.
Dayton – all cruises – Click here for details on parking.
Where can I use the bathroom?
How many of us can ride the Pedal Wagon?
15-Passenger Wagons: these Pedal Wagons have room to seat 15 riders: 5 pedaling seats on each side, 2 additional bicycle style seats positioned above the wheels, and 3 riders on the rear bench.
13-Passenger Wagons: these Pedal Wagons have room to seat 13 riders: 4 pedaling seats on each side, 2 additional bicycle style seats positioned above the wheels, and 3 riders on the rear bench. **Availability is limited and not available in select cities**
You can book a PRIVATE RIDE and reserve out all the seats for your party, or book a PUBLIC RIDE to reserve individual seats and combine parties. For public rides, we will roll with as few as 8 riders, however the saying, “the more, the merrier”, really rings true!
Per our insurance provider, we will always provide the driver for your party.
What if we have more than 15 riders?
If your group is 16 people, we can have one person stand in the middle; however we do not have an official seat to offer them. If your group is more than 16 people, then you can either rent multiple wagons, or have some folks walk the route alongside the wagon. Per our insurance provider, no more than 16 passengers are allowed aboard, NO EXCEPTIONS! Availability for multiple wagon launches are limited, especially on the weekends. Please call ahead prior to booking to ensure we are able to accommodate large group requests!
- Cincinnati has 8 Pedal Wagons (up to 126 person party, with 8 standing in the middle)
- Columbus has 6 Pedal Wagons (up to 94 person party, with 6 standing in the middle)
- Dayton has 2 Pedal Wagons (up to 32 person party, with 2 standing in the middle)
Cancellation Policy If you reserved out the bike for a cruise, and need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible. The following cancellation policy applies to ride reservations.
- Within 2 Weeks: No refund unless able to resell your seats!
- 2+ Weeks: Full refund
Weather Policy The Pedal Wagon rolls rain or shine! We all know how unpredictable Ohio’s weather can be, so make sure you dress accordingly. The Pedal Wagon has plenty of room to store your extra layers or hydrating supplies. If weather becomes dangerous, Pedal Wagon reserves the right to cancel the ride and offer a rain check.
Events out of PW’s control: If we need to cancel your cruise because of events that are out of Pedal Wagon’s control (i.e. protests, riots, natural disasters, etc.), you will receive a raincheck good for any future cruise of the same value – not a refund. This determination is up to the Pedal Wagon, not the customer. We will always operate with an abundance of caution in mind.
**If you have specific cancellation questions for Cincinnati, please contact Stuart at Stuart@pedalwagon.com**
**If you have specific cancellation questions for Columbus or Dayton, please contact Jen at Jen@pedalwagon.com**
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What happens if my group has to be kicked off?
If your group has to be kicked off due to poor conduct, or breaking rules listed on the liability waiver, a $200 fee will be charged to the credit card on file, and you will be issued no refund. You will be responsible for coordinating transportation from the point you are ejected. Infractions that result in the cruise immediately ending, and a $200 fee being charged include, but are not limited to:
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