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Is the Duke City Pedaler locally owned and operated?
Yes, proudly so. The Duke City Pedaler is operated by the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF), created by Jesse Herron and Mike Silva in 2015, but the story goes back to 2009 when they started the ABQ Trolley Co. Read more about the local company here.
Where do Duke City Pedaler Rides begin?
Rides begin in the heart of downtown at the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory located at 330 Tijeras Ave NW. We are inside the Hyatt Regency, but you'll meet the bike outside on the sidewalk at the corner of 3rd St. and Tijeras Ave---right outside Starbucks.
What's the difference between a Group Ride and a Social Ride?
A private Group Ride is for you and 13 of your coolest friends. One person books and pays for the tour for the rest of the group. This person is also the general "wrangler" and time keeper when to get on the Duke City Pedaler.
A Social Ride is open to the public for individual seating for 14. This allows ABQ visitors and locals to enjoy all the fun of the Duke City Pedaler without having to fill the entire Bike. There is a six person minimum in order for the ride to happen.
How much does it cost?
Group Rides for 14 are $300 plus tax. Social Rides are $23 person plus tax. See more in our Rides section.
Is food or drink allowed on the Duke City Pedaler?
Yes. Please be careful with your food and non-alcoholic drink and be sure to clean up any mess after the tour is over.
Can we bring our own music on the Duke City Pedaler?
Yes, please do! We have some party-time playlists but feel free to bring a CD, mp3 player or smart phone. We have Bluetooth capability but we also provide an aux cable and charging port.
Can we bring our own alcohol on the Duke City Pedaler?
No. In accordance with New Mexico state law, alcohol is not served nor allowed on the vehicle. This is the case for most party bike operations in the United States. All alcohol must be consumed inside the restaurants, pubs and bars.
Is there air conditioning/heating on the Duke City Pedaler?
No. The Duke City Pedaler is truly open-air. However, the favorable weather in Albuquerque affords the ability to go without air conditioning or a heater. There will only be a few days each season where a light jacket is necessary. Check the local forecast here.
Can I rent the Duke City Pedaler for private events outside of the normal tour hours?
Yes. Please email email@example.com with the date and time you'd like to book. We are happy to work with you to make sure we are available for your group.
Will my ride be cancelled if the weather is bad?
Probably not. We ride rain or shine! Plus, you'll be out of the weather for about 30 minutes at each stop while you're inside the brewery or bar. However, if there are flash flood warnings, severe lightning or if the roads are snow-packed and icy, we will reschedule your ride.
Is there a way to share my tour photos with other pedalers?
Yes. Please share your photos of Albuquerque and photos taken from the Duke City Pedaler on any of our social media accounts @TourABQ. We strongly encourage you to share your photographs with us and with future riders.
Where is the best place to park in order to catch the Duke City Pedaler?
There is ample parking in downtown Albuquerque. Metered parking and several parking garages are near Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF). Street parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and free on the weekends.
How fast does the Duke City Pedaler go?
It travels at approximately 7-10mph.
Is there a minimum amount of passengers for the Duke City Pedaler?
Only for the Social Rides. There is a minimum of six people and the maximum amount of riders is 14 (ten pedaling and four comfortably resting on the back bench). There is a weight restriction of 325 lbs. per seat
How soon should my group check in?
We start checking in people approximately 30 minutes before tour time. All pedalers must sign a liability waiver first. Riders under 18 years of age must have the liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Are there any age restrictions for the Duke City Pedaler?
All riders must be at least 16 years old to board the Duke City Pedaler. Riders under 18 years of age must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Riders must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Exceptions may be granted in special cases if parents/guardians are renting the entire bike (14 seats) and would like to bring children under 16 on the Duke City Pedaler. The minimum age to pedal in all cases is 16 years, and there is a 4 rider maximum under 16 years old are allowed per tour. Riders under 16 must sit on the back bench and are not permitted to pedal. Please contact Managers@ATSFworks.com if you are interested in bringing children on the Duke City Pedaler.
Please note that if you are under 21 years of age, you may not be allowed inside various bars or breweries. You are allowed to stay on the Duke City Pedaler with the driver while the rest of the group is inside.
Are helmets required on the Duke City Pedaler?
No. But you are welcome to bring your own helmet.
How do I get to Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF)?
Please see our section titled Directions. There are many transportation options.
How can I rent the Duke City Pedaler?
Reserve space for your group online well in advance. If you are unable to buy in advance, you can pay at one of the AT&SF Box Offices. One is inside Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town (800 Rio Grande Blvd NW-in the lobby) and the other is inside the Hyatt Regency (330 Tijeras Ave NW, Suite Q). For AT&SF Box Office Hours, please click here. Another option is to purchase at the Hold My Ticket Box Office located in the Sunshine Building on 2nd and Central (112 2nd St SW).
Is tipping allowed on the Duke City Pedaler?
Yes. Tipping is customary. Your Duke City Pedaler driver works very hard to ensure a fun time and gratuity is greatly appreciated. Our services are treated much like the restaurant industry where 15% - 20% is customary.
Who is in charge while on the Duke City Pedaler? Your Duke City Pedaler Captain is always in charge. If any member of your party is acting in an irresponsible manner (as determined by our team members), they will be asked to get off the Duke City Pedaler and will be responsible for finding their own way back. The person who made the reservation (the renter) is responsible for getting everyone in their group in and out of bars/stops.