WE ARE OPEN!
Please click on "Book a tour" to see our current tour schedule.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES:
a. Group sizes will be limited.
b. We kindly ask you to stay socially distant while on tour.
c. Tour equipment will be disinfected thoroughly before and after every tour.
TOUR PRICES: $45 adults, $30 for children (age 8- 13). Bring your own bike and save $5.
INCLUDED: an awesome bike, a cool helmet, a Pittsburgh souvenir, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide, coupons from our restaurant partners, and a whole lot of fun! ;-)
TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours
RIDING DISTANCE: 6-9 miles, all on flat terrain, on a mix of streets (with low traffic), designated bike lanes and bike trails along the rivers
RESERVATIONS: Please book in advance: Cut-off time for most tours is 9 p.m. the evening before. Don't hesitate and call for last minute requests! We will try everything to accommodate you!
TOUR START + END: All tours start and end at 1049 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 where our shop is located (on the side of the Convention Center, Downtown).
GROUP SIZES: max. 12 people on public tours
PRIVATE TOURS: Please ask us about private tours. We would love to have you!
OUR BIKES: You can bring your own bicycle or rent an 8-speed city bike from us. More info on our smooth rides here.
LEVEL OF RIDING: Don’t worry: No Pittsburgh hills will be climbed! The tours will take place mostly along the river trails, so everyone can attend, no matter what fitness level you have. We ride at a relaxing pace and won’t leave anyone behind. All tours will consist of moderate on-street biking, riding protected bike lanes and designated bike trails.
CHILDREN ON TOUR: We suggest only bringing children on tour who are skilled riders. We have a few kid's bikes available. Please call us to confirm their heights with us. Children who are able to sit up right and are no taller than 44" can be towed in our bike trailer.
CANCELLATION: Tours take place rain or shine (except inclement weather), Refunds up to 24 hours. See the FAQs for more info.
PARKING: Grant St Transportation Center Garage, enter on 12th Street between Liberty Ave and Penn Ave (half a block away from our shop). Rates: $8 for the length of the tour on weekdays, flat rate of $5 on Saturdays + Sundays. Metered on-street parking is free on Sundays.
WHAT YOU GET:
- high-quality in-depth narrative and memorable stories
- scenic views and great photo ops
- small groups + personal experience
- enthusiastic, experienced, very knowledgeable, and local tour guides
- a whole lot of fun :-)
WHAT MAKES US SO SPECIAL:
- 5-star ratings on TripAdvisor
- Winner of Certificates of Excellence 2017 + 2018 + 2019
- Fully insured
- Proud member of VisitPittsburgh
GIFT CARDS: If you don't feel comfortable venturing out just yet but can't wait to do so soon, please consider purchasing a gift card for a future experience (does not expire). We thank you for your support during these tough times for small businesses!
Ask us about private tours!
Beauty of the Burgh Tour
WHEN? Almost daily at 10 a.m.
RIDING DISTANCE: 6 miles
Our most popular tour! This tour is perfect if you are new to the city and you would like to see the most interesting spots of Pittsburgh. But if you know the Burgh already, we promise that you will still learn unknown historical facts!
On this tour we will cruise through the streets of the Financial and Cultural district, explore the Strip District and check out the North Shore on its scenic river trails. We will dive into the history of Pittsburgh, tracking down the people who shaped this city to what it is today: a beauty. Old and new buildings, city squares and public art will turn this ride into a unique event full of exciting (re)discoveries of The Burgh.
A fun QUIZ will be part of this tour, too. The winner will be rewarded with a 30% discount at the next tour! Participants of this tour will also get a cute, little Pittsburgh souvenir.
Bikes & Brews Tour - starting May 15!
Our most fun tour! Join us on a ride around the historic districts of Deutschtown, Millvale, Lawrenceville, and the Strip District, as we visit 5 of our favorite local breweries and learn about the past, present, and future of beer making in Pittsburgh, with an emphasis on how beer figures in the diverse communities of the Steel City. Your tour will be packed with the history of the various neighborhoods, facts about beer making, some food, and beer samples from each of the places we stop at. 21+ only, of course, bring your IDs!
Bring your own bike and save $10! Make sure to bring a lock as well!
WHEN? Sundays, 2 - 5:30/6 pm
RIDING DISTANCE: 8 miles
TOUR LENGTH: 3.5 - 4 hours
- 10 solid beer samples of a variety of different beer types that sum up to 52oz of fine liquids (4x 6oz, 4x 5oz, 2x 4oz)
- appetizer samplers at final brewery
- enthusiastic tour guide who knows his stuff
- awesome bike + helmet
- a whole lot of fun! :-)
The Insider Northside Tour
Our most Insider Tour! Discover some hidden treasures beyond the Allegheny river and get a good understanding of what the Northside, that is located across Point State Park in Downtown, used to be. Ride deep into 5 different neighborhoods and stop at historic sites, marvelous pieces of architecture and very fun public art of various styles. Get to see the Children's Museum, the first public Carnegie Library, the Mexican War streets with Randyland, the City of Asylum, the Mattress Factory, explore Allegheny West, the neighborhood of Manchester and see an absolute biking gem at the very end in Chateau. The ride back into the city will reveal a great angle of the Downtown skyline with some unforgettable photo-ops.
WHEN? on select Fridays and on holiday weekends - please check the schedule by clicking "Book this tour!" This tour is also available upon request!
RIDING DISTANCE: 9 miles
Bridges in the Burgh Tour
Our most scenic tour! Lovin' the beautiful bridges of Pittsburgh? Ride with us over 4 bridges and learn fun facts about them and their surrounding neighborhoods, Cycle along the river trails, past stunning landmarks, around the Downtown triangle of Pittsburgh, and get breathtaking views of Downtown and its river fronts.
On this tour you will get a taste of the Jail trail, Southside Works, Station Square, the Point and the North Shore. This is our tour where we cycle the longest distance (9 miles) and that includes the most neighborhoods so far! Ready to find out how many bridges there are in Pittsburgh? All we can say is: More than Venice! :-)
WHEN? on select Sundays and on holiday weekends - please check the schedule by clicking "Book this tour!" This tour is also available upon request!
RIDING DISTANCE: 9 miles
Bike to the Ballgame
Our sports-related tour! Peruse the best parts of the city first, and then bike over to PNC Park or Heinz Field to enjoy a baseball or football game. The tour will cover the financial & cultural district of the Golden Triangle as well as the Strip (Market District) and end near one of the stadiums.
Get your exercise in before you will be sitting for hours. You will be dropped off at the ballpark in time, so that you won't miss the game and all the warm-up rituals. :-)
No worries, you won't be sweaty as we will only be riding on flat territory. So, get your fan gear on and bike to the ballpark with us! Absolute best part: Everyone will get a free can of beer at the end! :-) Go, Bucs and Steelers!
PLEASE NOTE: No need to attend the ballgame to be part of this tour. It is a similar route than the Beauty of the Burgh Tour. Even if you are not going to the game, you will see the same sights, just in a different order. Those who go to the ballgame, will be dropped off near PNC Park or Heinz Field about 45-30 mins before the game starts. Other tour participants will be brought back to the starting point.
WHEN? on select game days, click on "Book this tour" to see the full schedule. This tour is also available upon request!
RIDING DISTANCE: 6 miles
Our bike shop is located on the Penn Ave side of the Convention Center, Downtown, between 10th and 11th street. On the corner of Penn Ave and 10th street you will find a Jimmy John's sandwich shop. You can find us two doors up from them.
Our shop is currently not staffed all the time but tours are still going out. Please call or email us anytime.
NEW TOURS COMING UP SOON!
TOURS in GERMAN!
We also offer tours in German! Are you a group of students or friends with a passion for the German language? Do you simply want to improve the passive understanding while learning about the history of Pittsburgh? Perfect, then this is a unique opportunity for you! Bis hoffentlich bald! :-)
PRIVATE + GROUP TOURS
Are you planning a family reunion, birthday party, bachelor(ette) party or corporate event? Should it be something very special and unforgettable? Then a bike tour with Bike the Burgh Tours is absolutely the right thing for you! We offer a very unique and great way to discover Pittsburgh in a fun, active and sustainable way.
For corporations, bike tours are great for team building, special events, and entertaining clients.
For schools, we can assist in integrating our tours into an academic curriculum.
We can either travel along the existing routes or tailor a special tour for you that covers your needs and preferences. Tour duration and tour route can be customized for up to 15 riders. As private tours can't be made online, simply give us a call or hit us up with an email at least 2 weeks in advance.
Not a cyclist? No problem, we also offer walking tours through our sister company Walk the Burgh Tours!
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