Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS BLACK HILLS PARTY PEDALER?

Black Hills Party Pedaler is a group bicycle that you can rent. On the day of your reservation, you meet at the specified location, pedal the bike around on a tour, with party music, LED lights, games, dancing, and stops at local pubs and bars. The tour ends at the starting point.

COMFORT & SAFETY FEATURES

  • Battery assistance for ease of pedaling

  • Cruiser bicycle seats and adjustable seat heights

  • Seat backs and seat belts

  • Platform base and grab rails

  • Hydraulic braking system and emergency brakes

  • Headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and hazards

  • Narrow design that flows easily with traffic and fits in a standard parking space

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We can go earlier upon request; we’re flexible! Call or e-mail us to discuss special arrangements.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Tours are available in Rapid City, SD and begin at 401 7th St., 57701.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENT THE BLACK HILLS PARTY PEDALER?

Private 2-hour Tours are $225 Sunday-Thursday, and $275 Friday-Saturday (excluding taxes) regardless of the number of people in your party. For a group of 11 riders, the cost is $20-$25 per person! 

HOW DO I BOOK A TOUR?

Call and book over the phone or click "Book Now" on our website. For more information about the tours, click here.

HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY?

All bookings must be paid in advance with a credit card over the phone or on our website. If you would like to use an alternative form of payment, please contact us.

 

WHAT IF I WANT TO CANCEL/RESCHEDULE?

Tours run rain or shine! Should you need to cancel your tour, please call and let us know. Our cancellation policy is as follows: 30+ days = full refund; 15-29 days = raincheck to be used by end of season; 14 or fewer days = 50% refund; 24 hours or less = no refund/raincheck.

 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK A TOUR?

We prefer that tours be booked 48 hours prior to tour time. If that's not possible, contact us!

 

WHO DRIVES THE BLACK HILLS PARTY PEDALER?

We provide a sober staff “pilot” who steers and operates the brakes so your party can relax and have fun!

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE RIDE/PEDAL?

The Black Hills Party Pedaler can carry up to 11 people. There are 8 seats with pedals and a non-pedaling bench that seats 3 individuals. 

 

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE REQUIRED TO RIDE THE BLACK HILLS PARTY PEDALER?

We would suggest at least 4 people to make it a comfortable ride.

 

WHERE DO WE START THE TOUR?

Tours begin and end at 401 7th St, Rapid City, SD 57701.

 

WHAT ARE THE STOPS ON THE TOUR?

There are many places to stop in downtown Rapid City! You can choose your own stops, or we can make recommendations. Alternatively, you can stay on the bike the whole time!

 

WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE ROUTES FOR THE BLACK HILLS PARTY PEDALER?

Our main route goes all over downtown Rapid City, and we even pedal out to Lost Cabin Beer Co. upon request! Check out the Drinks Specials List for ideas. Please call or e-mail us to discuss special arrangements.  

 

CAN YOU DRINK ALCOHOL ON THE BLACK HILLS PARTY PEDALER?

Absolutely! Beer, wine, liquor, malt beverages, gluten-free options, sodas and water are available for purchase at the start of your tour. 

WHO SHOULD RENT THE BLACK HILLS PARTY PEDALER?

Groups who like to pub crawl, bachelor/bachelorette parties, wedding parties, graduates, tailgaters, birthday groups, companies and business associates, youth groups, clubs, families and friends, exercise groups, tourists, or anyone just wanting to have a fun time! The possibilities are endless!

 

WHO CAN RIDE?

We recommend riders be at least 48” tall. Any person/group under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by at least one adult and have a signed waiver by their legal guardian.

 

IS THERE A WEIGHT LIMIT?

There is a 275 pound weight limit per seat.

 

CAN I DECORATE THE BIKE?

Yes! As long as it doesn’t interfere with the bikes ability to function properly. Please let us know beforehand if you’d like to take advantage of this option.

 

CAN I REQUEST SONGS ON THE BIKE?

Yes!

 

HOW FAST DOES THE BLACK HILLS PARTY PEDALER GO?

On flat terrain, it goes about an average of 5-10 mph.

 

WHAT IF IT’S COLD OR RAINY THE DAY OF THE TOUR?

In the event of inclement weather, it is at our driver’s discretion to call you at least 1 hour before the outing to cancel. A rain check will be issued to the renting party. Please see our Cancellation Policy

 

WHAT IF OUR TOUR TAKES TOO LONG?

You will be charged a late fee if you do not return the Black Hills Party Pedaler to the starting point after 2 hours. Late Return Fees: up to 15 minutes late - $30; 16-30 minutes late - $65; 31-45 minutes late - $125; 46-60+ minutes late - $250.

 

DOES THE BLACK HILLS PARTY PEDALER RUN ALL YEAR LONG?

Yes, weather permitting. Give us a call to work out details.

 

WHAT’S UP WITH THE LIABILITY WAIVER AND OFFERING BIKE HELMETS?

We offer bike helmets, but you don't have to wear them. We have you sign a liability waiver to accept responsibility in the event that something were to happen.