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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Are you close to a bike path?
Yes! Our store is located at the crossroads of Mary Street (called Lakshore Rd on one side, Mary on the other) and Mississagua Street (also called Highway 55 on the other side of the stoplights) On Mary St. is a bike path that will take you to the Parkway. Also on Hwy 55 is a new bike path that will take you past wineries, antique shops and restaurants.
Niagara Falls Store:We are located in the heart of the Fallsview district. You can ride to a bike path from our door in about 3 minutes. We recommend walking down a hill near us and getting the path from that point. We will explain it in detail when you’re here.
How far are you from Niagara Falls/Niagara-on-the-Lake?
The distance between Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake is 25km by bike path. There is a bike path that takes you from our door, all the way to the Falls. If you ride FAST you can get there in 1 hour. At a reasonable pace though with stops you can spend a whole day!
Do you offer one way service from Niagara on the Lake to Niagara Falls?
YES. For a $10 pick up charge we will get your bike from 1 store and return it to the other store! You are responsible for getting yourself back to where you need to be. We recommend either a TAXI – Niagara Classic cabs www.niagaraclassiccabs.com at 905-262-0005, the people mover shuttle or Niagara Airbus at www.niagaraairbus.com.
How far do we ride on the tours?
All the distances are noted on our TOURS page but our 5 hour tours average 20 kms and our 3.5 hours tours average 15 kms.
What if I don't ride a bike very often?
That is ok. We have people use our bikes who haven’t ridden in over 20 years. The beauty of Niagara on the Lake is that it is FLAT! We will help you get comfortable on your bike when you arrive and you can test drive it around our store parking area. All of our tours are conducted at a leisurely pace that everyone can keep up with.
Which wineries will we visit on our tour?
We visit a variety of wineries. In all our tours we try to incorporate a large commercial winery, a mid size winery and a small family operated vineyard. We cannot promise a specific one due to availability but we will try our best to accommodate all requests and if you have already been to a certain winery we will try not to go to that one so you can have a new experience.
What is lunch/the pub food like?
We visit the Irish Harp Pub. They provide us with a fabulous customized lunch menu that suits our cycling needs. Some items you will be able to choose from include: Lobster Bisque, Classic Ceasar Salad, Roasted Red Pepper and Chicken Panini, Seared Scallop Salad, Irish Stew and Sheperd’s Pie!
What should I wear on a tour?
Check our weather button to see what the weather is going to be during your visit. But we recommend comfortable shorts or spandex, a t-shirt or jersey and running shoes. Sandals with straps to keep them on your feet work too. A hat and sunscreen is also a good idea.
We ride rain or shine so if you think you might get wet then bring along a shell jacket. We sell rain ponchos at the store for just such an event!
Do you rent children's bikes?
Yes we have 20 inch and 24 inch wheels on our children’s bikes. We also offer tag along bikes (where the child is attached to the parent bike but can still pedal) and also we have baby trailers for children up to 6 years of age (no pedaling on this one).
Will I have to pay anything extra on the tour?
Our tours are all inclusive in that we pay for your wine tastings, water, food and snacks. However if you decide to taste Icewine and it is not part of the regular tour then there will be an additional charge. On our Pub Lunch Tour your beer tastings are included in your lunch. Additional alcoholic beverages are at your own expense.
Can you deliver a bike to me at my hotel/B&B?
Yes! We do it all the time. Our delivery service runs daily. Just call or fill out our RESERVATION FORM and we will bring your bike to you. We offer limited delivery in Niagara Falls please call us to enquire.
What kind of bike should I pick?
There is no wrong bike, just different “feels”. If your not sure what will work for you then we recommend coming to the store and trying a few out! If you are reserving online and are not sure what kind to indicate just make a note in the notes section that your not sure and we will help you figure it out when you arrive.