Want to see Asheville in a fresh and fun way? Try a unique Asheville bike tour from The Flying Bike. Hop on an electric bike as you explore the charming character and interesting history of Asheville. Along the way, you’ll not only see stunning scenery and architectural marvels but learn all about what makes Asheville special to visitors and locals alike.
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You must be 16 years or older to operate an electric bike. Guides reserve the right to request proof of age of any rider. Riders should also be at least 5 feet tall to operate their own bike. Guests younger than 16 may ride as a passenger with an adult in their group on the back of one of our cargo bikes or in a child seat (for children ages 1-6 or up to 48.5 pounds).
Please wear closed-toe shoes. We also recommend rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. On the back rack of each bike is a bag the size of a shoe box with a waterproof cover and optional front basket for your belongings.
Tours leave from The Flying Bike located just a short walk from downtown at 225 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.
Yes, the tour is great for all ages. For guests ages 1-15 years, they may ride as a passenger with an adult in their group on the back of one of The Flying Bike's cargo bikes. A variety of seat options are available, depending on the weight and stability of the passenger. For younger passengers (age 1-6 years or up to 48.5 pounds), the tour operator will provide helmets and Yepp Maxi child seats at no charge.
The tour is approximately 3 hours and covers a distance of 8.75 miles roundtrip.
There is no food included on this tour, but The Flying Bike provides spring water for every rider. If you feel like you may need a snack during the tour, you are welcome to bring your own and store them in the provided bike bag.
The Flying Bike takes every possible safety precaution before, during and after the ride. The routes have been chosen to utilize bike lanes and greenways wherever possible. Their bikes are bright and very visible on the road and helmets are provided to all riders. Bikes are inspected before and after every ride. Instructions and a short practice ride are provided before every tour, along with a quick review of bike laws and signals. If a rider is not able to balance or complete a test ride confidently, then the tour operator will either ask that they ride on the back of a cargo bike driven by another adult in their party, or that they accept a full refund and sit out the tour.
You will be provided a 100% refund if a tour is cancelled due to rain. If there is light rain in the forecast but none at the start of the tour, you and the tour operator will decide together at the time of the tour whether to ride. The Flying Bike will provide rain ponchos and rain covers for the storage bags on the bikes to protect your belongings.
Yes. The tour makes two stops at locations with bathrooms: the Grove Park Inn and the public pavilion at Pack Square.
Yes, a waiver will be provided and all riders must sign it before heading out on their tour. Minors must be accompanied by an adult who signs for them.