Downtown Asheville Electric Bike Tour in Asheville, NC

The Flying Bike225 Coxe AvenueAsheville, NC 28805
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$75.00
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Overview

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.

up to 3 hrs 2 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Asheville Travel Experts
  • Fun and easy Asheville bike tour through downtown including the South Slope, Montford neighborhood, and Omni Grove Park Inn.
  • Stops include the architectural masterpiece Basilica of St. Lawrence, Omni Grove Park Inn for a magnificent view from its Sunset Terrace, and Pack Square, where Asheville was originally founded.
  • Tour duration is approximately 3 hours and covers a distance of 8.75 miles roundtrip.
  • Low to moderate difficulty level with electric assist to help you conquer Asheville's hills.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in with your guide, select your bike, and begin the group instruction and practice ride.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age and at least 5 feet tall to operate your own electric bike. Participants ages 8 and older may ride as a passenger on an electric cargo bike.
  • A driver’s license is not required to operate an electric bike.
  • Bring rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, refillable water bottle, and a camera.

Description

from Downtown Asheville Electric Bike Tour
This electric bike tour in Asheville, NC is the perfect way to get up close and personal with the city’s charming character and fascinating history. See Asheville’s noteworthy architectural gems, take in the stunning scenery from carefully chosen viewpoints, hear the stories behind Asheville’s historic sites, and find out how the city has changed in recent years and what makes it so special today. These electric bikes help you safely navigate Asheville’s hilly terrain while keeping you close to all of the action.

Join The Flying Bike Electric Bike Tours on a fun-filled and informative bike ride around downtown Asheville! Meet them at their shop in the heart of the up-and-coming South Slope amidst the breweries, art galleries and restaurants that are making a name for this neighborhood. After putting the electric bikes to the test on a short ride up the slope, we will ride downtown past some of the unique local shops and businesses that make Asheville so different from any other city in the region.

Your first stop will be at the amazing Basilica of St. Lawrence, a masterpiece of local architecture built by Rafael Guastavino, whose work is featured in Grand Central Station and the Biltmore Estate. We’ll have the chance to go inside and explore the impressive structure, which features the largest unsupported dome in North America.

From there we will ride down the quiet streets of the Historic Montford Neighborhood alongside some of the most beautiful grand old homes in Asheville. Then take the peaceful Reed Creek and Glenn’s Creek Greenways past UNC Asheville before starting the climb through North Asheville neighborhoods up to the historic Grove Park Inn. Then walk through the Inn and get a magnificent view from the Sunset Terrace.

After heading back downtown, we’ll stop in Pack Square, where Asheville was originally founded. Here is a perfect vantage point to learn about Asheville’s history and its abundant art-deco architecture, the second largest collection in the country. Our final stop will be in the heart of the South Slope, where we will share about the recent history of Asheville, its challenges and triumphs. Our ride will conclude at our 225 Coxe Avenue location.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:
-The legal age to operate electric bikes is 16 years old.
-Participants 8 years and older may ride as a passenger on an electric cargo bike.
-A driver’s license is not required to operate an electric bike.
-Suggested minimum height is 5 feet tall to operate your own e-bike. Shorter participants may accompany another tour-goer as a passenger on a cargo bike.
-The weight limit for the Pedego Boomerang is 350lbs, and greater for our cargo bikes.
-While no experience riding an electric bike is necessary, guests must have a basic level of fitness and be able to confidently ride a standard bike. If it has been a while since you’ve been on a bike, we highly recommend you practice, even just once, before your tour.
-Your safety is our priority, and if you don’t feel comfortable riding your electric bike at the start of your tour, we’ll offer you a full refund or the option of riding along with another guest in your party in our Pedego Stretch cargo bikes.
-2 Person minimum per order.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Downtown Asheville Electric Bike Tour

Are there any age/physical restrictions for this tour?

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).

What should I bring?

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.

Where does the tour meet?

Tours leave from The Flying Bike located just a short walk from downtown at 225 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

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.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes.

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately 3 hours and covers a distance of 8.75 miles roundtrip.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

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.

What safety precautions are in place for the activity (if any)?

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.

What happens if it rains on the day of my 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.

Will there be bathrooms along the way?

Yes. The tour makes two stops at locations with bathrooms: the Grove Park Inn and the public pavilion at Pack Square.

Do I have to sign a waiver?

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.