Book a Tour

Group Tours:
Tours range in price between $300-$400 (Which equals $18-25/person if you fill the bike) Price depends on the date and time.  If you click the book now button you can see all the dates and times still available and their respective prices

Group Tour Downtown Detroit (6-16 people) 

Can’t see the button ? Click here

Pedal Pub Pricing Detail
You buy the entire Pedal Pub (along with a “Bar Handler”)  Split these prices ($300 or $400) up by how many riders you have and you’ll get your per person pricing. If you have the max of 16 passengers it comes out to $18.75/person for Sunday-Thursday and $25/person for Friday/Saturday.  If you have less people join you the per person rate would be higher because pricing is based by the pedal pub, independent of how many people you bring. (6-16)

Tour Length:
Tour length is 2hrs

Tour Dates:
We can book tours all 7days of the week.  Mon-Friday between the hours of 12:30pm – 10pm and on Saturday/Sunday from 10am-10pm!

Multi-Pedal Pub Tours:
We currently have 6 HandleBar / Pedal Pubs in Detroit so we can accommodate multi-bike tours of up to 96 people at once (16ppl/bike).  To book 2 bikes at once just find a date that offers 2 time slots you’d like.  For example, if you book the 3:00pm tour and the 3:05pm tour those bikes would ride together.  You don’t need to tell us the number of people you’ll have; just know that the min per bike is 6 and the maximum is 16.  If you don’t see your date/time available most likely it is booked, but you can always check with us by sending a quick e-mail

Liability Waiver: will be e-mailed to you when you book a tour, but is also here

How Do I Book a Tour ?

Booking Online via credit card:
Click on the “book now” button above to view available dates and book online

We do not accept cash:

Photo ID:  All riders must provide photo ID at the time of tour, while showing your Handlebar Release of Liability Waiver

FAQ:  PLEASE read our FAQ Page and feel free to share with your group of friends.

Cancellation Policy:
You can move your tour date or cancel up to 2 weeks in advance.  Moving your date is free (just e-mail us at, but if you cancel there is a $25 fee to cover credit card and software booking fees. Cancellations less than 14 days out – Sorry! No refund or rain check.

Number of Riders:  The max number of riders is 16 per bike and we make no exceptions.  Unfortunately our policy is that way due to insurance reasons so we can’t allow 17 or more.  We have more than one bike for parties over 16 people.


All Handlebar tours must be paid in full via credit card in advance. Options include Mastercard, Visa and American Express.


We’ve never had to do this, but we reserve the right to charge your credit card following the tour if necessary. Since The Handlebar is powered by its passengers, they control the speed at which the tour progresses. For scheduling purposes, however, it is necessary that the tour end within 10 minutes of the scheduled return time. There will be no Damage/Late Deposit charged if The Handlebar returns to the starting point on time and undamaged.

$40 – 10-15 minutes late
$55 – 15-20 minutes late
$70 – 20-25 minutes late
$85 – 25-30 minutes late
$200 -30-60 minutes late
$250/hr – more than 60 minutes late

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy did a story on us that you can see below.  It’s a quick video that shows what it’s like to do a tour on The HandleBar.  The focus was also to highlight how The HandleBar has paved the way in Detroit to work with the city to allow new ventures by entrepreneurs.  If you have time check it out!

Below is a glimpse at what St. Patrick’s Day looks like on The HandleBar

Jody’s FitLife on Comcast/NBC did a segment on the best “Calorie Neutral” workout in the D! **Hint – it’s us 😉

We can be a tailgate on wheels!

NBC Sports + Detroit Red Wings Showcase

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