- Do I need a bike?
No, we provide an Orbea Occam AM M30 for our Seattle area bike tours. This is a very nice, high end, full suspension, carbon fiber shedding machine. Great for the climb, stable on the way down.
- Can I bring my own bike?
Yes! You are always welcome to ride your own bike. And if this bike is new to you, why not ask your guide to help tune the suspension and give your overall bike fit an assessment.
- What about helmets, gloves, water pack, and snacks?
We provide top-quality helmets and gloves. We have a good collection of arm and leg armor so if you would be more comfortable using the padding, it will be available. We also have water and water bottles provided. In addition, we have a full snack bin for all the trailside treats you want.
- Should I tip the guide?
While it is not required or expected, Smartertravel.com suggests the etiquette is to tip 15% to 20% of your tour price. If you do not want to carry cash on your bike tour, there will be a link in a follow up email with an option to charge a tip after your tour.
- And I get a lunch?
Yes! Bikers need to eat a lot. Your guide either provides a very nice picnic-style lunch at a great location or take you to one of our favorite local restaurants if the weather is on the soggy side. It’s all included in the tour.
- What if I need to cancel my reservation?
Not a problem. If you cancel with 24 hours’ notice or more, there will be a 100% refund. If you cancel within 24 hours of the departure, 50% of your reservation will be forfeited.
- Is there a lot of climbing?
Yes or no. You decide. We live in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, and many of our routes involve climbing. However, we have plenty of other options in case you would like to keep the ride on the flatter side.
- Can we start at a later time? Can we be back early?
Just give us a call and we will do what we can to work the tour around your schedule.
- Can you pick me up at my hotel? Or my house?
Yes, if you are in the central or downtown areas of Seattle or Bellevue. If you are unsure, just let us know where you are staying and we will bend over backwards to accommodate you. If you are out of the area, we will help find options to get you downtown.