Columbus Bike Tour Pricing

Here are our offerings for bike tours around Columbus. Book a Private Tour for an experience specifically catered to your group! See FAQs below for general information.

Trail Treasures

  • Distance:  5 miles (8 km)
  • Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
  • This leisurely ride primarily along the Scioto River will introduce you to areas closest to the trail including downtown & Franklinton. Ages 14 & up.
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The Classic

  • Distance: 9.5 miles (15 km)
  • Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours
  • On trails and bike-friendly designated streets, this tour is an extended introduction to the City’s neighborhoods including German Village, Short North, Olde Towne East, and the King-Lincoln District. Ages 14 & up.
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Private Tours

  • Distance:  9 miles (14.5 km)
  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
  • Designed specifically for your special event. Ages 14 & up.
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Private Tour Details

Corporate functions, family outings, birthday parties: we customize all kinds of private tours for all kinds of groups. We’ll gladly design a trip around your specific desires, pace, and abilities.
Private tours should be booked one month in advance, if possible.
Our private tours fall roughly into two categories: Guided Tours and Social Rides.

Guided Tours

These are guided bike rides with plenty of stops, focusing on the history and uniqueness of Columbus, much like our “public” tours. We do many of our standard itineraries for private groups, and we sometimes alter those or make up completely new ones based on the client’s wishes.

Social Rides

Our Social Rides are more about pedaling in a social setting and enjoying the ride. There are less (or perhaps no) informational tour stops like we have on our guided tours. We customize each social ride for the group–we can stop to enjoy hidden culinary gems, grab coffee, or engage in fun outdoor activities. A Social Ride is a great option for a company team building opportunity whose employees already know Columbus.

If you have any questions or would like to start planning your ride, please contact us.

Bike Rentals Only

1 Hour = $9
3 Hours = $20
All Day = $35

Longer term rentals also available. Call us at 614-382-2453 for more details.

Columbus Bike Tour FAQs

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When should I arrive for my tour?
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.
Do you provide the bikes?
Yes – CBUS Bike Tours provides you with a very comfortable bike!
What if it is raining?
We will not tour in a heavy rain. We are able to tour in a light rain. We ask that you dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions, but we do have rain ponchos available. You will not be charged if the tour is canceled due to poor weather conditions.
Can I store my luggage/bags while on the tour?
Yes – we can store them at our facility for you.
Are there age requirements?
Yes – Riders must be 14 years of age or older.
What is the cancellation policy?
All reservations must be canceled more than 72 hours ahead of your scheduled tour time or you will be charged for the full amount of the tour on your credit/debit card.
Should I bring water?
Our bikes are equipped with a water bottle holder so feel free to bring your own. We will also provide water free of charge before the tour departs.
Where do we start the tours?
The tours start and end at our office on TBD. Please see the Contact Page for more detailed location information.
Do I tip the guide?
Yes! Our guides love what they do, but tipping is an important component of our guides’ compensation. The tip amount is at your discretion, but as a rough guide, consider giving 10-15%
Is it safe to ride in the streets?
We take safety very seriously. Our tours take you on bike designated routes such as bike lanes, bike routes, and quiet streets. We provide safety instructions before each tour. Helmets are mandatory.
Do I have to be in tip-top shape to participate?
No – the wonderful thing about Columbus is that it is flat! For “The Classic” tour (roughly 3 hours), you should be able to ride about 12 miles. Our pace is leisurely and we will take frequent stops. You don’t need to be triathlon material, but you should be comfortable with moderate activity for a few hours. If you have any questions, just call or email us.
How many riders are there on a tour?
We must have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people on a tour to make it work. We will do our best to accommodate your needs so call us if you have questions.

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