If you are out and about then you may have seen the Tennessee Party Bike pedaling its way down the roads in East Tennessee. The party bike holds up to 15 passengers with 10 peddle seats and 5 stationary seats plus 1 seat for the sober driver. The bike has a few different tours you choose from in 3 different cities. Once a deal for it popped up on Living Social, we got a group together and purchased tickets to try it out. On Saturday, a group of 9 of us cashed in our vouchers for the Pigeon Forge winery/brewery tour. This tour starts at the Mt. Valley Winery and stops at Salsarita’s, Smoky Mountain Brewery, and Mellow Mushroom. It has very few hills and only about 4-5 miles round trip. You do however have to be 21 to ride the party bike and sign a waiver that you do not need to wear a helmet. The cost is about $10/per person and will need at least 8 people to peddle.
Here is an image from their Facebook page of the bike. Please note, the seats above the wheels do not have peddles and if you are not at least 5 ft 6” this is where you will be sitting. If you are short, like me, you will not be able to reach peddles and the seats do not adjust.
The tours last about 2 hours with 4-5 stops along the way. You book what time you want to start (9:00 am – 12:00 am) and they will have the bike waiting on you at your first stop. We met around 4:00 pm at winery and started to peddle when the sun was starting to set. The weather was prefect not too hot and not too cold and no rain but traffic was bad. Next time, I would prefer to do the whole route at night, it was funner in the dark. You start peddling down the main strip in Pigeon Forge for a few blocks to your second destination. Once parked, everyone runs in and grabs a drink and then jumps back on the bike and peddle a few more blocks to your next stop. TN law does not allow public drinking; therefore, alcohol is not allowed to be consumed on the bike but that wasn’t a problem.
Here we are having fun
It was super fun event. I could not tell you how many people were laughing, taking pictures and hooking their horns to cheer us on as we made our way around. I hope they weren’t hooking because they were mad because the bike has a top speed around 5 mile per hour but if traffic was getting backed up, we would pull to the side to let it pass.
Here we are sitting letting traffic pass still having a good time
If you want to book a tour or for anymore information you can check out their website. http://www.tennesseepartybike.com
This is a great healthy and eco-friendly event to book. I would recommend it to everyone who is 18 and up to try.