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BEST TOURS IN BUFFALO: 8 REASONS TO TRY BUFFALO BIKE TOURS IN 2024

A LOOK FORWARD TO BUFFALO BIKE TOURS: THE BEST TOURS IN BUFFALO!

This year, Buffalo Bike Tours celebrates 5 years of leading its Buffalo Tours – it’s been a long and winding road, but it’s been worth the journey! We’re proud of our accomplishments and we’ve had a blast – but we’re just getting started. In this blog post, we’re going to give a preview of what’s in store this year and 8 Reasons to look forward to Buffalo Bike Tours in 2024!

(Full disclosure: we lead daily history and food tours by bike, and also provide bike rentals)

buffalo bike tours at canalside is your place for erie canal bike rentals

NEW CANALSIDE LOCATION FOR BIKE RENTALS & TOURS

This year, we’ll be moving Buffalo Bike Tours HQ back to Canalside. We’re getting creative this year and will be renting a shipping container to serve as our base of operations. Look for us on the Commercial Slip bridge, in the heart of the Canalside area. 

The shipping container will be used to house our fleet of road bike rentals and e-bike rentals and supplies. It will also serve as a point of departure and return for some of the best tours in Buffalo. Hours of operation for bike rentals are tentatively scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays 11am-7pm and open by appointment.

buffalo bike tours has some of the best tours in buffalo, like this tour group at eugene debs hall

CALLING ALL BUFFALO TOURS GUIDES

As we get ready for the spring, Buffalo Bike Tours is looking to hire tour guides. If you’ve ever thought about being a guide, now’s the time! Artists, musicians, performers, and anyone really is invited to drop a quick email to marc@buffalobiketours.com

Good pay + additional perks including free meals and bonuses for 5-star reviews. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Look for some new faces on the About Us section of the website as we roll into spring.

NEW TOURS: BIKING FROM BUFFALO TO NIAGARA FALLS

This year, we’re introducing a couple of new tours! On our Buffalo to Niagara Ride, you’ll ride e-bikes along the Niagara River to Niagara Falls and back, with sightseeing of Buffalo, Tonawanda, and Grand Island. Our guides will take you to wonderful views and provide expert context to our region’s rich history. Stop for lunch at the Village Inn in Grand Island as an optional add-on.

Also new this year is an upgrade to our History Ride called The Whole Damn City. This is our History Ride tour, but with the option to upgrade with another 2 hours. You’ll take in views of Delaware Park, Hoyt Lake, Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House, Alrbright Knox Art Gallery, and Hotel Henry. Also includes an optional stop for lunch at the Five Points neighborhood.

MORE BUFFALO E-BIKE RENTALS

This year, Buffalo Bike Tours will be growing its rental fleet of e-bike rentals. That means you’ll have more ways to see the city than ever before! We are Buffalo’s only e-bike rental shop and we’re anticipating continued interest in our e-bike rental program.

Never ridden an e-bike? Curious about what the fuss is all about? Renting e-bikes is a great way to see a new city and experience Buffalo, NY on two wheels. Ride to the Falls, Tonawanda, or Lockport with ease with a little electric assist on one of our bike rentals. Be sure the check out our blog post on riding e-bikes in Buffalo and book one of our Rad Power Bikes today.

mumbo wings served in buffalo ny, john young's recipe

BUFFALO WING WALK – SEASON OPENING TOUR MAY 21ST

This year, we’re kicking off our tour season in grand fashion with a new event: the Buffalo Wing Walk. This event will builds on the success of our Wing Ride, but be open to those either on bike or foot!

Save the date and mark your calendars for Sunday, May 21st for a not be missed Buffalo experience! The Wing Walk is your ticket to some of the most unique chicken wing spots in Buffalo. From traditional buffalo wings to international flavors, you’ll try a bit of everything at this fun, self-guided, and interactive event. All the while, you’ll be supporting local businesses in the Fruitbelt and Allentown neighborhoods.

cartoon of john young chicken wing king in ny times

BUFFALO BIKE TOURS TO PRODUCE JOHN YOUNG’S MUMBO SAUCE

Another big development this year will be that Buffalo Bike Tours will be partnering with Lina Brown Young and making available John Young’s Mumbo Sauce. Our partnership with the Young family has taken us to many places: the History Channel, Vice Media, and NY Times to name a few. But we’re gearing up for the biggest yet: making John Young’s mumbo sauce readily available for sale.

It has long been a dream of the Young’s to produce bottled mumbo sauce, the original chicken wing sauce of Buffalo, NY. Described as “mouth-watering and liver-quivering”, mumbo sauce is a tangy sweet and sour sauce that is great on wings, burgers, BBQ, or just about anything. Stay tuned as we get ready to release the bottled sauce this summer.

Two young women renting bikes in Buffalo NY

ON THE CANALS PROVIDES FREE TOURS & BIKE RENTALS

Buffalo Bike Tours has been chosen as a provider for the 2023 On The Canals program. This will consist of free tours in the morning and free e-bike rentals for locals in the afternoons. Tours and rentals will be available on a first come first served basis, and advance registration will be needed. Sign-up links and full info will soon be forthcoming as we are able to release more details.

a large group on a public art bike tour in buffalo ny

BEST TOURS IN BUFFALO FOR LOCALS

In addition, Buffalo Bike Tours will host “one-off” rides more oriented toward locals. These special tours will take place throughout the summer and include a labor history ride, women’s history ride, music history ride, and haunted tours by bike. These special tours are not offered regularly but are oriented toward our local Buffalo biking community. Additional information will be posted soon.

man and woman taking a photo on a bridge

THE BUFFALO BIKE TOURS EXPERIENCE

So what are you waiting for? Check out our e-bike rentals and reserve an e-bike for your upcoming trip and take one of the best tours in Buffalo, NY.

While you’re at it check out our tours. Our Wing Ride samples the best wings in town while The Renaissance Ride shows off Buffalo’s new foodie scene. Be sure to also see our History Ride and Waterfront Ride for history tours.

We look forward to being your e-bike rental provider on your next trip. We’ll see you soon!

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