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FAQ

What should i bring?

  1. Important: Don’t forget your valid Photo ID! All riders must provide at the time of the tour to ride on the Pub Cruiser per insurance rules.

  2. Beverages are welcome while riding on the Pub Cruiser, we even provide a cooler with ice to store them in! We also provide bottled water. Please note the following important guidelines:

    • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages must be in a sealed standard can (not permitted: glass, liquor, jell-o shots, cups, non-pre-sealed containers, plastic bottles, personal water bottles). We can accommodate up to 60 beverages in our cooler.

    • Per city law, we are not permitted to include party stores on the tour – therefore, all beverages consumed on the bike must be purchased prior to the tour start (this does not include stopping at bars along the way to consume beverages inside their establishment).

  3. Snacks, if desired. We recommend items that can be consumed one-handed!

  4. Completed e-waivers (must be completed prior to tour start for all members in your party). Click here to complete and show to your driver before the tour starts.

  5. Dress for comfort and fun! Wear shoes with straps – you don’t wanna be ‘that guy’ that loses their shoe and we need to stop the tour to retrieve it! In the event of rain, we will provide rain ponchos.

  6. Tips for your driver are welcomed and appreciated 🙂 Our Pub Drivers work hard to provide a tour you soon won’t forget!

What Tour dates are available?

We operate from March 1 through early November. However, if you have a date/time outside of this window just email our general manager at info@greatlakespubcruiser.com and we can help!

Check below for availability. 

Can i select where we stop?

Yes! You will select the route when booking your tour and you will select the actual stops along this route one week prior to your tour date. Note that since the stops are pre-arranged with the establishments, it is not possible to change stops after they have been selected.

 

A 2 hour tour includes 2 stops, and 2.5 and 3 hour tours include 3 stops.

 

Click here to view tour routes

 

Please note that, while rare, it may be necessary to make alternative stops than those that have been selected due to construction, road closures, accidents etc.

HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO RIDE?

All riders must be 21 years of age or older, no exceptions. Must show valid ID to driver before boarding.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes, per the manufacturer, each rider must weigh less than 300 lbs to ride on the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser bikes.

On the HopsCycle, the weight limit per rider is 250 lbs.

Where do we start/end?

All tours Start/End at 514 BOND AVE NW which is a ½ block north from Downtown Grand Rapids.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Note that we do NOT have a restroom available on site.

We are in a warehouse with 2 green garage doors on the corner of Bond Ave NW and Hastings Ave. We are located ½ block east of Monroe Ave NW on Bond Ave NW. Nearby landmarks include Icon on Bond Apartments 30 feet north and SpeakEZ Bar and Grill is diagonal from us.

 

Limited street parking is available on Bond street. Surrounding streets offer metered parking (Bond, Monroe, Hastings and Ottawa Ave). To pay the meters, use the smart phone app, MoTu, or a credit card – note, free metered parking on the weekends. Please note that we do not have a parking lot.

 

Don’t want to be stuck with a car? Take an Uber or a Lyft!

 

Want a free option? DASH bus is a FREE city bus that picks up and delivers people to various points along and in Grand Rapids. This pink bus stops every 10 minutes and includes various downtown pick up locations close to many hotels. Our drop off point is Monroe Ave. next to SpeakEZ Bar and Grill.

Additional policies

The Pub Cruiser can accommodate the weather, rain or shine – we have ponchos for the rain available for $2 and a roof that keeps you dry so you’ll have fun regardless of the conditions!

  • Guests may reschedule their booked tour (if at least 30 days prior to the scheduled tour date) to another available date in the current season with a $60 rebooking fee.

  • If less than 30 days prior to the scheduled tour date, no refunds or reschedules are permitted.

  • If your group causes the Pub Cruiser to return late (beyond the end tour time), the following fees apply:

    • 15 min late: $50

    • 30 min late: $100

    • 45 min late: $150

    • 60 min late: $375 (cancels another tour)

  • Pub Cruiser Damage: Cost of Repair + Fine

  • Inappropriate Behavior: Termination of tour plus a $200 – $2000 Penalty

Late Return/Inappropriate Behavior/Damage fees may be charged at the discretion of the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser Chauffeur:
15 min late: $45
30 min late: $90
60 min late: $375 (cancels another tour)

Damage Penalty: Cost of Repair

Inappropriate Behavior: Termination of ride and a $200-$2000 Penalty

 

Tours are not considered RESERVED until full payment is received and upon written confirmation by the Great Lakes Pub Cruiser. Tours go rain or shine and are only cancelled when there is a severe weather warning prior to beginning the tour!

No cash refunds ever.
30+ days out: Rain check available with a rebooking fee of $60.00. (Good for 90 days).
Less than 30 days: All sales final, no rebooking.

 

Tips are greatly appreciated and are not included in the booking price. Our drivers work hard to ensure your pub crawl is one you won’t soon forget!

Liability Waiver: Each and every Great Lakes Pub Cruiser rider must complete an E-Waiver on the day of their tour. Your driver will ask to see all confirmation emails showing the waiver was completed and cross reference with your valid ID.

Photo ID: All riders must provide photo ID at the time of the tour.

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