Pre Tour Info, a simple guide to help plan your day
All tours Launch from specified locations- please see locations below.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour start time, so that your time on the Social Cycle is maximized. That way we can get everyone signed in, check id's and go over the rules and get on the road on time.
Each Rider needs an ID and waiver. You will be texted a link to our digital waiver at 9am the day of your tour. Please send this on to all riders in your group! Save your confirmation email and show this along with your ID to your Captain when you check in. Digital waivers are preferred, but we will have paper waivers on board if you are unable to fill out the digital one.
Please keep in mind traffic and parking. It’s better to error on the side of early than late.
Stop at awesome bars along the way!
Tours leave from specified locations- please see meeting locations below. There are tons of fun bars along our routes to make pit stops at. Most groups make three stops in a 2 hour tour. The key is to be efficient with your time at the stops so you can maximize your time on the bike. Bring cash so the stop doesn’t have to run multiple credit cards or even better collect a few extra bucks from each person so just one person pays for the round of drinks when we stop.
Private tours the groups get to choose their stops. If you don't know where you want to go, not to worry! All of our Captains are very knowledgeable and will help you plan your tour. Public tours the Captains choose the stops.
Partner Bars can be found on our website. Partner bars offer drink specials for Social Cycle customers. The specials vary from place to place, but you typically save a couple bucks a drink. We do our best to only partner with those that honor the specials to all of our guests, but ultimately its up to the establishments to discount drinks.
Things to Bring
Awesome tunes make for the best tours, it's been scientifically proven!
We recommend dressing in layers for your comfort. Sneakers and comfy shoes are recommended. Flip flops tend to fall off easily and we don't recommend high heels- remember you are pedaling a bike!
We have overhead storage for bags, purses, backpacks and coolers. Bring water to stay hydrated and any snacks you'd like to have along the way. No glass please!
Load up an awesome playlist on your phone- it will make for an unforgettable tour. We've got aux and usb cords to plug into our our sound system.
Don't forget your ID, its required to join the tour!
The show will go on.....
Rain Checks will only be issued if we have a nasty weather day or if the Captain feels that the conditions aren't safe. Safety is the most important thing. We will be in contact with you if the weather looks rough. Weather cancellations are at the discretion of the company.
Light Rain is all good, we have a roof/canopy on each bike and free ponchos to keep you dry so you can "Party On"
San Diego Forecast- Here is the doppler link we use to keep an eye on the weather (make sure to hit play),
Palm Springs Forecast- Here is the doppler link we use to keep an eye on the weather (make sure to hit play).
Santa Barbara Forecast- Here is the doppler link we use to keep an eye on the weather (make sure to hit play).
It's much more accurate for day of weather forecast than other sources, especially the iPhone weather app.
Bikes- Each bike has 10 pedaling seats and 5-6 non pedaling seats. There are 2 non pedaling seats over the rear tires and a bench on the back that seats 3 people comfortably, but you can have 4 on the back bench (we recommend smaller/shorter people if you have 4). Remember there is no motor- only you!
Staff- Each bike is staffed with a Captain, who will be your awesome tour guide/sober driver for the tour. We will take care of helping to plan your tour stops, parking and watching your things while you are at your stops.
Music- We have an on board Sound System, bring a phone and plug it in. A good playlist pairs well with a fun tour.
San Diego Meeting Location
We are on the corner of 13th and J St in East Village. Look for the big white warehouse, across from the Mission breakfast spot. There is lots of construction going on around us, so please plan ahead for traffic, parking and street closures.
Metered and non metered parking is available nearby. During Padres games and special events some streets are blocked off. Please pay close attention to street signs so you don't get ticketed or towed.
North Park Route
We are located in the alley to the right of U-31.
Street parking is available nearby and there also is a parking garage 3 blocks away at 3829 29th Street.
Pacific Beach Route
We will be on the corner of Cass & Hornblend. Look for the Sherwin Williams paint store.
Street parking is available nearby and there also are plenty of paid parking lots in the area.
Little Italy Route
We will be on the corner of Cedar and Columbia near Lofty Coffee and Queenstown Public House.
Street parking is available nearby and there also is a parking garage at 775 West Cedar Ave.
Palm Springs Meeting Location
Our warehouse is located at Palm Springs Tire and Automotive. Please look for the bike pulled out of the gate located on Sunny Dunes (across from Jack in the Box).
Street Parking is available nearby. Please do not park in the spaces reserved for the antique shop on Sunny Dunes.
Santa Barbara Meeting Location
Santa Barbara- Funk Zone
We are located in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. Please look for us in the parking lot next to Segway.
The best parking is around the corner on Montecito St or on Yanonali south of Garden Street (all day/free/check signs to be sure). Please, no parking in the lot where we are located.