We have three stories for you about how bike tours get started. The first two stories are from today’s news. Third is a nice blog post from Austin’s Bike and Brew ATX.
- The city of Houston is getting a new bike tour! 3rd Ward Bike Tours is starting up just this past weekend with a fleet of orange bikes donated by CYCLE Houston. The founders, Alan Moore and Veon McDonald are combining forces to encourage locals to bike more, get moving, and stay healthy.
- The Locks Heritage District Corporation (in Lockport, NY near Buffalo) will be offering the Lock City Cycling Tour on Saturdays, starting July 8. The seven mile tours are a home grown project, visiting landmarks in Lockport focusing on the Erie Canal’s namesake locks. Sandy Guzzetti and her husband Mike started with an interest in local bike tours. That grew to be ride chaperones for Explore Buffalo, and finally creating the new bike tours.
- Adam Watt, of Austin’s own Bike and Brew ATX tells his story about starting his bike tour company. Here’s a snippet:
…I had fallen in love with tourism and when I went on a bike tour in San Francisco, I realized that Austin didn’t have anything like this. So, I brought it back home with me. Although I never had a “real” office job, I was able to take all those years of experiences at tour outfits, breweries, teaching, distilleries and skydiving and mold it around a business that perfectly fits me. Everyone wants to change the world right? Well this is my way of making people laugh and smile for those 3-4 hour that I get to ride bikes with them. I mean, bikes and beer; what’s not to love?
Couldn’t have said it better myself 🙂