A Bicycle Nightlife Experience
$25 per person + tax
30 person limit
*advance Reservations required
Light up the city on wheels blinged out with bicycle lights! This unique social ride through New Orleans not only helps you explore our nightlife, it is an essential part of it! Our guides create a festive atmosphere with music while parading you through the city. In addition to bright lights the bikes come equipped with front baskets and cup holders. Join this parade on two wheels and take part in this unique New Orleans experience!
What to Expect
The New Orleans Nightlife Ride starts at Flambeaux Bicycle Tours French Quarter location (626 North Rampart St.). Upon arrival you will fill out a waiver and be fitted on a bicycle to make sure your comfortable. After a short safety briefing you will embark on a 2 hour excursion around the French Quarter, the Marigny, the Warehouse District and back to our shop.
The lead rider will keep the energy flowing by queuing up your favorite music. We will stop at the intersections of New Orleans most vibrant nightlife districts as we light up the night.
Your night ride will come with bike with lite up wheels, an optional helmet, and a guaranteed good time!
What kind of groups do you host?
Our rides are geared toward any occasion. From a girls night out, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, birthday celebrations, family reunions, corporate events, team building experiences for businesses, or people who just want to have a good time. We offer a magical nightlife experience in New Orleans that will be remembered forever.
When should I arrive for the ride?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the ride. The ride departs at the time you booked the tour for. We do not give reimbursements to those who show up late. All participants must fill out a waiver. Early arrival also gives us ample time to fit everyone on a bicycle and to give a safety briefing.
Where do we meet for the ride?
We meet at our French Quarter location:
Can single participants book the ride?
Yes! However the ride will not happen unless a minimum of 5 people book the ride. Once the minimum of 5 people book single riders can join.
Will the group that I booked be the only group on the ride?
No. While we do offer private night rides, we intend for the Nightlife Ride to be a parade on 2 wheels. In order to create this ambiance we allow a max of 30 people to book on a single ride.
Do you offer private Nightlife Rides?
Yes! In order to reserve a private ride a minimum of 20 bikes have to be booked at the normal rate of $45 per person. The rate is $45 a person for anyone over 20 riders. We can facilitate a max of 42 people on any given nightlife ride. Please call 504.321.1505 to make a reservation.
If I have my own bike can I join for free?
Our nightlife rides are private parties on wheels. We provide security, select the safest routes, provide the music and ambiance, and generally work hard to make our ride one of the top nightlife experiences in New Orleans. Therefore, anyone who joins the ride has to be a paying customer.
Is this a historical tour?
No. The Nightlife Ride is a leisurely social ride around downtown New Orleans with family, friends, music and people cheering you on along the way.
Where do we stop on the Nightlife Ride?
We generally make 4 stops that include a corridor on Frenchmen St., Bourbon St., and the Warehouse District. We also stop for a photo opt on the Mississippi River.
What if I’m booking for more than one person?
If you are booking for 2 or more people please copy the link to this page and text/email it to all of the participants. That way everyone is on the same page about what to expect.
Can I drink alcohol on this ride?
It's not illegal to drink alcohol on a bicycle in Louisiana. It is illegal to ride a bicycle while intoxicated. Our number one priority on the ride is safety. To ensure safety we ask that no one drink to the point of intoxication. Only you know your own limits, so please exercise appropriate restraint. Also, we know it seems like common sense, but please show up sober and with some food on your stomach. Anyone who shows up inebriated will not be allowed on the ride and will not be refunded.
Do you sell water?
Yes! We sell water for $1 a bottle.
Are there any age and height requirements?
Yes. All participants must be 21 or older and at least 4'11" in height.
Can I take pictures?
Yes! Blow up your instagram feed. But please do not take any pictures while operating the bicycle. For your safety and the safety of other riders only take pics at one of our stops. We also make a deliberate stop on the ride for you to take pics. Don't forget to tag us @flambeauxtours #datbikelife #flambeauxtours.
What kind of music do you play?
We generally play bounce, hiphop, R&B, trap, etc. However, we can play anything. Simply make a request to the lead guide at the start of the ride.
Do I have to know how to ride a bicycle?
Yes. Please don't book or book someone else if you or the other participant you're booking for can't ride a bicycle. No refund will be issued to anyone who shows up the night of the ride and can't ride a bike.
Are food and drinks included?
We don't provide any food or drinks while on the ride. We do make 2 stops on the ride where one can use the restroom, get a snack, and buy something to drink. We also sell water at our shop for $1 a bottle.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Wearing a helmet is not compulsory in Louisiana. However, If you want to wear one we have an ample supply.
What type of bike will I ride?
This is very important and what sets us apart. We realize that most people haven't used back pedal brakes since they were children. For this reason we have invested in top quality city bikes with hand brakes. You will ride with comfort, ease, and style on one of our beautiful Public Bikes. These elegant single speed, Dutch style city-bikes with curved step-through frames are easy to ride. We also take the time to adjust the seat to a comfortable height rather than assigning you to a bike that may not fit your size.
Unlike many other single-speed bikes, our single-speed Public Bikes allow you to coast and relax while riding, while also using powerful dual pivot hand brakes and alloy rims to ensure great stopping power. Built with a high-quality steel frame, they have matching fenders and chain guards.
The bikes’ geometry keeps comfort in mind, as you ride you will be able to sit upright and take in the sights without hunching over. They are also equipped with a cup holder, bell, and a front basket to carry your belongings.
Whats your cancellation policy?
48 hour notice of cancellation is required.
What's your rain policy?
In the event of sever weather at the start of the ride, participants can either reschedule or be refunded. If unforeseen inclement weather crops up during the ride we do not offer refunds once the ride embarks.
Is this a historical tour?
No. The nightlife ride is a social ride throughout the French Quarter, Marigny, and Warehouse District.
How does the Nightlife Ride work?
As described above, the nightlife ride is like a parade on wheels. One of our escorts will lead you around town with a soundtrack to boot.
Groups larger then 10 will have two guides. One guide up front and one in the rear. The guide in the front will lead you on the smoothest and safest routes, while serving as a DJ. For larger groups the guide to the rear is going to direct traffic and deal with any technical issues should they arise.
What time does the ride start?
The ride starts at dusk, therefore starting times vary. Click the link above or call to inquire about availability (504.321.1505). We offer the once a night on Thursday and Sunday, and twice a night on Fridays and Saturdays. We will schedule Nightlife Rides outside of those time frames for private tours of 15 or more participants.