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Foodie Tour
Richmond Rides

Foodie Tour

Through storytelling, good food and group bonding, Richmond Rides offers innovative bike tours in Richmond. Guides are passionate about history of Richmond from Captain Christopher Newport rowing down the James with Native American guides to how the food scene has evolved in Church Hill. Trips stop at local businesses for wine, cider and/or food tasting. Headset walkie-talkies are given to each participant to hear about Richmond's history while biking and to ask questions while on the go.

Richmond Rides is out to prove that a bike is “the best way to experience Richmond." Bike trips are active, leave participants feeling energized and are more flexible than bus trips. Catherine, the owner, lives in Church Hill and has been featured on NPR in news segments about bike-pools and biking as a main form of transportation.

Group Logistics

Participants can bring their own bike or if preferred can use one of Richmond Ride's bikes for the tour.

Tours can range from two to five hours with stops and can be customized to focus on food, history, architecture, and flora and fauna of Richmond.

Visits can include Libby Hill Park, Chimborazo Park, Jefferson Park and Union Hill neighborhood. Riders can also visit any number of Chuch Hill's food gems along the route including Metzger Bar, Roosevelt, Sub Rosa and Dutch and Company.

Add-ons include food, wine or cider tasting, which can be ordered ahead of time from a menu through Richmond Rides. Tours are rain or shine and in the case of rain ponchos are provided; electronic headsets are waterproof.

Tours can be cancelled up to three days in advance.

The maximum tour size is 20 people and the minimum age is eight-years-old, although kids must bring their own bike. Groups typically meet at WPA Bakery at the corner of 27th and Marshall in Church Hill.

RUN TIME
2 - 5 hours
GROUP SIZE
1 - 20
FROM
$250 / group
Details

Minimum Group Price

$250

Availability

This business is available for private events year round.

Closed during winter

Features

What's Included

Bike

Rental bike for the tour

Headset

An electronic headset that allows people to talk to one another and hear the guide during the tour

Poncho

Rain ponchos are provided in case of rain

Water

Water is included on all tours

Add-ons & Upgrades

Food tasting

Food tasting at any number of Church Hill's food gems including Metger Bar, Roosevelt, Sub Rosa and Dutch and Company

Wine or Cider tasting

Wine or cider tasting at local establishments

Restrictions

The maximum tour size is 20 people. The minimum recommended age is 8 years old.

Food & Alcohol

Outside catering is welcome.

Add-ons include food, wine or cider tasting, which can be ordered ahead of time from a menu through Richmond Rides.

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FAQs (9)

Does Richmond Rides provide bicycles and helmets?

We have a fleet of 20 Priority bicycles and helmets available for tours. We also have a Burley trail-a-bike and a trailer for children and several children's bicycles. Please email or call ahead to reserve the children's bicycles.

I'm pretty attached to my own bike. Can I bring my own bike?

You are welcome to bring your own bike if you want to. If you do bring your own bike, please let us know and don't forget your helmet! Don't forget to let us know when you book and you'll receive 10% off your booking for bringing your own bike.

How fit should I be?

If you can walk around for 2-3 hours at a moderate pace, stopping often to see views and eat good food, you’ll be golden.

Do you have tours in the winter months?

Just like skiing or ice skating, biking is awesome when its cold. Make sure to dress warmly and bring gloves.

How long are the rides?

Church Hill Signature Tour is 2 hours long. Foodie Tour is 3 hours long. City Center tour is 3 hours long.

What is your cancellation policy?

We’ll give you a full refund if you cancel at least 24 hours before your scheduled tour. In the event of thunderstorms, we will cancel and refund you for the tour.

Should I bring water or do you provide it?

We provide water on all our tours.

What if I have a food allergy?

We make every effort to accommodate food allergies. The Church Hill Signature Tour has Vegan options at every food stop and Gluten Free options at 1 stop.

Where can private tours start?

We can discuss several options for where private tours will start. Just email us and we’ll be happy to accommodate you if we can.

Testimonials (4)

Special Occasion (other)

Loved this bike tour! Church Hill has such an incredible history, I highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves history, Richmond, community or exploration!

Arielle, CHPN (Website)
08/15

This tour was very well done and the food was great! It is clear that the information and the path were carefully planned out–the tour was thought provoking, yet fun. I highly recommend it for individuals, couples or groups!

Stacey, CHPN (Website)
08/15

Fun with Friends

Matt and Catherine were our guides and they exceeded expectations. A great way to entertain out of town guests!

Gregory O. (TripAdvisor)
09/2015

Went on the foodie tour this past weekend and had a great time. Good food, good view, and a bit of history. The bikes are very comfortable. This is a must do!

lindsay1226 (TripAdvisor)
07/2016

Richmond Rides
2707 E Marshall Street, Richmond, VA
20 person max
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