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Meet Robert Mayer of Arizona Party Bike in Old Town Scottsdale and Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Robert Mayer.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Robert. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was introduced to the “bier bike” tour concept in 2011, originally from the Netherlands, by some friends trying to start one up in the United States. I got involved with them and saw how much fun our customers had, and decided that I wanted to pursue my interest in this business further.

In 2013, I launched Pedal Crawler, a manufacturer of custom party bikes. I had spent a year designing and manufacturing the first party bike according to my own design and began selling them to others that wanted to start their own as well. We build the bikes in Tucson, AZ.

Additionally, we now also run a party bike tour business all throughout Arizona as well as Dallas, TX. Like any business, it was extremely risky to start and I learned a lot of lessons along the way. But now, seven years later, we have thousands of happy riders and an awesome, growing team delivering super fun times for our guests!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No business is without large struggles to overcome. We have had to overcome design and manufacturing difficulties early on in our party bike production, cost overruns and maxing out credit cards to pay vendors, as well as interesting challenges as the tour business grew from one bike and two drivers in Tucson, AZ, to 10 bikes and 20 team members in four different cities! The cool thing about figuring those challenges out, however, is that you end up with a service that people love!

Arizona Party Bike – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Arizona Party Bike offers super fun, pedal-powered pub crawls, private parties, and scavenger hunts in Old Town Scottsdale, downtown Phoenix, and downtown Tucson!

The 4-wheeled, 15-passenger Party Bike is like an open-air, pedal-powered party bus — your pedaling provides the power (with an electric assist motor). You can also bring your own beer and wine on board!

Complete with a premium sound system and LED party lights, the Party Bike is booked for everything from birthdays and pub crawls to bachelorette parties and company team-building scavenger hunts, or even just a day or night out on the town!

And don’t worry about the driving, we have you covered. Our certified Party Bike Pilots are trained to get your group safely where they need to go and keep the good times rolling!

There is really nothing else like the party bike experience! Pedaling around on a crazy contraption while enjoying a cold beer, blasting your favorite music, and wooing at locals is a totally unique experience.

We do a lot of birthdays and bachelorette parties, which are usually booked as private parties, but we get so many tourists in Scottsdale that we also do pub crawls that we book by the seat and mix different small groups together!

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
When Governor Ducey approved our legislation making it legal in Arizona for our guests to enjoy beer and wine on board the party bike! That was a great day.

Pricing:

  • $498 Scottsdale Private Group Party (up to 15 people)
  • $450 Phoenix Private Group Party (up to 15 people)
  • $45/Seat for our Old Town Pub Crawl
  • $39/Seat for our Downtown Phoenix Pub Crawl

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