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ABOUT US

At St. Pete Biking Tours, we want everyone on our tours to gain a better appreciation for our city and what it has to offer. Bicycling offers a great opportunity to explore St. Petersburg and to learn about its heritage, art, and offerings in a social yet intimate setting. In addition, we are passionate about the tours we offer because they align with 4 important areas that we value greatly. These include community, diversity and inclusion, holistic health, and the environment. 

Community

Without question, St. Pete is a unique and extraordinary community. Those who live here appreciate the strong sense of togetherness that the city invites, and this extends to anyone who visits as well. By exploring the area and getting to meet local St. Petersburgers, you'll come to realize this. For locals, our tours allow opportunities to know your city better. And for visitors, our tours will likely make you want to return to our awesome community very soon. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At St. Pete Biking, we strongly support equity, diversity, and inclusion in our tours and activities. As such, we strive to provide a vareity of bike offerings to accomodate as many guests as possible. This not only includes bicycles for the entire family but for those with various limitations. Currently, we have adult tricycles, pedal assist e-bikes, and child tag-a-longs as part of our fleet. In the future, we hope to expand cycling options even further. Through our biking tours and rentals, we hope to share St. Pete with as many guests as possible. 

Holistic Health

Holistic health not only involves the pursuit of physical well-being but also that related to emotional, spiritual and social health as well. When we enjoy wellness in all of these areas, we thrive. With this in mind, we believe we can contribute to these holistic health pursuits through our biking tours. Naturally, bicycling involves physical activity, but our tours also provide opportunities to connect with others, relieve stress, appreciate life's beauty, and enjoy the outdoors. 

The Environment

As stewards of our environment, it's important we adopt a lifestyle that respects and protects its wellbeing. Carbon emissions pose major threats to our climate, and fossil fuels remain the largest contributor of these greenhouse gas emissions. Understanding this, bicycling in general offers a means of transportation that's not only promotes our own health but protects the environment as well. Through our biking tours, we therefore hope to encourage bicycling as part of daily routine, and in the process, make the world a healthier place. 

Meet Our Owner

Jennifer Duchnick, Ph.D.

Owner and founder, Jennifer Duchnick, has been passionate about living life to the fullest and helping others to do so, as well. After attaining her doctorate in clinical psychology, she went on to specialize in both neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. Since then, she has used her knowledge and skills to help hundreds of military veterans return to a meaningful life after brain and spinal cord injuries. With over 20 years of experience in her field, she appreciates just how important holistic health is for a person. It was this understanding that prompted her to start St. Pete Biking Tours. 

In addition to her beliefs concerning holistic wellness, Jennifer has a developed a love for St. Petersburg and its community. Having lived in the area for more than two decades, she has seen tremendous change and growth. She actively supports the arts community as well as the city's culinary experiences. She is a Level I sommelier, a longstanding homebrewer, and a lover of all types of cuisine. It's therefore not surprising that our biking tours strive to share these aspects of St. Petersburg with others. 

Jennifer's vision for St. Pete Biking Tours is to provide an inclusive opportunity for all to enjoy the wonderful experiences the city has to offer. As an avid enthusiast of fitness and wellness, she recognizes the importance of being physically active. She also believes that participating in social activities similarly promotes better emotional health. And she appreciates the additional benefits that beauty and heathy environments offer. Through our bicycle tours, Jennifer wishes to enhance others' wellbeing in a fun and entertaining way, and in the process, make their lives that much better. 

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  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Customers will receive a full refund or credit if a biking tour is canceled 24 hours or more in advance. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
  • Are reservations required?
    Reservations are strongly encouraged because tours may have capacity limitations. However, same-day bookings can be made up to 2 hours before a tour, depending on availability.
  • What types of payments do you accept?
    We accept all major credit cards and gift certificates for online bookings.
  • Is there a minimum number of riders on a tour?
    Tours generally have a minimum of 2 guests. If a tour will not take place, your guide will let you know a day in advance.
  • Is there a maximum number of riders on a tour?
    The maximum number of riders varies based on the type of tour and time/date. Generally, most tours will have a maximum of 12 riders. If more than 8 participants are scheduled, an additional guide is provided as well.
  • Do I have to know how to ride a bicycle?
    Yes, this is a must. In addition, your guide will go over some important biking safety tips before you start to ensure your tour is a safe and pleasant one.
  • What are the age restrictions for your tours?
    For all tours except the St. Pete Pedaling for Pints Tour and Food & Wine Tour, riders 12 years and older are allowed to participate. For the brewery and wine tours, only riders 21 years and older may participate. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.
  • Are the biking tours safe?
    Safety is a priority for us. All of the tours will take place on downtown city paths and streets where vehicles/people are accustomed to sharing roads/paths with bicycles. By listening to your guide's instructions and following biking safety tips, you can help us make sure your tour is an awesome one!
  • What are your sanitization policies?
    All bicycles are thoroughly cleaned and wiped down with sanitizing solutions after every tour. Anyone who is actively ill should not participate in the tour.
  • What types of bicycles do you provide?
    We are pleased to provide all guests with our Retrospec Beaumont 7-speed hybrid bicycles, equipped with a small basket on the handlebars and a carrier rack over the back tire. These bicycles are designed for urban settings and provide a smooth, comfortable ride. Your guide will provide any necessary adjustments to your bicycle based on your needs.
  • What should I wear and bring for the biking tour?
    Naturally, the attire you choose will be weather-dependent, so please check the forecast prior to your ride. Generally, you will want a comfortable pair of shoes and clothing that is not restrictive. Sun protection, lip balm, sunglasses, and snacks may also be considered. Helmets are provided for all guests. We also provide you with your own (filled) souvenir water bottle, and there will be opportunities on the tour to refill or purchase additional water.
  • What happens if it rains?
    Especially in the summer months, rain is a regular occurrence. Depending on the intensity and/or duration of a rainstorm, a tour may be canceled. If so, you will be notified as soon as possible. For mild to moderate rain that is intermittent or brief in duration, tours will continue as scheduled. In these instances, ponchos will be provided to guests.
  • Are there parking options where the tours start?
    Yes, there is adequate parking near the start/finish locations of the biking tours. Please check out the tour parking map provided for more details.
  • Do you offer gift certificates?
    Yes! You may arrange a gift certificate one of two ways. You can CLICK HERE where you may purchase a gift certificate, or you can contact us directly, and we will be happy to assist you.
  • Do you host private group tours?
    For groups of 4 people or more, we are happy to host a private biking tour through downtown St. Petersburg. This can be one of our existing tours or your own specialty tour if we can accommodate your needs. Please contact us for more information and scheduling.
  • Are gratuities accepted/expected by tour guides?
    Gratuities are always left to the discretion of the guest. For most tour companies, gratuities for guides generally average 15% with additional amounts awarded for exceptional service. If you would like to leave a gratuity, you may do so when booking your tour or upon its completion. Alternatively, tour guides can accept cash or electronic app gratuities (Venmo, PayPal, Cashapp) at the end of the biking tour.
  • Do you offer discounts?
    We do offer discounts of $10 off tour prices for those who provide their own bicycles and for U.S. military veterans. Please note that only one discount is allowed per tour.
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