If you can not find the answer to your question about the Duke City Pedaler (DCP) here, please contact us directly.
Is the DCP locally owned and operated?
Yes, proudly so. The DCP is operated by ABQ Trolley Co., started by Jesse Herron and Mike Silva in 2009. We affectionately refer to ourselves as "two guys and a Trolley."
Where do DCP Rides begin?
Rides begin in the heart of downtown at the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory located at 219 Central Ave NW, Ste. 102 in the historic Banque Building.
What's the difference between a Group Ride and a Social Ride?
A private Group Tour for 14 is for you and 13 of your coolest friends. One person books and pays for the tour for the rest of the group. This person is also the general "wrangler" and time keeper when off of the DCP. A ride open to the general public, we call it a Social Ride, has individual seating for 14. Tickets are $23/$25. This allows ABQ visitors and locals to enjoy all the fun of the DCP without having to fill the entire Bike.
How much does it cost?
Group Rides for 14 are $25-$28/person. Social Rides are $23/$25 person. See more in our Rides section.
Is food or drink allowed on the DCP?
Yes. Please be careful with your food and non-alcoholic drink and be sure to clean up any mess after the tour is over.
Can we bring our own music on the DCP?
Yes, please do! We have some party-time playlists but feel free to bring a CD, mp3 player or smart phone. We have Bluetooth capability but we also provide an aux cable and charging port.
Can we bring our own alcohol on the DCP?
No. In accordance with New Mexico state law, alcohol is not served nor allowed on the vehicle. This is the case for most party bike operations in the United States. All alcohol must be consumed inside the restaurants, pubs and bars that serve.
Is there air conditioning/heating on the DCP?
No. Our Pedaler is truly open-air. However, the favorable weather in Albuquerque affords us the ability to go without air conditioning or a heater. There will only be a few days each season where a light jacket is necessary. Check the local forecast here.
Can I rent the DCP for private events outside of the normal tour hours?
Yes. Please refer to our group tours section. We are happy to work with you to make sure we are available for your group.
Will my ride be cancelled if the weather is bad?
Probably not. We ride rain or shine! Plus, we'll be out of the weather for about 30 minutes at each stop. However, if there are flash flood warnings, severe lightning, or if the roads are snow-packed and icy, we will reschedule your ride.
Is there a way to share my tour photos with other pedalers?
Yes. Please share your photos of Albuquerque and photos taken from the Pedaler on any of our social media accounts. We strongly encourage you to share your tour photographs with us and with future riders.
Where is the best place to park in order to catch the DCP?
There is ample parking in downtown Albuquerque. Metered parking and several parking garages are near to The Factory. Street parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and free on the weekends.
How fast does the DCP go?
The Pedaler travels at approximately 7-10mph.
Is there a minimum amount of passengers for the DCP?
No. The maximum amount of riders is 14 (ten pedaling and four comfortably resting on the back bench). There is a weight restriction of 325 lbs. per seat
How soon should my group check in?
Doors open approximately 30 minutes before tour time. All pedalers must sign a liability waiver first. Riders under 18 years of age must have the liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Are there any age restrictions for the DCP?
All riders must be at least 16 years old to board the Duke City Pedaler. Riders under 18 years of age must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Riders must be 21 to consume alcohol.
Exceptions may be granted in special cases if parents/guardians are renting the entire bike (14 seats) and would like to bring children under 16 on the DCP. The minimum age to pedal in all cases is 16 years, and there is a 4 rider maximum under 16 years old are allowed per tour. Riders under 16 must sit on the back bench and are not permitted to pedal. Please contact Managers@ATSFworks.com if you are interested in bringing children on the Duke City Pedaler.
Please note that if you are under 21 years of age, you may not be allowed inside various bars or breweries. You are allowed to stay on the DCP with the driver while the rest of the group is inside.
Are helmets required on the DCP?
No. But you are welcome to bring your own helmet.
How do I get to "The Factory"?
Please see our section titled Directions. There are many transportation options.
How can I rent the DCP?
Reserve space for your group online well in advance. If you are unable to buy in advance, you can pay at the ABQ Trolley Co. Box Office (inside Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town) or at the Hold My Ticket Box Office located in the Sunshine Building on 2nd and Central (112 2nd St SW).
Is tipping allowed on the DCP?
Yes. Tipping is customary. Your DCP driver works very hard to ensure a fun time and gratuity is greatly appreciated. Our services are treated much like the restaurant industry where 15% - 20% is customary.
Who is in charge while on the DCP? Your DCP Captain is always in charge. If any member of your party is acting in an irresponsible manner (as determined by our team members), they will be asked to get off the DCP and will be responsible for finding their own way back. The person who made the reservation (the renter) is responsible for getting everyone in their group in and out of bars/stops.