Big Sur Adventures

Frequently Asked ?'s

What is your cancellation policy?

Full refund if cancelled 24 hrs in advance (1 week in advance for groups of 6 or more).  For Big Sur Tours, no refund given for late arrivals who miss out.

 

Can my 6-year old drive your super-powerful electric bikes next to the cliffs?

For the Big Sur Rides, our minimum age is sixteen.  Eighteen to rent without a parent/guardian.

In Pacific Grove, we can govern the top-assisted-speed as low as you like.  Just ask.  This will allow younger children to be able to legally ride.  However, we reserve the right to refuse rentals to anyone who we feel is unsafe.  We haven't done this often, but we have had to make that judgement call a few times.  (Full refund, of course.)

 The RadMini weighs 60 lb., so a small person will feel intimidated.  If you wish to plead the case for your child, give us a call.  If you drop by at least an hour before your reservation, your child can do a test run (to prove to us and you that they are a responsible rider) before you commit.  If you arrive after your reservation time, and your child is unable to handle the bike, we may have to still charge you for the reservation.

Most parents with younger children rent our RadWagon.  It's got a seat on the back for 1 or 2 children.  It rents for $10 extra.  We also have a toddler seat that we can attach....$5 extra.

 

Can I attach a trailer or tow-behind for my children to ride?

No.

 

Should I rent the Mini or the Rover?

If you're shorter than 5'4" choose the Mini. If you're 5'2", super athletic, and ride a lot, then you might prefer the Rover...but you'll barely straddle the bar when you stop. 

The Rover, with it's front suspension and bigger wheels is a smoother ride.  It's the "Cadillac."  The Mini is more like a sports car.  It has a little faster "get up & go" and a little rougher ride.  

Both bikes fit tall riders.  But if you are below 5'4" (down to 4'11"), the Mini is for you.  The Rover's bar has a 31.25" standover height.

Both bikes have their fans, with more tending towards the Rover.

 

Do I have to pedal?  I really, really don't want to...

If you really don't want to pedal at all, and you'd like to ride more than 15 miles, you should reserve an extra battery ($10).  It's not uncommon for people who don't pedal at all to enjoy the ride so much, they go way further than planned.  If so, you can either pedal back, or call us for an "in-ride battery swap."  We bill these swaps at $50 per hr drive time plus $10 for the battery, so we recommend planning appropriately.

 

We had a blast this summer with Hwy 1 closed.  What will you do when the bridge opens?

We will still offer the McWay Falls Ride at 8:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday mornings when traffic is significantly reduced.  These rides will experience some traffic, and we do not want any accidents.  So when we start out, if we see any riders not 100% confident, our chase vehicle will stop them and have them finish the ride in our Jeep.  We refund all but $50 if this is the case...so you'll end up getting the $50 Jeep McWay Falls Tour and can stop at the viewpoints with your fellow riders.  We prefer to not have any Jeep riders...

We are setting up shop in Pacific Grove near the Monterey Bay Coastal Rec Trail.  From there, you can ride along the ocean through 17-Mile Drive to the Lone Cypress, or continue further to Point Lobos (our favorite place to ride) if you don't mind a 2 mile stretch on busy Hwy 1 from Rio Rd. to Point Lobos.

Stay tuned as we explore other safe, exciting rides...we have a few in mind, but nothing mentioned here until it's settled.