Winterhaven Rides 2017-11-22T18:22:55+00:00

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Winterhaven Rides

Winterhaven rides on the party bike for the Winterhaven Festival of Lights in Tucson, AZ

  • The funnest way to experience the amazing Winterhaven Festival of Lights!
  • Pedal the 15-passenger party bike on a 45 minute Winterhaven ride and enjoy the festival’s sights while our driver steers
  • LED lights and pop Christmas music provides a great ambiance for the ride
  • Adults are allowed to bring one “adult beverage” on board for the ride (woo hoo!)
  • Winterhaven rides are perfect for enjoying the festival with family, friends, or for company holiday parties

DESCRIPTION

Experience the Winterhaven Festival of Lights like never before with the Arizona Party Bike! This will be the 68th year for the Winterhaven Festival of Lights – one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the country. The Festival of Lights celebrates the holiday season in Tucson and is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from all over southern Arizona.

We will be providing fun, family-friendly 45 minute tours of the incredible Festival of Lights from December 9 – 25th every day from 6pm – 10pm. Winterhaven rides will run every hour and will showcase the amazing lights festival in an open-air environment complete with holiday music!

Winterhaven rides on the party bike are perfect for friends, families, and company holiday parties! Each bike holds up to 15 people, and we will have multiple bikes available for booking. Contact us if you need to book for a larger group!

Individual seats can be booked for our Winterhaven rides — no need to reserve the whole bike! You can also reserve your seats on the spot; however, we recommend reserving your seats online ahead of time to ensure availability. Pricing depends on day and time and ranges from $12/seat to $20/seat, so make sure to check the price when you book!

Note: This is a family-friendly tour, so all adults are allowed just one adult beverage on board. Children under ten years old must ride on a non-pedaling seat or the back bench, seatbelt on, with an adult next to them. Younger children will need to sit on the back bench, seatbelt on, with an adult next to them. For safety, we cannot have infants / children under the age of 2 on board.

Itinerary

All Winterhaven rides begin and end in front of Shooter’s Steakhouse (a great place to grab food and a drink!), located at 3115 E Prince Rd. Click here for the map.

There is parking across the street from Shooter’s, but please anticipate higher than usual traffic in the area due to the festival.

Winterhaven rides begin at the stated time in your confirmation email and last for approximately 45-50 minutes. Plan to arrive approximately 30 minutes before your start time so as to sign waivers, go over the rules, and get loaded up. The driver will make one to two stops inside the festival so that groups can get a closer look at the displays and take photos.

Please note that there is not time to purchase food inside the festival or use the restrooms — please do this before or after your ride so as not to hold up the other passengers!

We do ask that you be somewhat flexible on your start time, as we try to pair smaller groups up so that they can enjoy the experience. We will be sure to contact you in advance if a slight change is necessary on your start time.

The map below shows our starting/end point and the area where we conduct the ride:

Most evenings Sunday through Thursday are priced at $16/seat, with Friday, Saturday and Christmas weekend priced at $20/seat.

Some time slots are only $12/seat, so if you’re looking for a deal, read below for those days and time slots! Pricing is based on day and time slot and updates automatically, so make sure to check on the day and time you want before booking!

Looking for a deal?? No need for a promo code! We have several days and times with special pricing of $12 for individual seats or $180 for a private party. The days and times with special pricing are listed out below for your convenience.

Just select the day and time in the calendar and the pricing will automatically update. But once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Sunday, December 10: All 9pm time slots for $12/seat or $180 for a private party!
Monday, December 11: All 8pm and 9pm time slots for $12/seat or $180 for a private party!
Tuesday, December 12: All 8pm and 9pm time slots for $12/seat or $180 for a private party!
Wednesday, December 13: All 8pm and 9pm time slots for $12/seat or $180 for a private party!
Thursday, December 14: All 9pm time slots for $12/seat or $180 for a private party!
Sunday, December 17: All 9pm time slots for $12/seat or $180 for a private party!
Monday, December 18: All 8pm and 9pm time slots for $12/seat or $180 for a private party!
Tuesday, December 19: All 8pm and 9pm time slots for $12/seat or $180 for a private party!
Wednesday, December 20: All 8pm and 9pm time slots for $12/seat or $180 for a private party!

One of the fun parts of our Winterhaven rides is that each adult is allowed to bring on board an “adult” beverage! But don’t let forgetting a couple of things dampen the experience.

Below are the supplies we recommend bringing with you, along with a few things we can’t have on board.

Feel Free To Bring:

  • One “adult” beverage per adult (beer, wine, hard cider, adult hot chocolate, etc.)
  • Snacks and water if desired
  • Any supplies like cups you may need for your beverage
  • We will have a small cooler you can use or bring your own

Do Not Bring:

  • Glass containers. Beer should be in cans and wine should be boxed or put into another container like a cup or water bottle
  • Hard liquor is not allowed on board the bike (spiked hot chocolate is A-OK!)

Forget to bring your adult beverages? Never fear! Shooter’s Steakhouse can sell you closed containers to bring on board.

Policy Enforcement

The Party Bike Pilot for your tour is in charge at all times and will enforce the following policies. It is also the responsibility of the person who booked the tour to help the pilot in hosting the group in order to maintain a fun and safe experience.

When To Arrive & Check-In Process

To stay on schedule, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of your tour in order to have everything ready by the time your tour is supposed to start. If you have not signed liability waivers, you will do so at this time. Then, you will load up on your bike and your driver will go over the rules before pedaling into the festival.

We do ask that you be somewhat flexible on your start time, as we try to pair smaller groups up so that they can enjoy the experience. We will be sure to contact you in advance if a slight change is necessary on your start time.

Passenger Waivers

All participants must sign a liability waiver prior to boarding the party bike. The waiver may be signed online at this link ahead of time, or it can be done at a kiosk at our location when you arrive.

When filling out the waiver online, please keep the verification email that you receive as you will need to show it at the check-in table upon arrival!

Please make every attempt to sign the waivers online prior to arrival as this will expedite the check-in process.

Reservation Policy

Upon making a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email for your order. Please double-check your email address before submitting your booking.

Confirmation emails that say Confirmed are confirmed and no further action is required on your part. Emails that says Pending either still require payment to be confirmed or have not reached the minimum number of riders to be confirmed. On Hold emails mean you have joined a waiting list and the time slot is not yet available. All customers with pending and on hold bookings will be notified 24 hours before the start time as to whether or not their booking is confirmed.

If you did not receive a confirmation email, please give us a call to verify your email address and confirm.

Payments

Winterhaven ride reservations are charged the full price upon booking and are non-refundable.

Cancellations, Rescheduling, and Refunds

You may cancel with a full refund up to 14 days before your tour. You may call us to reschedule up to 7 days before your tour. We cannot cancel less than 14 days in advance or reschedule bookings less than 7 days from the reservation date. We will also not reschedule a booking that has already been cancelled or rescheduled once already. These bookings will not be refunded. Make sure to reschedule in advance if you need to!

Alcohol Policy

Adults may bring one adult beverage on board on board the party bike for their Winterhaven ride. Beer, wine, and “spiked hot chocolate” type drinks only. No glass containers or hard liquor. Bring cups or plastic containers if needed!

Weather Policy

We ride rain or shine, but for safety we cancel if there is lightning or other severe weather. Don’t worry — you won’t be pedaling around in a monsoon! If we have to cancel the tour based on severe weather conditions, you will receive a 100% refund or rain check for another date.

Weather cancellations are not made until right before your tour’s scheduled start time, as weather can be unpredictable.

For light rain and showers, we will provide ponchos for your group free of charge!

Inappropriate Behavior Termination

Inappropriate behavior by participants will result in termination of the tour for the entire group. Your party bike pilot has sole discretion on terminating a tour for misbehavior. Groups who have their tour terminated for any reason will not receive a refund.

These include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Extreme intoxication
  • Removing open containers of alcohol from the bike onto the street
  • Providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 21
  • Bringing glass or hard liquor on board in violation of local ordinances
  • Jumping off the vehicle while it’s in motion
  • Using vulgar language at pedestrians, the police, or other drivers
  • Standing or hanging on the bike (you must stay seated when moving)
  • Any other inappropriate behavior or violation of local, state and federal laws

Remember—Your party bike pilot is in charge! Make sure to have a good time, but use common sense!

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your start time to ensure that we can check you in, sign liability waivers, get loaded up, and go over the rules to get the tour started on time. We do ask that you be somewhat flexible on your start time, as we try to pair smaller groups up so that they can enjoy the experience. We will be sure to contact you in advance if a slight change is necessary on your start time.
Yes, each adult may bring one adult beverage on board. Beer, wine, and “spiked” hot chocolate type drinks only please. State law prohibits glass and hard liquor so please bring any cups you may need or put your wine in water bottles or another container!
The pilots do work for tips and aim to provide an excellent experience for our guests — especially over the holidays! You can either add a tip in advance when making your booking, give the driver cash, or let us know to add it to the credit card on file after the tour. It is always greatly appreciated for a job well done!
Yes. Please sign the waiver in advance and forward it to everyone in your group. This will expedite check-in greatly! The link to the waiver is in your confirmation email as well as right here: https://www.smartwaiver.com/v/azpartybike
It’s Winterhaven, so you will probably want to dress warm and wear comfortable shoes!
Winterhaven rides are approximately 45-50 minutes and go through the entire festival. The pilot will attempt to make one to two stops along the way so that you can get off the bike, look at the exhibits closer, and take pictures.
Of course! We will be playing some jammin’ holiday music over our speakers while you pedal!
There are a total of 10 pedaling seats and 5 non-pedaling seats, including a back bench. So if you have someone in your group that can’t pedal, no problem!
Yes, this is a family friendly tour! For safety, children under ten years old must ride on a non-pedaling seat or on the back bench, seatbelt on, with an adult next to them. Younger children will need to sit on the back bench, seatbelt on, with an adult next to them.. For safety, we cannot have infants / children under the age of 2 on board.
All Winterhaven rides begin and end at Shooter’s Steakhouse at 3115 E Prince Rd. The the details tab for the itinerary and map (which is also in your confirmation email).
Well, yeah! But there is a small electric assist motor to help the group out and keep it pretty easy!