FAQ

Have questions about Pedal Pub? We have answers!

How do I become a Pedal Pub franchisee?

The first step is to fill out the Request for Information form on our website. Within 24 hours of completing the form, a member of our Franchise Development Team will reach out to you to set up a call. Following the introductory call, you will receive both our Sales and City Brochures, which provide a high level overview of the business. At this time, any questions you may have will be answered by a member of our Franchise Development Team. Upon making the decision to proceed, you will receive Pedal Pub’s Application and Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that details every aspect of our franchise offering.

What is the cost of owning a Pedal Pub franchise?

Total first-year start-up costs for this business are estimated between $65,000-$267,000. This figure is low relative to most other new ventures. This estimate includes the purchase or lease of two bikes as well as anticipated insurance, storage, and marketing costs. Each franchisee is encouraged to start with two bikes, in order to support corporate outings and group events.

What insurance is required to operate the business?

As a Pedal Pub Franchisee, you will have access to Pedal Pub’s umbrella policy. This policy provides cost-savings and superior coverage that is unmatched by independent bike operators.

What makes Pedal Pub bikes superior?

Pedal Pub party bikes are manufactured by Het Fietscafe of the Netherlands. Fietscafe is the world’s FIRST party bike manufacturer, producing its first bike in 1996! Since its founding, Fietscafe has tested and perfected its machine to be the most classic, durable, and withstanding party bike currently in production.

Can I operate if my city does not allow alcohol on board?

Yes, a portion of our network does not allow patrons to bring alcohol on board, due to city or state regulations. These franchisees, however, do quite well without alcohol and emphasize the social value of the experience. Details are included in our Business Brochure.

How soon can I get my bike(s)?

We maintain an inventory of bikes in our U.S. warehouse. As a Pedal Pub Franchisee, you will receive your bike(s) within 3 weeks ensuring a quick start to your operation

Do you offer a Financial Performance Representation?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that Pedal Pub detail all business information in a specific format as a part of its Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Included in this document is Item 19 which details gross sales averages and provides a break-down of the costs and revenues associated with owning a Pedal Pub Franchise.