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“Austin Foodie Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rocket Electrics Austin Tours

Rocket Electrics Austin Tours
1608 East Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741
+1 512-442-2453
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Rocket Electrics Tours offers Austin's only comprehensive electric bike tour service. Unlike traditional bikes, electric bikes offer riders the ease of use as the electric motor quietly and effortless glides you around the city. Come find out why Rocket Electrics Tour consistently one of the top tours in Austin. Guided Tours: Foodie Tour 4pm-8pm - Includes a guide, electric bike, and four courses for food from the coolest spots in town. Private tours are available for more flexible start times. Live Music Capital of the World Tour 4pm-8pm - For this tour we hire full time working Austin musicians to guide you through the city and uncover Austin's musical heritage. The tour climax is a live performance by the artist overlooking downtown Austin. Many seasoned world travels have said it is simply the best tour they have every experienced. Lady Bird Lake Tour 11:30am-2pm - Get a great overview of Austin and see some great sights. Stops included Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue, Doug Sahm Hill, Barton Springs, Zilker Park, and Rainey Street. Private tours are available for more flexible start times. Self-Guided Tours: If you prefer to find your own way around town take our electric bikes out for the day or even overnight. We will provide maps and make sure you get pointed in the right direction for anything you would like to see. We even have door to door ebike delivery that can have bikes delivered right to your hotel or rental (within Austin City Limits) All tours begin at the Rocket Electrics shop at 1608 East Riverside Dr 78741, One mile Southeast of downtown Austin. Our shop is directly connected to the famous Austin Hike and Bike trail system and has unlimited free parking. Our tours can accommodate groups as small as 2 and as large as 30. Custom tours are available for groups of 5 or more. Please visit our website for more details and booking information.
Amesbury, MA
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“Austin Foodie Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The electric bike tour was fantastic. I wasn't sure if I'd like to use an electric bike, but it was a lot of fun. You can pedal when you'd like and use your throttle when you need a bit more oomph. It was an easy way to access many different neighborhoods throughout Austin, which is a fantastic city.

Elisha was a superb guide. She was very friendly, welcoming and enjoyable to be around. It is apparent that she loves her job, Austin and meeting new people.

Visited May 2014

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Malden, MA
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“Food, friends, and bikes--what's not to love?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My friends and I took a private foodie tour with Elisha. We were an eclectic mix of paleo, vegetarian,GF, and everyday eaters, but that was no challenge for Austin's eateries. Each of our four stops hit the mark with food and libations (and some excellent live music and jukeboxes, too). You might be saying, sure, but I could experience that myself. That's where Elisha's warmth comes in. We really met a new friend for the day. Plus, HAVE I MENTIONED THE BIKES?! So fun! You just crank the throttle and zip up the hills (whilst pedaling backwards if you really want to show off). This is from someone who really enjoys ordinary biking the hard way. Finally, the owners of Rocket Electrics are amazing. I think they kept the place open an extra hour because we were taking our time at each stop. They also offered to give one of us a ride home if a cab big enough for our whole group didn't turn up. Above and beyond!

Visited May 2014

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Austin, Texas
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“Experience Austin on an Electric bike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

What is there to do in Austin? What can a visitor or newcomer do to understand what Austin is all about? It is a difficult question because Austin is more of an experience than a physical place. I think renting bikes at Rocket Electrics is an awesome way to “experience” Austin. I have now rented them twice. We go for the day. Our itinerary
usually includes Hike and Bike trail around Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, coffee at Austin Java, and South Congress for lunch and walk around shopping. Biking around Austin is easy and you go slow enough to really enjoy the outdoors and the people.

The folks at Rocket Electrics are super nice. Their enthusiasm for what they do is contagious. Hint: make reservations and be ready to have fun.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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“One of a Kind Bike Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I highly recommend the Live Music Capital of the World Tour. My partner and I took the tour while visiting Austin for the Memorial Day weekend and it was definitely the perfect way to get a taste of downtown Austin and learn about its music history.

Nicole's warm personality made sure to answer all of our questions when we booked the tour and when we asked for recommendations for top music venues in the city, she provided us with very detailed local picks across all flavors.

Johnny and Ricky were outstanding guides and their immense music history knowledge of the city really makes the tour a one of a kind feature. I have a much greater appreciation for guitar masters Stevie Ray Vaughn and an even greater respect for city's emerging artists (including Johnny and Ricky).

The real treat was at the end of the tour, Johnny, his wife (The Staylyns) and Ricky Stein performed a roof top mini concert of their hit songs for us. Listening to them play against a gorgeous backdrop of the city's sunset skyline while watching UT Austin's crew team row below us on Lady Bird Lake was an experience like no other.

Oh, by the way, the electric bikes also provided a nifty and relaxing way to zoom about the city.

Rocket On!

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“Rocket on with Rocket Electrics!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My friend and I took the Music History Tour. It was the high light of our trip to Austin! Johnny and Susanne, our tour guides, were friendly, knowledgeable, FUN and talented musicians. They told us things about Austin music that we wouldn't hear, unless we took the tour. They took us places that we never would have found on our own. The electric bikes were GREAT! Easy to learn, easy to ride and FUN! The best part was the private mini concert that they put on, at the end. Keep up the great work you two! ROCKET ON!

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