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The Wing Ride: The Hidden History of Chicken Wings Food Tour provided by Buffalo Bike Tours

The Wing Ride: The Hidden History of Chicken Wings Food Tour

The Wing Ride: The Hidden History of Chicken Wings Food Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Earn your wings on this fresh Buffalo food tour with samples of Buffalo's best chicken wings. On this incredible journey, we’ll dive deep into Buffalo’s most fabled and famous dish. We’ll sample several wings, including an infamous recipe prepared by Lina Brown-Young. Her father, John Young, was inventor of Buffalo’s first chicken wings, which have been unavailable for 23 years. We’ll also explore how race dynamics shaped the city, from the city’s working class origins to its present-day resurgence. BUFFALO FOOD TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: - Mumbo wings by Lina Brown Young - Buffalo hot wings and beef on weck at Lenox Grill - The Imperial Consort Chicken Wing prepared by Tiny Thai - Chicken themed songs performed (poorly) on the ukulele - Experience Buffalo by bike – the most fun and best way to see the city!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 113275P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bike Rental Included • Dinner
Duration
3h
Departure details
Buffalo Naval Park, 1 Naval, Marina Park S, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA We are located in a kiosk in Canalside, directly across from the Explore & More Children's Museum
Inclusions
Bike Rental Included • Dinner
Departure details
Buffalo Naval Park, 1 Naval, Marina Park S, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA We are located in a kiosk in Canalside, directly across from the Explore & More Children's Museum
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Buffalo Naval Park
    1 Naval, Marina Park S, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
    We are located in a kiosk in Canalside, directly across from the Explore & More Children's Museum
    See address & details
  • 1
    Broadway Market
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Buffalo Bike Tours
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Buffalo Naval Park
    1 Naval, Marina Park S, Buffalo, NY 14202, USA
    We are located in a kiosk in Canalside, directly across from the Explore & More Children's Museum
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

5.0
24 reviews
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tamaramanly
Orchard Park, NY3 contributions
Fun and informative tour
Jul 2021
The tour guide really knew her stuff and made this a safe, informative, fun tour with a little bit of whimsy and a lot of good wings. My husband got a flat just prior to the first stop and the guide had the tools and knowledge needed to fix it, if only we had brought a spare inner tube. I have 2 suggestions: maybe provide tour participants with a bib or vest of some kind, identifying them as part of a tour, so that vehicular traffic might get the hint to let us stay together at corners; and have participants take down the guide's phone number at the beginning of the tour just in case someone gets left behind. (This happened on our tour; one rider needed a different bike because the original threw a chain. He was almost left behind.)
Written July 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Vacation795350
Thanks for joining us, Tamara! We cannot do maintenance on bikes people bring on the rides, only on our own fleet. But I'm very glad Chris could help you out. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts about safety vests and phone numbers...we'll consider it, along with other strategies. Glad you had a great time and hope to see you again :)
Written July 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joanne B
2 contributions
Experiencing Buffalo NY on Bikes!!
Jun 2021
We booked the Buffalo Bike Tours Wing Tour for a group of Whitesville Central School Seniors as part of their Senior Trip Day Trip. From my first contact getting information about booking until the end of our tour Marc was a pleasure to work with. User Friendly, helpful in every respect - he helped us to craft a wonderful experience for our students. One of our students had never ridden a bike and Matthew (the tour guide in training) took this student under his wing and not only made him feel comfortable but also relieved any and all stress for all of us. Along our ride we had stops where Marc shared interesting history of the area - what was, is and will be for these parts of Buffalo. Our wing tastings were delicious and also included history tidbits of the origin of wings. We were serenaded with original tunes that included audience participation!! There was lots of laughter and many memories for a lifetime were made. I highly recommend you book a tour and have an experience that is truly outside of the box and fabulous!!
Written June 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Vacation795350
It was a pleasure hosting the class and an honor to have you be our first school ride. This review really made our day. Thank you again!
Written July 10, 2021
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Mindy10
1 contribution
A great Buffalo experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
The first stop on the wing tour was a very interesting story I wasn’t aware of. I loved how Marc weaved the history of the chicken wing together.
Written June 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Vacation795350
Awesome to hear. We've tried to dig up some fabled stories indeed! Appreciate the review
Written June 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lauren Marchione
1 contribution
The Real Taste of Buffalo
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Wing Ride was amazing, our tour guide Mark was so sweet and knowledgable, he really gave us a taste of the real Buffalo. It’s evident he really puts his heart into what he does and the way he was able to incorporate local talent, businesses and history into every part was so great. If you want an intimate view of the city and it’s delicious wings I definitely recommend this tour 🍗💓 -Lauren & Motaz
Written June 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Vacation795350
Thanks Lauren and Motaz. It was awesome seeing you guys again. Appreciate the kind words. Visit anytime!
Written June 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hoffman
1 contribution
Not recommended
Jun 2021 • Couples
Not as advertised. We were taken through very high crime neighborhoods. We rode for an hour before we had any wings. We were only inside one legitimate establishment for the three hour duration.
Written June 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Vacation795350
Hey Rita, I really appreciate your feedback. While I make every effort to make guests aware of the route by posting each turn in advance, I am sorry to hear you felt unsafe during the ride. We have been hosting this tour safely for several years without incident. We advertise the tour as going through Buffalo’s city and neighborhoods. Rest assured, guest safety is my utmost priority, and I welcome riders to share concerns before and during the tour. I'm sorry you did not care for the tour but please know I value your opinion. I am very proud of the historical scholarship and community building of this tour, and take great care in making sure all our trips are a safe and enjoyable experience. Best regards, - Tour Guide Marc
Written June 10, 2021
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Diana B
2 contributions
Taste the Real Buffalo
Jun 2021
Mark was amazing! I felt like I got to see the real Buffalo and I was full at the end of the ride. So many local touches - we loved it!
Written June 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Vacation795350
Thanks so much for sharing your review! Appreciate the kind words. So glad to share an insider's perspective :)
Written June 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cwt122783
Buffalo, NY8 contributions
Amazing experience!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Love history? Love Wings? This ride is for you. My girlfriend and I had an amazing time learning about the REAL history of the chicken wing and how it became popularized. We explored some of Buffalo’s most historic neighborhoods and learned so new things even for being Buffalonians ourselves! Marc was a fantastic guide. He is the owner of this business and his passion for this tour shows. My favorite part of the tour was meeting the daughter of John Young whose captivating story of her father as a Buffalo Chicken wing original (and her delicious Mumbo wings) was only just the start of a delicious 10 mile bike ride. I highly recommend this tour and will be returning to try one of the other Buffalo Bike tours soon!
Written October 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Vacation795350
Thanks so much, Chris! Appreciate you taking the time. Can't wait to reciprocate and get up to Lewiston for a food tour this summer. Catch ya soon
Written May 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dkncsp
buffalo3 contributions
Great Bike Tour and Wings!
Sep 2020
I highly recommend this tour for locals, as well as visitors. Not only did we have the opportunity to eat some terrific wings, this tour also is a great way to see some of Buffalo’s less touristy neighborhoods. Marc, our tour guide, is knowledgeable, easy going, professional and accommodating. He did everything to make this tour fun and educational. Marc has done extensive research on the history of this great city and shared many interesting facts and information. The wings were incredible and we certainly had more than enough to eat. So come hungry.
Written October 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Vacation795350
Thank you! The wing tour is probably my favorite of our tours – glad you enjoyed the tour! Stay safe, stay, healthy!
Written October 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JoAnne S
2 contributions
Wing tour
This was a wonderful tour with guide Marc! I’m from Buffalo and had never experienced Mumbo wings from John Young’s daughter, never had been to the Lenox Grille had their beef on weck and sampled 2 kinds is wings were delicious then returned to the kiosk at canal side for a sampling of Thai styled wings from the Tiny Thai which were wonderful. Though that was the main event the knowledge and research that Marc has done to share with us was amazing, riding through Bennet Park an Olmstead park which I never knew existed sharing the details of Aretha Franklin, Harold Arlen and Rick James connection to Buffalo. Highly recommend this tour even for us native Buffalonians!
Written September 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for sharing your experience! The Wing Ride is probably my favorite tour - such great stories and community history. Glad you could join - hope to see you again!
Written September 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Olivia And Kiki
Aberdeen, UK1 contribution
Enlightening and Surprising: A Trek Toward Historical Accuracy and Culinary Discovery
Aug 2020
Marc was the most thoughtful and research-oriented tour guide we've ever encountered. We came for the wings, but stayed for the cultural relevance and long-latent details of Buffalo's decline and resurgence. This tour is urgently needed for those who love Buffalo and wish to gain deeper understanding into the intersection of food and civil rights. The obvious highlight is sampling the elusive and exclusive mumbo wing (previously unavailable since 1994) and talking with the late John Young's daughter, Lina.

From sharing a recipe from 750 AD to discussing the soul food connection between Black Americans and Chinese Americans, Marc makes this much more than a food tour.

We won't give anymore away. Join for yourself and see how it was never The Anchor Bar.
Written August 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
This may be my favorite review ever. It was a pleasure hosting your family. Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm sure we'll see you again :)
Written September 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Great
Excellent. Mark was engaged, informative, entertaining guide. Very fun but still educational vibe. Relaxed cycli
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Fun ride with beautiful views!
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Very fun!
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This is the tour you should do
Marc had a great tour though Buffalo. He showed me lots of Buffalo history I never knew. He took us though many dif
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Great
Very good tour. There was much to learn from a very kind tour guide (with his ukulele). Great narration and ride.
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Fun, Active, Activity. A Little Learning-A Lot of Scenery
We were looking for a fun way to explore Buffalo with a large family group. The tour times for our preferred day we
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Buffalo’s Best!!
The History Ride is a MUST when in or near Buffalo! Marc is a great tour guide and the ride was definitely doable f
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The highlight of our trip!
This is a wonderful way to see the city, especially since it is such an easy bike. Also, Marc is a great tour guide
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