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“Fabulous foodie tour!”

Rocket Electrics Tours
Ranked #1 of 104 Outdoor Activities in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 Includes a guide, electric bike, and four courses for food from the coolest spots in town. We hire Foodoes and chefs to be your guide and pick the best spots based on your preferences and all food is included! Private tours are available for more flexible start times and tour options. Live Music Capital of the World Tours. 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 Tours. 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. Custom Private Tours and Corporate Outings If you enjoy VIP treatment, our Private tours may be just the right ride for you and your group! Private tours are the ride of choice for special occasions or just because you'd rather not share a guide. We offer Private tour experiences on almost every day of the week and we love sharing your celebrations; birthdays, family reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, anniversaries, or just to have FUN, we're ready to give you a unique experience! 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.
Texas
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous foodie tour!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Not quite sure what to expect, a girlfriend and I booked the foodie tour. We found out later it was during SBSW, yikes! John was fantastic at navigating us through, around, beside, and in between traffic. He made periodic stops to be sure we were comfortable and able to keep up. He also asked us what kinds of foods we were interested in, so he could personalize it to our taste. Let's just say that the bike tires weren't the only things rolling later that night. We were so stuffed with the scrumptious food he introduced us to. The Blue Ox barbecue, Via 313 pizza and Gourdoughnuts are all worthy repeaters. The electric bikes were our saviors! We could never have covered all those miles so easily without them. If you live in Austin, an electric bike would be a great investment! Thanks for the adventure, we will be back :)

Visited March 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
“Super fun experience!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had a blast hanging out with John and getting a taste of Austin that we didn't even know existed! The bikes were so fun! We couldn't have picked a better way to celebrate our anniversary. We will do this again with friends and family for sure!

Visited March 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“Such a fun way to see the city!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I signed up for the "Food Trucks and Dives" tour with Rocket Electrics, after reading all of the rave Trip Advisor reviews. Are we ever glad that we did! Having only ridden a bike once in the last ten years, and never down city streets, I was extremely nervous, but I could not have felt safer or more comfortable on these bikes. After a quick practice loop around the building, we were off with our tour guide Johnny. We had a great time with the rest of the group (9 of us in total) walking through dark biker bars to find the Asian food truck parked in back, and wheeling around the city. We finished the night at a great beer garden, devouring sausages, fruit crisp, and beer. We were having so much fun, we hardly even noticed that we had gone over an hour and a half over the tour guide time. Johnny and the crew from Rocket Electrics were very generous and gracious hosts, and we had a great time getting to know them. Would definitely come back again, and recommend the tour to anyone coming to Austin!!

Visited February 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
“The rockets are awesome!”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We got the bikes for a couple of hours and had so much fun! Do a little pedaling if you feel like exercise or just open the "throttle" and enjoy the ride. We went along the river to explore Austin's great outdoor feeling, with a balmy 80F in February (coming from Boston, a real treat!) Next time we will definitely sign up for the foodie tour. Super comfortable and fun to pass everybody in a breeze. John and Nicole are wicked friendly, five stars again, they deserve it! Would love to have these bikes in Boston!

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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“These bikes are awesome!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

My boyfriend and I booked a food tour with Rocket Electrics on a random Wednesday in January. It turned out we were the only ones signed up for that day! We got an awesome, personalized food tour on these awesome electric bikes (no need to pedal!). John, the owner and our personal guide for the day, was super friendly and down-to-earth, pointing out random quirks and historical facts of Austin. This was hands-down the best tour I've had - fun, informative, and tasty!

Visited January 2013
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