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F.A.Q.

Why should I choose East End Bike Tours™?

There’s no better location in wine country to start your ride: Our meeting point is located in the heart of the vineyards and surrounded by flat to gently rolling roads. From this general vicinity, we are surrounded by more than 50 wineries, tree lined streets, farm stands, scenic views of the Peconic Bay and much more!

Our local connections & experience: We’ve been visiting local shops, wineries, boutiques and farm stands and have developed some great relationships. Most places offer exclusive discounts to guests on our tour as we cycle to and visit them along the way. We’re eager to share our knowledge and relationships to enhance your experience!

Reap the rewards of our local knowledge: Our Tour Guides and Winery Staff reflect a diverse array of expertise and local knowledge. The local Winery staff is eager to take novice tasters under their wing to educate them about the history and knowledge of their award-winning wines. Our guests may venture into the vineyard fields for a first-hand look at the grapes – which also makes for a great photo-op!

Our commitment to you: The guides at EEBT all share one thing in common; a shared commitment to doing everything we can to make the day you spend cycling with us the single most favorite thing you do all year. Each tour encompasses something for everyone’s taste: touring, sightseeing, exercising, sampling, indulging, learning, photographing and shopping.

Our goal is to be environmentally friendly: Any one who wishes to visit Long Island’s Wine Country can do so by bicycle, car, limo or bus. At EEBT we strive to be an environmentally friendly tour company and minimize our carbon footprint – which is why we prefer cycling on our tour, rather than driving.

What are the different package options for each tour?

A La Carte Tour: Bicycle Tour Only (Add Ons: Lunch $21/person | Wine $19/person for tastings at 1 vineyard | $34/person for tastings at 2 vineyards
Signature Tour: Bicycle Tour + Sample 8 or 9 Award Winning Wines depending on the tour date and Vineyards Scheduled (Add ons: Lunch for $21/person)
Premier Tour: Bicycle Tour + Sample 8 to 9 Award Winning Wines  + Lunch

Where and when does the tour meet? How can I get there?

Our daily excursions depart from our office at 13200 Main Road in Mattituck, New York.

We ask that guests arrive at 10am to complete registration and finalize any remaining items before we depart. Please be considerate of others on the tours and arrive on-time.

IF YOU HAVE A BIKE PREFERENCE – PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO SECURE YOUR CHOICE OF BIKE.

Parking across the street (marked in blue) is completely free and unrestricted, no permit is required.

Parking at Mattituck Station

BY CAR:

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13200 Main Road, Mattituck, NY 11952

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In NYC and need a car for the day?
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BY BUS:

Suffolk County Transportation (Bus S92)
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Hampton Jitney to the Mattituck Stop (Round Trip from NYC). If you don’t want to drive, this is our best recommendation. The Mattituck stop is located very close to us and is a straight & simple 6 minute walk. Make sure to book your tickets after confirming your bike tour, as the bus can fill up quickly!
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Please note that some people consider the Long Island Railroad Train – we highly discourage this option as the arrival & departure times conflict with our tour schedules. We strive to stay on-time and again ask you to be considerate of your reservations and of other customers.

What is the distance and how long will we will be cycling?

The current route we cycle is approximately 13 miles long. There are multiple stop in our journey which allow us to rest, relax and re-hydrate. (Note: This route is subject to change)

Our tour is approximately 5 hours in length; however, once we return to Mattituck and you shed the responsibility of your bicycles – you are welcome to stay and shop at the many boutiques on Mattituck’s famous, Love Lane – a 10 minute walk from our location.

What type of equipment and bicycles will we be using?

We own a brand new fleet of Kent Tandem (2-person) Comfort bicycles and Diamondback Hybrid bicycles. These bicycles are professionally maintained and visually inspected before each excursion.

The vast majority our guests ride our Kent Dual-Tandem Comfort Bikes. This bike offers all of the efficiencies of a comfort bike, while being comfortable for two casual riders. This is also the bicycle of choice for less experiences riders – both passengers peddle, however, the person in the front seat has control of all steering and braking functions for the bicycle. The passenger in the rear can just hold on and enjoy the scenery!

For those who enjoy to cycle independently, we offer single passenger Hybrid bicycles. These cycles are a combination mountain bike / comfort bike and offer many features to make your ride a smooth and enjoyable one.

All equipment is selected on a first come, first serve basis – if you have a particular preference – please arrive early to make your selection.

To view a detailed list of our equipment Click Here

Will we be drinking and cycling

We recommend to all of our guests that they do not drink and cycle!
Rather, we ask our guests to:

See -> Swirl -> Sniff -> Taste -> Discard

Curious what’s for lunch?

We offer a catered Mexican village lunch served buffet-style at the vineyard to help you power-up during the tour. Please note that not all tour options include lunch, but it is always available as an upgrade, if you choose.

Lunch consists of:

  • Burritos (Steak, Chicken, Vegetable)
  • Tacos (Chicken, Shrimp, Steak)
  • Sweet Plantains
  • Sauteed Grilled Vegetables
  • Mixed Green Salad with berries, gorganzola cheese, and a home-made strawberry vinaigrette dressing
  • Guacamole
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Sour cream, hot sauce, etc.
  • Homemade Lemonade
  • Chilled Water

(Most items are gluten-free, with the exception of the burritos)

What should I wear/bring on the tour?

Cool mornings make “layering” the best choice for this activity. Beyond that, your main focus should be comfort. Casual shorts or capri pants are recommended. Denim is probably the only fabric we recommend avoiding due to its thick seams. We recommend wearing closed-toe shoes or sneakers that are secured on your feet.

On our tours, we recommend each guest bring a backpack to store all their belongings while we are underway. If you are into photography, feel free to bring a camera along; there will be many photogenic spots available along the route! We ask that each guest bring money, a valid drivers license or other form of picture identification, sunglasses, sunscreen and a mobile phone.

What if I don’t want to ride anymore?

The convenient detail about our route is we cycle in one giant circle. At any segment of our journey, we will not be further than 4.5 miles from our starting point. Additionally; if at any point you wish to cease riding, we will assist you in arranging transportation back to our starting point.

How much should I tip my guide?

Your guides work hard to provide you with an excellent tour experience, interesting wine facts, and a delicious gourmet lunch. For guide tips, we suggest $15-$20 per guest for day tours.

Can I bring my own bicycle?

If you have your own bike, we’re happy to act just as your Tour Guides. We do not offer a discount for guests riding their own bicycle on our guided tours. If you wish to ride your own bike on a guided tour, we ask that you carry a repair kit with everything needed to fix your own flat. Moreover, while riding your own bike with us, you will be responsible for any required roadside maintenance as well as any parts or tubes as needed.

How do I book 4 or more people for a tour?

Each booking reservation has a maximum of 4 people (with the exception of the Private Guided Tour or custom tours). If you are booking more than 4 people for a regular tour, please create a second booking reservation for the others.  Make sure to note under the “special requirements” tab that you have an additional reservation for that same day and you are all in one group. Please be sure to include each person’s name, mobile number and email in the reservation as this is required for check in day.

Can I add extra people/wine to the Private Guided Tour?

Our Private Guided Tours are catered to private groups. The base price of $695 is for up to 6 people and includes a set of wine tastings for those six people. If you wish to include additional wine, or add extra people to your tour (up to 9 maximum), you’ll be able to do so during the checkout process for an extra per-person charge.

Are weekday tours the same rate as weekend tours?

Weekday tours are smaller and have more of a private feel to them and therfore are typically a few dollars more than the weekend tours. Vouchers will incur an additional fee for weekday tours.

Is there a minimum age for this tour?

Our tours are available only to guests age 21 and over.

What happens if it rains?

If there is a report of severe weather, we reserve the right to cancel and reschedule the tour. Often we will encounter passing showers while riding; for situations like these we will pass out rain ponchos to our guests. If possible we will seek shelter until the showers pass. If we encounter severe weather while we are cycling, we may have to terminate the tour. Your safety is our #1 priority!

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