Do you seek the nimble access to downtown sights? Would you like the ability to venture beyond walking distance like a chartered coach bus tour? A guided scooter sightseeing tour combines the best of those experiences, and is way more fun. Plus, we like to keep our groups small and intimate so you can ask questions. After the scootorial, where we train new scooter riders to ride comfortably and safely, we travel as a group on Denver’s scooter-friendly streets.
Our tours begin at the Big Blue Bear, Denver’s favorite piece of public art. We include stops at several of the following Denver tourist locations: Confluence Park, Lower Downtown (LoDo), National Velvet, LoHi, Denver Highlands, Colorado Convention Center, Coors Field, Denver Union Station, Denver City and County Building, Colorado State Capitol, Molly Brown House, Governor’s Mansion, Cheesman Park, Cap Hill Mansions, Denver Country Club’s Reed Castle, Cherry Creek North, Washington Park, City Park, Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Each tour we conduct is a little bit different. Some groups like us to emphasize architectural features and styles. Others like the oversized public art. Our style is to ride carefully as a group to our next stop, pull up safely on the sidewalk, and then spend two-to-ten minutes talking about why the spot is interesting. We mostly ride on side streets, but occasionally we’ll be on a multi-lane road. We’ll adjust to the riding ability of the group, so the number of stops will vary.
Along the way, we tell stories about Denver’s history beginning in 1858 and continuing through the trends of our modern city. Denver’s early characters are brought to life and we talk about architecture, city planning, property disputes, and the undead. (Actually, we go very light on the haunted malarkey.) We usually visit various pieces of public art, private art, graffiti mural art, and stuff that is so outlandish that it must be art.
We target about 90 minutes for our guided tours but we often run long. We go to as many places as fit comfortably. Before we leave, we have a significant amount of time dedicated to teaching each person how to ride our scooters safely and how to ride in a group, so plan to dedicate 3 hours total. After the tour, many of our customers do not want to stop the most fun part of their visit to Denver, so they continue on their scooters for the rest of the day and explore by themselves.