Are your Fat Woody beach cruisers for sale/rent?
No. I handcraft each Fat Woody cruiser exclusively for my Beach Cruiser Experience. They are only available for guided tours, but we do offer private group packages.
Are they hard to ride?
Not at all! Fat Woody cruisers do require bicycling proficiency. Some riders take a few minutes getting used to the more recumbent riding posture. It’s very comfortable and relaxed, but it does take a few minutes for some riders to get used to.
If its been years since you rode a bicycle, it might be advisable to polish your skills with a local rental bike.
Can I wear flip-flops or sandals?
Yes. That said, if your riding skills are rusty, we recommend shoes for optimal safety.
How fast do they go under power?
Fat Woody cruisers are regulated to 20mph, but the Beach Cruiser Experience is much slower than that. Typical speeds are 5-8mph on bike paths and 12-15mph in bike lanes. That said, who wants to go through paradise fast anyhow? Go slow and soak in the beauty of our coastal bike paths.
What is the cruising range?
Approximately 40 miles at 10-15mph.
Can you pedal Fat Woody beach cruisers?
Absolutely! Fat Woody cruisers are a single-speed beach cruiser. Pedal if you like, but the electric drive system will easily push you all day long.
Are Fat Woody beach cruisers street legal?
Yes. Fat Woody cruisers are a Class II Electric Bicycle (per California laws). They are both street legal and allowable on bike paths/lanes (unless otherwise marked). And like any bicycle, you can even ride them on California beaches.
Can my children ride them too?
If they are at least 16 years old and accompanied by a parent (who must sign their waiver). Otherwise, Beach Cruiser Experience policy requires riders to be at least 21 years old. They must also have bicycle riding experience and proficiency, per BCE policy.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes. Our insurance company requires that all riders on our tour wear a helmet.