Holiday shopping is famous for being stress-inducing. Even if you made it through Black Friday without being trampled at a big box store, it’s still an uphill battle to get that just-right gift for all your loved ones. Fortunately, the people at Off the Chain, a local bike bus tour company, have figured out a very clever solution to holiday shopping woes. For the first time in Sacramento, you can hop on a 15-seat bike bus, grab a glass of champagne, and peddle around to downtown boutiques for a leisurely (and boozy) shopping trip. This is a near perfect solution. One, you’re getting your shopping done in a laid back environment with friends and potential-new-friends. Two, you’re getting your exercise in and enjoying the outdoors. Three, there’s champagne—enough said. Plus you’re supporting local businesses, you’re trying something new, you’re helping the environment by using a green method of transportation . . . the list goes on.
The Boutiques and Bubbly bike bus tours kick off at either Capital Garage or Downtown & Vine (depending on which your you’ve signed up for) with a mimosa and a bite before heading off to visit three boutiques in Downtown and Old Sac. Depending on which tour you attend, you could be visiting any of the following: Andy’s Candy Apothecary, Mea Vita, Chef’s Olive Mix, the Crocker Art Museum, Stage Nine, or Taylor’s Art and Soul. After the shopping wraps up, the tour heads back to Capital Garage or Downtown & Vine for one last mimosa. Not bad for a shopping trip, right? So relax this season and enjoy yourself. The act of giving should feel good, after all. For more information, see here.
What: Boutiques and Bubbly bike bus tour
When: Dec. 13 and 20, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Morning tours start at Capital Garage and afternoon tours start at Downtown & Vine in Downtown Sacramento