New Orleans Original Bike Tour Company


Welcome to our Family of Cruises

 There is no more fun way to explore New Orleans than by bicycle, especially on an easy to ride,  fat-tired cruiser that’s as laid back as we are. What we offer is simple; free-flowing tours  that are slow paced, like the city itself. We roll with all the time you need to soak up the local color and hear the stories of our history and people that make New Orleans a city like no other.

Confederacy of Cruisers invites you on bike rides where we share what we love best: New Orleans. Our various tours roll through several scenic traditionally Creole neighborhoods including the old Faubourgs; Marigny and Treme and down into the friendly and colorful Bywater. As we ride, taking routes we can customize as we go, we explore the architecture and history of the city,  unraveling the mysteries and crazy stories of  the past and present, that, when seen as a whole, will give you a glimpse into the heart of our unique local culture. If we can just provide a hint of why we can never envision living anywhere else, we are happy. There really is no place like New Orleans, and sharing it  is what we love to do.

We started Confederacy of Cruisers for one reason, no one offered a tour of New Orleans that we would have wanted to take.  There were no bike tours back then, and no small group tours either, so we reinvented what we thought a tour of our city should be so you could experience the city the best way possible, and that is still what we do. Riding with us, we bring you more of the life here, have a little more fun, and cover the usually missed local spots that we find so great. You’ll learn plenty about our New Orleans, because that is our passion, but you’ll have a great day out, too. We want you to leave our city filled with great memories and will do everything we can to make sure you do. If you have any doubts check us out in any of the travel review sites – we offer an unparalleled New Orleans experience and the many years of positive comments from our happy customers attest to that.

We have an array of tours, all written by the guides taking you out, that cater to any interest. We’ve had our tours lead to marriage proposals, to folks moving to New Orleans, but mostly just to many, many good times and great memories with customers who are now our friends.

If we sound like your kind of folks, and you wish to make reservations for our tours, or have any questions about us and our service feel free to contact us by email at or give us a call at (504) 400-5468 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Thanks for checking us out. – Jeff Shyman (the founder and still full-time guide)

Our Typhoon Haiyan fundraiser was a success beyond our highest hopes.

Through the Donations of Confederderacy of Cruisers, our guides, A Bicycle Named Desire Rentals and IJ Reillys Knickknacks, along with the generosity of our fellow businessesses and residents in the Faubourg Marigny and Bywater togeteher we raised an amazing $5575

$5575 is enough for 1115 food and water packs to be delivered to areas in need. Each food pack can sustain a family of 5 for 2-3 days.

Thank you to the folks at Gawad Kalinga in the Phillippinnes for inspiring is.


For a taste of our tour, here’s a video a customer made while on a ride with us…

Confederacy of Cruisers Bicycle Tours