Fat Tire Bike Tours Paris Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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Established on May 25th, 1999, Fat Tire Bike Tours Paris celebrated its 15-year anniversary this past weekend. Since its opening, the company has expanded to offer bike tours all over Europe and North America, as well as a City Segway Tours in 2003, and Easy Pass Tours in 2011.

Fat Tire Bike Tours

Fat Tire Bike Tours

"I’m very proud that we’ve become well known for helping our guests create lifelong memories with their friends and family," stated David Mebane, Owner and Founder.

Established on May 25th, 1999 by David Mebane, Fat Tire Bike Tours recently celebrated its 15 year anniversary. Since 1999, Fat Tire Bike Tours has expanded to offer tours all over Europe and North America.

“I remember my first tour when I had exactly zero customers - and the same result the following three days as well. It is amazing to see us sharing our love for Paris with twice as many total guests that we had the entire first year in a single day 15 years later. I’m very proud that we’ve become well known for helping our guests create lifelong memories with their friends and family," stated David Mebane, Owner and Founder.

Mebane fell in love with Paris the summer after his freshman year at Texas A&M University in the summer of 1995, when he worked as a tour guide in Normandy, and the following summers of 1996 and 1997. He returned to Paris in 1998 to intern with Pricewaterhouse Coopers and would give tours to visiting family and friends on the weekends on rented bikes. Throughout the summer and his final year at Texas A&M, Mebane would do extensive research on the tourism industry to later open Fat Tire Bike Tours two days after moving to Paris after graduation.

Fat Tire Bike Tours started small only offering the Paris Day Bike Tour, however, Mebane found his customers were looking for additional tours and new experiences. A year later, he started to offer the Paris Night Bike Tour and shortly after Mebane began the Versailles Bike Tour and Monet’s Gardens Bike Tour in 2002 and 2003, respectively.

As the bike tours continued to grow, Mebane recognized a new opportunity for tourism transportation with Segways. In 2003, the first Segway tour in the world began in the Fat Tire Bike Tours Paris office. Since then, City Segway Tours has grown to be the largest Segway tour company in the world with multiple locations in Europe and North America.

The expansion continued into 2005, with Classic Walks of Paris now being offered by Fat Tire Bike Tours. These tours took a detailed look at beautiful Parisian neighborhoods. In 2011, Easy Pass Tours started offering a skip-the-line and/or priority entrance to many of Paris’ famous museums and landmarks.

For more information about Fat Tire Bike Tours please visit: paris.fattirebiketours.com

About Fat Tire Bike Tours
Established in 1999 by David Mebane, our mission is to provide safe, fun, and unforgettable experience through superior customer service that creates memories and smiles that last a lifetime. Since its beginning, the tourism company has grown to offer a wide variety of bike, walking, and Segway tours throughout Europe and North America. All of our tours have been designed with you, our guest, in mind. It’s our goal to bring each customer a fantastic private and personal experience. We achieve this through limited group size, world-class tour guides, and 5-star customer service. For more information please visit: paris.fattirebiketours.com/

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