If automotive travel is America's lifeblood, then the highways are its veins and tar is its gross scabs. Extend a metaphor into overdrive with this Groupon.
$99 for an Introduction to Motorcycling Course ($199 Value)
An abbreviated version of Streetwise Cycle School's Basic Rider Course, the one-day Introduction to Motorcycling course gives students hands-on experience riding a motorcycle. Instructors spend about 2.5 hours in the classroom before lending students helmets and motorcycles for approximately 5 hours of supervised riding. Those who want to qualify for a motorcycle license may apply their classwork toward the Basic Rider Course. Classes are typically scheduled for Saturdays and occasionally on weekdays. Click here to view the full schedule.
Students must wear proper attire of eye protection, full-fingered gloves, a long-sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants, and sturdy footwear that fits over the ankle.
Streetwise Cycle School
Ask the coed instructors of Streetwise Cycle School to name their favorite roads to ride, and they'll describe places that would rival the pictures in Condé Nast—New England's meandering back roads, South Dakota's arid Badlands, and Oregon's lush Cascade Mountains. Certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and upholding the training standards of the state's Motorcycle Rider Education Program, these instructors ready riders from beginner to advanced for their own open-road odysseys. Courses and private lessons in both motorcycle and scooter riding prepare riders to apply for their licenses. When they're not busy aiding current riders, Streetwise's team members also encourage new enthusiasts to explore motorcycling, arranging incentives through local dealers that include gift cards and discounts on diamond-encrusted helmets.