Penn Scooters’ electric vehicles zip riders along the streets and alleyways of Philadelphia, offering an up-close perspective on the city. As riders cruise by the city’s myriad historical attractions, they can take comfort in the knowledge that their compact transport causes much less harm to the environment than vehicles that run on gasoline, coal, or wheels made of chainsaws.
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, Inc., he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Today's side deal gets you and a frightened friend a pair of tickets to the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour for $17. Tickets are normally $17.50 for adults, so today's two-for-less-than-one deal is the perfect chance to scare your straight-laced sister or give your fearless insurance agent a fright. As you slither through the streets, trembling at stories of the dead who won't stay dead, wave your free glow-stick souvenir to ward off the bushes, branches, and wrought-iron fences that seem to become claws and faces in the shadowy night.