Biking is only a healthy alternative to driving a car if your pedal machine is prepared to receive the road. To avoid a discordant collision course, bicycles need a proper tuning that wipes the sleep crust from their eyes. B1 Bicycles' overhaul begins with a thorough frame inspection and cleaning to ensure a structurally sound and shiny ride for the season. Next, the skilled bicycle caretakers at B1 will clean and lubricate the cable and drive-chain to detoxify your bike's insides while wobbly wheels undergo a truing process to increase pedal-pumping efficiency and ease momentum retention. Finally, surgical adjustments are made to the tension of the brakes, ensuring riders can stop on a dime, pick it up, and buy a Chiclet without ever dismounting.
The instructors at The Dance help students master fancy footwork for special occasions, festive nights out, and afternoons mopping the floor. The studio's specialties––wedding dances and Argentine tango––inject romance into the very basic act of moving legs and arms. More than half a century of combined experience guides the teachers as they demonstrate and guide students through the basics of the foxtrot, samba, bolero, viennese waltz, and other dances. They also host dance parties where students can practice tango or salsa dancing at nightclubs or BYOB spots.
Founder Juan Carlos Polanco came up with JC Entertainment as a way to encourage the community to participate in engaging and unique Hispanic cultural events. Polanco and his staff bring people of all ethnicities together with an array of latin-dance classes, musical performances, and private parties. At regularly scheduled events around town, skilled dance instructors teach guests to tap their feet to salsa, cha-cha, and merengue rhythms while DJs spin latin tunes ranging from salsa hits to Ovid's lost reggaeton poems.
The top three most efficient modes of human-powered transportation are (in no particular order): Flintstone cars, bicycles, and a palanquin carried by the various monarchs you've conquered and overthrown. Make sure the most feasible of these is in perfect working order with today's deal: for $20, you get a total bike tune-up ($65 value) at Paradise Garage. This urban cycling shop in the Short North Arts District is a solid place to find or refine a hot two-wheeler, stock up on essential riding gear, or meet your next tandem bike partner.
Owner Jared Cavileer and his crew roll a cherry-red Leader 722TS outside the shop, lean it against a brick pillar, and snap a picture. The keepsake signals the end of another bike restoration, but serves as a tangible memento for another job well done. Technicians repeat this process every day at Revolution Cycles, where their bike tune-ups help to keep two-wheelers from being ridden by the Grim Reaper. Their shop's exposed-brick walls backdrop a selection of stylish parts and accessories, including Gorilla frames, Soma Major Taylor track bars, and Brooks saddles and cycling bags.
At Handy Bikes, sunlight pours through floor-to-ceiling windows, ricocheting between the glistening spokes, frames, and handlebars that hang suspended in neatly aligned rows. For the past 30 years, the privately owned bicycle shop has helped bikers keep on bikin’, filling its racks and display cases with everything from new parts to hard-to-find accessories. Brands such as Raleigh, Haro, and Torker stand out from the store's extensive inventory, which cycles through a variety of interests with kids' bikes, tandems, unicycles, and more. While riders graze the healthy harvest of wheeled products, Handy Bikes' friendly, knowledge-packed staff chomps at the bit to answer questions and demonstrate the proper technique for feeding oats to baby mountain bikes.
Columbus State Community College’s picturesque Bridgeview course challenges golfers of all skill levels with a par-36, nine-hole arrangement of grassy slopes. Cart-transported rod-swingers can chase dimpled balls through Bridgeview's well-maintained fairways, grass-skirt roughs, and bentgrass greens nestled alongside the serene banks of Alum Creek. To shoot close to the course's par-36 rating, clubbers will have to avoid water hazards and sand bunkers with strictly precise and calculated strokes or bribing the bunkers beforehand. Though not included in this Groupon, golfers can calibrate swings at one of 30 heated and sheltered practice tees located in Bridgeview Golf's driving range.