Sparkling clean and buffed to a shine, jet-black stretch limousines driven by professional chauffeurs depart from Rick's Limo Service each day to pick up travelers and revelers alike. Airport-goers, prom or wedding parties, and professional stilt walkers stretch out in the spacious interior of a luxury limousine while drivers do the work of navigating traffic and ensuring a safe, prompt arrival. Rick's also offers deluxe packages to wineries and theme parks, and keeps a 15-passenger limo bus fueled and ready to escort large groups to a concert or a night out on the town.
It's hard to miss Twin Rivers Limousine's most recognizable vehicle as it cruises the streets of Sacramento. It is, after all, pink—very pink, as in bumper-to-bumper, everything-but-the-windows pink. Rather than a brazen display of ostentation, however, the vehicle represents the company's commitment to a higher calling: 10% of the pink vehicle's proceeds go toward breast-cancer research. The vehicle is just one of a whole fleet of luxury vehicles available for everything from airport pickups to wine-country excursions. At the helm of each 4-passenger sedan, 10-passenger limo, and 12-passenger stretch SUV sits a licensed and insured chauffeur, who sees to it that charges arrive at their destination in a safe and speedy manner.
Aside from the piercing, finely tuned whir, all that an onlooker standing on the side of a winding NorCal highway may discern is a vivid streak of crimson. If that streak were to be slowed down considerably, he might also recognize the famed Ducati insignia on the side of a bright red motorcycle as it rushes past—as well as the wildly ecstatic grin on the face of the rider. That grin is thanks to Red Bike Tours USA, a motorcycle rental company that deals exclusively in lightning-fast Ducatis and white-knuckle thrills. The company rents out the keys to the Italian super-bikes for a day at a time, and it rents out the bikes, too. Motorcyclists can opt for a Ducati Multistrada 1200 S and take it cruising over the San Francisco Bay Bridge, or go with a 1199 Panigale S and point its Oz Magnesium wheels in the direction of the snowy slopes of Tahoe. A 1200 GT, Sport Classic, and 20th Anniversary Monster 796 round out the fleet of high-performance machines.
In 2013, Bravo Mike Aviation was awarded the prestigious "Excellence in Flight Training" from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The FAA-certified instructors work with students of all ages and experience levels as they pursue a program of learning to fly, getting an instrument rating, or even becoming flight instructors themselves. Beginners can take their first flight during discovery lessons, which begin with ground instruction before stepping into the cockpit of a state of the art Light Sport Aircraft or Cessna 172 and eventually taking to the skies to send important computer data into the cloud.
After working for years in the luxury-chauffeuring business, About Time's owner decided to start his own company. Maintaining a fleet of well-kept limousines, the company provides full-service chauffeuring for an assortment of needs, including trips to the airport, weddings, or corporate proms. The company recognizes the value of the Sacramento region’s vineyards and quality microbreweries and has designed a variety of tours to give guests a relaxing means of visiting them.
A little bit of the Wild West still survives in Heartstoppers Haunted House, except that "survives" implies that its inhabitants are living. Visitors first find themselves in the heart of the Deadlands, a town once and still terrorized by the murderous gunslinger, Cyrus Lynch. His zombified victims, freed from their shallow graves, now inhabit the saloons and general stores, seeking revenge on their killer and someone who can figure out how to make the player piano play anything other than "Old Susanna."
Interlopers duck into Dr. Lash's Sideshow for relief, only to to find themselves surrounded by grotesque oddities and threatened by the mad doctor's unstable son, Billy. In their haste to leave town, the visitors stumble through the Tomb of Shadows—a dark, winding maze with a gauntlet of surprises—and into Steamghást Asylum, the abandoned rehabilitation center for the area's criminals. Overrun by insane doctors and bloodthirsty killers, the medical monstrosity of steam and electricity still reverberates with the screams of unwilling test subjects.