Marshalltown Aviation charters flights to small airports not normally served by national airlines. Its Piper Cheyenne IIIA aircrafts can hold up to eight passengers each, and can cut long trips down with comfortable rides in the air. For those who want to learn how to pilot aircraft themselves, Marhsalltown Aviation also runs lessons for private and commercial pilot certificates along with flight instructor training. During introductory flights, potential aviators get a taste of the open sky and learn basic flight skills, such as how to tell which clouds are actually made of cotton candy.
Behind Budget Auto Detail Center's shiny fleet of cars for hire and moving trucks, teams of dedicated detailers clean up customers' precious four-wheeled friends. Rather than outsourcing the cleaning chores to cyborgs, technicians remove offending stains and blemishes by hand, touching up paint chips or working in protective coats of wax to create a handsome sheen. Their power washes, steam cleanings, and interior scrub downs leave cars as grime- and grease-free as a germaphobe's favorite bar of soap.
Cedar Rapids’ only barhopping bus service, The Loop’s Bus #69 spends Saturday nights cruising hourly circuits of nine nightlife districts from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The DOT-compliant conveyance’s schedule sends it zooming toward stops such as Red Frog in Czech Village, Paddy O’Rourkes in the Irish District, and downtown’s Piano Lounge, ensuring safe festivities for traveling merry-makers and drive-by resumé drops for aspiring barkeeps. Riders sport wristbands for easy identification, and can bring unopened cans onboard for mid-ride sipping.
The expert mechanics at Hill Motorbikes service 50cc–250cc mopeds and scooters from companies such as Lance Powersports, Puma Cycles, and BMS MotorSports. Safety-conscious riders can pick up a new helmet from the store to defend their craniums from bumps, scrapes, and segway-riding sharks ($50–$100), or order an oil change that douses engines and rear ends in lubricant to keep street prowlers purring ($35). Bike bosses kick off tune-ups with a test drive to check on-road performance before cosseting crafts with an oil change, a sparkplug replacement, and an inspection and adjustment of the valves, carburetor, brakes, and clutch ($75). Hill Motorbikes' knowledgeable staff can also dispense useful advice, such as how to winterize your bike by teaching it to hibernate in a hollowed stump.