Bike Palm Springs gives day-trippers the retro-styled cycling essentials they need to tour the neighborhood on two wheels. The shop's tandem and premium bicycles are bedecked with a Fifties flair, as evidenced by their softly curving frames, handlebar tassels, and propensity to threaten inconsiderate drivers with a knuckle sandwich. A tandem bike also allows one half of your Beat poetry quartet to snap in unison as you tear across the level Palm Springs terrain. Celebrity abodes and architectural sites give you plenty to look at during a carefree day of soaking up vitamin D and clearing the cobwebs from your cardiovascular condition. Helmets and locks are included with your rental.
Since taking over and renaming the surf-and-turf shop in 2003, owner Sandra Dee continues to provide beach-goers with seaside accessories and rentals. Some aquanauts glide harmoniously over surging swells of water with one-day surfboard rentals, and others may opt to helm oceanic rocket ships coincidentally shaped like kayaks as they coast through local mounds of churning foam. Alternatively, landlubbers can stick to the shoreline, travel through town, or start a short-term bike gang with daily bicycle rentals. Though not included in this deal, Raw Skin Surf Shack also offers apparel and accessories for adults, kids, and pets.
Like many great inventions, the first ElliptiGO sprang from necessity. When co-inventor and former Ironman triathlete Bryan Pate could no longer run due to sports injuries, he turned to his friend and future business partner, Brent Teal, to help devise a low-impact exercise apparatus that he could use outdoors. The resulting machine, the ElliptiGO, combines the motion of an elliptical with the road-ready nature of a bicycle for an easy-to-use exercise device that’s been featured in The New York Times and Self.
On the way into the cycling studio at Breakaway Cycle, students pass a wall covered in positive messages. Notes like "break your limits," "break new ground," "break a record," and "break free" all work to motivate cyclists as they take on their own personal challenges during one-hour classes. Energetic music and visual displays surround students as they spin on Schwinn AC Performance cycles. In addition to offering a smooth ride, the bikes display power, cadence, calories, and heart rate. Throughout workouts, patrons can hydrate with unlimited access to a purified water system and sop up sweat with fresh towels or unfolded maps of the Tour de France.
Since 1984, Sports Fever has outfitted fans of nearly every professional and collegiate sport with the colors and emblems of their beloved teams. With 16 brick-and-mortar stores throughout Northern and Southern California and an extensive online catalog of apparel and accessories, Sports Fever lets locals celebrate the Giants' recent world-championship victory with sporty T-shirts while supplying alumni with college hoodies that show off their schools’ chart-topping ACT scores.
At Evolve Health & Fitness’ mirror-lined studio, exercisers exterminate calories, bolster core strength, and build endurance through gravity, cycling, and fusion fitness classes or personal-training programs. During Pilates-esque gravity classes, students square off against the Gravity Training System, a remorseless workout machine with customizable settings that targets the core, full body, or specific muscle groups using the exerciser’s own body weight. Fusion classes, like a hip-hop producer/community-college professor, borrow from multiple disciplines, harvesting techniques from circuit workouts, spinning classes, and gravity training. Because the gym caps each session at eight students, participants reap the benefits of a comfortable environment and plenty of face-time with instructors.
It’s hard to get a sense of a city’s true spirit from inside a car. That’s why the staffers at Wheel Fun Rentals offer tourists access to their fleet of bikes and segways, allowing them to weave through San Diego’s cobbled side streets and picturesque parks that are inaccessible to larger vehicles or saddled giant squirrels. Guests can rent bikes or surreys for a self-guided ride, or they can hop on the latest segway cruiser for guided tours, with guides sharing wisdom about the architecture, history, and famous people of downtown San Diego or Coronado Island. By investing in these eco-friendly methods of tourism, Wheel Fun Rentals helps clients simultaneously experience and protect the environment around them.