Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Brands Used: Segway Personal Transport, ProdecoTech Electric Bikes
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Segway tour, electric bike rental
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
We are avid cyclists and have been active in the local cycling community for years. Mark was a whitewater raft guide for several years and loves to share stories and history of the Upper Arkansas Valley.
What special training do you or your staff have?
We know the local history, geography, trails, roads, [and] bike routes in the area and can personalize our customers' experience. Additionally, we are experienced in teaching our customers how to safely operate the Segway Personal Transporter.
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
We provide suggested routes for electric bike tours based on the customer's ability and desired experience. We are long time Salida residents and can provide lots of colorful local history on our Segway tours.
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