One way to get an exceptionally close look at picturesque Alamitos Bay is to ride atop its churning surf on one of Long Beach Hydrobikes's stable, pedal-powered water cycles. The company ensures that renters catch the bay's most noteworthy sights, providing them with a map detailing the location of a bird sanctuary as well as a cove where jellyfish delicately billow in certain months. Avid pedalers generally cruise at speeds of up to 7 miles per hour, exercising bodies with a workout that takes advantage of water resistance to jettison excess calories out to sea. As there is virtually no risk of capsizing, riders may wear anything from a bathing suit to a water-soluble prom dress. The hydrobikes come equipped with storage compartments, drink holders, and a wealth of extra space to invite pets along for the ride, free of charge.
With shark-fighting season coming up before you know it, today’s Groupon gets you back in shape to deliver the old gill/eye one-two knockout. For $35, you get four weeks of boot-camp classes at Kick It Up Boot Camp. This is a special four-week session set up just for Groupies. You can schedule three days a week ($199 value) or five days ($299 value). Each day’s session consists of one hour of motivated ship-shaping. Choose your number of days based on your superhero-battling agenda, the stage of the moon, and your body’s limits. Just call the number on your Groupon to set up a schedule that works for you and your instructor.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, Inc., he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
Family owned and operated, 404 Detailing and Bike Rental in Long Beach is a local favorite for bicycle repairs and rentals. Known by locals for their outstanding customer service and friendly atmosphere, you'll feel like you're shopping with a fellow rider each time you visit. Offering a large variety of cycles for assorted terrains, the staff at 404 Detailing and Bike Rental will be sure you're fitted just right for the bike best suited for you. Rentals are available for those waiting on repairs, or for those who are simply looking for a weekend adventure. With a variety of accessories such as baskets, helmets and other gear needed for your trips, 404 is sure to have you prepared for the mountains or the road.
Like that time you rode your older brother's Schwinn into the pool, a triathlon requires you to bike, swim, and run. Tri-Pacific sports outfits athletes for all three aspects, filling its Naples storefront with competition-grade equipment. Racks of bike frames and wheels populate the walls, alongside slick jerseys and aerodynamic helmets. Runners plop onto comfortable couches as they slip on a rainbow of running shoes, searching for the perfect fit. Wet suits and swimwear aid swimmers in slipping through the water with the least resistance. The shop also augments the competitor's most important piece of equipment, their body, with nutritional supplements and energy bars.
Get cycling at Jax Bicycle Center. The business began in 1971, and over the years it has expanded to include multiple locations. A wide variety of bicycles are sold at Jax, including BMX bicycles, urban or commuter bikes, cyclocross, fitness bikes, mountain bikes and more. After you’ve found the perfect bicycle for your purposes, be sure to outfit yourself in the latest cycling apparel and accessories. Experiencing trouble with your bicycle? Jax Bicycle Center carries all the parts and components needed to perform all necessary repairs on your bike. If bicycle mechanic isn’t on your resume, bring the bike to the shop for full service care. Guests interested in group biking events can visit Jax’s website for a list of events and details.