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Reviewed September 19, 2012
What You'll Get
Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark, from resentment at his second billing, and Lewis, from a Lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with today's Groupon: for $200, you get a mountain-biking adventure weekend in the White Mountains from Back Country Excursions (a $408 value). The package includes two-and-a-half days of bike and helmet rental ($100), three nights of private room rental with five meals (breakfast and/or lunch) ($288), a mountain-biking instructional session ($20), and expert adventure guides. The excursion takes place Thursdays–Sundays beginning May 5.
At Back Country Excursions’ weekend mountain-biking getaway, beginners and well-experienced two wheelers manhandle handlebars by day and unwind in comfortable lodge accommodations at night. BCE's cycle savants will instruct groups of up to 20 bicyclists on mountain-biking taboos and to-dos before leading trailblazers through the natural-resource-rich mountains, limiting humanity’s imprint on the wildlife-filled habitat to a brief autograph session with celebrity squirrels. Each night, pooped peddlers can retire to the rustic, pine-paneled lodge, fully equipped with private rooms and shared bathrooms, as well as a wood-fired hot tub for nursing tired tibulas. Recline in comfy couches and watch TV, or peruse a collection of games and indulge in high-stakes UNO showdowns. Grill up a barbecue feast at an outdoor grill and savor it on the porch, or rent a kayak, canoe, or inner tube for sea-monster hunts on the nearby white-sand-bottomed, warm-water lake.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 15 per person. Must redeem excursion in full by 11/1/11. Reservations required. 7 day cancellation notice required. Fee may apply if cancel more than 1 time. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Back Country Excursions
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are an adventure destination for cycling enthusiasts that want to learn the sport of Mt biking, We also have trails for more experienced riders and all our Mt biking adventures are guided. We have some kayaks and an excellentwhite sand bottom swimming lake.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I was inspired to share this amazing natural place with adventurous people from the cities in order for them to be able to see the beauty and experience the solitude of nature up close in hopes that their experience here wouldhelp them make positive choices to preserve our Earths natural beauty.
What do you love most about your job?
I greatly enjoy sharing the joys and challenges of Mt biking and particularly like working with novices and seeing them progress rapidly. The skills that I teach are greatly appreciated and often even an experienced Mt biker learns much about the sport.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
One of my customers was a Firefighter in Boston and actually another in NYC well the Boston gentleman couldn't thank me enough for teaching him how to shift the gears on a Mt bike at the appropriate time and in the appropriate sequence. He was an experienced rider but always worked too hard climbing hills and really didn't like climbing but that all changed. I have 26 years stories! He gave me his fire shirt from his Fire Company