Like California Condors, wild scooters and mopeds born in captivity depend on human stewards to grow into adult hogs. Protect purring wheelie-poppers with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a four-hour moped rental on Monday-Thursday (a $45 value). The value of this Groupon can also be applied toward a four-hour rental on Friday–Sunday ($50) or, with a motorcycle license, a scooter rental ($55 for Monday–Thursday four-hour rental; $65 for Friday–Sunday four-hour rental) at Beach City Mopeds, located in Laguna Beach on Laguna Canyon Road outside Crystal Cove State Park. An additional $9 fee is required to cover insurance for each rental.
Lee and Sheri Matigian opened Beach City Mopeds with the singular goal of introducing green-leaning Lagunans to liberating open-air mopeds and scooters. With most scooters savoring gas at an incredible 100 mpg or higher, and both scooters and mopeds boasting frames slim enough to avoid the worst traffic, these pavement gliders are as agile and economical as a miserly squirrel. Strap on the provided helmet and zoom off through the scenic, bustling landscape of Laguna Beach. Grouponers can extend their biwheeled explorations by upgrading to a full-day rental. Be certain to check the rental conditions and fees before planning a half- or full-day freewheeling frolic.