Segway tours represent another step toward the inevitable fusion of man, machine, and commentary track. Give in to technological destiny with today's Groupon: for $29, you get an Art Deco South Beach Segway tour from Bike and Roll Miami (a $59 value). Tours depart from 210 10th Street in Miami Beach at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.
Visitors sail past brightly colored mid-century façades atop a smoothly gliding late-model segway during Bike and Roll Miami’s two- to three-hour Art Deco tour. Experienced guides send riders twisting and turning through the historic district like the plot of a soap opera, pointing out landmarks like the sparkling white Versace mansion or the somber Holocaust Memorial. Glimmering blue coastline peeks shyly at tour-goers through swaying palm trees as they zip by the weathered stone façade of the Bass Museum of Art and browse the Lincoln Road outdoor mall for high heels spiked with brass replicas of The Thinker. While not included in today’s Groupon, Bike and Roll loans out bikes to tour-goers for an additional fee ($10/day) for supplemental sightseeing.
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Bike and Roll equips locals and tourists with eco-friendly transportation to explore the Magic City. Mounted on roving Segways and pointing out historical facts as they ride, guides swing tourists past such iconic locations as the Miami River, the eclectic Miami Beach Architectural District, and South Pointe Park at sunset. In addition to daily tours, Bike and Roll offers rentals of Trek bicycles for recreation or transportation and in-line skates for carving figure eights into the city's asphalt ice rinks.