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The bicycle might be the most-best form of transportation: it causes no harm to the environment and allows you to dress like Mad Max. Before the bicycle evolved into a convenient, eco-friendly means of transportation, it went through many awkward phases:
- Bike with 25 wheels
- Bike pedaled by child servants
- Bike propelled by bike oars
- Bike where you’re not allowed to dress like Mad Max
- Bike pulled by Model-T Ford
- Bike resting on saddle resting on horse
These all look like great ideas on paper, but as Benjamin Franklin once said, “Paper makes a better airplane.” And the bicycle makes the best bike.
Today’s Groupon gets you off your feet and onto a two-wheeler to soak in the beautiful sights of the Big Apple. Rent a Trek 7200 Comfort Bike from Bike and Roll at 18 Battery Pl. for a whole day for just $19 (normally $39). Avoid traffic, cut down on travel time, and feel the breeze: bike riding is one of the best ways to explore New York.
New York is a huge city. Where to head with your bike rental will be up to you, but Bike and Roll will give you some great ideas on where to go. Ride around Manhattan on the Greenway Path. Soak in the spectacular views of the Hudson River and the city skyline. Explore Central Park on wheels. Check out Times Square and South Street Seaport. You can even pedal over the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Heights, America’s first suburb. And for just five more bucks, drop off your bike at another Bike and Roll location along the way.
Your bike rental includes the works: a helmet, handlebar bag, lock, city map, and, of course, a Trek 7200 Comfort Hybrid Bike. The Trek 7200 gives you the speed of a road bike with the comfort and stability of a mountain bike. A ride on a comfort bike is a great way for a newcomer to see NYC for the first time or for a native to take a moment to appreciate New York’s beauty. Go on an introspective joy ride or take the whole crew along for a day of biking fun.
Citysearchers rave about Bike and Roll, giving it a perfect five stars: > * After checking out their really cool bike map with all the great things to do by bike, one of the Bike and Roll staff explained that I was standing about three feet away from a bike path that went all along the perimeter of Manhattan…The bike path goes over top of the cars and the views of the river and city were amazing. – ggl > * In addition to helping some recreational bikers find a great bike to rent tool around the city for the afternoon, she also helped a father and son pick out a bell for the son’s bike and a very serious bike-racer solve the problem he was having with his wheels. All of us walked away with our problems solved and feeling like we had been given great and attentive service. – skinnymag
Bikram Yoga NYC
Way back in 1999, Bikram Yoga NYC opened Manhattan's very first Bikram yoga studio. Word of Bikram yoga's benefits spread as people began experiencing enhanced flexibility, toned muscles, and an improved sense of well-being, and the studio opened three more locations. Now, Bikram Yoga NYC's team of more than 40 certified instructors hosts nearly 300 classes each week, teaching clients how to flow through BIkram Yoga's 26 Hatha postures and two Pranayama breathing exercises.
The 90-minute classes—which start as early as 6 a.m. and end as late as 11:15 p.m.—take place in studios with Flotex anti-microbial flooring. This waterproof flooring protects against germs more effectively than wood floors or cooties shots. Hygiene is particularly important when practicing Bikram yoga, as the 100-degree temperatures cause participants to work up a healthy sweat.
After working every muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, and internal organ in the body, guests can shower off in the locker rooms, which are equipped with organic soap and shampoo and more than 40 lockers. Before they leave, they can grab a cold beverage or pick up some new yoga accessories from the onsite boutique.