Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful butt-burns, the Segway has edged out the jetpack as the official ride of the 23rd century. Today's Groupon gives you the chance to practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour: for $25, you get an approximately 1- to 2-hour Segway glide of the lakefront from Bike and Roll Chicago (a $49 value). Trips leave from Bike and Roll Chicago's Foster Avenue Beach location only.
Bike and Roll Chicago ups the ante on upright mobility with its Foster Avenue Beach Segway Glide of the Chicago lakefront. Guests will receive a brief training session on how to operate the Segway, with a helmet included for premium cranial cradling. With the necessary knowledge accrued, guests will take to the lakefront path on a guided tour past Foster Avenue Beach, Montrose Harbor, the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club, and the Uptown portion of Lincoln Park, enjoying the beauty of Lake Michigan while avoiding the tempting banshee wails of its seductive sirens. As guests glide along the shore, they'll be led by a knowledgeable guide and likely immersed in the active atmosphere that defines the Chicago summer. Roll past people tanning and playing along the beach as the city's stoic skyline looks on like a wise old concrete-and-steel buzzard.
Trips are available at two-hour intervals throughout the day, with the day's first trip at 9:30 a.m. and its final trip at 5:30 p.m. For out-of-towners, this trip provides a quick and efficient way to spin down the spine of the city's big shoulders without the mess of mass transit. Lifelong Chicago residents, on the other hand, can see their hometown in a whole new way while they continue their search for the pirate gold of Daniel Burnham.
This Groupon is valid for redemption starting June 1 and is not valid for August 14 and 15, due to the Air & Water Show. Participants must be at least 12 years old and must weight 100–260 pounds. This ride is not valid for pregnant women.
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With reviews centering from the Millennium Park location, Citysearchers award Bike and Roll Chicago an average of five stars. Three Yahoo! Locals give 4.5, and six Yelpers and six Insider Pagers give four:
- The segways [sic] were really cool. It was my first time on one and it was awesome. It was a great way to see the city, the sites [sic] were gorgeous! Would definitely do it again. – Christna999, Citysearch
- The segway [sic] tour was so much fun, even though I am from Chicago I still learned some interesting facts. The tour guide was awesome and new [sic] a tons [sic] about the city. This is a great way for locals or tourists to see the city. – NatalieL, Citysearch
- I did the segway [sic] tour last nite [sic] and it was so much fun. The tour guide was great and had a lot to say about the city. – Nati, Yahoo! Local
Bike and Roll Chicago
With a fleet of futuristic Segways and classic beach-cruiser bicycles, Bike and Roll Chicago outfits travelers with wheeled transportation to explore the city's paved surfaces. Tour guides lead groups through Millennium Park and along the lakefront to catch the skyline when illuminated by sunrises or backlit by one of Chicago's many moons. Misty Lake Michigan breezes ruffle riders' hair peeking through helmets as they pass by sailboats swaying lazily in the harbors and fishermen casting lines for trout and perch. Bike and Roll Chicago designs routes around classic architectural landmarks such as the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum as well as popular neighborhoods home to a number of restaurants and art festivals.
Foster Ave. Beach
5200 N Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60640Get Directions