The ability to ride a bike, like a memory of a camping trip or a house key glued to the thigh, is something one never loses. Appreciate the power of the pedals with today's Groupon from Bike Nation: for $17, you get a choice of an all-day bike rental (a $35 value), or a two-hour bike rental for two people (a $34 value).
Groupon holders can also choose a pair of two-hour bike rentals, during which both beginner and veteran riders can feel at ease on one of Bike Nation's Schwinn 2010 Sporterra Sport rides, a bike well-suited for mixed-street and trail riding and that adjusts easily to different body dimensions. Or, opt for an all-day bike rental, during which free spirits can liberally venture down Austin's bicycle trails, avenues, and six-lane interstate highways.
Interested cyclists need to be older than 14 years old, between 80–260 pounds, and physically capable of standing for 1.5 hours without assistance or breaking into a speech about the possibility of using donuts as wheels. Bike Nation requires reservations and provides helmets at no extra cost.
Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the cycle shepherds at Bike Nation open their doors to unite riders with a well-maintained fleet of rental bikes. Their Schwinn Sporterra cruisers feature aluminum frames, steel forks, and Sport Ergo saddles ideal for smooth and leisurely rides. For riders taking on the varied roads, trails, and Lego-riddled carpets of central Texas, the staff also lends Schwinn multispeed cruisers. As a partner of tour group Segway Nation, Bike Nation also organizes self-guided tour routes showcasing historic sights and modern attractions around Austin.