After a DeLorean, the second best mode of transportation for traveling through time is a bicycle headed toward an electrified swimming pool as its rider wonders aloud about history. Enjoy shock-free time travel with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one Blackstone Valley Leisurely Bicycle Tour from the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council in Pawtucket (a $20 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, August 27, at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, September 24, at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, October 8, at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, October 15, at 9 a.m.
- Saturday, October 22, at 9 a.m.
Join the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council for the second-annual Leisurely Bike Tour to trace a laid-back path through the historic Blackstone River Valley, which saw the birth of the American Industrial Revolution. Throughout the three-hour tour, which takes off from Pawtucket Visitor's Center, cyclists cruise through four Blackstone Valley communities while noshing on historical tidbits imparted by tour guide and Blackstone Valley Tourism Council president Robert Billington. Feast eyes on historic sights such as Pawtucket River, a King Phillip’s War battle site, a 13-foot-tall tomahawk, and the grave of the 78-foot-tall warrior who wielded it. For midcycling sustenance, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council fills each belly with complimentary water and an energy bar.