Once the sunny season arrives, leisure-loving travelers everywhere saw cars in half and affix an extra wheel to the family unicycle. Quench summertime thirst for dual-wheeled action with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an all-day hybrid or mountain-bike rental at Blazing Saddles at Pier 17 (a $53 value). This Groupon cannot be redeemed over Labor Day weekend.
Blazing Saddles lends performance hybrid bikes or performance mountain bikes for cruising either paved or unpaved places in high-performance style. Both performance bikes feature all Shimano Alivio components for smooth foot strokes, front and rear disk brakes for safety's sake, and a cozy Comfort V saddle to cushion extended trips. Blazing Saddles' South Street Seaport location is a prime point to launch off into the Manhattan Greenway or cross the Brooklyn Bridge and take in the skyline.
Whether you're renting your brilliant bike as a means of recreation or as a means of finishing a paper route that began inside of a Nintendo, Blazing Saddles will happily provide you with guidance and bike-friendly maps to keep you safe and on pace. For additional inspiration, check out some of the self-guided tour suggestions before pedaling steadily into the summertime breeze toward the summertime sun.
Tourists and natives alike perch atop rental bikes from Blazing Saddles’ impressive fleet, pedaling down New York City's Greenway Bike Path and thoroughfares on adventures that combine exercise and sightseeing. Cyclists select from an array of comfort cruisers, 24-speed performance hybrids, and mountain bikes outfitted with the thick tread and front suspension necessary to support their riders and the mountain goats that often cling to them. Complimentary helmets and locks accompany each rental, along with detailed maps criss-crossed with routes for self-guided tours. Alternatively, three-hour guided tours of the Brooklyn Bridge area or Central Park give bikers a more structured touring experience.