What You'll Get
Hybrid bicycles are the offspring of a tame road bike and a free-roaming mountain bike, much as wolfdogs are bred from a wild and a domestic canine or raccoons from a housecat and a garbage truck. Rein in a hybrid steed with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a full-day deluxe-hybrid-bike rental at Blazing Saddles in Monterey (up to a $36 value).
Blazing Saddles' veloci-peddlers send customers cruising atop smooth-running deluxe hybrid bicycles along the beachside bike paths of Monterey, both off-road and on-shoulder. The 24-speed hybrids comprise all Shimano Alivio components for smooth shifting, front and rear disk brakes for safe stopping, and a Comfort V saddle for a ride just slightly less cushy than a Lay-Z-Boy recumbent bike. Take a limb-powered, freewheeling tour of town, with paths skirting the peninsula from historic Cannery Row to the shops and art galleries of Carmel.
Whether patrons rent bikes as a means of recreation or as a means of finishing a paper route that began inside of a Nintendo, Blazing Saddles' staff will happily provide guidance and bike-friendly maps to keep riders safe and on pace, sending cycles out as early as 9 a.m. and welcoming them back no later than 7:30 p.m. The affable stable minders can match mounts and movers and run through basic bike safety before riders set off in search of a sunset to ride into.
Though Blazing Saddles sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Limit 1 per person per visit. Subject to availability. Under 18 requires guardian signature. Must sign waiver. Credit card deposit required at pickup. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles' rides whisk guests through California's rugged, oceanic beauty. Riders embark on self-guided expeditions atop the plush seats of a hybrid bike. On self-guided sightseeing tours, riders leisurely pedal through while following provided maps or their own ancient heirloom treasure maps.