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What You'll Get
The top three most efficient modes of human-powered transportation are (in no particular order): Flintstone cars, bicycles, and a palanquin carried by the various monarchs you've conquered or overthrown. Travel in the most feasible of these styles with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a four-hour electric-bike rental with helment, lock, and insurance at Chattanooga Electric Bikes (a $35 value).
The electric bike specialists at Chattanooga Electric Bikes rent, sell, and repair a formidable fleet of innovative recreational vehicles. Each battery-powered electric bike has three modes of operation, enabling it to be pedaled like a regular bike, fully powered to 20 mph by a motor, or ushered along using a combination of the two. The technologically enhanced tandems help cyclists pedal longer and further, running at least 20 miles on a single charge, making them a cleaner, greener option for formerly car-bound commuters. Get some exhaustion-less exercise, or explore the scenery on a leisurely and quiet cruise around town. The half-day rental fee includes a helmet, lock, and insurance fee to cover crashes and thwart thefts, and to prepare for the inevitable run-in with the Griswolds.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required, subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Chattanooga Electric Bikes
After spying his first electronic bike while teaching in China, owner Garnet Caldwell vowed to bring the unique and potentially revolutionary vehicles to his hometown. He told the Times Free Press, "These bikes are for people who just want to get out and ride," explaining that they can go about 20 miles before needing to be charged and, like a championship racewalker, can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
The bikes, available at the shop for rental or sale, come in all sizes and run off a battery that is recharged via a traditional wall outlet. Chattanooga Electric Bikes caries models from Ezip, Izip, Stromer, and Pedego, as well as conversion kits to help traditional two-wheelers to make the jump to electric. Certified technicians ensure bikes are held to the highest safety standards and don't become sentient, and they can service any brand of electric bicycle.