What You'll Get
Because cheetah shoes don't yet exist, and a tree stump with a saddle on it is hopelessly immobile, bicycles remain the best way to get fit and get around. Learn the art of two-wheeled exercise or entertainment with today's deal: for $30, you get either the Riding for Fitness and Weight Loss class or the Beginner Mountain/Comfort Bike training class at Criterium Bicycles (a $60 value). All classes are held outdoors at the Monument Ride Center.
Criterium Bicycles and the Monument Ride Center offer bikes, gear, and professional instruction to two-wheel devotees and pedal-pumping travelers. The Beginner Mountain/Comfort Bike class covers training basics, including a gear overview and the keys to proper steering, climbing, descending, and stopping on a dime, picking it up, and buying a Chiclet without ever dismounting. The Riding for Fitness and Weight Loss course teaches more-experienced riders efficient, reasonable ways to bike off calories and build strength while still relishing the ride. Because Criterium Bicycles’ instructors compete in mountain-bike racing, track racing, and Ironman Triathlons, they’re fully prepared to answer any questions, be they about gear ratios or keeping top hats atop heads while riding. Groupon holders may also apply the value to one of Criterium's two $90 classes and pay the $30 difference.
In 1996, Criterium won the partnership for community development award, and its dedicated, highly experienced staff has been converting locals into bike believers ever since. Just for participating in one of its skills classes, you are also automatically enrolled in VeloNation, the Monument Ride Center's Cycling Club. So bring your ride—or rent one from Criterium—to enhance your confidence and strength as you spin down Colorado Springs' roads and off-roads. To sign up for a course, call 719-488-5761.
- The staff was very helpful, pointing out the trails that best suited our riding abilities and documenting the trail directions on a map. – objr0, Yahoo! Local
- The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and will take the time to either explain everything to you, or just talk bikes. – Rusty, Google Maps
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must be at least 16. Subject to availability. Reservations required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.