The diaries of Lewis and Clark are filled with cantankerous laments about having to tour the wilderness of the East Coast by foot and the startling lack of trailside fast-food options. Equip yourself with a discoverer's eyes and a Robocop’s wheels with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a six-hour bike rental from DeTours Touring (a $35 value).
DeTours' six-hour bike rentals shift stationary sightseers into high gear, turning snail-paced perambulation into swift, breezy perusal of the magnificent landmarks, charming neighborhoods, and majestic fjords of historic Philadelphia. In pedal-powered circumnavigations of the city, riders can chart their own course to the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, and Ben Franklin's helicopter pad. Bikes and locks are provided, as are mandatory helmets, which ensure that, unlike in Sherman tank rentals, safety comes first. Groups of friends and families of bicycle-riding bears can survey the architecture of one of America's most celebrated cities and bond as they blaze down byways in a Flying V formation.
DeTours rents its foot-powered vehicles in rain, shine, or Ragnarok. Ponchos are sold in the office, and answers to frequently asked questions are provided free of charge.