Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful butt-burns, the segway has edged out the jetpack as the official ride of the 23rd century. Today's Groupon gives you the chance to practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour. For $19, you get a 90-minute guided segway tour (a $49 value) or a two-hour electric bike rental (a $39 value) at The Electric Experience in Delray Beach.
The Electric Experience lets shore-starved sightseers opt for the comfort of a guided tour on trusty segway steeds or roam independently through Delray Beach on electric bikes. The coastal segway tour begins with a half-hour training session, during which riders learn basic handling and safety techniques before venturing onto the low-traffic Delray Beach streets. Riders then progress south along the paved path between the waterway and the palm-lined oceanfront, before cutting into neighborhoods to admire impressive architecture, historic sites, and waterfront views. Children under 14 will receive a GoPet electric bike instead of a segway, and all riders are welcome to make this substitution. A weight limit of 250 pounds means bringing along pudgy pets to squeeze in mid-ride bicep curls is forbidden.
Free spirits and short-term gypsies may wish to rely on their own electrically-assisted steam. Just two blocks from the beach, the shop offers an easy base from which to discover the area, and the deal includes two-hours' worth of e-bike exploration. Since patrons may buy three Groupons as gifts and use up to four in one visit, third wheels are welcome but fifth wheels are not.
The Electric Experience
Once attendees master segway skills during a 20- to 30-minute orientation session, the expert guides at The Electric Experience whisk them away on a one- or two-hour trek through Delray Beach. Tours whizz down serene paths and quiet neighborhood streets in between stops at public beaches and the Sandoway House, where guests can take turns feeding a shark. As guides expound on Delray Beach's history, tours amble into Veterans Park, swing by manatees luxuriating in their natural habitats, and weave their way among the marina district's striking architecture. Afterward, The Electric Experience can equip visitors with sun-shielding gear for the beach, electric bikes for unguided rides, or folding bicycles that patrons can refold into origami swans to ride on ocean expeditions.
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