$40 for 3.5-Hour Electric Bike Tour of San Francisco and Sausalito ($70 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Guided 3.5-hour, 8-mile tour
  • UltraMotor A2B electric bikes allow you to choose pedaling, electric motor, or both
  • 35-minute Blue and Gold Fleet Ferry trip included
  • See Fort Mason, Alcatraz, the Palace of Fine Arts & Bay trail/Golden Gate promenade

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Promotional value expires Aug 20, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Ages 16+. Must weigh 85 lbs. No expecting mothers. Under 18 w/ guardian. Subject to minimum combined guest count of 4 & good weather to operate. Max 6 Groupons per party. Gratuity not included. Rider responsible for any damages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Jump to: Reviews | Bicycles: They're Electric

Whiz by the splendor of the Bay Area on an UltraMotor A2B electric bike as part of a two-wheeled adventure courtesy of the Electric Tour Company. Today's Groupon gets you a 3.5-hour electric bike tour of San Francisco and Sausalito for just $40.

On an electric bike, you choose to pedal manually or switch on the electric motor. Use the electric motor to climb the hills, Pedal over the Golden Gate Bridge, then coast down to Sausalito on this 3.5 to 4 hour tour. Don't worry if you’ve never been on an electric bike: the tour includes a fitting, safety tutorial, test drive, and helmet. The electric motor makes it remarkably easy to overcome San Francisco’s notorious quadriceps-annihilating hills. The eco-friendly UltraMotor A2B has a full suspension and an oversized seat, so the eight-mile ride to Sausalito along the new bike path by the Bay to Fort Point is as comfortable as technology allows.

Seeing the sights (Fort Mason, Alcatraz, and the Palace of Fine Arts, etc.) with the wind in your hair is the way to go, at least according to citizens of China, who bought 21 million e-bikes last year. The experience is made even richer by one of Electric Tour Company's expert guides, who give you engrossing factoids about San Francisco architecture, history, and culture. Sit in the sunshine in Sausalito before heading back to San Francisco on the Blue and Gold Fleet Ferry (included in your Groupon).

The Electric Tour Company is your conduit to the awesome accomplishment that is the electric bicycle. Don’t let this chance to be a part of human history pass you by.

Reviews

The electric bike tour is brand-new, so nobody's been electrified yet, but Yelpers give Electric Tour Company's Segway circuits an average of 4.5 stars:

  • We have done two tours with this company and they were both lots of fun. – Misti P.
  • First of all, the tour guide and staff were excellent. I'm not going to lie - I was actually really scared about getting on a Segway. I thought I wouldn't be able to do it and would have to be left behind. The instructors really put me (and my mom) at ease. – Laura V.
  • Everything was just perfect and our entire group had a blast! [Our guide] made everyone in our group feel comfortable and was an excellent guide. – nehemias P.

Bicycles: They're Electric

Bicycle-Riding Enthusiast magazine recently called bicycles "the worst, most outdated form of transportation due to its lack of a motor." This harsh realization pushed the magazine to the brink of bankruptcy, but its readers wrote in with an ingenious solution: the electric bicycle. Electric bicycles saved bike-riding and Bicycle-Riding Enthusiast, though the magazine's future remains unclear due to its current cover story: "Bicycles: Why Can't They Fly?"

Electric Tour Company

The crew members at Electric Tour Company believe that San Francisco is the most fun town in the world, and that one of the best ways to explore its diverse streets are on unique vehicles such as the Segway. This led them to develop tours—for locals and tourists alike—which have attracted attention and praise from outlets such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the Los Angeles Times. Atop the sturdy deck of an i2 Segway, groups wheel past famed San Francisco sights and explore historic neighborhoods.

Customer Reviews

A great experience to have with the family!
David C. · November 6, 2016
Probably the best thing we did on our entire trip!
Stephanie S. · September 15, 2016
This was our second trip with ETC. Just like the first, this one was excellent. They spend the right amount of time on preparation so you feel comfortable when you "hit the streets". Matt was an awesome guide and our party of four want to do it again!!!
Steven H. · July 7, 2016
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