Seeing the world by pedicab beats seeing the world by bus, as bus tours are often ruined by engine exhaust, construction detours, and guides who deliver facts by honking them in Morse code. Enjoy the calm of a pedaled trek with this Groupon.
$75 for a Six-Stop Pedicab Culinary Tour ($150 Value)
Pedicab drivers load up their carriages with two adults and up to two kids before wending through the streets of downtown Tulsa, making pit stops to sample appetizers at six local eateries. Passengers choose from a list of 11 possible stops, including Hey Mambo for Italian and Caz's Chowhouse for American comfort food. Tours will be offered starting September 1, and each lasts about four hours.
Whiling away their vacation in a Swiss Alps chalet, Joe and Beth Henretty noticed a peculiar sound: nothing. The entire town moved at a pace much slower than that of their home in the States; without a car in sight, residents simply strolled to their destinations. Inspired by this way of life, Joe and Beth imported the car-free philosophy to Tulsa in 2005, buying their own bicycle cab and christening their new business Tulsa Pedicabs after the chalet in which they'd stayed. Today, the duo and their two fellow drivers shuttle riders to and from concerts or obedience-school reunions while working solely for tips—both as an accommodation to any budget and as a further homage to Switzerland's laid-back lifestyle.
For a flat fee, the business—also known as Tulsa Pedicabs—captains tours that bounce among Tulsa's local eateries, where passengers sample fare at each stop and, sometimes, carry out agendas of their own. Once, on one of Joe's tours, a man proposed, and the Henrettys honored the occasion by pedaling the couple to their hotel on their wedding day—much like the Swiss nuptial tradition of dragging cans behind a saddled yak.
E 8th St. and S Boston Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119