Since cheetah-shoes don’t yet exist and a tree stump with a saddle on it is hopelessly immobile, bicycles remain the best way to tour a city. See the sights in two-wheeled fashion with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $65 for a full-day rental of Kalkhoff urban-cruiser deluxe electric bikes for two (a $130 value)
- $85 for a full-day rental of Kalkhoff high-performance deluxe electric bikes for two (a $170 value)<p>
Urban cruisers give riders an electric boost that propels them up to 20 miles per hour, whereas the high-performance bikes accelerate more quickly and up to a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. Rentals include a map of the best routes, a bag in which to tote snacks and belongings, a helmet, and a lock. Full-day rentals span the store’s business hours, which run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but Groupon customers can upgrade to overnight rentals for an additional $25 per bike.<p>
Greenlight Bikes LLC
At Greenlight Bikes LLC, Kalkhoff electric bikes propel cyclists at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. The German-born bikes sprang from the imagination of Heinrich Kalkhoff in 1914, who hatched the idea when he delivered mail riding a cycle instead of a carrier pigeon. During the ensuing 30 years, Heinrich and an ever-growing staff honed his initial design and ultimately ventured into electric bikes. The company unveiled the motor-powered fleet to Europe in 2005. Stateside, Greenlight Bikes both rents and sells them, in addition to traditional cycles.
The eBikes are available in designs that range from comfy cruiser to high-performance two-wheeler, and they bolster riders' pedaling at three different levels. A sensor in the bike's bottom bracket gauges manpower and, with the help of a brushless motor, boosts it for up to 50 miles—the typical amount of time it takes to escape an angry corgi. Riders can also switch off electric assistance and complete excursions using their own cardiovascular electricity.