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 $37, you get a Segway Beachcomber tour along Huntington Beach and a CD with photos of your adventure from GW Tours (an $80 value). Participants must weigh between 100 and 270 pounds and be wearing flat-bottomed shoes to participate. Everyone will be required to sign a waiver.
On the approximately 90-minute Beachcomber tour, you'll zip by major Surf City sites and out across the hard, dark sand of the beach at low tide. As you roll along, your guide will regale you with tales from Huntington Beach's storied past. Prior to disembarking from GW's Segway stables, you'll get a protective helmet and all the instruction you need to handle the Segway x2, an extra-rugged Segway with all-terrain tires tough enough to steer you away from obstacles and awkward conversations.
Because almost anyone who can stand can operate a Segway, tours are a wonderful gift for the young, old, and anyone else with flat-soled shoes and a sense of adventure. Safely returned after another day on the run, you'll receive a photo CD with images of you shredding along like Darth Vader late to a meeting. Aside from commemorating your adventure, this CD makes for an excellent emergency mirror or an evil eye deflector.
You must be 14 years old to attend the tour; those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pregnant women are not allowed for safety reasons. Tours are subject to availability, it's recommended to call a day in advance to schedule.
GW Tours’ fleet of segways and Scoot Coupes glides along the wet sands of Huntington Beach in both predesigned routes and custom carved paths. Before embarking, each segway participant receives a protective helmet and all the instruction necessary to handle the Segway X2, an extrarugged machine with all-terrain tires tough enough to steer away from obstacles and awkward conversations. The popular Beachcomber expedition takes segway pilots past major Surf City sites and across the hard, dark sand of the beach at low tide. While rolling, guides regale their flock with tales from Huntington Beach's storied past and snap photos of the group.
Segway riders then return to GW Tours’ stables, where they receive a photo CD with images of them shredding along like Darth Vader when he’s late to a meeting. Because almost anyone who can stand can operate a segway, tours are a wonderful gift for the young, old, and anyone else with flat-soled shoes and a sense of adventure. GW Tours also offers custom rides and caters to corporate groups.