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What You'll Get
Seeing the world by bike 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 two-wheeled trek with today’s Groupon: for $200, you get a mountain-biking adventure package for one from Back Country Excursions in Parsonsfield (a $408 total value). The package includes:
- Three nights in a private double-lodge room and five meals (a $288 value)
- 2.5 days of bike and helmet rental (a $100 value)
- Guided trail instruction (a $20 value)
Back Country Excursions’ mountain-biking season runs May 1–November 1.
Back Country Excursions supplies an environment for adventure with woodsy lodge accommodations, mountain-bike rentals, and 26 miles of mountain trails for both beginner and experienced riders. Two-wheeled propulsion machines sprint through single-track ascents, rocky downhill plunges, rolling hills of red and white pines as well as optional detours through masked wormholes. With knowledgeable guides leading bike adventures and providing expert instruction, riders of all experience levels can explore all the offerings of the outdoors while whizzing by verdant sights on two-wheeled stallions. After climbing trails and flying over mountainside speed bumps, pedalers can float across the sandy warm-water lake located near the lodge grounds rental canoes ($20; not included with today’s Groupon) while bottoms lament their taxing workout in Shakespearean verse.
Solid pine wood paneling decks the rustic lodge, which boasts couches and games for late-night entertainment and a screened-in flagstone porch for watching fireflies. Guests can begin their mornings with towel-clad swiftness as they head to the outdoor showers or relax as dawn turns to dusk in the outdoor wood-fired cedar hot tub, which doubles as a Bugs Bunny film prop.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 15 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. 7 day cancellation notice or $30 fee may apply. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Back Country Excursions
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are an adventure destination for cycling enthusiasts that want to learn the sport of Mt biking, We also have trails for more experienced riders and all our Mt biking adventures are guided. We have some kayaks and an excellentwhite sand bottom swimming lake.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I was inspired to share this amazing natural place with adventurous people from the cities in order for them to be able to see the beauty and experience the solitude of nature up close in hopes that their experience here wouldhelp them make positive choices to preserve our Earths natural beauty.
What do you love most about your job?
I greatly enjoy sharing the joys and challenges of Mt biking and particularly like working with novices and seeing them progress rapidly. The skills that I teach are greatly appreciated and often even an experienced Mt biker learns much about the sport.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
One of my customers was a Firefighter in Boston and actually another in NYC well the Boston gentleman couldn't thank me enough for teaching him how to shift the gears on a Mt bike at the appropriate time and in the appropriate sequence. He was an experienced rider but always worked too hard climbing hills and really didn't like climbing but that all changed. I have 26 years stories! He gave me his fire shirt from his Fire Company