Riding a motorcycle is an even better way to experience freedom on the open road than showing up for carpool dressed as Thomas Jefferson. Feel the wind in your powdered wig with this Groupon.
$139 for Rider's Edge New Rider Motorcycle Course ($295 Value)
Instructors certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation steer Rider's Edge students through 25 hours of motorcycle fundamentals such as braking, turning, and developing a tough exterior to disguise a surprisingly gentle core. Soon-to-be-leather-clad students familiarize themselves with the inner workings of a dealer-provided bike before hopping on one to practice maneuvering techniques, including controlling skids and maneuvering obstacles. Course graduates receive a MSF Basic Rider Course Completion Card and a DL389, which may exempt them from the riding portion of the California motorcycle-license class and may reduce insurance rates. Riders must provide their own riding apparel, including jackets, jeans, chaps, leather pants, over-the-ankle footwear, full-fingered gloves, eyewear, and a helmet that mets DOT requirements. Loaner helmets and gloves are available. Though Iron Steed Harley-Davidson sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Iron Steed Harley-Davidson
The two-wheeler experts of Iron Steed Harley-Davidson teamed up with the venerated manufacturer in 1976, and now house new and preowned hogs in a 30,000-square-foot facility with easy access to the Pacific coast, Napa Valley, and the Sierras. Riders aged 21 or older secure luggage and teddy-bear compadres in onsite storage, before setting out atop late-model rental steeds such as Heritage, Road King cruisers, Road Glide Custom, or Street Glide touring bikes.An onsite service center restores wounded rides with factory-authorized repairs and one-day routine maintenance. Parts and clothing departments allow Harley enthusiasts to customize bikes without having to lick them.