Biking is the most efficient way to travel from location to location without a series of well-placed trampolines or full control over a vestigial tail. Get where you need to go without challenging your human status with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of bicycle and beach rentals from Island Bicycle Company in Galveston.
Open year-round, Island Bicycle Company dispenses all manner of sand-bound vehicles with hourly and all-day rentals, along with gear for any beach trip. Hop onto an awning-covered four-wheel beach cruiser ($8/hour; $25/full day) for pedal-powered tours of the sun-kissed island, or elect to ride one of the newly stocked electric bikes ($60/full day), powered by miles-long extension cords. Myriad watercraft options, including tandem kayaks ($30/hour; $65/full day), afford sea-splorers the opportunity to glide over Galveston Bay's sparkling waves. The shop also rents out beach-combing equipment, such as fishing poles ($9/hour; $30/full day) and metal detectors ($16/hour; $40/full day) that can find buried change or misplaced cars.
Island Bicycle Company
The staff at Island Bicycle Company keeps its fleet of bikes, surfboards, kayaks, and cruisers ready to traverse surf or sand with the help of their in-house service department. Recently added to the store's fleet, A2B Metro electric bikes buzz along the beachfront and harbor via maps included with self-guided tour packages. Metal detectors and binoculars help beachgoers find buried treasure or spot incoming ghost ships. In addition to rentals, the store sells two-wheelers from brands such as Electra, Sun Bicycle, and more.