People who don't have their own bicycles often try to make one by sawing their car in half or affixing an extra wheel to their unicycle. Borrow a traditionally made bicycle with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a 2.5-hour bicycle tour from Key Lime Bike Tours in Key West (up to a $39 value). Tours depart daily at 10 a.m.
Key Lime Bike Tours' colorful guides shepherd pedal-powered explorers to more than 20 of Key West's top destinations. After doling out water bottles to guests, gear-changing conductors unhinge bike-paddocks to release the herd of lime-green beach cruisers. Once atop their shiny steeds, riders depart on a five-mile, 2.5-hour tour of the island, leisurely rolling along roads and paths flat enough to be considered legally two-dimensional. Journeys stop at hotspots such as Captain Tony's, Ernest Hemingway's house, the Key West Cemetery, and the favorite hangouts of former resident Jimmy Buffet. Visit the historic seaport and try to paddle the United States closer to the equator at the nation's southernmost point. All along the winding route, enthusiastic guides regale island adventurers with tales of pirates, shipwrecks, and the history of the Conch Republic.
After pedaling back to the shop, riders are treated to a piece of island-made key lime pie. Stomachs full and legs rested, guests may keep their beach cruiser until 5 p.m. and explore the island on their own or with a roving gang of hermit crabs.
Although Key Lime Tours sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
108 Fitzpatrick St.
Key West, Florida 33040