As spring spreads like spilled gravy over the land, hibernating bicycles slowly awaken and emerge from the undergrowth, shy and stiff with sleep. Help your own bicycle bosom buddy rise and shine with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a half-day guided mountain-bike tour for two from L.A. Mountain Bike Tours in Topanga (a $170 value). Meeting points for the tour vary, and can be scheduled by phone or email.
The instructors at L.A. Mountain Bike Tours guide cyclists of all levels of pedaling prowess through the easy scenic trails and lush and rugged terrain of Southern California. During a half-day mountain-bike tour for two, bike riders soak up views of the Pacific Ocean and dusty mountaintops while maneuvering past obstacles such as rocks, tree roots, and feral construction horses. Cyclists are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and body-cushioning accessories, but bike and gear rental is available for an additional fee.
LA Mountain Bike Tours
As a teenager, Scott Petryshyn raced motocross for Team Kawasaki, relying on oil and gasoline to propel him along the track. After studying biology and kinetics in college, Scott needed only to look to the human body for a new source of motion. Since rejoining the racing world as a semipro mountain biker, he's starred as a stuntman for nationwide Subaru and Nissan TV campaigns and channeled his expertise into his shop, Warner Bike, and LA Mountain Bike Tours.
Scott's tours wend through southern California's varied terrain and wild droves of celebrities, skirting past vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Excursions are tailored to every experience level, cruising along flat land and moderate hills for beginners or tackling more advanced inclines, high elevations, and narrow gaps. Scott also captains private lessons in which pupils master everything from handling gears to flying past the moon without getting swept into orbit.:m]]