Riding a bike on land is fun for mermen and a portion of cycling enthusiasts, but riding a bike on water is fun for all bipedal creatures, including the dignified ostrich. Master the water without wetting your feathers with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a Naples Canals Holiday Lights Tour (a $40 value) from Long Beach Hydrobikes. Available November 26, 2010, to January 1, 2011, the tour will depart daily from the docks at Alamitos Bay at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.
Adventurers can explore the bay in a whole new way while seated on one of Long Beach Hydrobikes’ hydrobikes—super-stable water cycles that prop riders high above the tread-worthy surf and can cruise at up to 7 mph, which is approximately 457 British knots. During the Naples Canals Holiday Lights Tour, which lasts about one hour, ex-gondoliers and locals will guide up to 13 life-jacketed tourists through the Naples Canals, highlighting the beautiful holiday décor that sparkles in the darkness like Santa’s right eye.
For guests who miss the tour (or in the event of a rainout), today's Groupon can still be redeemed for two hours of regular hydrobike rental for a single person (a $35 value) or a one-hour rental for two (a $40 value).
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One way to get an exceptionally close look at picturesque Alamitos Bay is to ride atop its churning surf on one of Long Beach Hydrobikes's stable, pedal-powered water cycles. The company ensures that renters catch the bay's most noteworthy sights, providing them with a map detailing the location of a bird sanctuary as well as a cove where jellyfish delicately billow in certain months.
Avid pedalers generally cruise at speeds of up to seven miles per hour, exercising bodies with a workout that takes advantage of water resistance to jettison excess calories out to sea. As there is virtually no risk of capsizing, riders may wear anything from a bathing suit to a water-soluble prom dress. The hydrobikes come equipped with storage compartments, drink holders, and a wealth of extra space to invite pets along for the ride, free of charge.
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