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September 5, 2012
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What You'll Get
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 deal: for $10, you get a one-hour hydrobike rental at Long Beach Hydrobikes. Open for rentals 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, hydrobikes launch from the docks on Alamitos Bay, near Khoury's Restaurant in Long Beach.
Pedal by gentle pedal, hydrobikers explore Alamitos Bay in a whole new way. Armed with a detailed map, riders are free to navigate their manual machine to nearby bird sanctuaries, seasonal jellyfish coves, or open seas of tread-worthy surf. Each hydrobike is designed to prop riders high above the salty spray, which means travelers can traverse in swimsuits, street clothes, or three-piece suits for one highly unconventional fishing trip. Romantics can pack their picnic lunch in the on-board storage console, stow their sparkling soda in the cup holder, and tie the red-and-white-checkered blanket around their necks for a woefully inefficient, yet surprisingly stylish cape.
Hydrobikes coast at a cool 3 mph and cruise up to 7 mph at full steam, providing ample mileage across the hour. For extended trips, riders can tack on an extra hour for $15 or rip the fabric of space-time for the cost of a college physics class.
Reservations are required. Must be 18 years or older unless accompanied by an adult (but you may ride on a separate bike). Must sign a waiver. 400 lbs max.
Long Beach Hydrobikes opened recently, so there aren't many reviews available, but four Yelpers give it a five-star average:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 25, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Must sign waiver. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 400 lb. weight limit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Long Beach Hydrobikes
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.