Though hydrobikes are like boats in that they provide safe transportation over water, they're most often likened to horses due to their storage consoles for carrots. Climb aboard a water steed with this Groupon: for $10, you get a one-hour hydrobike rental from Long Beach Hydrobikes, located on the Alamitos Bay dock in Long Beach (a $20 value).
Long Beach Hydrobikes' stable water cycles cart pedalers across the waters of picturesque Alamitos Bay. Propped above the churning surf and cruising at up to 7 miles per hour, aquatic travelers can consult a detailed map to visit sites such as a sanctuary of preening birds or a seasonally inhabited cove where delicately billowing jellyfish comb out and braid each other's tentacles. The activity mimics the workout of landlubbing spin classes, taking 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 watercraft hydrobikes come equipped with storage compartments and drink holders to cradle bottles of water or dolphin love potions. The rides also sport a wealth of extra space to invite pets along for the ride, free of charge.
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.