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 water bicycle with today's Groupon: for $30, you get three beach fitness classes at Long Beach HydroBikes on the Alamitos Bay dock (a $90 value).
Adventurers can explore the bay while pumping up their pulse on one of Long Beach HydroBikes’ hydrobikes—super-stable water cycles that prop riders high above the tread-worthy surf and cruise at up to 7 mph, or 457 knots. Bods get buff with the many leveled fitness classes, where marble-sculpted instructors combine beach exercises with water-cycling jaunts around Alamitos Bay. Gift lungs the light cardio workout of the scenic Splash ride, or challenge legs at the Tsunami level, which includes vigorous beach exercises, running, swimming, weight lifting, and one-on-one kickboxing matches with Poseidon's dolphin henchmen. Up to 10 pedal pushers populate each class in the schedule, with HydroBikers meandering through a nearby bird sanctuary and a seasonal jellyfish cove. Afterward, aquaphiles can hit the beach for some sandy strength training or relax with a session of yoga.
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.