Lewis and Clark were both hobbled during their great expedition—Clark from resentment at his second billing and Lewis from a Lego slipped into his hiking boot by Clark. Enjoy noncompetitive nature excursions with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-day mountain-biking shuttle service for two people at McKenzie River Mountain Resort in Finnrock (up to a $50 value). Groupon customers also receive 30% off overnight lodging at the Resort with today's deal.
McKenzie River Mountain Resort's staff ushers off-road cyclists to the tops of mountain trails for full days of energizing outdoor navigating. Bring a path-crushing mountain bike or tricycle possessed by goatly spirits, and embark on a downhill excursion with a buddy or a Lance Armstrong via one of two trails: the McKenzie River Trail or King-Castle Trail. The all-day McKenzie River Trail guides riders through lava fields and 300-year-old forests, and the King-Castle Trail carves a smoother, more comfortable path through forested terrain for a 30–60 minute ride.
To save riders energy for conquering the downward journey or doing headstands on their bike seats, shuttle passengers are taken to the top of their chosen trail in an equipment-stowing vehicle. Riders who want a trail-ready transport can rent one of the resort's Mongoose Otero or Nishikki mountain bikes ($45), though this service is not included with today's Groupon. Both of the bikes are outfitted with mountain-inspired parts, such as dual-suspension shocks, rounded metal wheels with a rubber grip, and disk brakes, to ease rocky, bumpy rides.
McKenzie River Mountain Resort
Nestled on six rustic acres near the convergence of the McKenzie and Blue Rivers, McKenzie River Mountain Resort’s homey waterside cabins once served as lodgings for forest rangers. Trimmed in woodsy accents, the cozy abodes feature brick fireplaces and overstuffed sofas, located a stone’s throw from seasonal forest fun. In the winter, guests can snowshoe the local woods or ski at the nearby HooDoo Mountain, and summer activities include biking, horseback riding, and hunting. A shuttle service ferries cyclists and their borrowed Nishiki or Mongoose Otero bikes to the King Castle trail, Lucky Boy Mine Trail, or McKenzie River trail, whose pathways make for picturesque downhill treks for avid cyclists or Jack-and-Jill nursery-rhyme reenactors. Additional outdoor pursuits include fishing, golf, and taking soothing dips in Terwilliger Hot Springs.