Like stone tools, fire, and the wheel, pedal power is one of the fundamental human discoveries without which modern man could never have developed such admirably chiseled leg muscles. Avail yourself of the ancients' calf-enhancing knowledge with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a one-hour Model T horseless carriage ride from Model T Bicycle Rentals on Clinton Street (a $30 value). This Groupon is only valid for the new Discover Downtown: Design-Your-Own Trail, which begins and ends at Headwaters Park. This Groupon expires on October 31, 2010.
Model T Bicycle Rentals offers guests delightful hour-long excursions using a fleet of Ford Model T-modeled horseless carriages complete with striped canopies, bench seats, pedal-powered headlights, and sexy blue body paint. Trail racers can claim a carriage (normally $30 per hour) and explore the new Discover Downtown: Design-Your-Own Trail, which allows customers to pick and choose their own route through the city’s lower parts to gaze patriotically at the courthouse or lay down fresh four-wheeled figure-eights around the fountains of Freimann Square. Each carriage can carry two to three adults and up to two tiny adults (less than three feet tall) in the bow-mounted, shopping cart-style kid bucket. Complimentary locks are provided in case riders need to stop to fully appreciate an attraction.
Model T Bicycle Rentals has lent a wheel-shaped hand to nearly 25,000 guests and was recently invited to be a part of the Indiana 500 Tour, which focuses on Indiana’s transportation heritage. Online reservations are highly encouraged due to the limited number of carriages; it’s also a good idea to check the hours ahead of time. Take the wheel of America’s favorite leg-propelled horseless carriage, toot the bugle horn thrice to clear the road of noisy gas buggies, and enjoy a casual high-speed tour through downtown as the wind blows freshly through your hair like a llama exhaling on your head.
Not valid toward group rates or special offers. Rentals subject to availability and weather.