Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with La Jolla the easy way with today's Groupon: for $44, you get an electric-bike tour of La Jolla from San Diego Fly Rides (an $89 value). Tours depart daily at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m at the southern end of Windansea Beach at Palomar Avenue and Camino De La Costa.
The talented tour guides of San Diego Fly Rides take two-wheeling explorers on a 2.5-hour 10-mile electric-bike adventure through the scenic Southern California Riviera. After a safety orientation and a rental-helmet donning, riders mount an easy-to-ride Zuma electric bike and cruise at speeds of up to 20 mph from sandy Windansea Beach to the sun-soaked hills of Mt. Soledad State Park with its sweeping 360-degree views of San Diego. Along the way, wide eyes take in luxury homes, the sea-lion-dotted La Jolla Coves, the donut-hole roof tiles of the Munchkin Houses on Little People’s Row, and Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Free water and snacks leave mouths too busy to ask uncomfortable personal questions of fellow riders.
The intimate, inimitable tour features small groups of riders and state-of-the-art bikes with wide, cushy seats, upright handlebars, and cup holders. Two-wheeling travelers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring along a camera or a butterfly net and mason jar with air holes to capture memories.
San Diego Fly Rides
Armed with a fleet of Currie Technologies e-bikes, San Diego Fly Rides introduces explorers to beautiful views of the coast and city accessible by easily navigated trails. After a quick introduction to the bikes, a story-telling guide leads groups of cyclists, rolling at about 20 miles per hour to stay ahead of heckling joggers. The visitors hear the secrets of storied surroundings in La Jolla, Little Italy, San Diego Bay, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and other famed locales. For a more free-form tour experience, guests can opt for rentals of IZIP Zuma bikes, which come with all the materials necessary so renters can guide themselves, including a map, helmet, water, snack, basket, and bike lock. The shop also sells electric bikes, which generate propelling power but also allow riders to pedal to their heart's content or doctor's orders.
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