Less prone to explosions, bird collisions, and painful butt-burns, the segway has edged out the jetpack as the official ride of the 23rd century. Practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour with today's Groupon to SegZone Tours in Annapolis. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a one-hour segway tour (a $60.50 value).
- For $41, you get a two-hour segway tour (an $82.50 value).
SegZone's two-wheeled excursions give sightseers a comfortable, entertaining way to see Annapolis's most notable sights while learning about its history. During the one-hour tour, riders glide through the streets as if carried by roller-skating angels, passing some of the pivotal points in local, state, and national history. Tours integrate sights such as the Maryland State House, the Sands House, and the United States Naval Academy. Passengers opting for the two-hour tour will also observe Victorian-style homes throughout the Murray Hill neighborhood, sparking the envy of nonwheeled seagulls with a ride along the waterfront. Personal earpieces and helmets provided by SegZone provide riders with optimum safety and informational intake, and a half-hour training course will grant them with essential operating knowledge such as how to move forward, and when to reward the segway with a treat. Patrons who have been on a SegZone tour before can use their Groupon for a one- or two- hour private segway experience, allowing them to travel anywhere they desire.
Except for cases of extreme weather, tours take place rain or shine and generally include up to eight riders, allowing for the formation of an octagonal fighting pattern during altercations with rival Vespa gangs. Patrons should call ahead to schedule a tour with SegZone to ensure an open spot aboard one of its self-balancing steeds.
Committing their enterprise to eco-friendly tourism, the women at SegZone Tours guide visitors through the historic streets of Annapolis, along the city waterways of Dover, and around the track at Dover International Speedway—all aboard segways. For groups or private parties, tour leaders can also focus excursions on local gardens, architecture, and wildlife in areas often unreachable by car or paraglider. They also guide themed seasonal tours, such as rides along haunted-house routes or past holiday-light displays. With an eye toward safety, staff members always provide thorough instruction on riding before tours or rentals, though they often give customers license to race or argue over whose segway would look better with flames painted on the side. When not leading guided excursions for customers or school groups, the team organizes corporate team-building events as well as indoor obstacle courses for recreation.