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 Dover. Choose between the following options:
• For $69, you get a two-hour tour of Dover International Speedway on a weekday (a $139 value).
• For $79, you get a two-hour tour of Dover International Speedway on a weekend (a $159 value).
SegZone's two-wheeled excursions give sightseers a comfortable, entertaining way to explore Dover's adrenaline-inducing NASCAR speedway while learning about its rich history. After 20–30 minutes of training on bipedal vessels, tourists will explore the grounds as a well-heeled racetrack historian shares tales and truisms about the speedway's background, including its NASCAR significance with events such as Sprint Cup, the K&N Pro Series East, and the Commuter Cup, in which racers attempt to shave while driving. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage invites segwaynauts to practice parallel parking; the Infield Media Center spotlights a swanky news hub; and the Monster Bridge offers a panoramic view of the track. Cameras flash at Victory Lane, where legends such as Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth have celebrated wins, and the 46-foot tall Monster Monument dwarfs gyroscopic steeds, paying tribute to legendary drivers and small cities accidentally demolished during the monster's nightly gallivants.
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.