What You'll Get
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. Today's Groupon gives you the chance to practice on these leisurely chariots of fire lest the future overtake you at 12.5 miles per hour: for $35, you get a two-hour Segway rental from SemSeg (a $70 value). Segways are available for rental Tuesday–Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Able to travel up to 24 miles on a single charge, SemSeg's Segway rentals give riders the freedom to go on a Magellanic self-guided tour of the Motor City’s attractions. After a ten-minute orientation teaches aspiring sidewalk motorists how to maneuver their Segways by shifting their body weight and manipulating time, space, and handlebars, the SemSeg staff will fit you with a helmet and release you like homing pigeons into the city. As you cruise at up to 12.5 miles per hour past statues, across plazas, and through other people’s picnics, you can inspire envy in bipeds along the riverwalk, create a sensation in the theater district, and refuel with a lunch at Eastern Market.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Credit card and drivers license required at booking. Must be 14 or older. 260lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
SemSeg's Segway experts equip urban explorers to cruise through Detroit at up to 12.5 miles per hour during self-guided tours. A brief orientation covers proper techniques for turning, stopping, and impromptu jousting. Then, motorists hop aboard scooters and travel up to 24 miles on a single charge. The long battery life allows motorists to cruise down the Riverfront, circle 14-acre Hart Plaza, and crisscross the Rivard Plaza in a single trip. Though SemSeg encourages DIY tours, their guides lead weekend tours through downtown and down the Riverwalk.