What You'll Get
The modern Segway far outclasses its early prototype, which was merely a tree stump with a saddle on it. Tour the ocean's coast in mobile, versatile fashion with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour Segway tour of Rockaway Beach and quarry from Silicon Segway (a $60 value), located in Pacifica. Riders must be 16 years or older and at least 100 pounds to ride; those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Silicon Segway equips un-wheeled tourists with a Segway PT, which acts as an electric chariot that takes scenic-surveyors on a breezy tour of the coast. Pacifica tours start at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. seven days a week. Civilian Robocops will gather at Rockaway Beach and don a fashionable helmet before cruising along the shores of Pacifica for a spectacle-filled hour. After a quick Segway training session, tourists can spot oceanic fauna while jetting through a wildlife area, then climb through 12 hairpin bends up Pacifica's Strawberry Hill. On the way, you'll encounter historic landmarks, ride past majestic bluffs, and perhaps even spot a whale popping up to ask, "Pardon me, is this the 5:19 to Scottsdale?"
Visitors to the Pacifica area can explore the scenic beaches and popular surfing spots or grab a quick lunch and stroll past the chic boutiques at the Rockaway Beach Plaza. Riders are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and to bring a poncho in case of inclement weather or dunk-tank accidents. Call ahead or book online to reserve your spot.
24-hour cancellation notice required. Not valid Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Day.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Not valid 11/25, 12/25, or 1/1/11. Must be 16 or older and at least 100 lbs. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.