People who don't have their own bicycles often try to make one by sawing their car in half or affixing an extra wheel to their unicycle. Borrow a traditionally made bicycle with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two eight-hour hybrid-bike rentals and two drip coffees from Train Station Bike & Bean in Tantallon (a $63.20 value).
Train Station Bike & Bean equips cyclists with bikes, gear, and fresh-brewed coffee in a historic train station located midway along the picturesque St. Margaret's Bay Trail. Pedalling duos can rent a pair of hybrid bikes for eight hours of traffic-free exploration on a 33-kilometre grooved pathway following the route of the railway that connected the area's villages in pre-teleportation days. Other routes transport riders through scenic fishing villages, sandy beaches, and popular sites, such as Peggy's Cove and Aspotogan Loop. The rental includes bike helmets and a bike-rack storage bag to hold valuables and fortifying cupcakes en route.
At the end of their journeys, riders can relax with two cups of regular drip coffee in the historic French Village train station, which dates back to the turn of the 20th century. Guests can curl up inside on cushy armchairs or stretch out on one of two outdoor decks. Free wireless Internet lets unwinding bikers post their adventures to cycling message boards or research strategies for motivating stationary bicycles.
5401 St. Margaret's Bay Rd.
Tantallon, Nova Scotia B3Z 2H9