Once the sunny season arrives, people everywhere saw cars in half or affix an extra warm-weather wheel to the family unicycle. Quench your thirst for summertime scenery in a much more convenient manner with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $34 worth of rentals of water-sports equipment and bikes with all necessary safety equipment from Wheel Fun Rentals.
The following rentals are available at each location:
• Lake Calhoun: water-sports equipment ($15–$22/hour), bikes ($8/hour; kids’ bikes $6/hour)
• Minnehaha Falls: bikes ($8–$27/hour; kids’ bikes $6/hour)
• Lake Nokomis: bikes ($11–$27/hour), canoes ($16/hour)
• Lake Harriet: water-sports equipment ($11–$22/hour)
• Canal Park in Duluth: bikes ($8–$27/hour)
At Wheel Fun Rentals, visitors can traverse surrounding areas in fun paddle- and pedal-propelled vessels while soaking in oft-overlooked scenery, which would not be possible from a car seat or an ACME rocket. Established in 1999, Wheel Fun Rentals has since provided locals and tourists with an engaging way to sightsee while promoting a healthy lifestyle. With the $34 credit, customers are able to rent a wide range of vehicles, including a paddleboat, paddleboard, surrey, canoe, or double kayak. The rental fees are applied toward the land or sea vessel and are not per person.
Relaxing aquatic trips provide a soothing escape from tumbleweed- and stone-golem-infested terrain, and bicycles offer the speed and mobility to outrun territorial squirrels protecting their stashes of Honus Wagner baseball cards. Additionally, bike helmets, paddles, and life jackets are all included, ensuring a safe and well-prepared trip, unlike Magellan’s ill-fated Indonesian trip to find cell-phone reception.
Wheel Fun Rentals
In 1987, Brian McInerny was careening around Italy in a four-wheel, multipassenger Surrey cycle. An avid cyclist, he fell in love with this quirky contraption that he'd never seen in the United States and he immediately sought out the manufacturer and purchased a crate of them. Wheel Fun Rentals traces its origin to this very moment, as Brian changed his surrey-distribution company into a rental and tour company that spans the nation. In spite of a general suspicion of unicycles and their ulterior motives, the company's corporate philosophy espouses "Supporting active healthy lifestyles for our customers and maintaining a healthy environment for all." Wheel Fun's fleet of rentals now includes bicycles, multipassenger Surreys, scooters, surfboards, and paddle-based watercraft. They also promote green communities by offering free rentals to Big Brothers Big Sisters.