E.T. inspired a short-lived flying-bicycle craze in the early 1980s, but the trend fizzled out after a series of unsightly pigeon collisions. Stay grounded with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of rentals at Wheel Fun Rentals. This deal is valid for rentals at the following Lake Balboa and Shoreline Village locations in Van Nuys and Long Beach.
Wheel Fun Rentals’ gleaming fleet of pedal-powered wheelmobiles rejuvenate the line between points A and B. Shiny cruisers ($10/hr. at Lake Balboa; $12/hr. at Shoreline) await solo cyclists, and tandems ($15/hr. or $35/full day) act as catalysts for the perfect outdoor date for a sun-seeking couple or a farmer and his prized pumpkin. A four-wheeled single surrey ($20/hr.)—the mutant offspring of a golf cart and paddleboat—comfortably accommodates three adults and two children, and up to six adults and a pair of children can pile into a double surrey ($30/hr.) and attempt to break the sound barrier.
Renters can blaze their own trails or embark upon self-guided tours from Lake Balboa or Shoreline Village. Cyclists have easy access to miles of bike paths dappled with fun pit stops such as the Aquarium of the Pacific and Parker’s Lighthouse.