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 $20, you get a segway tour from Woodridge Segway Tours (a $45.15 value). The tour season begins on Sunday, April 17.
Set against the rustic backdrop of the Catskills, Woodridge Segway Tours motorizes motionless feet by way of human transporter through a two-mile, nature-filled tour. The segway tour sends beginning balancers and intermediate voyagers alike through a relaxing 90-minute cruise from Mountain Dale to Woodridge while passing through six enthralling hamlets. The Rail Trail will showcase pristine mountain views, nose-approved fresh air, and glistening streams of critters fiercely kayaking. Helmets are worn throughout the tour; the segway itself glides along the natural, unpaved trails while responding to body movements for balance. Tour guides will ensure that their guests learn the motions, which include leaning forward to speed up, leaning back to slow down, or making a hard left to swan dive over pole-vault-shaped bushes.
Woodridge Segway Tours
Colossal train engines once pulled hefty freight along the O&W Railway's main line. Today, where the rails lines formerly cut through glistening tree canopies, a 2-mile unpaved trail splices through six rural hamlets, just 90 miles from New York City. It's along this rails-to-trails path that Woodridge Segway Tours whisks its adventurers through beautiful mountain views, clean country air, and the sounds of fresh water trickling. With safety helmets securely atop their heads, tour takers steer the two-wheeled segway transporters with intuitive gestures: leaning forward to go ahead, leaning backward to reverse, and pulling on their ears to make the segways sing.