Choose Your Own Adventure Minneapolis - Segway Touring
Having taken my first virgin Segway ride in West Palm Beach, Florida, I was thrilled to see the opportunity in Minneapolis to repeat and hone my Segway skills on a tour with Human on a Stick.
With Minneapolis’ plethora of bike friendly sidewalks, parks, and trails, the Segway tour was easy, absolutely informative, and yet another vantage point of the city. It is similar to the touring style of a bike with a get on and get off style, but while standing. I compare it to a fast stroll while viewing the Minneapolis sights from the height of a professional basketball player. It is interesting to note that a Segway isn’t necessarily completely intuitive. You must lean forward at a slant to move forward. Then you move to an upright position to stop. To move in reverse, you lean backwards. So, with that added element of uneasiness or moving at a slant, you also see things in a different manner.
On the Magical Historical Tour, you’ll Segway through the Old Mill District, crossing the Stone Arch Bridge with stops at the Guthrie Theatre and the Old Mill Museum. You’ll continue on the various bike trails of downtown Minneapolis with the ability to weave in and out of traffic and pedestrians witnessing St. Anthony Falls and the Mississippi River. Plus, you’ll continue to Nicollet Island, a really cool residential area that is almost stuck in time with twenty-two quaint, old-style Victorian homes and very little traffic.