I recently threw up a post about a segway shop opening in downtown. After hearing that Triangle Segway had opened their doors I went over to their shop in City Market to see these two-wheeled gizmos in action. Owners Todd and Sandy moved to Raleigh from California and have brought something new to our list of downtown entertainment options. I want to thank them for letting me ride one around. I had never ridden one before but I picked up on it easily and within minutes was doing figure eights in the store.
Segways are the perfect way to explore downtown. You miss a lot when inside a car or bus and walking can get time consuming, plus only the most hardcore walkers could pull off seeing it all in one day. These actually make the ridiculous walking tour doable, which took me four or five walking trips to get all of the pictures. With a segway, I could have knocked it out in an afternoon.
I’m rounding up a crew to go out and do the tour so I’ll post my experience afterwards. If anyone has done it, please comment. Leading the tour is a local resident with, how Sandy put it, “an encyclopedia of knowledge” about the area. If you are in City Market just stop in and give it a try. It will win you over like it did me. Oh right, they also sell these things too. The details:
Tour highlights: Fayetteville St., State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Oakwood and Mordecai.
Hours: Tues-Sun 11am and 2pm. Reservations Required.
Price: 2 hour tour for $55 a person
327 Blake St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
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I smell mashup!!! RAleigh Segway + Saturday sports at Hallifax Mall = Segway Polo!!!
ZOMG!!! That would be amazing!!
Haha, I support this.
I was on the 2pm tour on the opening day!!! I must say that that tour was one of the most enjoyable things i’ve done in a while. I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone! Segways rock.
This is Rahul. We met last night on Glenwood Avenue. It was a pleasure meeting you and to know that I have been underestimating Downtown Raleigh for a long time. I have seen very few people with such devotion and commitment like yours towards educating people about raleigh downtown.
I’m in my workplace, but still took out time to check your blogs and am absolutely astonished to find out that Raleigh has Segaway Tours to offer. I have been wanting to experience Segaway for such a long time.
My early research only pointed me to Biltmore Castle in Ashville and I was willing to travel that far just to experience it.
What do you know…You are going to see me this weekend on a Segaway after all…
Hope to catch up with you soon. Am going to RedRoom on Thursday for Salsa. Take out time and be there
It was good to meet you. I highly recommend the Segway Tour; it is a great way to see downtown and hear about some of the history.
I’ll pass on Red Room this week. Have fun and e-mail me any questions you have about downtown.
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