Segways2U is proud to announce their newest rental location in the heart of Detroit at the GM Renaissance Center. Founded by Detroiters Maureen Kearns and Keith Steele, Segways2U provides a unique way for people to get around Detroit.
Visitors and residents can easily zip along the Riverwalk, roll past the shops and restaurants, glide along the historic streets, or take a specially guided tour around Detroit.
A segway is a two-wheeled transportation device that operates on gyroscopic and fluid-based motion sensors, allowing the operator to control the device by leaning forward and back. The vehicle first appeared in the early 2000s.
"Our professional instructors give each rider thorough instructions on how to use their segway,” said Maureen Kearns, co-owner of Segways2U. “Each instructor is very patient, so that every level of segway rider feels comfortable and safe, while enjoying a great ride around the City.”
Throughout the summer months and into October, Segways2U will offer segway rentals by the hour or half-day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tours and private rentals are also available with reservation. For more information, call 855-U-SEGWAY or visit their website at www.segways2u.com.
For Keith Steele and Maureen Kearns, co-owners of Segways2U, the adventure began in 2009 with the purchase of 11 Segway PTs and a vision to provide people with a different way to explore the Motor City. The devices were purchased to be operated through Inside Detroit, the Detroit-centric tour nonprofit Kearns created back in 2006. When she moved on from the organization, Kearns and Steele decided to join forces and created Segways2U.
“We are pleased to welcome Segways2U as our newest tenant,” said Todd Pardon, Asset Services director for CBRE at the GM Renaissance Center. “Their presence will add more summer fun along the riverfront, starting at the GM Renaissance Center.”
For updates and information, visit www.segways2U.com, www.facebook.com/segways2u, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convenient parking and valet services are available at the GM Renaissance Center. For a complete list of parking locations, visit www.gmrencen.com/directions/valetparking.axis.
Segway® PTs do have some limitations, and each rider must meet the following requirements before registering: be at least 16 years old (a guardian may ride with children); weigh between 100 and 260 pounds; may not be pregnant; wear closed-toe flat shoes; and be capable of climbing a flight of stairs unassisted.