I do not know how to ride a bike.. Is Segway way easier to learn and ride?
Thanks for your question and your interest in our tours. You don't need to know how to ride a bike to ride a Segway. Most people that have come on tour with us have never ridden Segways and we are able to train each group in around 30 minutes at the beginning of the tour.
There is less balance involved riding a Segway than riding a bike. That said, it takes about as much balance as it does to stand up or walk up a flight a stairs. Just keep in mind that you will be standing for the duration of the tour.
I hope that this helps and that you will let us know if you have any other questions.
Thanks again and happy travels!
City Operations Manager
City Segway Tours DC
I cant ride a bike but I managed the segway within minutes and loved the tour. It is very simple, can be a little frightening for the first few seconds but you will pick it up very quickly and after that, it is great fun. Your legs may be tired by the end though, as you are adjusting your balance all the time, but it is so worth it.
If you can stand in one place, you can ride a Segway. Basically, all your doing is shifting your weight to the balls of your feet to go forward and to your heels to stop. Steering is as easy as leaning left or right. I'm confident you'll be a pro in no time. We've taken Segway tours three times and have loved it every time. No one on any tour I've been on has not mastered riding in minutes. Enjoy, it's worth it.
Really easy but you have to be able to balance the whole time - it can become tiresome.
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