For our June social Maureen has set up a private Segway tour of the Historic Oakwood section of Raleigh for our club members. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes, but we will want to allow for two hours as there is a bit of training before you start gliding around downtown Raleigh. The fee for the tour is $55.00 per person
The date & time for the event is June 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm.
The tour operator is Triangle Glides and they are located at 321 S. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Their phone number is (919)828-1988.
On most weekends, the Blount St Parking Deck across the street from Triangle Glides is free of charge. So that’s where it is suggested that we park. The only time it’s not free is if there is a big special event going on downtown, and when that’s the case they have a “special event” parking sign at the entrance to the structure.
Highlights of the Historic Oakwood tour:
***Minimum rider age is 14 years old. Those who are 14-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Each rider must weigh between 100-260 pounds.
Here are the rules and regulations from Triangle Glides fo rtheir tour operations:
Tickets are nonrefundable, but reservations can be rescheduled (subject to availability) with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
Triangle Glides will make the final determination if an activity is cancelled and will contact the ticket holder at the phone number provided with the reservation.
If the weather forecast at tour/class time calls for heavy rain, lightning, ice, snow or other similar conditions, Triangle Glides will cancel the activity and ticket holders will be allowed to reschedule to a new date (subject to availability). For stand up paddleboarding, strong wind or localized strong wind gusts can also be cause for us to cancel a class. Weather is changeable, so please check your phone for voice mail messages just prior to your activity for possible activity updates.
TICKET FORFEITURE/LATE ARRIVALS
Please arrive on time for all activities. The time is stated on your ticket. If you arrive late, you may be too late to join the activity, thereby forfeiting your ticket. Forfeited tickets cannot be used for rescheduling and will not be refunded. Segway tours and Trikke photo workshops begin with a mandatory rider safety training session. Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons begin with on-land training instruction on paddling techniques.
All participants must meet minimum age requirements noted for each activity. For Segway tour and Trikke activities, participants must also meet weight requirements. Minimum Segway and Trikke rider age is 14 years old. Stand up paddler minimum age is 12. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during activity. Segway riders must weigh between 100 lb (min) to 260 lbs (max). Trikke riders must not exceed 250 lbs. Participants for all activities must sign a liability waiver. For safety reasons, pregnant women may not participate in Segway tours, Trikke activities or stand up paddle lessons. Segway and Trikke activities include a rider safety training session prior to departure; participants must demonstrate the basic operation of the Segway/Trikke to participate in the activity. Stand up paddleboard participants should know how to swim and feel comfortable in water activities. If the staff at Triangle Glides deems you have not demonstrated the basic operation of the Segway or Trikke, or the skills needed to perform any activity safely after receiving instruction, or if any participant is unwilling or unable to comply with our safety rules during an activity, then Triangle Glides reserves the right to exclude you from the activity.
Triangle Glides is not responsible for personal items. If you bring personal items on an activity or leave any items behind in our shop during an activity, Triangle Glides is not responsible for them.
Registration fee of $120/per person includes:
Picnic in the Park – $10/person
Saturday Scenic Cruise – No Charge
As in previous years, we have two hotels to choose from. You’ll find the hotels are new to us from the past couple years. The Hilton is a very nice, new property with shopping and restaurants just a walk away and the alternate hotel, Quality Inn & Suites, is only 3/10ths of a mile up the street.
Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
43 Town Square Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28803
You can make your reservation by clicking this link: Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
We have arranged special rates of $149/night at this hotel.
Quality Inn & Suites
1 Skyland Drive
Arden, NC 28714
To make reservations at the Quality Inn & Suites, please call the hotel directly and mention Cruisin’ Biltmore to receive the $85/night special rate.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Ron Kirby & Mary Alexion are teaming up to coordinate the February social event.
On February 9th at 9:45am, we will meet in Wake Forest at the Kohl’s Store (12620 Capital Boulevard Wake Forest, NC 27587) in order to leave a10:00am.
We will then drive to the Post Office in Valentines, VA arriving at around 10:45am (Bracey Exit after crossing Lake Gaston Bridge on I-85). There we’ll deliver our Valentines to be postmarked and mailed. The Post Office is open until 12:00. The Post Master said it would be a busy day with all of the requests. However, she said she would be ready for us.