Lakefront path next to Shedd Aquarium -- easy access to restrooms and parking, especially good for families with young kids
Solidarity Drive by the Planetarium -- unobstructed skyline views
North Avenue Beach -- avoid the downtown crowds, lots of parking, access to restrooms, and easy entertainment for the kids who want to play in the sand or picnic before the light show
stake out the above locations by 3pm... no later than 5pm
visit the Museums (Shedd Aquarium/Field Museum /Adler Planetarium) which are open today then stake out your lakefront seat
take public transportation or park in either the Soldier Field lots or Millennium Park garages
FAQ Segway questions:
What is a Segway?
A Segway is a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-operated human transportation vehicle. It is operated in a standing position. It should not be confused with a scooter, or cegway. It is a non-motorized, eco-friendly machine that uses renewable credit energy during its operation. The Segway leaves no carbon footprint on the environment. Go Green, Go Segway, Go Absolutely!
Is it safe?
Absolutely! The marvelous thing about a Segway is that it contains a gyroscope - allowing the machine to self-balance in response to the rider's movements. After just a few minutes of our safety and operational training, you'll see how easy and effortless riding a Segway can be!
Is a Segway easy to ride?
A Segway is not only easy to ride, but it's also a lot of fun! Imagine covering a lot of territory - without expending a lot of energy. That's the beauty of riding a Segway. They're clean, quiet, and you stand above the crowds. That makes for great views, even if you're short! Couple that with our tour guide's narration through your wireless headset, and you've got a fun and effortless way to take in the sights!
Can children ride?
Riding a Segway is safe, even for children. However, we do require that all riders be at least 12 years of age. Here are our age requirements:
12 - 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent
16 - 17 years of age must have a signed waiver by a parent. A deposit is required. Parental participation is optional.
18 and older requires no parental permission
Are there any weight restrictions?
In order to assure our riders' safety, there is a minimum weight requirement of 100 pounds. The maximum recommended weight limit as specified by the manufacturer, Segway, LLC, is 260 pounds. In order to ride, your weight should fall somewhere within this range.
Are there any height requirements?
Our Segways have adjustable handlebars to make the ride safe and fun, regardless of height.
Are there any other Requirements?
All participants are required to wear protective helmets at all times and sign waiver and release forms prior to departure
Are there people who should NOT participate?
It is not recommended that pregnant women and any person with health restrictions, seizure disorders, or intolerance or sensitivity to extreme heat and sun participate in this activity. Riders must be capable of standing for extended periods of time. Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited from riding
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