Segway fireworks tours

July 2, 2010 Timmie Cortina, the owner of Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours, offers the only Fireworks Tour in the city. She's here with some of her favorite locations and a couple of segways for us to try out.

(RELEASE) Enjoy one of the most beautiful skylines in the world illuminated in its evening splendor. We'll ride through Grant Park and make our way to the Museum Campus. We've got a secret spot where we'll stop to ooh and aah to Chicago's fireworks display. Our tour also takes us along the lakefront past beautiful Monroe Harbor. You haven't seen Chicago until you've seen it at night. It's difficult to decide which is more spectacular - the fireworks or the Chicago evening skyline.


  • The Queens Harbor
  • Solidarity Drive by the Planetarium
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Museum Campus

  • Oak Street Beach/North Avenue Beach-- family friendly option; avoid downtown crowds, parking and access to restrooms, easy entertainment for the kids
  • DuSable Harbor -- avoid crowds
  • Solidarity Drive by the Planetarium -- unobstructed skyline views
  • 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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