Learn to ride a Segway PT and also participate in a fun scavenger hunt as well as extensive riding around Lake Merritt. This event is most appropriate for groups that want interaction between participants.
The Segway PT scavenger hunt is a relatively easy beginners’ introduction to Segway PT riding as well as an event that includes riding the Lake Merritt pathway; so beginners as well as experienced riders have plenty to do. Incorporating Segway PT training, learning, and riding into one session is common, but in this great event we finish with a simple scavenger hunt where participants work to try to find landmarks around the lake.
We generally divide the group into teams, and then each team has to find certain objects and landmarks as they are traveling around the lake. This is similar to a team building event but this event is generally less expensive than having leaders come to your company and doing an on location event. We also do on location events, but with this event we have a more structured program where participants come to the location in Oakland where they watch a training video and receive basic training before the scavenger hunt begins. Then participants do a ride around part of the lake before doing a full ride around the lake and the scavenger hunt.
The minimum sized group for this event is 8 people and the maximum size is 40 people. Groups can be staged so that larger groups are possible, but generally we need to spread them over different sessions. This event is involved and will generally last around 3 hours, although there is some variability depending on how the group progresses. This is not a formal tour, but the session includes extensive training and guided riding, and identification of many Oakland Landmarks. It also includes the scavenger hunt where participants are partly on their own riding with and without the guide, and trying to find the various landmarks as a team, but with the guides help in most cases.
Participants in this event receive extensive riding time and everybody should make sure that they come with shoes appropriate for longer walks. This is a great company event at any time of year, but we generally reschedule if there is any significant rain on the day of the event. For a group event that has some participation as well as team involvement, nothing provides the same kind of fun and involvement as the Segway Scavenger Hunt around Lake Merritt.