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7 June 2020

Did You See Us At The 2020 Michigan Golf Show?




Great Lakes Segway was a featured attraction at the 2020 Michigan Golf Show. Our booth was one of the most popular and unique, with visitors learning to ride, experiencing Segway products for the first time, and learning about how Segway could revolutionize their golf game and beyond.

WXYZ 7 in Detroit profiled us during their morning coverage of the show. That video is below, please check it out and enjoy!

Are you looking to change your golf routine in 2020, from wanting social distance to merely speeding up your pace of play? Or are there other mobility challenges that you’d like to solve? Great Lakes Segway is here for you, in-store, over the phone, by email, or online!

27 May 2020

Sterling Heights Police Purchases 2 Segway Patrollers From GLS Using Grant & Forfeiture Funds




In Sterling Heights, two Segway PTs are headed out on the streets soon to watch over events and parks.

The Sterling Heights Police Department purchased two Segway PT patrollers in May. After the success that the department has experienced with Segway rentals, it was an easy choice.

“We have rented them for the past couple of years for Sterlingfest Art and Music Festival and the amount of ground the officers could cover was tremendous,” Lt. Mario Bastianelli told the Macomb Daily. “We also plan on using them for park patrols and all of our outdoor events, including our weekly farmers markets and concerts in the park.”

Officers told the Daily that Segway PTs are “very effective” for crowd control, from parks and trails, to special events. On top of the benefits added with the PT, the community has given a lot of positive feedback to the department for having Segways.

The units were purchased from two sources, a $18,200 U.S. Justice Department grant and $6,000 from state forfeiture funds.

Sterling Heights Police Segways
Sterling Heights Police Segway Patroller

Could your department use Segway PTs to manage all forms of crowd control this summer? Great Lakes Segway is here for you. Reach out to us today, we are open by appointment and here to help!

27 May 2020

GLS Provides 2 Recon eBikes to Muskegon Police for Stealth Patrolling




Great Lakes Segway was recently featured on MLive.com, as Muskegon’s police purchased two Recon e-bikes with the community excited about the purchase.

Muskegon Police are using the bikes as part of a stealth patrol, going through high-crime residential areas in a way that doesn’t attract attention like a police car would. These patrols are stepped up, due to increased crime during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We think they’re going to be a great asset,” Lewis said. “These are not electric bikes of yesteryear. They’re very tactically built. They’ll operate fully electronically without pedaling,” Muskegon Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis told MLive.com

Muskegon Police eBikes

Could your department use a similar kind of patrol, with the same equipment? Contact us today, we are open by appointment and ready to help!

26 March 2020

GLS Remains in Operation Through COVID-19 Outbreak




Thank you for visiting our website.

We are continuing to remain open. Although we have temporarily closed our physical showroom to the public (per the Michigan Governor’s orders) we are accepting appointments for in-person, product and service pickups, and drop-off’s. We are also continuing to offer online orders and will continue to ship your orders.

Please call 248-896-2600 or send an email to info@greatlakessegway.com for more information about our Segway and electric bike products and services. We look forward to assisting you and getting back to normal operations as soon as the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Thank you for your continued support during these tough times.

Sincerely,
John E. Smith
Owner, Great Lakes Segway

26 February 2020

Get Your Extended Range Segway Battery from Great Lakes Segway!




Hey, Segway enthusiasts! Segway now offers an upgraded lithium ion Segway battery with a much longer range compared to the older batteries, with only a nominal increase in price.

The new Segway battery is completely compatible with all i2, i2 SE, x2, and the x2 SE models. With the new batteries you can expect a range of up to 44 miles on the i2 or a range of up to 22 miles on the x2 on a full charge. Of course, as before, these ranges depend on weight, riding style and terrain.

If this is something you are interested in, or know that your batteries have limited life, Segway HIGHLY recommends replacing both batteries at the same time.

For ordering information, give Great Lakes Segway a call at (248) 896-2600. Or better yet, stop by our Walled Lake Retail store and check out all of our amazing products! 239 E. Walled Lake Dr., Walled Lake, MI 48390.

Not in our areas? no problem! You can order your new Segway PT batteries right now through our website by click here. We can typically provide next day shipping on all orders!

We would love the opportunity to earn your business!

Great Lakes Segway is the country’s largest provider of fully refurbished Segway PTs! We are a full service Segway provider for personal, commercial, and public safety use. We are also a full service Level 3 Segway Service Center authorized to repair and maintain any Segway model.

We also provide a full lineup of Segway upgrades and accessories to give you a better, longer, and more enjoyable Segway ride. Please feel free to contact our friendly Segway sales & service team anytime! Let us help answer your questions with professional, friendly, and experienced knowledge. At Great Lakes Swgay, that’s how we roll!

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Segway battery
Extended Segway Battery

7 February 2020

Save up to $100 on Our Best Segway Products Now Until March 31!




Now through March 31, 2020 you can take advantage of an exciting cash back savings on select Segway products! After purchase, you can either visit www.redeemyouroffers.com/segway/4visa or text SEGWAY to 833-831-4440 and enter in the required information to redeem a pre-paid Visa gift card. Once the information has been submitted, the rebate will be issued 14 days after purchase.

This offer is not being offered through other online retailers such as Amazon, BestBuy, or Target.

$50 Prepaid Visa with a purchase of an ES2
$100 Prepaid Visa with a purchase of a Max Scooter or Go Kart Kit purchase

Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES2

Ninebot KickScooter MAX

Ninebot GoKart Kit

8 December 2019

Check Out Our Special 2019 Holiday Deals!




We’re excited for the holiday season and have some exclusive offers and discounts! Get these deals while they last and make this holiday something to remember for those you love!

SHOWROOM HOURS

Monday – Saturday
9:00am – 6:00pm

NINEBOT KICKSCOOTER MAX

MAX Mobility. MAX Quality. MAX Versatility. MAX Portability. The Ninebot KickScooter MAX by Segway is designed to be the most sturdy and powerful electric scooter.

$849.00

NINEBOT GOKART

The Ninebot Gokart is one of the most unique accessories on the market. By attaching your Ninebot S base to the kit you’re able to enjoy a fully-functional Gokart, with speeds of up to 15mph!

Full Kit $1,499

Refurbished Segway i2

Our used Segway i2 integrates function, style, and fun. All of our used i2 units come fully restored by our certified repair center. They are road tested for a guaranteed great ride!

$500 OFF!

GLS Gift Cards

Redeemable for Tours, New & Refurb Units, & More!

10% OFF!

Call us at 248-896-2600 to order

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Pre-Owned Ninebot ES1 Kickstooer

Low Mileage

Only $450!

Call us at 248-896-2600 to order

19 November 2019

GLS and West Bloomfield Parks & Rec Team Up to Provide Exciting Trail Tours




This October, Great Lakes Segway and West Bloomfield Parks & Rec formed a unique relationship. Instead of GLS advertising and offering Segway tours, WB Parks & Rec took over that role and we brought the Segways to them!

It all started at a Michigan Parks & Recreation Conference. Our Operations Manager, Jody Talbott, met the WB Recreation Operations & Systems Coordinator, Amy DeRosier, and she showed an interest in a joint venture with our Segways and their beautiful park trails.

Not long after that the two met again at the Lakes Area Coffee Connect and were able to schedule a ride with the West Bloomfield Parks employees on their trails.

The employees had a great time and agreed the idea would be a success so Jody and Amy scheduled 5 dates in October for training and tours. One of the dates was on a Saturday, with two separate tours scheduled with Linda, the Naturalist on staff at WB Parks & Rec.

Each of the 3 mile tours began at the Arrow Head Trail entrance, where riders rode the trail to Orchard Lake Road and back.

According to Jody Talbott of GLS, “It was interesting to see the changes in nature from the beginning of October to the end. It also gave good exposure to Great Lakes Segway and was a fun way to expose West Bloomfield’s parks to people who don’t normally use the park.”

In speaking with Amy DeRosier, her sentiments were just as encouraging. “It was cool to see that on each of the tours, most spots filled up. We had every age group out there enjoying the tours.”

Future meetings are scheduled to see how this venture can continue to benefit everyone involved, including the public. Even though we’ve just had our first snow fall, I think everyone would agree that times flies and spring is just around the corner!

7 November 2019

Great Lakes Segway Participates in First Trunk or Treat in Old Downtown Walled Lake




Great Lakes Segway was proud to participate in the first of Walled Lake’s Old Downtown Business Trunk or Treat!

According to Mayor Linda Ackley, it was a huge success! The Mayor added, “The recent Trunk or Treat was one of the best family oriented children’s events in Walled Lake’s Old Downtown Business district in many years.”

The Green House, Eddie’s Barrels of Wine, the City, and many others, were all on board in supporting and helping to coordinate the event through the DDA. Thirty-two ‘trunks’ and businesses participated in the event, held on the lot on the SE corner of E. Walled Lake Drive and Pontiac Trail.
Although a “Trunk or Treat” is usually about the treats, this event was not just about the candy. There was a live petting zoo and horse and pony rides. Even the animals dressed for the festivities with their own costumes. The 2 hour event gave the kids plenty of time to take advantage of everything that was offered; the decorate a rock table, decorate a pumpkin table, and a bounce house. The Walled Lake Fire Department was also there allowing the kids to check out one of their fire engines. It was estimated there were around 300 people there.

In Mayor Ackley’s words, “it was agreed by everyone involved that the smiles on the children’s faces meant we had accomplished our goal. There will be another Trunk or Treat next year and hopefully for many years to come.”

Great Lakes Segway looks forward to participating for many years to come!

28 October 2019

MDOT Team Visits Great Lakes Segway in Walled Lake




On September 24th, 2019, Great Lakes Segway (GLS) hosted the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Pedestrian and Bike Safety Action Team at their Walled Lake, Michigan Showroom. The Safety Action Team is a collaborative partnership between DNR, MDOT, Ann Arbor Parks & Rec, and other agencies to reduce pedestrian and bicycle accidents and make our transportation safer.

During the time together, GLS Team members trained the Safety Action Team on the safety elements and proper handling of the Segway Personal Transporters (PTs). The intent was to help the team understand the ease of riding and what Segway PTs can offer with respect to mobility. Upon completion of the training, the GLS Staff led the Safety team on a 45 minute Segway excursion around the scenic Walled Lake pathway.

During the second half of the day, John Smith owner of Great Lakes Segway, shared an overview explaining our vision of a future offering that would assist all Michigan citizens, including those with disabilities and the elderly, in being able to enjoy all that our beautiful state of Michigan has to offer.

John has envisioned a partnership with MDOT and the State of Michigan that can demonstrate the viability and safety of Segway products. Our vision is to introduce our products as a solution for improving mobility offerings and opportunities at parks, trails, public venues, and historical sites.

“We were pleased to host several members from the Pedestrian and Bike Safety Action Team sponsored by MDOT non-motorized Safety Programs Unit. We enjoyed the opportunity to showcase our products and demonstrate how Segways can be utilized for mobility solutions in a safe manner.”
John Smith
Owner of Great Lakes Segway

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