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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

24 September 2019

GLS Provides Advanced Segway PT Training to Imlay City PD




The Imlay City Police Department has joined the growing number of law enforcement agencies who will benefit from their purchase of a Segway from Great Lakes Segway in Walled Lake. An important asset that comes with our Segway PTs is the StreetSmart Training, a safety course for the officers who will be riding the Segway. John Smith, owner of Great Lakes Segway, provides the StreetSmart Training to ensure the Segway is employed safely and is safe for the rider and the community. The course also instructs users on how to maintain the equipment so the department can get the maximum use of their new investment.

Chief Pike of the Imlay City Police Department plans to use the Segway to assist with code enforcement, community engagement, and policing of festivals and other community events.

For more information on how Police & Public Safety officials can use the Segway PT in their community please click here. 

Imlay City Police Segways
Imlay City Michigan Segway

“It’s an honor to partner with Chief Pike in their purchase of the Segway X2 and I look forward to a long lasting relationship with the Imlay City Police Department.”
John Smith
Owner of Great Lakes Segway

18 September 2019

Introducing the Segway-Ninebot Max G30 E-Scooter!




Great Lakes Segway in Walled Lake had a new arrival recently, the Segway-Ninebot Max G30 E-Scooter.  With it’s hefty new look, the Max G30 comes with some impressive new specs. Commuters are sure to appreciate the approximate max speed of 15.5 mph with a max range of about 40 miles on a single charge, clearly the longest range within its class. The scooter also comes equipped with a built in fast charging A/C power adapter for less wait time between rides.

The Max includes tubeless pneumatic tires, 10” in diameter, which reduces vibration and increases shock absorption. The result is a smoother and more stable ride. The commuter will enjoy the rear wheel drive as it helps with acceleration, stability and braking. Being able to climb shallow slopes is another perk for commuters.

Stop into Great Lakes Segway in Walled Lake to check out the impressive Segway-Ninebot Max e-Scooter, absolutely a game changer in the electric scooter market. Call us at 248-896-2600 to reserve yours today!

13 March 2019

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7 March 2019

GLS Partners with Boyne Mountain Resort to Add 8 New Segway x2 Units to Their Fleet




Boyne Mountain Resort is Northern Michigan’s leading destination for Segway tours, and Great Lakes Segway is proud to partner with them on their new Segway PT fleet!

Segway x2 PTs, Segway’s more off-road model, have been used at Boyne Mountain Resort for 3 years, and it was time to trade in these machines (due to a lease).  Great Lakes Segway provided eight new x2’s, along with all of the service, maintenance, and assembly.  Segway tours through the forests of northern Michigan have been a popular attraction for years at Boyne Mountain, and Great Lakes Segway is helping them continue that success for years to come.

These units are still in great condition, but Boyne Mountain’s lease allowed them to upgrade to brand new machines.  Each unit features SegAutostand kickstands (a more permanent kickstand than the traditional model) and handlebar bag, a perfect solution for your tour or off-road needs.

Service & Repair was also an important part of Boyne Mountain’s purchase.  By partnering with GLS, Michigan’s only authorized Segway dealer and service center, Boyne Mountain has the peace of mind that comes with knowing their Segway PTs will be cared for and maintained for years to come.  These new machines will be running smoothly for every rider, every day.

If you’re interested in Boyne Mountain’s exciting Segway Tours, click here to learn more.

Boyne Mountain’s tours aren’t something exclusive to their property!  Call today to see how Great Lakes Segway can help you bring the Segway experience to your customers.

Segway x2 Fleet

6 March 2019

Walled Lake Police Department Purchases i2 Segway Patroller to Boost Community Policing




Walled Lake Police SegwayThe Walled Lake Police Department just purchased their first Segway i2 Patroller from Great Lakes Segway!  This Patroller comes with StreetSmart upgrades, and will be a huge boost to their community policing efforts.

A Segway i2 Patroller gives a city like Walled Lake new options and solutions for their community outreach, giving them an engaging and fun tool to interact with.  In Walled Lake, community events like the Memorial Day Parade, Summer Beach Party, 4th of July fireworks, and more will be made safer with the i2 Patroller.  Its sleek design, improved sightlines, and distinctive lights will help with crowd control, while also bringing positive attention to the department.

As the Michigan Airline Trail gets completed, Walled Lake’s i2 Patroller will be a key solution in watching over the city’s portion of the trail, as this Patroller can go where cars and carts cannot.

Great Lakes Segway is proud to be a supporter of our local community and department, and would love to help support your city in the same way!

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