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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 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.

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 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!


Monday – Saturday
9:00am – 6:00pm


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.



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


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

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

Did you see us on the Channel 7 News During the Golf Show?