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Make a (Segway) run for the border: crossing the St Croix on two wheels

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Sightseers have a new way to experience the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Pioneer Press reports they can cross the pedestrian path of the I-94 bridge on two wheels. The new Border Crossing Segway tour begins in Lakeland, Min. and ends in Hudson, Wis.

All American Segway of Lakeland, which opened this spring in the Lakeland Village shopping plaza, offers rentals of the two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicles. Owner Ken Smith offers tours in and around Lakeland, Hudson, Stillwater, Afton and Apple Valley.

"If somebody can walk a half-mile without a cane or walker and without falling down, they can ride a Segway," Smith told the newspaper.

Segway riders must wear a helmet and tennis shoes and weigh at least 90 pounds. But the two-wheeled vehicles are safe and require little training. Segways are "designed so that you don't fall on your face when you're riding it," Smith added.

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