The call of the open road, the wind ripping through your hair and the smell of rubber meeting the pavement — can you imagine anything better than that? I’ll assume your answer is, "No."

Last week, I got the opportunity of a lifetime to go up to 201 PowerSports in Bingham to try out the all new Polaris Slingshot. If you haven’t seen one of these before, let me explain it to you. The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled vehicle, but it’s not a car and it’s not a motorcycle. It’s actually classified as an auto-cycle. And you know what the coolest thing about it is? It only requires a regular driver’s license to operate!

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With two wheels in the front and one in the back along with the open-air concept of no doors and no roof, the experience of driving the Polaris Slingshot is unlike anything else I’ve ever done. And YOU can do it, too. You’ve always known 201 PowerSports for off-road rentals including ATVs, side-by-sides and snowmobiles, but now you can rent these Polaris Slingshots for some on-road fun. You can rent it for a few hours or multiple days, and it's a great way to experience all of Maine's amazing scenery.

Now you may be asking yourself, “How long does it take to learn to drive one of these?” The short answer is, about 10 seconds. The vehicle has a steering wheel, a gas and brake pedal, and an automatic transmission. So if you can drive your car to Bingham, you can drive the Polaris Slingshot anywhere.

For only $250, you can rent this incredible auto-cycle for FOUR whole hours. You can head up towards Jackman and really get away, or you can head east and have a whole new experience on the Maine coast. No matter how you choose to do it, it’s an experience that I URGE you to try. It’s fun, it’s affordable, and it keeps you socially distanced from everyone. Just make sure you like your passenger! After all, these are two-seaters.

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For more information and to reserve your Polaris Slingshot today, call (207) 672-3773 or visit 201powersports.com. It's my top pick for one last summer getaway, fun Labor Day plans or the perfect way to see fall colors and wildlife!