Capital City Bike Tours Washington
Where is it at?
Capital City Bike Tours
502 23rd Street NW
If you are driving or walking, they are located at 502 23rd Street NW, on 23rd Street between Virginia Avenue and E Street... just four blocks north of the Lincoln Memorial
Where are we going today?
It doesn't matter if you have lived in DC all your life, or have only just set foot in the city, bike tours are a novel way to see the beautiful capitol as the very knowledgeable and friendly guides explain all the fun facts about the history of the city (and it's Washington - so there are a lot!)
You will hear stories of Presidents, parks, spies, memorials, Congress and (shhhh!) scandals!
The bikes are comfortable (despite other experiences you may have had in your childhood!) and the smooth route makes cycling fun.
There are two types of tours you can do - the day tour, or the night tour. Easy!
The day your is great for those looking to see the city with minimal effort. (sounds great right!) For those new to town, you will get a great orientation of all the historic monuments and landmarks - most of which you will know from movies and postcards! They also have kids bikes available so for you younger cyclists - they have you covered!
The night bike tour is a new addition to the company, and it completely different from the day tour. First, you get to see the city in a whole new light (street lights!) - which completely illuminate the pathways and monuments, creating an incredible atmosphere. You will get to cycle up the Potomac River, up to historic Georgetown, and even visit the iconic Watergate Hotel (do you know why this is a famous landmark?)
THEN - you get off the bikes and head on a 45 minute river cruise of the river! Pretty amazing!
There is a little more riding on the night tour, but hey, it's Washington! Just make sure kids are happy with that duration of riding before signing up. We don't want their little legs to tire out!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$36/day tour; $36/night tour
- Children$26/day tour; $26/night tour (12 and under)
- Free Under: 3 years old
When can we go?
10:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm
3 Hour Tours
You're in DC! There are incredible food trucks popping up everywhere, and you will be cycling past some great stalls, and if you would rather wait until it's all over, then there are plenty of restaurants to pick from! .
Doing our bit
Touring doesn't get much greener than riding a bicycle!.
Need a little extra help?
If you have a disability, the best thing to do is call ahead to discuss this with them and see the options .
Can I get one of those?
They have some cool shirts and hats available to buy! .
What people are saying?
by Paige Einstein
When my friend from California came to visit me in DC, I signed us up for a Capital City Bike Tour. Neither of us are great bikers, but the tour guide rides at a slow pace so it's easy to keep up. It was a great way to see all the DC sights, much better than sitting on a bus in my opinion. We had time to walk around on our own at most of the monuments, which was great for picture taking. The staff was young, energetic, and really knew their DC history. Definitely recommend!
by A Google User
We called ahead of our $18 cab ride and said we would be there in 8 mins and John said "No Problem we'll try to work you in to our Group of 2"... yes, 2 (huge group, right) only to have him tell us after arriving in 6 mins without hesitation "sorry, can't work you in". After explaining it was our last opportunity to do this tour and asking why he just didn't tell us before absorbing our transportation costs that he couldn't "work us in", his only reply was "sorry:. I swear I saw porn on his Apple laptop that he quickly changed as we approached his...Read More
by Carl Geiken
by A Google User
We called ahead of our $18 cab ride and said we would be there in 8 mins and John said "No Problem we'll try to work you in to our Group of 2"... yes, 2 (huge group, right) only to have him tell us after arriving in 6 mins without hesitation "sorry, can't work you in". After explaining it was our last opportunity to do this tour and asking why he just didn't tell us before absorbing our transportation costs that he couldn't "work us in", his only reply was "sorry:. I swear I saw porn on his Apple laptop that he quickly changed as we approached his desk. No wonder his management/customer skills were NIL when we approached. Don't bring the kids.