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!
If you are coming via public transport, the very funny named Foggy Bottom Metro Station is just a short walk from the office. Exit the station, take a right and walk down three blocks. After Virginia Avenue, they will be in Columbia Plaza on the right side of the street.
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
$36/day tour; $36/night tour
$26/day tour; $26/night tour (12 and under)
3 years old
Touring doesn't get much greener than riding a bicycle!
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!
They have some cool shirts and hats available to buy!
If you have a disability, the best thing to do is call ahead to discuss this with them and see the options