DC Bike Rental
Washington DC, USA
- Plush bikes: These 24-speed comfort hybrid bikes are fun to ride and easily maneuverable. They can be ridden on all sorts of terrain around the D.C. area.
- Cycling infrastructure: This flat-terrained capital city is extremely bike-friendly, with many dedicated bike lanes and trails that make it easy and safe to get around.
- Sightseeing: Washington, D.C., has dozens of fantastic attractions to visit. When you rent one of these bikes, you can see them in a healthy, eco-friendly way.
- Supplies: All bike rentals include the maps and equipment you need to safely get around the city in style. So put your stuff in the handlebar bag and get pedaling.
About this Washington, DC tour
Imagine a country where people of all races and social classes found a way to get around their towns easily for both work and play. Where they constantly had pictures taken of themselves with their favorite toys. Where they formed social clubs to work out together, and collected items related to this hobby. Sounds a bit like our selfie-obsessed modern world, right? Um, no. This country was the United States in the late 1800s, when riding bicycles became a thing.
A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History features the U.S. history of the bicycle and includes a quote from Mark Twain, who told readers: "Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live." So imagine how cool it would be to check out that exhibit after riding a bike to get there.
As the Smithsonian exhibit explains, we wouldn't have automobiles if we didn't have bicycles first. But getting around Washington via car is not fun. You want to be out there seeing attractions like the Wright Brothers' iconic 1903 airplane at the National Air and Space Museum, not circling around for hours looking for a place to park. (Incidentally, the pioneers in aviation got their start as bicycle mechanics.)
Other attractions you can cycle to include the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, and the White House. And don't forget the war memorials dedicated to World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Or the Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials. But really, if all you want to do on your bike rental is go for dumplings in Chinatown or get a chamomile tea at Teaism, go for it. We'll keep your secret.
Blazing a bike path
In recent years, bicycling has become a cool way to get from here to there. And it turns out that visionaries in Washington, D.C., have influenced the entire country when it comes to this trend. D.C. was the first major city to create a bike-sharing program for commuters, a program that places like Chicago and San Francisco have imitated. The city also established dedicated bike lanes years before places like New York did. Ride on.
Please make your way to the Bike Rentals located at Union Station at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20004.
Helmets and locks are included with rental; helmets are required for all riders.
A credit card and/or valid drivers license or passport is required for rental.
Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the Release From Liability form for them.
To enjoy this tour, you should be comfortable riding a bike. The distance you travel and the amount pedaled is at each traveler's discretion.
Bike Tour, Full Day
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for travelers 8 years of age and older. A parent/guardian must accompany any child under 16 years old.
Competent travelers who are 4' 6" or taller may ride their own bikes
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only suited to travelers in very good physical condition. It is not recommended to you if you suffer from seizures, have heart, back, neck, respiratory, or shoulder problems, recently had surgery, or are pregnant.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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