This is a seasonal tour operating late-March through October.
Monuments at Night Bike Tour
Washington DC, USA
- Guided bike tour: Explore Washington, D.C.’s famous landmarks, aboard a comfortable hybrid mountain bike, and enjoy a comprehensive nighttime tour with an informative and entertaining guide.
- National Mall: Explore the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and much more.
- Potomac Tidal Basin: Cycle along the Potomac River shores and make your way to the Jefferson Memorial, MLK Memorial, and FDR Memorial.
- Nighttime lights: D.C.'s landmarks are far less crowded at night, and take on an inspiring glow thanks to the lighting designs of the National Park Service. Make sure to have your camera ready!
- Safety equipment included: You’ll be provided with a comfortable hybrid bike, safety helmet, reflective vest, and safety lights. All you need to bring is your awesome self!
- Snacks provided: With all that riding, you’ll most likely work up an appetite. We’ve got your covered with a light snack and bottled water.
About this Washington DC tour
If you think D.C. is dramatic by daytime, wait until you see it at night. The sight of the most iconic monuments lit up makes the city seem so much more remarkable! Abe Lincoln appears all the more real when bathed in light against the darkness of the night.
The reflection cast by the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin is almost dream-like. He too seems poised to jump off his pedestal and disappear into the night. Perhaps he would go off to see the White House – the one he lived in was burned down by the British in 1812. At the Martin Luther King Memorial, the slain civil rights leader emerges from marble, bathed in golden light. Even the stark straight lines of the Washington Monument take on new character at night, a white arrow in the reflecting pool directing Lincoln back to his big chair.
Making mattress sales nearly impossible
Partisan politics is nothing new in this town. Consider the battle that raged over the monument to the first president. Congress authorized the memorial soon after Washington died in 1799. But two years later, Jeffersonian Republicans took Congress and reversed that decision; the president who had warned against political parties was by then a symbol of the opposition Federalists. The Jeffersonians even blocked the celebration of his birthday.
Tours begins and ends at the National Mall location at L'Enfant Plaza 955 L'Enfant Plaza, North Building, Ste. 905Washington, DC. 20024.
Helmets are included and are required for all riders.
This tour is seasonal. Reservations are required at least 5 days in advance of desired tour date.
Please check-in 15 minute before tour departure.
Tour does not operate on July 4th.
This tour involves approximately 4 miles of cycling.
Bike Tour, Scenic, Cultural
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 age 1 and older.
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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