Between the opening of the National Museum of American History’s newest exhibit–The Nation We Built Together–and the start of the 50th annual Folklife Festival, it’s an exciting week to be part of the Smithsonian family! We wanted to share some photos and facts about these two events with you…check out all the info below!
There’s no better place to spend Memorial Day Weekend than in Washington DC and no better way to see the city’s beloved memorials and monuments than with Bike and Roll DC. We’ve rounded up a list of 5 places/events to ride to as we kick off summer and pay tribute to America’s heroes this Memorial Day Weekend in our nation’s capital.
So, you’ve booked a tour with us because you heard about us from a friend, or maybe you found us on TripAdvisor (we are #2 of 50 Outdoor Activities in DC, after all!). Or, maybe you’re renting a bike with us for the fiftieth time. Either way, there are some things to know before and after your tour so you can have the best experience. Here they are!
Bike and Roll DC’s fashion design team has been hard at work creating an awesome shirt that we’re sure will land you on the top of “Best Dressed” lists for years to come! (Well, you’ll definitely be on the top of our list ;)…). A wise man/woman once said, “Don’t sell a ‘souvenir’ shirt unless you’d personally wear it to a party.” With that proverb in mind, we were inspired to create a shirt that was the perfect mix of comfortable, fun and cool (just like our tours!) Introducing our hot-off-the-press, 2017 commemorative t-shirts…DRUM. ROLL. PLEASE…..
Whether you live a few metro stops away, or you’re flying across 11 time zones to see Dorothy’s Ruby Red slippers at The American History Smithsonian, we wanted to let you know about some fun things to do around DC this spring. There’s something for everyone here, from the solo spring breaker to the family of nine. Spring is in full swing in DC, so check out our list of things to do below!
Happy 274th Birthday to the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. THOMAS JEFFERSON! In honor of TJ’s 2-7-4 we’re sharing three of our favorite facts about his memorial. The Jefferson Memorial is one of the highlights of our Monuments and Monuments at Nite tour…and the view from its steps is one of our favorite spots in all of Washington. Check out these fun facts below…and be sure to book your tour to find out even more about the Jefferson Memorial!
Did you know that our sister brand–Smithsonian National Mall Tours–offers a guided walking tour of the National Museum of American History? The tour, Myths and Misconceptions, takes you on a journey from some of the museum’s iconic exhibits and artifacts through some of the lesser known gems. The tour’s narrative, created with experts from the Smithsonian Institution and delivered by your own personal guide, will lead you on a walk through American history unlike any other. We’re Off to See the Slippers, the Wonderful Slippers from Oz is the first in a series of blog posts written by one of the creators of the Myths and Misconceptions tour, Jen Shafer, that will explore some of our favorite parts of the tour! Read More
Today marks one of our favorite days of the year—IT’S OFFICIALLY SPRING! To celebrate this segway (pun intended) into warmer weather and longer days, we’ve pulled together 5 places/events for you to ride your bike this spring! Check out our suggestions below: Read More
We’ve partnered with our friends at DC Bike Ride to offer you $10 off all tandem bike rentals throughout the month of February! Just reserve your rental on our website and use the code “HEART2017” at checkout. DC Bike Ride is also offering a $100 Visa gift card (for date night!) Enter to win here: http://dcbikeride.com/vdaygiveaway/