5 Things to Do this Spring Break-and beyond!

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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!

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3 Fun Facts about the Jefferson Memorial

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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!
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We’re Off to See the Slippers, the Wonderful Slippers from Oz

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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 »

6 Spots to Snap an Instagram-worthy Cherry Blossoms photo

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It’s been a confusing few weeks for all of us Cherry Blossom watchers, but we’re hearing whispers that peak bloom is finally only a few days away! Our daily Blossoms by Bike tours are offered through the end of March and we cant wait for more blossoms to bloom! This special ride showcases the famous cherry trees and amazing sea of pink and white blossoms surrounding the Potomac Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park.  Click here for more information and to book your Blossoms by Bike Tour.
The question does remain: if you didn’t post a picture of the Cherry Blossoms on social media…did you even see them?!  We’ve compiled a list of 6 spots around DC to snap the perfect Instagram-worthy photo.  Check out our list of some expected–and some hidden–spots to snap Blossoms photos. PS–be sure to tag your photos with #bikeandroll!

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4 Tips to Prepare for Winter Bike Riding in DC

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Today may be the shortest day of the year…but the upside is that tomorrow, the days are only getting longer!  Even though the sunlight is scarce this time of year, that doesn’t mean that bike riding season is over.  With a little knowledge and practice, winter bike riding can be a rewarding and fun activity.  We’ve put together a few helpful tips for riding in the cold months.

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