Christmas on Pennsylvania Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue gets all dressed up for Christmas and it’s truly a sight to be seen.  That’s why it’s another one of our favorite Christmas on Wheels tour highlights.

Pennsylvania Avenue is a street that connects the White House and the Capitol Building and is referred to as “America’s Main Street”.  You will find the Canadian Embassy, National Archives Building, Old Post Office Pavilion, and more.

During the Christmas season, Pennsylvania Avenue is festive and cheerful with outdoor markets and Christmas lights.

Don’t miss out on experiencing Washington, DC at its most magical.  Book a Christmas on Wheels tour with us now!

 

 

 

Commuting by Bicycle

Here at Bike and Roll DC, our favorite way to commute to work is by bicycle. Our bikes get us where we need to go quickly and also give us a great workout.

Don’t you just hate all the traffic during the morning commute? Do you find yourself constantly stuck on the metro running late for work? Are you looking for an economical way to get to work?  

Get yourself a bike at our bike sale! We’re selling our Trek Verve 3 bikes ranging in sizes from 13” to 25”. No matter your height or your budget, we have the bike for you!

Our expertly maintained fleet has been sustained by professional mechanics and tuned up for the sale.  Our mechanics take pride in their work, ensuring all bikes are up to standard.

Email us at bikesale@bikeandrolldc.com to set up your bike sale appointment or if you have any questions.

 

 

The Capitol Christmas Tree

Bike and Roll DC’s “Christmas on Wheels” Bicycle and Segway Tours begin December 5th and we can hardly wait! 

One of our favorite stops on the tour is the Capitol Christmas tree.  This year, the Capitol Christmas tree is a Noble fir from Willamette National Forest in Oregon.

The 75-foot-tall tree will be lit on December 5th at 5 p.m. by the speaker of the House and will be decorated with handmade ornaments from people who live in Oregon.

“DUSK” By: S N LONG

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and our tour guides are looking forward to spending the holiday season with you! Make your reservations now for our Christmas on Wheels tour to experience the Capitol Christmas Tree and so much more.

Looking For A New Bike?

We here at Bike and Roll are firm believers you should not have to break the bank to buy a high quality bicycle.  Our goal is to get as many people on bikes as possible.  We know buying a new bike is a daunting process.  There are limitless options and many of us are faced with budgetary restraints.

Whether you are a daily commuter or just looking to start the sport, our End of Season Sale will have a great option for you. Bicycle riding should be affordable and accessible to everyone and we want to ensure that happens. No matter your body size or your budget, we have the bike for you!

If you are wondering how we can perform such magic, it’s through the sale of our expertly maintained fleet.  While a common misconception has formed that when buying a used bike you will have to compromise on quality, that is not the case with our bikes.  Our expertly maintained fleet has been sustained by professional mechanics and tuned up for the sale.  Our mechanics take pride in their work, ensuring all bikes are up to standard.

Please do not take our word for it.  Come to our End of Season Sale on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and find out for yourself.  If you have any questions about the bikes or the sale email bikesale@bikeandrolldc.com

March For Our Lives-March 24th Adjusted Schedule

March for Our Lives-March 24th Operating Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big crowds are expected in DC on Saturday, March 24th for the March for Our Lives, an anti-gun-violence rally organized by students, that could bring as many as 500,000 protesters to our nation’s capital. We have some slight modifications to our normal operating schedule.
Rentals:
-National Mall location will be open for rentals from 10-6, customers are encouraged to pick up rentals after noon to avoid crowds on metro
-Union Station will be open for rentals (walk-ups only) from 10-4
Tours:
=10 AM Capital Sites tour will not run due to direct interference with March route.
-Sites by Segway tour will run at 6 PM only.
-Monuments bike tour will run on normal schedule, Blossoms by Bike will run at 12 PM and 3 PM.

For more information about the March for Our Lives, check out up to date information from the Washington Post by clicking here.

Third Annual Christmas on Wheels Tour

Announcing Bike and Roll DC’s 3rd Annual Christmas on Wheels Tour!

Bike and Roll DC will again be offering Washington’s only Christmas tour by bike and Segway, aptly named “Christmas on Wheels,” the tour and rental company announced today.  Christmas on Wheels will be offered every Saturday and Sunday beginning December 2nd through December 17th.   Tour highlights include the holiday showcase at the U.S. Botanic Garden, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, hotel and Embassy decorations, the National Christmas Tree, festive treats and more!

“For fifteen seasons, Bike and Roll DC has provided Washington visitors and locals alike with one of the most unique ways to experience the city’s profound history, culture and beauty,” said Stephen Marks, Managing Member of Bike and Roll DC.  “We are very excited to continue the tradition of showcasing our nation’s capital at its most magical with our third annual Christmas on Wheels tour.  This is the only tour of its kind in Washington and we can’t wait to help deliver the spirit of the season to even more people this year!”

Similar to Bike and Roll’s signature “Monuments” and “Capital Sites” tours, Christmas on Wheels will be led by professionally trained guides and filled with historical anecdotes—of the festive variety—as riders arrive at each tour stop. Families and children of all ages are welcome on the bike tour, trailer tandems and B​urleys are available for younger children. Riders must be 16 for the Segway tour. Guests will have multiple photo opportunities throughout the tour. Complimentary water and festive end of tour treats will also be provided.

​​Some helpful tips from Bike and Roll DC:

  •         Reserve your spot in advance! There are a very limited number of spots available for each tour, so Bike and Roll DC strongly recommends making reservations as soon as possible.  
  •         Reservations can be made online at www.bikeandrolldc.com by clicking the “RESERVE NOW” button and selecting your preferred date for Christmas on Wheels, under “Guided Tours.” Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 202.842.2453.
  •         Christmas on Wheels will run on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. More spots may be opened based on demand. Private tours are available any day (advance reservation required, additional fees apply.)
  •         All tours are 2.5 hours.  Segway tours are from 3:30 PM-6:00 PM.  Bike tours are from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM.  
  •         The cost for the bike tour is $39 for adults and $34 for children 12 and under and $64 per person for the Segway tour.  
  •         Dress warm!  Although riding from site to site is a warmer option than walking, DC temperatures in December can be unpredictable, so be sure to dress in layers.  Bike and Roll will have gloves for sale for a nominal charge.   

Union Station 8 Year Anniversary!

Celebrating 8 Years of Bike and Roll DC-Union Station!

 

8 years ago this week, our Union Station location opened it’s proverbial glass helmet to the public!  Since that fateful October day in 2009, we’ve rented countless bikes to visitors from near and far, been a go-to repair and service shop for the #BIKEDC community…and added lots of Five Star Fun to one of the country’s biggest train stations.
In celebration of 8 wheely great years, we’re running an anniversary special all October long! Receive $8 off full-day bike rentals and $2 off hourly rentals through October 31st. Use the code “UNION8” when reserving a bike online, for walk-up rentals, mention the code in person.
Check out some of our favorite #throwback photos from our first week in business at Union Station below:

5 Ways to Celebrate Fall in DC

The days are getting shorter, the air is getting crisper, Fall is officially right around the corner! Fall in DC is one of our favorite times of year to ride around the city—our tours are the perfect way to see the beautiful fall colors along the National Mall and Tidal Basin. If you’re looking for just the right activity to segue *pun intended* from summer to fall, be sure to reserve your tour today. DC is also abuzz with lots of fun activities for the whole family–all autumn long! Take a look at our list of 5 ways to celebrate fall in DC!

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