Photo credit Jesse Peters
Keep your keys out of the ignition, people! Go either completely car free, or just car light, to help support more sustainable forms of transportation for this year’s Car Free Days in DC.
It’s simple– just swap your typical car commute for bicycling, walking, or public transit! Don’t have a bike? Rent one of ours for the weekend and bike on over to some of these awesome DC events to celebrate the movement:
H Street Festival
Red Bull Flug Tag
National Book Festival
50 States and 13 Colonies Ride
And don’t forget to take the Car Free Pledge for your chance to win some pretty amazing prizes this year!
There’s nothing quite like autumn in the district, and it’s just around the corner! This weekend will bring a taste of crisper weather and with it comes a wanderlust for the perfect fall day trip! We’ve rounded up a list of the best day trips to take from DC.
Ride your bikes back in time around (perfectly flat and cruisable) historic Colonial Williamsburg, the world’s largest living history museum, or take the kiddies off to nearbyBusch Gardens for a day of thrill seeking fun!
2. Harpers Ferry
Nestled above the Potomac river where Maryland, Virgina, and West Virgina meet, Harpers Ferry Historical National Park is a beautifully preserved town known for John Brown’s raid and steeped in Civil War history. Enjoy hiking, biking, white-water rafting, re-enactments, and amazing views galore.
Take in the wonderful shopping, dining, boating, and charming scenery in this lovely coastal seaport city that is the home of the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s college.
4. Mount Vernon
George Washington’s digs really have it all! From stunning views to interactive exhibits and immaculate gardens, the 18th century plantation is a must-see for anyone in the DC area. And to really check out the lovely upcoming fall foliage, try biking to and from the estate on the Mount Vernon trail!
An hour away from DC, Charm City is an often overlooked and underrated gem of a metropolis! Explore the harbor, take time to check out the National Aquarium, and try out some of the fantastic culinary fare this uber fun city has to offer.
The team at Bike and Roll wants to wish Miss Catharine Pear a very, very happy birthday! Our Marketing Director inspires all of us each and every day with her enthusiasm and charisma, and we couldn’t imagine running this show without her lovely self! Happy Birthday!