What better place to be on the 4th of July than the Nation’s Capital?! Here are 4 of the many awesome ways you can celebrate America this weekend:
Today is the Summer Solstice—the longest day of the year—and the OFFICIAL start of summer! Check out some fun facts about the start of our favorite season:
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BIKE AND ROLL DC ANNOUNCES COMMUTER SPECIAL FOR WORKWEEK BIKE RENTALS
Leading Tour and Rental Company to offer $49 Monday-Friday rentals to help beat the SafeTrack Blues
WASHINGTON, DC—June 9, 2016—Bike and Roll DC (www.bikeandrolldc.com) announced today the offering of a Commuter Special that will include a $49 workweek bike rental for those impacted by WMATA’s SafeTrack program. Bikes can be picked up from Bike and Roll’s Union Station location on Sunday evening or Monday morning and must be returned before 7:00 PM on Friday of the same week. Locks are included with all rentals and helmets are available to rent for an additional $5 fee. Commuter Special reservations can be made online at http://bit.ly/CommuterSpecialBikeRental and availability may be limited based on inventory.
“As the largest bike rental company in Washington, DC, we felt a need to offer local residents an alternative transportation option in the wake of metrorail delays that will occur during SafeTrack implementation,” said Stephen Marks, Managing Member of Bike and Roll DC. “We wanted to offer a pricepoint comparable to what the average commuter spends on a weekly basis and are hoping, as an added bonus, we can add some new members to the #BikeDC tribe!”
Residents of Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia who work in areas impacted by SafeTrack can begin making Commuter Special reservations online this week. The weekly rate will be effective beginning the week of June 12th. Reservations are valid from Monday through Friday only; for those interested in renting a bike for multiple weeks, a separate reservation must be made for each week. The Commuter Special rate is not valid on Saturday and Sunday; the standard daily rental rate of $40 is available for those interested in keeping a bike over the weekend.
Bike and Roll DC is also offering commuters 10% off all bicycle repair services throughout SafeTrack implementation. Bike and Roll’s service center, located at Union Station adjacent to 1st Street NE, offers a full suite of bicycle repair services—in addition to a fast turn-around time, high level of customer service, and the most competitive pricing in the city. For more information, please visit www.bikeandrolldc.com/repairs.
We are very excited to announce the launch of guided walking tours, offered by Smithsonian National Mall Tours, our partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. Additionally–we’re running a Smithsonian Summer Special (all summer long!) for all of our Segway and bike tours that depart from the National Museum of American History. Check out the full press release:
Rolling Thunder rides into town this Memorial Day Weekend for the 28th year. DC locals may know a thing or two about their demonstration, but if you pass these motorcyclists on the road and are a bit curious—here are five facts about Rolling Thunder.
We’re only a few days away from the year’s biggest celebration of all things #BIKEDC! With the addition of the first-ever DC Bike Ride expected to surpass expectations , WABA has given the weekend of May 20-22 an official name–THE REALLY BIG BIKE WEEKEND! Here’s some helpful info about the major events taking place:
Happy Earth Day! Whether you’re an avid cyclist or an occasional rider–you’re doing more than you know to help improve our environment. Let’s take a look at 5 of the many ways riding a bike helps the earth!
The Cherry Blossoms may be gone, but it’s still springtime in the nation’s capital! We’ve compiled a list of a few things to pull you from your winter hibernation and outside to enjoy the beautiful weather…Experience the great outdoors, drink some beer, go to a baseball game…and more!
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public. For more information about the Festival, visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. We’ve compiled some insider info about the best ways to see the star of the Festival….the trees!
Have you heard the exciting news about the first ever DC Bike Ride?! Bike and Roll DC is proud to be a supporting partner of DC Bike Ride. On May 22nd, thousands of cyclists will ride across Washington, DC on a unique car-free tour of the nation’s capital (something we know a little bit about!) If you’re interested in participating and would like to rent a bike…we’ve got you covered! Reserve your bike online here: http://bit.ly/DCBikeRideRentals2016