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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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DC Bike Ride Rentals!

 

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

 

WINTER BIKE RENTALS

it’s beginning to look a lot like…Springtime?! It’s been an unseasonably warm December so far, and we’re celebrating by renting bikes until snow hits the ground!  If you and your group would like to rent bikes in DC, rentals are available at our Union Station location only, Monday-Friday from 10 AM to Dusk and on weekends, weather permitting.  Either reserve your rental online (click the RESERVE NOW button above) or walk-up to our Union Station Location.

Our Union Station location is located at the intersection of 1st st & Massachusetts ave NE, just to the west of Union Station, within the new Bikestation. When coming from inside the Union Station Grand Hall, turn right upon exiting and walk towards the western side of the building. From the metro, exit toward shops and turn left at the top of the escalators and walk through the stone arches to the Bikestation.

Check back here for news about our weekend openings!

BIKE RENTALS AVAILABLE THIS WEEKEND, DECEMBER 11TH AND 12TH!  

 

 

ANNUAL BIKE SALE-EXTENDED THROUGH NOV 15!

It’s that time of year again folks…it’s time for Bike and Roll DC’s annual bike sale!

Stop by Bike and Roll DC any time from 11 AM-3 PM through Sunday, November 15. We will be selling our well-maintained Trek Verve 3 Adult Comfort Hybrid bikes in a wide variety of sizes to fit your cycling needs. Additionally–we’ll also be selling tandem bikes and the super cool “DC Cool” Electra Ticino bikes.

Bike and Roll will help you begin your two-wheeled adventure–don’t miss out on these amazing deals on high quality bikes!

As always, the sales are cash only and final, so please come prepared (and excited to go home with a bicycle!). The sale will be held at our National Mall location in L’Enfant Plaza.

Click on the flyer below for more info.

Bike Sale Flyer-Social Media