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Top 5 Halloween Events in DC

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Boo! Here’s our creepy little roundup of what you should be doing this All Hallow’s Eve in our nation’s capital!

Trick or Treating at the Embassies
A DC-centric event, Halloween at the embassies is a fairly epic way to spend your day! Open from 1pm-4pm this Friday, a plethora of different countries will allow you into their embassy for some good ole’ fashioned Halloween fun.

The Hamilton’s “We’ll Scare the Funk Outta You” Halloween Bash
Doors open at 7pm on Halloween night for this costumed bash. There are prizes to be won, dancing to be done, and funk music to enjoy! Get your tickets today.

Fright at the Museum
The National Museum of Crime and Punishment will be running their Fright at the Museum special through Saturday, November 1. Meander through crime scenes as your celebrate the spookiest night of the year!

Fear at the Freer!
What’s better than spending Halloween night watching a horror flick? Not much! This event at the Freer Gallery of Art will feature creepy artifacts and Japanese food, all in preparation for the main event: a screening of Ring (Ringu) at 7pm.

Trick or Treating at Mount Vernon
Join a cast of historic characters as you trick or treat at the first President’s estate! Starting at 3:30pm on October 31, Mount Vernon will be putting on a night of pure Halloween excitement! Scavenger hunts, a costume parade, and arts and crafts make this event perfect for the whole family.

Marine Corps Marathon Weekend Discount

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It’s that time of year again!

The Marine Corps Marathon (or “MCM”) is the fifth largest marathon in the United States and has been a true blue DC staple since 1976.

Bike and Roll DC would like to celebrate the marathon’s participants and viewers by offering aspecial $5 off discount with code “MCM” for runners or attendees to enjoy one of our guided tours or full day rentals from 10/23 – 10/27. Renting a bike is the perfect way for viewers to keep up with their runners, and a tour is a great pre-marathon (and non-strenuous) activity too!

So keep those sneakers on and head over to Bike and Roll this weekend for some cross-training!

Bike Sale Sunday, November 9th!

It’s that time of year again… Yes, that’s right- time for a Bike and Roll DC fleet sale!

Mark your calendars, folks! On November 9th, from 11am-3pm, we’ll be selling our lovely 2013 Trek Verve 3 Adult Comfort Hybrid special edition bikes in a wide variety of sizes to fit your cycling needs.

Lock and light sets will be on sale with purchase of any bike. Get ready to trade in your crummy commute for a two-wheeled adventure!

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.

See you all on November 9th!


Top 5 October Events in DC

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Thirty days past September…

Can you believe it’s almost October!? (We couldn’t either!) We’re certainly ready to celebrate though! Here’s our list of the top 5 things to do in DC this October.

Fall Festivals
No October list is complete without a few mentions of pumpkin patches and good ole fashioned hay bale rides! Check out the variety of fun for the whole family pumpkin festivals in the DMV area this October.

Southwest DC Arts Festival 
The quadrant that houses our new National Mall location will be throwing a weekend-long festival to celebrate the arts October 3-5. Meander around the Southwest Waterfront as you enjoy a market, musical performances, film screenings, walking tours, and more!

Taste of DC
From October 11-12, taste samples from over 80 of the best DC restaurants during this food festival. Be sure to visit the special farm-to-fork zone for some seriously local chow.

Columbus Day Weekend
Three day weekends are always a reason to celebrate, but this year you can take advantage of the extra time-off by exploring your own city! Play tourist for a day with a Bike and Roll (orSmithsonian National Mall Tours) bike or Segway tour. You won’t regret it!

Halloween in DC
So little time, so much to do! Late October is chock full of Halloween-related events in DC. From Fright nights, to haunted houses, to costume parties, to Drag Queen races, the District is certainly not short on All Hallows Eve activities.


Go Car Free on Monday, September 22!

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“Put it away. Uncar for a day.”

Yep- you heard us! Go without a car this Monday, September 22 in honor of Car Free Day!

Car Free Day is an internationally recognized event that encourages everyone to get around without the use of their cars for one day! Instead of driving, try taking the train, bus, biking, skateboarding, walking, jumping, skipping or, a carpool! Not too bad, right?

Join the movement held in over 1,500 cities (40 countries!) and pledge to be car free (or car-lite) this Monday here. You can also check out the myriad of activities and events going on in the DMV area around Car Free Day to celebrate.

Need a bike for the day? We can help with that too! Use code “CarFree” for $5 off your full day bike rental on 9/22.