Today marks one of our favorite days of the year—IT’S OFFICIALLY SPRING! To celebrate this segway (pun intended) into warmer weather and longer days, we’ve pulled together 5 places/events for you to ride your bike this spring! Check out our suggestions below:
1.) Through a Sea of Pink and White
For at least a few more days, maybe longer-depending upon Mother Nature’s mood, experience quintessential Springtime in Washington via the city’s famous Cherry Blossom trees. Bike and Roll offers the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s only bike tour, Blossoms by Bike, which takes you through the most picturesque places and allows you to get up close with the blossoms. For more information or to reserve a Blossoms by Bike tour, click here. If you’d like to explore the Blossoms on your own, you can always rent a bike from Bike and Roll’s convenient National Mall or Union Station locations.
2.) To a Baseball Game!
With springtime comes baseball season! The Washington Nationals–defending champs of the NL East–kick off their 2017 season on Monday, April 3rd with a 1:05 home opener. Click here for their full season schedule. We almost forgot to mention–the best part about riding your bike to Nats games? They offer a FREE bike valet, located at the corners of 1st and N St. SE…we’d call that a homerun!
3.) Along the Mount Vernon Trail
Nothing beats riding the Mount Vernon trail in the springtime! Bike and Roll’s Mt. Vernon by Bike and Boat and Mt. Vernon by Bike packages begin on April 1st. Mt. Vernon by Bike and Boat includes a bike rental, a ticket into the estate and a boat ride back to Alexandria, operated by Potomac Riverboat. (Mt. Vernon by Bike includes a full-day bike rental and a ticket into the Estate.) If you’re a DC-local and have never ridden a bike to Mt. Vernon, it’s the perfect springtime activity for the whole family. If you’re visiting DC, it’s a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the perfect mix of nature and history. For more information about Bike and Roll’s Mt. Vernon packages or to book your reservation, click here.
4.) Beside DC’s Unique Murals
The collection of Murals/Street Art in DC have been on the rise recently, and they’re one of our favorite hidden secrets–and a great way to experience the culture of DC–off the Mall. Murals DC, a non-profit created in 2007, was established to replace illegal graffiti with artistic works, revitalize sites within communities in the District of Columbia, and to teach young, aspiring artists the art of aerosol painting. Along with DC’s more well-known murals (Ben’s Chili Bowl, L’Enfant Plaza,) there are more than 50 MuralsDC projects across the District. Each mural tells a unique story of DC’s diverse neighborhoods while deterring further illegal graffiti. Click here to check out all the spots you can ride to and check out this unconventional artwork.
5.) Throughout 20 Scenic Miles of CLOSED Streets
In case you haven’t heard, DC Bike Ride is back! The second annual DC Bike Ride is the area’s largest bike ride, allowing you to take in the iconic sights of Washington, D.C., but without dodging traffic! This year’s course is improved and longer–you’ll ride 20 scenic miles starting in West Potomac Park, riding past some of D.C.’s most iconic sights and finishing on Pennsylvania Avenue in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol! Registration is now open–you can receive $10 OFF the registration fee by using the code “BIKENROLL17” at checkout. Don’t have your own bike to ride? Not to worry–Bike and Roll DC is DC Bike Ride’s official rental partner–you can reserve your rental equipment by clicking here: http://bit.ly/