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Bike and Roll DC is Moving!

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For those of you who may or may not have been living under a rock this past year, it has become quite official that a Mr. Donald Trump will be converting the Old Post Office Pavilion into a luxury hotel, with construction beginning as soon as Spring 2014 (see potential renderings here.) Since the Pavilion is where we’ve hung our helmets for the past 10 years, and we don’t anticipate a full Bike and Roll outfit being included in the design of this hotel, we’re going to be moving!

We’ll be giving teasers along the way to surprise you with our new location(s) as we near the date of our big move. Regardless of our change of address, we’ll still be providing the same great experiences that have kept you all coming back year after year. In fact, we anticipate things will be better than ever! (And don’t worry, we’ll still have our location at Union Station in tact and we’ll be in Alexandria as well.)

Thank you all again for your continued patronage and for generally just being awesome. As we like to say (with a hashtag,) #WeHeartOurCustomers!


Bikes for Sale at our Union Station Locale

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This just in: Bike and Roll will be selling 2012 Trek 7300 Comfort Hybrid Bikes at our Union Station location!

Starting this week, and on an ongoing basis, we’ll be selling our Hybrids for $280 + tax (cash only) in a variety of sizes, including smaller sizes for younger riders! Our fabulous employees will be on site to fit and adjust any bike to be sure you ride off 100% satisfied. And, as an added perk, you’ll receive 10% off service at our Union Station repair shop with purchase of any bike! (Not that you’ll be needing it any time soon!)

Late Fall Hours at Bike and Roll DC

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What a weekend!

Daylight Savings Time ended, the Washington Monument’s lights shone for the last time, there was a partial solar eclipse… oh, and Sunday marked our last day of Fall hours!

Just like our clocks, we’re transitioning into Late Fall hours here today. This means that our Rental operations will close daily at 5:00PM at all locations, and that there are no more [email protected] tours to be had (until 2014 that is!)

Please plan accordingly when visiting Bike and Roll DC. Happy Late Fall, everyone!

Happy Halloween, DC!

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Wondering what on earth you and your pals (or kiddies) are getting into this All Hallow’s Eve? Well, we’ve rounded up the best Halloween activities in our nation’s capital. Any of one of these is surely bound to fright and delight!

Trick or Treating in DC
For traditional Trick or Treating fun, checkout Halloween on the Hill which includes Hilloween: “Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30pm. This is one of the Hill’s best traditions: 7th Street SE closes between North Carolina Avenue and C Street SE so that families and neighbors can gather for hayrides, games and fun.” For the more worldy (or adult) Halloween-ers among your brood, head over to Embassy Row for Massachusetts Avenue’s Trick or Treat extravaganza. Instead of door to door, it’s country to country!

Hotel Helix Pumpkin Carving
The Helix Lounge will be dishing out pre-scooped pumpkins ready for carving at their 9th annual carving contest! Beginning at 6:00PM tonight, pumpkins will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. Prizes to be awarded for best carved, so start sketching your designs now!

Night of the Living Zoo
From 6:30-10:00PM tonight, join the creatures of Smithsonian’s National Zoo for a ghoulish night of fun! Event (21 and up) will include a live band, costume contest, palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionists!

AFI Silver Theatre
Take a quick jaunt up to Silver Spring and drop in on the lovely AFI Silver Theatre over the next few nights for some classic horror flicks. Movies will include the likes of Ghostbusters, Shaun of the Dead, The Haunting, and Nosferatu.

Washington Walks Ghost Tours
In for a real scare? Take a two hour walking ghost tour of DC’s most haunted houses withWashington Walks, and learn all about the spirits that haunt the disctrict. Look out for Washingtonian ghouls that go bump in the night…

Bicycle-themed Halloween Costume Ideas

Don’t have the perfect Halloween costume picked out, prepped, and ready yet? Don’t fret! If you’re a cycling enthusiast like our gang here, you’ll probably want to bring a bike into you or your child’s design. And boy, do we have some cycle-riffic ideas!


The Jockey



E.T. Phone Home



(Baby) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

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The “Ruff” Rider



Atreyu from The Neverending Story



Napoleon Dynamite



Now the real question is, which will you choose??


2013 Marine Corps Marathon Weekend

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It’s that time of year again!

After some “Is it on? Is it off?” shutdown debate, we’re all collectively rejoicing that this weekend’s Marine Corps Marathon is decidedly ON! The “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 this year by offering a special $5 off discount with code “MCM” for runners or attendees to enjoy one of our guided tours or full day rentals from 10/24 – 10/28. Renting a bike is the perfect way for viewers to keep up with their runners, and a tour is a great pre-marathon non-strenuous activity too!

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