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What Every Good Bike or Segway Tour Should Include

When you sign up for a tour at Bike and Roll DC, you are in for something special. There’s no better way to see all the sites this great city has to offer than by bike or Segway. You will be able to take everything in at a “just right” pace and experience so much in a short time. And, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide and diverse group of fellow participants, you are sure to explore and learn in good company.

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Buy a Bike


Still not sold on investing in a two-wheeled adventure? Well, we think we might be able to change your mind.

And lucky for you, we’ll be selling top of the line Trek Verve 3 adult comfort hybrid bikes THIS Sunday from 11am-3pm at our National Mall Location in L’Enfant Plaza. (Did we mention they’re being sold at awesomely discounted prices?)

1. A bike costs less than driving and public transportation
Buy a bike once, use it in place of your car or the metro, and boom- instant savings! That’s right, it doesn’t need any gas or fares to get you where you need to be. And the cherry on top: a high-quality bike will probably outlast that automobile of yours anyhow!

2. Your new bike will be environmentally friendly
How’s that for a clean (green) conscience? Not only does riding a bike save our environment from more pollution, but bicycles also have a teeny tiny manufacturing footprint when compared to cars, buses, and subways. What a simple way to help the planet!

3. You beat traffic and parking spot hunts
How many times have you been late because of traffic or the proverbial hunt for the only available parking space in a 5 mile radius? We thought so. With a bike, you control when you arrive at your destination, and you save loads of time due to that whole “lock it pretty much anywhere” thing…

4. You’ll lose weight and improve your health
Without even changing your diet, swapping your current motorized commute for a bicycle will do a whole lot for your health (and waistline!). In fact, most bike commuters report losing up to 20 pounds their first year of cycling (in addition to the obvious aerobic and stress-zapping benefits).

5. You’ll have a lot of fun
This is probably our favorite point of all because we see this day in and day out with every one of our tours and rentals. The fact is, riding a bike is really, really fun. Simple, but true! So, why not add some joy to your days and years to your life by incorporating a bicycle into your weekly routine? We thought you’d agree!


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!