April showers bring May flowers, but the Cherry Blossoms bloom this month! See the sites and experience history and culture this month in the nation’s capital. Leggo!
1. National Cherry Blossom Festival
One of the biggest annual celebrations in DC is going on now through April 12. Check out festival details and events. Peak bloom of the cherry blossoms is predicted to be April 11-14, but that could change depending on the weather. Don’t miss the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival on April 4!
Even if you never could figure out how to pronounce it correctly (or spell it…), February is certainly something to celebrate. The month of love is filled to the brim with great events, festivals, and things to do— especially if you’re lucky enough to call DC home!
Let’s jump right in… here are our top 5 things to do this February in the DMV area!
1. Super Bowl XLIX
Whether you’re team Pats or root for the Legion of Boom, this year’s Super Bowl will definitely be one to witness. Going out to watch the game? Check out this list of DC Super Bowl viewing parties. Staying in? Here’s a roundup of recipes that are sure to knock the socks off your guests, and take the air outta your footballs… (we had to!).
Did you know we keep a small petting zoo at our L’Enfant Plaza location? That’s right, we tend after three horses, two cows, twelve dogs, two cats, and even a ram. Luckily for us, it’s a well behaved bunch.
1. We cannot believe it’s actually December!
2. How on earth did our 2014 season fly by so quickly?
3. Don’t even get me started about 2015…
and 4. Here’s our list for the Top 5 December events in DC!
If any of you follow Bike and Roll here (or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram), you may have noticed we have a special affinity for a certain plush ungulate… yes, we’re talking about Aladdin the Camel!
What’s the best thing to wear to Thanksgiving dinner?
A Har-VEST! (Get it?)
Well, now that that’s out of our system, we are so excited to share with you our top 5 favorite Thanksgiving events taking place in the District! From turkey trots to turkey pardons, this list is sure to please everyone in town.
You read that right – we are OPEN for business Friday-Sunday, Thanksgiving weekend (…which, FYI, is just two weeks away)!
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.
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!
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!