A city is a place of tremendous variety, usually constructed upon rock ‘n’ roll. Hop into the bike saddle and soak up DC's sights with today's Groupon. For $17, you get a comfort hybrid bike rental for a whole day from Bike and Roll, a $35 value. Pick up your bike at your choice of three locations: downtown, Alexandria, or Union Station. Avoid traffic, cut down on travel time, and feel the breeze: bike riding is one of the best ways to explore the city. This Groupon is not valid for July 4, 2010, November 25, 2010, and December 5, 2010, through March 12, 2011.
DC is packed with sights. Where to explore is up to you, but Bike and Roll gets you started with some great ideas. Ride around the 40 miles of bike lanes in city streets. Whiz past monuments, memorials, and around the National Mall. Or leave from Alexandria, and ride along the Mount Vernon Trail to Washington's Estate—home to the region's largest gumball machine. If you leave from Union Station, zip around Columbus Circle before heading to the Washington Monument.
Your bike rental includes the works: a helmet, lock, flat kit, city map, and, of course, a comfort hybrid bike. Riding on a comfort bike is a great way for a newcomer to see DC or for a native to take a moment to appreciate the city's beauty. Go on an introspective joy ride or take the whole crew along for a day of biking fun.
Bike and Roll requires a security deposit for all rentals. The rental terms and conditions also require the reading and signing of a waiver form and valid driver's license before rental.
- Since everything is a long walk, I was wondering how to do it all without lots of cab fares or blisters. When I saw the BIke and Roll shop outside Union Sta[tion] I hesitated. Choosing to rent a bike for the day was one of my best decisions lately – molevin
Bike and Roll
Run by three generations of DC locals, Bike and Roll sends pedalers into the nation's modern and historical capitol. Sightseers are outfitted with ETs with maps so they can undertake self-guided tours along the National Mall, which is lousy with landmarks. To break with the hustle—and should one be so inclined, the bustle—cyclists can explore one of the city’s many meandering bike paths including the Capital Crescent Trail and Rock Creek Trail. The company’s line of tandem bikes and Trek comfort hybrids make for smooth rides along the flat terrain of the capital.
For a more itineraried experience, guided tours spirit groups through the historic sights. Local story-tellers regale cyclists with tales about the Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and Mount Vernon, the home where George Washington lived after hatching from the egg incubated in the Statue of Liberty's torch.