Leading more than 30 bike tours across the nation, the cycling enthusiasts at Bike and Roll fuel a passion for healthy, eco-friendly transportation via guided tours and self-guided rides atop rental bikes. Their fleet of two-wheelers stakes a claim to Trek bicycles—the same brand that propelled Lance Armstrong to victory—and other recreation, transportation, road, and children's bikes. Riders can pedal behind a guide during the Ride 'Round Manhattan tour, which circles the Statue of Liberty and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial before cruising along the Harlem River bike path. More adventurous cyclists can board rental cycles on their own and confer with free maps to conduct a jaunt across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges while drinking in the skyline and making Waldo spottings along the river. Bike and Roll also outfits patrons with other specialty transportation, such as in-line skates, segways, and magic carpets programmed to swing past the tops of only historic buildings.:m]]
Vamoose Bus's professional drivers punctually transport passengers between the greater Washington, DC area and New York City aboard well-appointed coach buses. Four bus stops await passengers from convenient locations near metro and subway stations and skydiving landing zones. Each leg of the trip takes 4–5.5 hours in a fully licensed and insured motorcoach equipped with power outlets, complimentary WiFi, and bathrooms. Vamoose Bus allows each passenger to bring along up to two pieces of stowaway luggage and one carry-on item.
MVP Bus transports busloads of tourists, locals, and Speed fanatics on comfortable coaches taking routes from Washington D.C. to New York City with one stop in Baltimore. After checking a regular-size piece of luggage, hop aboard a cushy carriage with up to two small carryons and lounge in MVP's sumptuous surroundings, replete with personalized air conditioning and a gold-plated bus driver.
Mint hands automobile-less clients the smartcards to unlock fuel-efficient vehicles in hopes of reducing traffic, pollution, and humans' dependency on fossil fuels. After registering online, customers can nab cars at one of Mint's many pickup locations and use their 24-hour rental credit over the span of multiple errand-running sessions, wheeling about town with prepaid gas cards. Once their car-borrowing days are over, drivers adhere to the autos' and parking spots' prenuptial agreements by returning the rentals to the exact spot where they found them. Mint's FAQ page provides answers to a slew of questions to help motorists wrap their brains around the car-rental process.
Theknowitexpress Bus Service conveys weekenders to the historic haunts of Washington DC, pounding the pavement with direct, no-nonsense service. During the four-hour journey, wandering minds can occupy themselves with a selection of magazines, movies, and free WiFi, so busy ramblers can recharge, relax, and restock their supply of puppy pictures. The bus's free laptop-lending service aids browsing (30 minute maximum rental period), letting guests crush checklists from within the bus's roomy seats. Each ticketed passenger gets one piece of stowed luggage and one carry-on (each additional item $10), whether a small bag, guitar, or clingy monkey sidekick. Up to five bikes per bus can cruise along free of charge, booking their reservation at the same time as their bipedal buddy.
The prompt and friendly chauffeurs from CNH Limousine whisk passengers around the New York metro area for services ranging from airport transfers to bachelor parties. Clients simply call up the reservation line any time of the day and choose a sedan, limo, or party bus from the company fleet. Their driver then arrives at the appointed place and time, ready for a trip to the destination of choice. Meanwhile, the dispatch team monitors flights and traffic delays caused by Pony Express crossings and relays that information to drivers to ensure that clients arrive on time.