Wheels have enabled humans to travel long distances with ease, view amusement parks from above, and avoid taking pet hamsters on walks. Bask in the benefits of wheeled life with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a full-day comfort hybrid-bike rental (a $35 value) from Bike and Roll. Bikes can be picked up from locations in downtown DC, Old Town Alexandria, or Union Station. Reservations for rentals are not required.
Bike and Roll helps bipedal beings pedal their way through the plethora of sights and sounds surrounding the nation's capital. After picking up the helmet, lock, flat kit, city map, and comfort hybrid bike included in this deal, bikers can pedal along 40 miles of city bike lanes, whizzing past historic monuments and memorials as the breeze whips their hair and inflates their cheeks. From Alexandria, cyclists can enjoy a ride down the scenic Mount Vernon Trail to George Washington's estate, home of the man immortalized on the front of one-dollar bills and the tattooed backs of all U.S. history teachers.
Bike and Roll DC
Run by three generations of DC locals, Bike and Roll DC sends Segway riders and pedalers into the nation's modern and historical capitol. Sightseers participating in guided tours are spirited through the District's many historic sights. Local story-tellers regale tour-goers 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.
Outside of tours and their ever-popular bike rentals, Bike and Roll DC's professional mechanics also repair bikes, including fixing flat tires and performing regular tune-ups. They can even loan patrons a new Trek comfort hybrid bike to use while their bike is in the shop.