Bike the Big Capital

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Guides lead groups through city pockets that define American culture, seeing wildlife & famous sites including staircase from The Exorcist

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Promotional value expires Oct 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Valid only for Tour A or B. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father’s skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $35 for admission for one to daytime Tour A or evening Tour B (a $75 value)
  • $65 for admission for two to Tour A or Tour B (a $150 value)<p>

Two tour guides outfit 10–14 riders with bikes and helmets before leading them through the famous landmarks that define the city during Tour A or the area’s natural wonders and moonlit monuments during Tour B. Tours depart from Revolution Cycles and are around 14 miles long. See the full tour schedule here.<p>

Bike the Big Capital

Branching off from a popular bike-tour company in New York City, Bike the Big Capital enlists DC native and seasoned guide Pat to marshal riders through the hallowed streets and monuments of the capital city. Bringing together self-propelled transportation and the history of the city's monuments and people, each tour weaves through neighborhoods as groups discover areas that harbor hidden treasures out in the open. While riding through changing landscapes, tours delve beneath the surface of each popular and little-known site visited, and historical information makes way for modern marvels as asphalt winds toward blooming green spaces.

When guiding cyclists around town, Pat teams up with a fellow history buff for the company's six-hour tours, each delving into a different facet of American history. The 10-mile National Mall Cherry Blossom Tour departs only during March and April, when the two cherry trees planted by first lady Taft and their blushing peers bloom like adolescents on an all-weeds diet.

Tour A, the American Identities Tour, leads pedalers through 14 miles of tree-fringed streets while guides narrate the backstory of passing monuments and the infamous Ford Theater, where John Wilkes Booth made his escape from unreasonably high ticket prices. During the evening, Tour B shows off 14 miles of DC in the moonlight across the historical Potomac River bridges, toward a nature preserve, and with a stop at the spooky outdoor staircase made famous by The Exorcist.

Customer Reviews

10 Ratings

Awesome bike tour! Hot, and long ... But really fun and a great way to see the coolest parts of the city!
Carrie G. · June 21, 2014
I really enjoyed the tour. Phil (our guide) was very knowledgeable and provided good context for all of our stops. Ride was a bit long for someone who has not been on a bike for a while (7 hours) but it was something that I would do again, allowing some rest for certain body parts :-)
Spencer F. · September 16, 2012
Great staff that is very knowledgeable
Lauren M. · June 26, 2012
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