Getting slung over a shoulder is only appropriate for three-year-olds, newlyweds, and tree trunks about to be sacrificed in the hearth. Travel the next best way with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour ride/tour from Capitol Pedicabs (a $60 value). Romantic and eco-friendly, the Flintstoneian bike-taxi tour allows passengers to check out some of the city's most famed sites without risk of blister or sprain.
Capitol Pedicabs' fleet of pedal-powered vehicles all boast headlights, taillights, and seat belts. Spawned from a passion for cycling and adventure, the eco-friendly pavement gondolas give visitors and locals alike the refreshment of open-air travel without the burden of pedaling themselves. Drivers work with you to arrange the itinerary of your prescient pedal dreams. Whiz past the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Constitution Gardens, or the local sights of your choice.
Capitol Pedicabs' friendly drivers possess a supernatural sense of direction that often leads them into the hearts of even the surliest bears, and their familiarity with the city allows passengers to sit back in the cushy carriage with confidence. Pick-ups can be arranged from Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, U Street, Georgetown, Chinatown, the National Mall, and other locations upon request and availability. Call to book your tour or ride at least 72 hours in advance.
- For a romantic twist on visiting the monuments, hire a pedicab—a bicycle taxi—for a guided nighttime tour, when there are hardly any sightseers and the memorials are lit. You’ll see more than you could on foot, and drivers can keep you entertained with fun facts. – Washingtonian.com
- …[Capitol Pedicabs] offers a way for residents and visitors to Washington to enjoy a fun and "green" way to get around in the city. – Washington Times