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Reviewed June 26, 2014
What You'll Get
After years of unsuccessful attempts at inventing a two-wheeled form of propulsion, Wilbur and Orville Bike finally realized the problem was that their prototypes were all screwed to the gymnasium floor. Celebrate functional mobility with today's Groupon to Destination DC Tours. Choose between the following options:
For $35, you get admission for up to three people to a Washington Wiz Quiz pedicab tour through the U Street Corridor on any night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (an $80 value). Tours begin on the hour.
For $35, you get admission for up to three people to a Washington Wiz Quiz pedicab tour through the Federal Triangle on Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (an $80 value). Tours begin on the hour.
Powered by knowledgeable guides, Destination DC's open-air pedicab tours zip past monuments and iconic storefronts while guests win prizes for their knowledge of DC trivia. Forty-five-minute Wiz Quiz tours challenge patrons to a Cash Pedicab reenactment, cycling past familiar landmarks and asking challenging questions such as "What metal tops the Washington Monument?" and "Whom did President Obama vote for?" A trivia prize handsomely rewards guests who answer 9 of 10 questions correctly. The U-Street tour kicks off from the U Street/Cardozo Metro stop and journeys past Ben's Chili Bowl, the Black Cat music venue, and the site of George Washington's first wooden dental filling. Alternatively, the Federal Triangle tour departs from Harry's Saloon on 11th Street and swings past the White House, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, war monuments, and the Washington Monument on the National Mall.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 23, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 3 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 72hrs in advance. Subject to availability. Not valid on major holidays. Not valid until 9/22. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Discover DC Pedicab Tours
A certified sixth-grade teacher and a longtime resident of the DC metropolitan area, Shaady Fakhrai seems perfectly suited to deliver informative tours of the capitol. But it wasn't her professional experience or her hometown pride that got her in the saddle—it was a medical emergency. After a terrible accident left her wheelchair bound for several months, her only release was her physical therapy sessions, where she'd rebuild her leg muscles on a stationary bicycle. She made a vow in that doctor's office: "The day that I can ride a bike again, I'm going to ride my bike for, like, fifty miles, and I'm not going to stop." And that's exactly what she did. Soon after her recovery, happenstance led her to cross paths with a pedicab, and two days later, she was starting a brand-new career.
Today Fakhrai oversees a fleet of pedicabs and drivers who lead not only historical tours, but also bar crawls, holiday excursions, trivia tours for prizes, and demonstrations in ponytail physics. On the Monuments Tour, locals and tourists alike get the inside scoop on the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Vietnam War Memorial, and the National Mall. The Lincoln Beer Tour starts out by tracing the footsteps of the assassin John Wilkes Booth, and ends at a local brewery where guests toast the Great Emancipator with free samples. The DC Wonderland Wine Tasting tour ups the ante on capitol refreshments by letting riders sip still or sparkling wine while they tour the Newseum, the Crime and Punishment Museum, and the Friendship Arch, among other locales.