What's an electric bike? These bicycles use a small motor to help power you forward and give you momentum - meaning less effort and going farther! They are perfect for a tour like this that covers a ton of ground in a short amount of time. Perfect for those in D.C. with limited free time, locals who want to try something new, and anyone interested in a unique day out! If you can ride a regular bike, you can ride an electric bike.
No other tour on our menu covers as many sites as this one! Join us in D.C. to see the best of the Nation's Capital. We'll cruise through central D.C., along the National Mall and past the many Smithsoniam museums. We'll also take a brief stop for lunch (cost not included, please bring cash or credit card or you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch) we'll pedal by the Smithsonian Instituation and Washington Monument on our way to the hub of memorials and monuments dotted along the National Mall and Tidal Basin. Due to road closures in D.C., we unfortunately will not have up-close access to the Supreme Court, the East Side of the Capitol, the Libery of Congress, or or Union Station in 2021.
We give you plenty of time at each stop to hear fascinating stories and anecdotes from your tour guide, and of course take some photos.
We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
These bikes look like traditional two-wheel bicycles, but use a small motor to help power you forward meaning less effort to go farther. They are perfect for a tour like this that covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time. After a brief orientation, you'll be rolling like a pro in no time. If you know how to ride a regular bike, you know how to ride an electric bike.
Yes, helmets are provided and we require all riders to wear helmets on our tours.
Your safety is top priority for us and studies have shown that helmets can reduce head injuries by at least 85%.
Reservations are required for our electric bike tours and space is strictly limited, so we highly recommend booking in advance!
All riders must be at least 16 years of age and at least 5 feet (155cm) tall to participate on our electric bike tours.
All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can occasionally be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.
We do reserve time to walk around some memorials on tour (for example, the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial). Our bike tours are designed to enjoy the city from a broad perspective so that's what we're going to do!
Unfortunately, we cannot enter the museums due to time constraints on this tour. Additionally, there's always some people that want 10 minutes in the Smithsonians and others that want 3 hours.
Unfortunately, due to the risk to both child and mother, pregnant women are not allowed to participate on our bike tours.
Our electric bike tours operate in groups of a maximum of 8 people.
Your tour will start promptly at the scheduled time, therefore please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure time in order to complete the necessary paperwork and get fitted for a bike. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests, or catching them up after the fact.
Most of our tours ride in wide bike/pedestrian paths, but we do occasionally ride in the street depending on the tour.
We carefully designed each tour route with safety as the top priority. Whether on the street, bike lane, or pedestrian path, you always have a tour guide who is an expert and safely maneuvering your group around the city.
Our tours run rain or shine. We have rain ponchos available for anyone that needs them in our office. They are $1 and we gladly will buy them back from you if you don't use them during your tour. We encourage all guests to take a look at the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
Along with one of our phenomenal tour guides, every guest will recieve a bike, helmet, and a bottle of water.