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.
Good to Know
All tours meet at our new location: 998 Maine Avenue SW Washington, DC 20024. The closest metro is the Waterfront Station (the Green line). When exiting the station, walk west on Maine Street SW as it changes to Maine Avenue SW, along the Washington Channel, until you arrive at 998. It’s approximately a 15-minute walk from the metro.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About our Bikes/Biking in Washington, D.C.
What is an electric bike?
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.
Is a helmet included? Do I have to wear a helmet?
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%.
Is this tour appropriate for children?
All riders must be at least 16 years of age and at least 5 feet (155cm) tall to participate on our electric bike tours.
If I am pregnant can I join the tour?
Unfortunately, due to the risk to both child and mother, pregnant women are not allowed to participate on our bike tours.
Do we ride bikes in the streets or on sidewalks?
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.
General Tour Questions
Where is the meeting point?
All tours meet at 998 Maine Avenue SW Washington, DC 20024. The closest metro is the Waterfront Station (the Green line). When exiting the station, walk west on Maine Street SW as it changes to Maine Avenue SW, along the Washington Channel, until you arrive at 998. Our office is approximately a 15-minute walk from the metro.
What is your cancellation policy?
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.
Are reservations required?
Yes, reservations are required for all tours.
Do we go inside the museums and monuments?
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.
How big will my group be?
Our tours operate in groups of 8 guests or less. If your party is larger than 8, the group will be split up for safety reasons, each with a guide.
How long before my tour should I arrive?
The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
What is your weather policy?
All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office for purchase (fully refunded if not used).
What is included with a tour?
Along with one of our phenomenal tour guides, every guest will receive a bike, helmet, and a bottle of water.