Experience our Monuments & Memorials Bike Tour.

Spanning nearly two miles in length, D.C's National Mall is home to some of the most moving and inspiring memorials our nation has to offer. This tour allows you the opportunity to get up close and personal to the highlights along this iconic stretch surrounding the Lincoln Memorial Pool and beyond. With nearly 2 miles from one end to the other, the National Mall is just too large to conquer by foot. Our expert tour guides and comfortable bikes allow you to pedal along the wide sidewalks and see so much more than you ever could walking, and without wearing yourself out.

Washington D.C. boasts 160 monuments and memorials across the city, and we’ll get a chance to see the most famous and impressive ones on this tour. We’ll ride through the beautifully landscaped gardens of the mall, stop for photos and stories along the way, and learn about the importance of this space, from protests to picnics and everything in between.

Beyond the National Mall, we’ll also cruise around the Potomac Tidal Basin, where you will have a chance to explore even more impressive sites without all of the crowds. If you’re joining us at the right moment in the spring, get ready for some epic photo ops, as the Cherry Blossoms will be in full bloom. And if not, there’s still plenty to see! We'll cruise to numerous treasures in the National Mall, including the World War II Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and even the Washington Monument among many, many more famous and breathtaking sites.

This tour is a great precursor to a trip to the Arlington Cemetery, or a visit to the top of the Washington Monument. Your guide will fill you in on the historical details and relevance of the monuments that we see, and let you in on some fun stories about the founding fathers of America and influential individuals that left their mark on the country. They’ll also give you helpful tips and tricks to continue your D.C. visit after the tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Korean Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Potomac Tidal Basin
    • Bike
    • Helmet
    • Live Guide
  • All bike tours begin at our office, located at 502 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, near the intersection of 23rd and E Streets in Columbia Plaza.

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    • We'll stop for concessions on the National Mall for lunch, please note that the cost of lunch is not included. Please bring cash or credit to purchase food, or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
    • All ages are welcome, but consider the length of the tour and included walking portion when considering bringing children.
    • All tours run rain or shine.


  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    All bike tours begin at our office, located at 502 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, near the intersection of 23rd and E Streets in Columbia Plaza.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.

    *See restrictions here

  • Expand/Collapse 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%.

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Reservations are not required for our D.C. bike tours but are highly recommended to guarantee that there will be space on the tour. If you have children in your group, if you are booking a large group (8 or more), or if you are looking to book a night tour, reservations are strongly recommended.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    Absolutely! We have tons of families as we're a great family activity. We have 4 options for children depending on their age, size, and riding ability:

    • For children under 18 months of age or 45lbs (20kg), we have baby seats that can be attached to the back of a bike.
    • For children children weighing up to 65lbs (30kg), we have trailers that can be left open or zipped up to fully enclose the passenger.
    • For children up to 12 years old or 100lbs (45kg), we have 2 wheeled tandem trailers. The passenger sits on a seat and can pedal or coast. All riders over 100lbs (45kg) must ride their own bicycle. We have various smaller sized mountain bikes for those able to ride on their own, and of course, our regular beach cruisers for children big enough to ride them.
    • Unfortunately, we do not have any adult tricycles or bikes with training wheels for adults that may be less confident in their riding ability. If possible, please let us know if you would like one of our tandems, trailers, baby seats, or child bikes in advance that you'd like to reserve either a child seat or trailer.
    • Please Note: All child bikes use hand brakes. There are no pedal brakes available.
  • Expand/Collapse Is the cost of lunch included in the tour price?

    We will have a brief stop for lunch on the tour, but cost is not included with the price of the tour. Please bring cash or credit card if you would like to purchase food or drinks. You are also welcome to bring your own packed lunch.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

    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. 


  • Expand/Collapse 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.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.

  • Expand/Collapse How big will my group be?

    Our tours operate in groups of 16 people per tour guide.

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to arrive at the meeting point?

    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.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    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. 

  • Expand/Collapse What is included with a tour?

    Along with one of our phenomenal tour guides, every guest will recieve a bike, helmet, and a bottle of water. Additional waters are available for purchase in our office for $1 and we also have a water bottle filling station that is available to use for free.

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