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.
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. Our office is approximately a 15-minute walk from the metro.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About our Bikes/Biking in Washington, D.C.
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?
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 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.
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?
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.
Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?
All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.
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 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.
How many people will be in my group?
We limit group sizes to 15 guests per guide. Larger groups will be split into two. For larger parties, please inquire about a private tour at email@example.com.
What is your weather policy?
All of our tours operate rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office for purchase.
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.