Private Washington D.C. Bike Tour

Enjoy our Private Washington, D.C. Day Bike Tour.

Enjoy Washington D.C. with a privately guided bike tour to your suit your personal interests and riding at your pace! This private bike tour is perfect for those wanting a small group experience with their friends or family, exclusively, and enjoy the undivided attention from a local expert guide. By going private, your tour guide will be able to show you D.C. exactly how you'd like to see it, based on your interests. Whether you're a history buff wanting lots of information and anecdotes or just looking to have a great time in the Nation's Capital, this is the tour for you. 

After getting fitted for one of our comfy cruiser bikes at our office, located less than 10 minutes walking from the National Mall, your guide will discuss the planned route with you so they can best customize it to suit your interests. Typically this tour covers the National Mall and its numerous monuments including the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, and much more. We'll make plenty of stops as we weave our way through the iconic monuments and memorials, with plenty of time to ask your guide questions and take lots of photos. 

If you're interested in completely customizing your tour to include spots off the beaten path, or have a group larger than 8 people, please inquire about a Custom D.C. Private Bike Tour here.

Tour Highlights

  • Private tour guide for your group
  • The National Mall
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • The White House
  • Washington Monument
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Vietnam War Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
    • Private tour guide for your group
    • Bike
    • Helmet
  • 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.

  • English, Please inquire about other languages
    • 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 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 My group is larger than the dropdown number allows - how can I book?

    This Off the Shelf Private D.C. Bike Tour is designed for groups of 8 people or less. If you have a larger group, please inquire about a Custom D.C. Private Bike Tour here.

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

    All tours are available in English, and can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide available on your selected date who speaks the language of choice. Please let us know in the 'Comments' section at checkout if you would like to request a language other than English.

  • 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 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 Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    We reserve time to walk around memorials on tour (for example, the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial) but we do not enter museums due to time constains on tour. Our bike tours are designed to enjoy the city from a broad perspective so that's what we're going to do!

  • 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 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. 

  • 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. 

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