Britain's Bon Voyage Blog Tours DC By Bike
October 18th, 2011 (Special thanks to Phil Newcombe and TheBonVoyageblog.com)
"The last time I was in DC was, as near as I can recall, some twelve years ago. Of course, colleagues have visited in the meantime and come back with tales of urban regeneration and new attractions. But there’s nothing like a little first-hand knowledge, so when an opportunity to visit Washington DC arose I leapt at the chance.
"Bike & Roll is a rapidly growing business that is starting to establish itself around various cities in the ‘States.
"Basically you can hire a bike with helmet and lock and explore the city under your own steam, or as we did, have a guided tour. Our guide was excellent; a local lad from neighbouring Virginia, he had been away to New Mexico to study English and Psychology and was back in the city sharing his knowledge of American history with us. Not boring, stuffy history, rather relevant and intriguing glimpses into the architecture and monuments that were the focus of our morning ride. Bizarrely, the ride seemed to be gently downhill all the way around – and keeping in mind we cycled a loop covering several miles and most of the major monuments I don’t remember a single hill! Plenty of stops en route for a quick history, photo and a gander. Of particular interest to me were the brand new Martin Luther King Memorial and the Korean War Memorial."
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