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CHERRY BLOSSOM OFFICIAL BIKE AND SEGWAY TOURS
The best way to see the blossoms!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2014
Contact: Catharine Pear
WASHINGTON, DC – For the eleventh consecutive year, Bike and Roll DC will offer the Blossoms by Bike guided ride, created especially for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The team at Bike and Roll DC is also excited to introduce a brand new tour for the 2014 Cherry Blossom season: Segway into Spring. Come bike and Segway the sea of pink and white blossoms that surround the Potomac Tidal Basin to East Potomac Park and beyond, with the only official bike and Segway tours of the National Cherry Blossom Festival! With rides beginning March 22, celebrate the arrival of spring on two wheels and witness the natural beauty of our Nation's Capital at its peak.
Blossoms by Bike will depart daily from the National Mall location at L'Enfant Plaza from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and 3:00 – 5:00 pm, with an additional weekend tour from 9:30 – 11:30 am. The ride begins and ends at the Bike and Roll National Mall location at 955 L'Enfant Plaza. (Dates offered: March 22 – April 13; Metro: L'Enfant Plaza.)
A longer ride will be offered from Alexandria, beginning at the Old Town Waterfront. Blossoms by Bike River Ride will take you along the scenic Mount Vernon Trail, where you will view the beauty of the blossoms from across the Potomac River. The ride will then continue into DC and around the Tidal Basin before heading back to Alexandria. Blossoms by Bike River Ride is a moderate level ride and is recommended for those 13 years or older. Rides will be offered Friday – Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Dates offered: April 4 – April 13; Metro: King Street to the free King Street Trolley).
Segway into Spring is truly a one-of-a-kind tour; keeping in line with the Festival's energetic "Step into Spring" motif, Segway into Spring allows customers to peruse the beautiful blossoms on a 1.5 hour Segway tour. This new ride will depart from the National Mall location at L'Enfant Plaza from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, and 4:30 – 6:00 pm, with an additional weekend tour from 9:00 – 10:30 am. Riders must be 16 years of age or older for this tour. The ride begins and ends at the National Mall location. (Dates offered: March 22 – April 13; Metro: L'Enfant Plaza.)
Advance reservations for all Blossom by Bike and Segway into Spring tours are strongly recommended and can be made online at bikeandrolldc.com or by phone (202) 842-2453.
Bike and Roll DC also offers regularly scheduled tours during the Festival that provide a longer and more comprehensive experience, while still offering great views of the cherry blossoms. Visit bikeandrolldc.com or call (202) 842-2453 for more information, rates and tour schedule.
Bike and Roll DC is a managing partner of Bike and Roll, a national network of bicycle rental and tour companies known for outstanding customer service, exceptional value, and quality rental equipment.
Blossoms by Bike, Blossoms by Bike River Ride, and Segway into Spring are Official Programs of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation's greatest springtime celebration. The 2014 Festival, March 20 – April 13, includes three spectacular weeks and four weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. The 2014 Festival commemorates the 102nd anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan.
877.44.BLOOM // nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
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Trump bumps bikes; Bike and Roll relocating
January 2014 By: Jeff Clabaugh, Washington Business Journal
"Preliminary work on transforming the Old Post Office Pavilion into Donald Trump's luxury hotel is displacing a tourism business. Bike and Roll DC says it is moving its tour operations from the Old Post Office Pavilion to 955 L'Enfant Plaza."
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A City in Bloom
January 2014 By: Courtney Rivette, Group Tour Magazine
"Another way to experience the festival is by bike. Daily tours are offered by Bike and Roll, the only official bike tour company of the National Cherry Blossom Festival."
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Contact: Catharine Pear
BIKE AND ROLL DC MOVES FROM OLD POST OFFICE TO L'ENFANT PLAZA
Opening March 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 2014
Washington, DC— After 11 successful years at the Old Post Office Pavilion, Bike and Roll DC is excited to announce that they will be relocating tour operations to 955 L'Enfant Plaza.
Since opening doors, Bike and Roll has offered DC visitors and locals exceptionally guided bicycle tours and rentals. In 2012, Bike and Roll DC expanded their inventory by introducing Sites by Segway tours, which have been met with measurable success for the past two seasons.
The evolution of the Bike and Roll brand will continue in 2014. The former National Mall location will be moved due to the Old Post Office Pavilion's conversion into a hotel by Trump Hotel Collection; excavation of the historic building begins in spring of 2014. The prospect of relocation has been met with excitement by Bike and Roll owners, employees, customers, and locals alike. Bike and Roll DC is thrilled to continue operations at the new L'Enfant Plaza location.
L'Enfant Plaza is a noted historic complex located just south of the National Mall in the flourishing Southwest quadrant of Washington, DC. The Plaza is located a block from Independence Avenue, between 9th and 12th streets SW. Named for Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the Plaza's look and architectural plan was designed by famed architect, I.M. Pei.
Centrally located, L'Enfant Plaza provides Bike and Roll with the perfect starting point for customers to begin their tours. Half a mile from the Washington Monument, less than a mile from the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and Capitol Building, and accessible by four metro lines, Bike and Roll DC's new location is the ideal gateway to Washington, DC. The new proximity to the Tidal Basin and Hains Point also offers tour-goers unparalleled, direct access to the storied cherry blossom trees.
Bike and Roll DC's 2014 Season kicks off on March 8th at this brand new location, with official National Cherry Blossom Festival tours (Blossoms by Bike, Blossoms by Bike River Ride, and Segway into Spring) beginning March 22nd. This will be the eleventh consecutive year Bike and Roll DC has offered official National Cherry Blossom tours, which are now available for booking. Bicycle tours and rentals will continue to be offered in Old Town Alexandria, with repairs and rentals also available at Bike and Roll DC's Union Station location. Visit bikethesites.com or call (202) 842-2453 for tour and rental information, rates, and availability.
Bike and Roll DC is a managing partner of Bike and Roll, a national network of bicycle rental and tour companies known for outstanding customer service, exceptional value, and quality rental equipment. Visit www.bikeandroll.com for more information on national locations.
DC Power Source
November 23, 2013 By: Craig Woodhouse, The Sun Newspaper
"Visiting the Memorials... My wife and I joined a Segway tour run by Bike and Roll. It was the perfect way to zip between them and allowed us to see them stunningly lit at night."
BIKE AND ROLL WASHINGTON DC
BIKE AND ROLL EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Honored as a Top Performing DC Activity as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World's Largest Travel Site
Washington, DC – May 22, 2013 – Bike and Roll announced today that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
"TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience," said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers."
About Bike and Roll Washington DC
Our professionally guided Segway and bicycle tours and bike rentals provide Washingtonians and DC visitors alike with a unique way to see our capital city. Our knowledgeable tour guides, green practices, and unparalleled customer service make Bike and Roll the best option for unique and interactive bike and Segway sightseeing in Washington DC! Since we opened our doors in 1994, our family run business has catered to over 150,000 customers. Run by three generations of DC area locals, you can be sure the staff and tour guides of Bike and Roll DC will provide a safe, fun, and educational experience the whole family will enjoy. Learn more at www.bikethesites.com
Now hiring for spring 2014!
Bike and Roll is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants equally without regard to their race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or any disability as provided in the Americans With Disability Act. All applicants will be given equal consideration, but submittal does not imply that an applicant will be employed.
Bike and Roll hires outgoing, friendly, enthusiastic people who want to work with bikes in a fun, fast-paced, outdoor environment. Our goal is to ensure that renting from us or taking one of our tours is the best experience that our guests have in Washington. If you think you’re up to that challenge and want to join our team, check out our openings below.
If you’d like to join our team, here are some things we think you should know:
- Our 2014 season runs March 8 through Thanksgiving weekend
- Seasonal employment (spring, summer, fall) is available
- Some weekend and holiday hours will be required
- Day and evening hours are available
- Both full-time and part-time positions are available
- We’ll train you on basic bicycle maintenance (if necessary for your position)
- We accept applications and resumes throughout our season
What is the difference between Bike and Roll and Capital Bikeshare?
For Immediate Release: April 12, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – Washington's new bike share system, Capital Bikshare (CaBi), is a fantastic addition to our city. The program is an initiative of DDOT to get more cyclists on the road and provide another facet of our public transportation system. There has been some confusion amongst some of our customers who are curious about the difference between Bike and Roll and Capital Bikeshare.
The most prominent difference is that CaBi is geared towards DC residents and commuters who use their bikes daily for short periods of time. Members pay a membership fee, and are charged a usage fee if they keep the bike for more than 30 minutes. Bike and Roll prices are intended to offer the best price for full day rentals. In addition to offering tours, Bike and Roll includes a helmet, lock, flat kit and map with every rental
Segway Tour of Washington DC's Monuments
July 4, 2013, By: Irene Stirling, Will Write 4 Travel
"On Saturday, we decided to play tourists in our own town by doing a tour of DC. It wasn't any old tour though. It was a tour by segway! Neither of us had ever been on a segway before, but it was something we both have always wanted to try. This seemed like a winning combination.
We booked our 2.5 hour tour with Bike and Roll. The tour leaves from the Old Post Office Building... Our guide demonstrated the ins and outs of operating a segway. Each of us then took turns riding a distance of about 10 feet before we were each given our own segway. For about 15 minutes, we had the chance to further familiarize ourselves and get comfortable with our new mode of transport by riding around a small courtyard. My segway was named Fala, after FDR's Scottish Terrier."
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Bike and Roll: Explore Washington DC with the family on wheels
April 2013 By: Christina, Cool Mom Picks
"Washington D.C.'s Bike and Roll offers bike rentals (as well as jogging stroller rentals) for folks visiting the nation's capital. But their guided bike tours are definitely worth checking out if you want to cover a lot of ground, especially with kids who start dragging after too much time on their feet.
For us, Bike and Roll's Monuments Bike Tour was perfect. With only four miles of biking, we saw all the major monuments, including Lincoln, Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., the war monuments, and other notable sights. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly, and very patient with our group of tourists (ranging in age from my 8-year-old son to a considerably senior grandma)."
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