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CHERRY BLOSSOM OFFICIAL BIKE AND SEGWAY TOURS
The best way to see the blossoms!
WASHINGTON, DC – For the twelfth 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 will also offer their regular tours during the festival, including Monuments Bike Tour, Capitol Sites, and Monuments at Night. 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 14, 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 – 2 pm and 3 – 5 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 21 – April 12; Metro: L'Enfant Plaza.)
Longer rides will be offered from the National Mall location at 955 L'Enfant Plaza. Monuments Bike Tour, and Capitol Sites Tour cover the monuments and memorials on the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin. See the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and more. The Monuments Tour gives you the chance to walk around and explore the memorials in depth in this leisurely yet efficient tour. Monuments Bike Tour is an easy level ride and is recommended for all ages. Rides will be offered daily during the festival from 2:30-5:30 pm. The Capitol Sites Tour covers more ground and is a great tour when you have a little time to see as many sites as possible. This is an easy to moderate tour and is offered daily at 10 am. (Dates offered: March 14 – May 22; Multiple daily rides begin May 23. Metro: L'Enfant Plaza)
Monuments at Night is truly a one-of-a-kind tour, pedaling toward the setting sun to the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin when the monuments are less crowded and the views are magnificent. Riders are equipped with reflective vests and safety lights. This ride will depart daily from the National Mall location at L'Enfant Plaza from 6:30-9:30 pm. (Dates offered: March 21 – May 22; Multiple nightly rides begin May 23. Metro: L'Enfant Plaza.)
Advance reservations for all 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 cover the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and more. 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 is an Official Program of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation's greatest springtime celebration. The 2015 Festival, March 20 – April 12, 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. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more information, and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The Best Things To Do In Alexandria, VA
November 2014 By: Allison Tibaldi, Offmetro.com
"Pedal the serene Mount Vernon Trail as it winds through bucolic woods and along the Potomac River. Consider booking a self-guided tour with Bike and Roll, offered seasonally from March-November. The Mount Vernon by Bike and Boat package includes bike rental, helmet and admission to Mount Vernon. This combination package has you bike to Mount Vernon and return to Old Town Alexandria on a narrated boat cruise."
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Washington, DC for Families – Touring the Monuments by Bike
October 20, 2014 By: Gina Vercesi, Kids Unplugged
"At each stop Matt regaled us with interesting anecdotes and fascinating details about the history behind the site and the people whom it honored, bringing to our attention particulars about the architecture and artistic interpretations that might have gone overlooked. Matt had a wonderfully respectful way about him and clearly had a passion for all of the information he was sharing. He had us captivated the entire time and never rushed us as we visited the monuments and memorials after his talks."
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NOW Hiring Bike Mechanics
We are currently searching for experienced bicycle mechanics to help maintain our fleet of more than 500 Trek bicycles at both our National Mall and Union Station shops. Both full-time and part-time positions are available for wrenches with proven ability to build, repair and tune.
Our team of mechanics works closely with our Fleet Manager to provide support for our rental and tour teams. Keep your hands greasy tuning and truing, while providing some transport services, field repair and watching for trends on the equipment.
Our National Mall location is the home of our largest fleet of bicycles and highest volume of tours and rentals. Our Union Station shop is a full-service repair shop offering a complete range of maintenance to BikeStation members and the Capitol Hill community -in addition to tours and rentals. At each location, your role is essential to providing a great experience for our customers to see DC in the best way possible- by bike!
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BIKE AND ROLL LAUNCHES FIFTH DC LOCATION
AT SMITHSONIAN'S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 2014
Contact: Catharine Pear
WASHINGTON, DC— Bike and Roll® DC is excited to announce the launch of a fifth location: Smithsonian® National Mall Tours launching from the National Museum of American History. Bike and Roll has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution to provide the only Segway® Personal Transporter tours to depart directly from the National Mall. Departing daily at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm, visitors have a chance to take a guided Segway ride beside history, learning about Smithsonian's famed museums and America's monuments on the National Mall.
Prepared in consultation with Smithsonian experts, this premiere Bike and Roll tour will highlight the architecture, art, culture, and history of Washington, DC's National Mall and Memorial Parks with a specific focus on Smithsonian's famed museums. Participants 16 and over will receive safety training and orientation, followed by a guided tour covering over 1,000 acres of the National Mall. As an official Segway Experience Center, Smithsonian National Mall Tours provides guests with the utmost level of expertise when it comes to the operation of Personal Transporters. On their tour, guests will hear the many stories behind DC's most famous landmarks and national treasures, all while gliding through the capital on their own Personal Transporters.
Smithsonian National Mall Tours may expand to include guided bicycle tours at some point in the future.
About Smithsonian National Mall Tours
Smithsonian National Mall Tours is operated by Bike and Roll DC. Located at the Mall entrance of the National Museum of American History on Madison Drive, tours depart daily, and tour tickets are $74 a person. Riders must be at least 16 years of age and between 100-260 pounds to participate. For more information, visit nationalmalltours.com or call (202) 384-8516.
About Bike and Roll DC
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. Bike and Roll DC has five locations in the DC area: National Mall at L'Enfant Plaza, Downtown DC at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Bikestation at Union Station, a location in Old Town Alexandria, VA, and the National Museum of American History. Visit bikeandrolldc.com for more information on local or national locations.
BIKE AND ROLL OFFERS "DC COOL" RETRO BIKES WITH THIS BAR SAVES LIVES SNACK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2014
Contact: Catharine Pear
Washington, DC— Keeping in line with the city's new "DC Cool" marketing campaign, Bike and Roll DC will be offering a small fleet of special edition, cycle-chic DC Cool bikes at their Downtown DC location outside of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Starting in May 2014, full day DC Cool bike rentals will all include a This Bar Saves Lives snack bar and a bottled water.
Washington DC's new creative ad campaign (run by the city's Convention and Tourism Corporation, Destination DC,) aims to capture the essence of the capital's innate energy by highlighting local favorites and off-the-beaten path must-see's to potential visitors. Running for all of 2014, this campaign was inspired in large part by the new "American Cool" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. This exhibit examines the nature of what it means to be "cool," using one hundred legendary celebrity figures' portraits (including Miles Davis, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday, Jay-Z, and Kurt Cobain) to illustrate the point.
The DC Cool bike (a customized Electra Ticino 7D) epitomizes cycling in style and is the perfect choice for short rides or longer, leisurely trips. The retro-inspired bikes come equipped with leather seats, hammered aluminum fenders, and front baskets as an homage to the golden age of cycling. This specialty fleet of DC Cool bikes will also be named after 12 of the celebrity subjects from the "American Cool" exhibit. (Visitors might just have a sighting of Elvis Presley at a local hot spot or the Lincoln Memorial!)
Full day DC Cool rentals will include a This Bar Saves Lives snack bar and bottled water. This Bar Saves Lives is a company based out of Venice, California that makes all-natural, non-GMO snack bars; and for every bar sold, they give a packet of life-saving food to a child in need. To learn more about the cause, please visit thisbarsaveslives.com for more information.
Bike and Roll's fleet of DC Cool bikes are available now for advance reservations. Visit bikeandrolldc.com to learn more, or call (202) 842-2453.
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 bikeandroll.com for more information on national locations.
In the center of power
March 2014 By: Daniel Trielli, O Estado de Sao Paulo
"Washington is not the first city to offer Segway tours, but the tour is a great way to have a good picture and decide where to go after more calmly."
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Unique ways to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival
March 2014 By: Shendy Hershfield, Foxnews.com
"See the sights by bike or Segway! You can enjoy the beauty of the blossoms during Bike and Roll D.C.'s guided tours, and you can get some fitness time in on this fun excursion. Tour times vary from 1.5 to 3 hours and are available daily. Prices range from $25-$49 per person."
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