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'Tis the Season for another Bike Sale!
That's right- a holiday miracle! Bike and Roll will be having our last bike sale of 2013 on Saturday, December 7th from 11:00AM to 3:00PM at our National Mall location.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Well, we have bikes of all shapes, sizes and styles that are sure to delight your friends and family! (Or ya know, yourself, if you're playing a Secret Santa game of 1.
As always, the sales are cash only and final, so please come prepared (and excited to go home with a bicycle!)
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."
Now Hiring Fleet Manager!
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.
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
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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Like Day & Night
March 2013, By: Sam Polcer, Airtran Magazine
"The statues, monuments and museums are even more majestic when they're lit up at night. But yikes, it sure takes a while to see them all by foot. Bike and Roll's Capital Sites@Nite Bike Tour outfits riders with bikes, reflective vests, lights and tips on where to party in DC after dark."
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24 Hours in Washington DC
February 2013 By: Clayton Truscott
"One of the best ways to see the city is from the seat of bicycle. Bike And Roll offer a series of 2,5 and 3 hour tours through various routes, including the National Mall, the Mount Vernon Trail that takes you under the Cherry Blossoms, which line the Potomac River, and a tour of the Capital sites by day or night. If you're on a tight time budget, this is a great (and healthy) way to acquaint yourself with the city and pick out a few standout places to come back to. There is also the option of biking the city without a tour guide, which is cool for people who enjoy touring without a plan."
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The Gathering's flying start
January 6, 2013 By: Padraic McKiernan
"You could walk it, but for a comprehensive access-all-areas tour of this Disneyland for grown-ups, a visit to the people at Bike and Roll at bikethesites.com comes highly recommended.
Our incredibly informative guide Tujon took us on a magical jaunt that will live long in the memory. Highlights are too many to list but included the fascinating FDR memorial while the experience of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Second World War Memorial offered a poignant and respectful reminder that democracy comes at a price."
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