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Capital Site Bike Tour  

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Experience Washington, DC’s history and culture by bike.

    

    

    

    

    

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The Capital Sites guided bike tour is the best way to start your visit in Washington, DC. Get up close to the monuments and memorials as you Bike the Sites® of Capitol Hill and the National Mall. While you will stay with your bike for the duration of the tour, frequent stops are made for photo opportunities as your guide shares unique facts and history.

On this tour, you will see: US Capital Building, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism, Union Station, Smithsonian Castle and several Smithsonian museums, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial.

Inclusion
Guided tour includes comfort bike rental, helmet, snack, and bottled water.

Exclusion
Transportation to and from the departure location; Admissions; Gratuities.

Hours of operation
Available daily March 18 to November 22, 2017 departing at 10:00am, and March 10 to December 9, 2018 departing at 10:30am. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure for check-in.
No tour departures on July 4 and November 23 (2018).

Duration
Approximately 3 hours - 7 miles (easy ride).

Location
Tour begins and ends at our National Mall location at L’Enfant Plaza: 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024.
Arriving by METRO (suggested): to L'Enfant Plaza (Yellow, Green, Orange, Blue or Silver). Exit train, follow signs to L'Enfant Plaza or 9th and D Streets. Before exiting turnstiles, check for a large circular portrait of an astronaut in a spacesuit with arms at their side. The background is white. If you do not see this ask a Metro employee to point you to the exit for the L'Enfant Plaza
Starbucks or food court. Exit the turnstiles and take escalator up one level. At the top turn right. You should see Starbucks. Exit glass doors to the right of Starbucks. You should see a mural on your right. Walk to the end of the mural and walk UP stairs. Turn right and walk towards the first building. If you find yourself inside the food court find Jamba Juice, Panda Express or California Tortilla, take the stairs next to Jamba Juice up to the plaza level.
Arriving by TAXI: Use address 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW. At this address, you will see a large building under construction. Face the new building, cross the street and take the sidewalk to the left. Walk past the building lobby to the end of the sidewalk.
Arriving by DRIVING and PARKING: Use address 970 D Street SW. Once there, you will be under an overpass and should see signs for L’Enfant Plaza Parking. Once parked, take the elevator to Plaza Level (PL), exit the building and walk to your right. There is limited metered street parking one level up along L'Enfant Plaza. If parked on the street, navigate on foot to 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW.
Arriving by FOOT/BIKE: Use the address 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Navigate to intersection of Independence Ave and L’Enfant Plaza SW. You should see the Smithsonian Castle/Visitor Center. From there, cross Independence Avenue and take the sidewalk of L’Enfant Plaza for 1 1/2 blocks. Make your first left just before the construction. Walk past the building lobby to the end of the sidewalk.

Participant restrictions
Children under 1 year are not free; it is not recommended to take children under 1 year on tour.

Policies
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Guests are required to have Photo ID at check-in.
Helmets are mandatory when riding our bikes.
Trailer carriages and trailer tandems are available for rent for children who are unable to ride independently.
Tours may be cancelled if the weather makes for dangerous riding conditions. If we are unable to reschedule the tour, we will issue a full credit or refund.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**


     
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