Biking in DC

Biking can be a wonderful way to explore the nation’s capital and the vibrant neighborhoods that surround it. With a temperate climate, relatively flat topography, and many miles of trails to explore you won’t be at a loss for cycling opportunities. Below we’ve listed some links to biking resources. We hope you will take advantage of the bike community here in Washington.

https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm
This link provides information on fun, free bike tours of the nation’s capital led by a knowledgeable Park Service ranger. Run over the weekends, tours range from the traditional “History of the Mall” to the quirky “Unexplored Tales of the City” and “Off the Beaten Path: Lonely and Overlooked Landmarks”. 

https://www.bikeandrolldc.com/ 
For visitors, a bike rental and tour service that covers the more traditional famous government sites and historical monument routes.

https://www.capitalbikeshare.com/
The Capital Bikeshare system allows visitors and residents to check out bicycles for short-term use and return it to any of the over 300 stations in DC and the nearby Virginia and Maryland suburbs. After paying a fee to join for a day, three days, a month or a year, the first 30 minutes of each ride is free. 

https://www.waba.org/ 
The Washington Area Bicycle Association is an amazing resource to both local bike enthusiasts and visitors looking for one-stop information. The site has downloadable bike maps, sponsored rides and tours, as well as information as diverse topics as gear swaps to honing your bike advocacy. 

https://capitolhillbikes.com/ 
A local bike shop and resource center, the community business also sponsors groups ride each weekend for free- just show up! Check out their website for details on the weekly rides.