Explore the capital on two wheels with this Washington DC day bike rental. Enjoy the comfort of an easy-riding bike and cruise through the streets, stopping at memorials and monuments along your way. It’s the perfect way to see the sights in a single day and ideal for travelers who want to personalize their adventure to meet their interests and needs.
Washington DC bike rental
Explore DC on wheels, with your own itinerary and schedule
Bike to the Smithsonian, stop by Lincoln Memorial, cycle along the Potomac River or cruise along one of the many bike trails
Enjoy a fun and active way to the nation's capital
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
Tour buses only get you so close to the sights. See some of the United States' most important monuments and memorials up close and at your own pace with a bike rental.
Use of bicycle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meeting And Pickup
998 Maine Ave SW
998 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Please meet at 998 Maine Avenue, Washington DC, 20024. We're on the corner of Maine Avenue and Blair Alley SW
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This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Pick up your bike at the Wharf and kick off your city sightseeing adventure with this Washington DC Day Bike Rental. Your bike rental includes a hybrid bike, plus a city map, helmet, lock, and handlebar bag!
Explore the city at your leisure as you cruise through the streets on two wheels. Stop at monuments and memorials along the way as you enjoy the freedom of your own personal urban adventure. Get off the road on of the city’s scenic bike trails, or stick to the main thoroughfares as you pay a visit to the Lincoln Memorial, White House or the Smithsonian.
Whether you choose to enjoy lunch at a posh downtown restaurant, wander the halls of the American Art Museum, or simply enjoy the sunshine on the National Mall, your provided lock offers safety and security. Your DC tour concludes when you return your bike to its pickup location at the end of the day.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Participants must read and sign a release from liability agreement prior to rental
Credit card and valid driver's license or passport are required for rental deposit
Participants under the age of 18 must wear a helmet
Late returns are subject to overtime charges and late fees
Infant participants must be at least 1 year old and be able to hold their head and upper body in an upward position and be able to wear a helmet
Attachments like trailers and tag-a-longs are available. Infant seats are not available.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
Hours of Operation: 4/1 - 10/31: 9am to 7pm and 11/1 - 3/31: 9am to 5pm
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 40 reviews
Elizabeth_R, May 2023
I originally reserved 1 adult bike and 2 kids bikes online, however when we got there my youngest was too scared to ride the big kids bike. So we tried a tag-along and that didn’t work either. So finally we settled on the trailer and it was fantastic. The staff was great working with all the changes and even changed my oldest’s bell because it wasn’t loud enough. The bikes were fantastic and made it so that we were able to make it to a lot more place than we would have walking.
Nice way to visit...
Maghie_C, May 2023
Nice way to visit different places in a same day and do exercise, easy to find the route and get faster.
Freedom for our teenage...
BRENDA_C, Apr 2023
Freedom for our teenage boys. Covered much more area than anticipated. Would recommend for anyone, family or couple.
Rainy day bike ride-well worth it!
Chris_J, Mar 2023
Picking up the bikes, using them, and dropping them off was very easy and well worth the money. The only unfortunate thing was it was raining the day we used them! We loved the experience anyway. Such a great way to see all the monuments.
Easy reservations and...
Marian_L, May 2022
Easy reservations and pickup but no local map and very limited advice for suitable paths. One of 2 bikes became nonfunctional (chain issue) and was replaced, but we had to walk it back.
Lots of fun. Beats walking everywhere
AlisonCattelona, Apr 2022
Bikes were easy to handle and durable. Staff was friendly and helpful. I did see it listed somewhere that they’d deliver to hotel, which they don’t, but all in all a very enjoyable experience
It was a blast
Steven_J, Apr 2022
Bike ride was the way to go! Everyone was so helpful here and the bikes worked perfectly. It was easy and the only way to see all the sight in a few hours.
Great tour and driver.
George_W, Apr 2022
This was so great. Our driver was very knowledgeable and drove safely. It was nice not to have to drive and worry about traffic.
Ronnie_W, Mar 2022
Was able to visit every monument at our own pace without the rush of a tour. Our family loved it. Great memories made
The bike rental went very smooth...
Vincent P, Sept 2016
The bike rental went very smooth. There was a stand outside Union and the hand over of the bike happened in a few minutes. As such, I didn't lose any time and could enjoy the bike rental for pretty much the entire day. The people at the stand were very clear and answered all my questions without a problem.
I'm happy I rented the bike with them because it gave me the opportunity to discover most if not all of the D.C. landmarks in one day.
The staff was very friendly and...
aquatbm, June 2015
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The bikes were in excellent condition and comfortable. My daughter and I saw so many more sites because of the bikes than we would have on foot. DC is very bike-friendly. Even with 90+ degree weather, we enjoyed our biking experience.
Excellent! Great service, awesome...
anistotes, Aug 2014
Excellent! Great service, awesome experience.
We were able to explore more in the city without the need of a cab or bus. And Washigton is a great place for biking.
Renting the bikes was a godsend to...
sharron h, July 2013
Renting the bikes was a godsend to get around for the two days that we had them. Washington is great to get around on your bikes as you are allowed on the walkways with them. It was so hot that walking around would of been so slow and draining. The bikes allowed us to explore places that you would not walk to i.e Theodore Roosevelt Island, we biked over to Arlington aswell. The only hiccup I had was that I was refused to take the bikes at first, I had prebooked and paid for the hire of the bikes so I thought I would only need paperwork voucher to present when collecting them, you also need a credit card to hire the bikes for proof and for them incase you decide to steal the bikes! So I was sent back to my hotel to get my card to my frustration! Don't forget your credit card when collecting the bikes.
What a great way to see as much of...
B Christina G, Nov 2011
What a great way to see as much of the city in a short amount of time. I "think" I saw it all! My biggest mistake was not going for a ride along the waterfront. Now I know!
Very much enjoyed being able to rent...
Joe A, June 2008
Very much enjoyed being able to rent the bicycles, but was not happy at all with the owners asking they be returned three hours earlier than the advertised closing time.
Perfect way to see almost all of the...
Laurelle G, Oct 2007
Perfect way to see almost all of the memorials with children. The ease of getting around was great. Only drawback was the lack of bike racks or knowledge of where bikes could be locked up while walking through and around the memorials.
Jättekul och inga som helst problem att cykla
Wir hatten zu zweit für 2 Tage Räder...
Rosemarie T, Aug 2015
Wir hatten zu zweit für 2 Tage Räder gemietet. Das war eine gute Entscheidung, denn so haben wir viel von Washington und den ganzen Sehenswürdigkeiten mit bekommen. Zu Fuß wäre es bei dem heißen Wetter sicher sehr viel anstrengender gewesen. Das Personal bei der Radvermietungsstation war sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Das Ganze lief total unkompliziert.
Nous avons loué 3 vélos pour visiter...
gerardpuiguinier, Sept 2014
Nous avons loué 3 vélos pour visiter Washington le 8 août. Parfait, vélos en bonne état et carte très détaillées de la ville avec les circuits , d’après le maire de Washington plus de 180 kms de pistes cyclables . Le vélo reste le meilleur moyen, le plus pratique pour la visite de la ville ,car les distances sont assez importantes. On peut les déposer partout et la ville se prête à ce genre de mode de déplacement . Gérard août 2014