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Bike the Big Capital ‑ CLOSED

Washington DC, DC, USA
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About Bike the Big Capital
Bike the Big Capital offers outstanding professional bike excursions. Far more than a standard DC tour, our expert guides take you safely beyond the Mall to see the most fascinating neighborhoods "off the beaten path."
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Melissa S wrote a review Nov 2012
Perth, Western Australia, Australia11 contributions4 helpful votes
Seeing the sights of a city on bikes are a great way to get around, and Washington DC is no exception. It's flat with loads of things to see. We got a very personal tour as we were the only two on the tour with Phil our guide - the rest had pulled out due to the impending wrath of Hurricane Sandy. This was to our benefit as the tour was paced for us and we were able to dictate some of the sights that we wanted to see, especially Georgetown. Phil is an informative and entertaining guide and we really enjoyed his company. Unfortunately we chose to abandon the last hour of the tour due to rain but we were able to experience the subway system to get back to the bike shop. We then got stuck in DC thanks to the hurricane (as predicted by Phil) but the bike tour remains a highlight.
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Date of experience: October 2012
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conthoms wrote a review Oct 2012
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania11 contributions8 helpful votes
This was a great ride through the city and seeing sites and natural beauty here in our nation's capital. Phil was a great tour guide and did everything he could to help us enjoy the day. Wonderful history lessons, inspiring vignettes, and mostly just taking in the city in a way I never knew was possible. This will be my go-to plan when I have people come visit me. So glad I found this group!
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Date of experience: October 2012
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Elizabeth A wrote a review Oct 2012
HYATTSVILLE240 contributions76 helpful votes
I surprised my husband with a gift of a "Bike the Big Capital" evening bike tour. He was a bit skeptical about how interesting it would be since we have lived in this area for many many years. Wow - was he surprised. The combination of the active biking, the knowledgeable guide, the distance and variety of spots covered on the tour, and being out in the city on a beautiful evening was great! He's still raving about it weeks later. This kind of tour was a fun date but could also be enjoyed solo, by friends, or by a family with teens. Great fun!
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Date of experience: September 2012
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GlenAlison wrote a review Sep 2012
Port Stephens, Australia129 contributions45 helpful votes
Bikes are defiantly one of the best ways to view this big city. Phil our guide was very knowledgable about the city and its history. There are lots of great bike paths around the city. We commenced our tout at Arlington riding past the airport and the Pentagon. Lunch stop at SUNdeVICH was awesome. Just what we needed. If your going to DC, do the bike thing.
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Date of experience: September 2012
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Tom S wrote a review Sep 2012
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin1 contribution
Bike The Big Capital was the highlight of my DC visit. It was the perfect length and distance to get a nice historical and cultural perspective of the city. And a view that you could never get from a tour bus. I especially enjoyed the secret nooks and crannies our guide led us to (our off-the-beaten-path dinner spot was awesome too). Bike The Big Capital is a real street level feel, touch and taste of the best Washington DC has to offer.
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Date of experience: May 2012
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