Distance: 8.9 miles
Active Ride Time: About 1 hour 15 minutes
Dupont Circle is an iconic DC neighborhood and historic district. In the center is a park set inside of a traffic circle. The park and surrounding neighborhood are always abuzz with activity. Start your day here with coffee and breakfast at one of the many local cafes.
Dupont Circle to Lincoln Memorial
(2.8 miles, about 24 minutes)
1. Ride northwest along Connecticut Avenue NW toward Q Street NW
2. Make a slight right onto 20th Street NW
3. Turn left onto R Street NW
4. Turn left onto Florida Avenue NW
5. Continue onto 22nd Street NW
6. Turn right onto P Street NW
7. After crossing the Lauzun's Legion Bridge, take the first left toward Rock Creek Trail
8. Make a sharp left onto Rock Creek Trail, then turn right to stay on the trail heading southwest along the Rock Creek and Potomac Pkwy
9. Enjoy the ride on Rock Creek Trail along the Potomac River
10. After the Ohio Drive overpass, use the crosswalk to cross Pkwy Drive NW, then turn right around Lincoln Memorial Circle NW
11. The Lincoln Memorial will be on your right
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW
The Lincoln Memorial is perhaps the most well-known presidential monument in DC. Constructed between 1914-1922, the external Greek Revival style architecture houses a 19-foot tall statue of the 16th President of the United States - Abraham Lincoln - in a seated position carved of Georgia white marble. The memorial is located at the western end of the reflecting pool. The steps of the Lincoln Memorial is where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.
Lincoln Memorial to Washington Monument
(0.9 miles, about 8 minutes)
1. Exit the Lincoln Memorial and walk your bike along the reflecting pool toward the Washington Monument
2. The Washington Monument will be directly ahead
2 15th Street NW
The Washington Monument is an obelisk that stands over 550 feet tall. It was constructed to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States. The monument was completed in 1885 and opened to the public in 1888. The base of the monument is surrounded by fifty American flags - one for each state in the union.
Washington Monument to The White House
(0.9 miles, about 9 minutes)
1. Walk your bicycle east toward 15th Street NW
2. Turn left onto the path along 15th Street NW, at Constitution Avenue NW cross the street to continue riding north on 15th Street NW
3. Turn left onto Pennsylvania Avenue NW
4. Walk your bicycle along E Executive Avenue NW, The White House will be on your right
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Welcome to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the residence of the President of the United States and the first family. Construction of the White House was completed in 1800. The building features neoclassical style architecture. The residence has grown over time to include the Executive Residence where the President lives, the West Wing for the presidential staff, the East Wing for the First Lady's staff, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and a guest residence called the Blair House.
The White House to National Geographic Museum
(0.8 miles, about 6 minutes)
1. Walk your bicycle north on E Executive Avenue NW toward Pennsylvania Avenue NW
2. Continue riding north on Madison Place NW
3. Make a slight right to continue onto Vermont Avenue NW
4. Make a slight left to continue onto 15th Street NW
5. Turn left onto M Street NW, the National Geographic Museum will be on the left
1145 17th Street NW, (202) 857-7700
At the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and interactive displays.
National Geographic Museum to ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar
(1.7 miles, about 12 minutes)
1. Ride west on M Street NW toward 17th Street NW
2. Turn right onto 17th Street NW
3. Turn right onto Rhode Island Avenue NW
4. At Scott Circle NW, continue straight to stay on Rhode Island Avenue NW
5. At the Logan Circle traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto P Street NW heading east
6. Turn left onto 7th Street NW
7. Turn right onto Q Street NW
8. Turn left onto 3rd Street NW
9. Turn left onto Florida Avenue NW, ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar will be on the left
300 Florida Avenue NW, (410) 375-1630
ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar is DC's first licensed winery, as well as a Basque-influenced restaurant. ANXO has a full bar, including 12 draft beers, wines, and liquor, but the highlight is their 22 ciders on draft including many made here in The District. All ANXO ciders have zero grams of sugar, are gluten free, low carb, and kosher. Stop by for a pintxo (a Basque-style small bite) and some cider on the patio, or come for a multi-course meal in their dining room!
RIDE BACK TO...
(2 miles, about 15 minutes)
1. Ride southeast on Florida Avenue NW toward 3rd Street NW
2. Turn right onto 3rd Street NW
3. Turn right onto R Street NW
4. Turn left onto New Hampshire Avenue NW
5. Turn left onto 18th Street NW
6. At P Street NW, dismount and turn right to walk your bicycle toward Dupont Circle which will be directly in front of you
The nation's capital is fantastic city to bike! See the city in a new way with a bike ride to some of DC's most iconic landmarks and dynamic neighborhoods.
Distance: 8.9 Miles
Active Ride Time: About 1 hour 15 minutes
This tour is brought to you by MCB
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