Ebikes, or electric bikes as they are called, are bicycles that have a motor to assist the rider upon pedaling. This gives the rider a smooth, easy ride, whether on asphalt or crushed gravel. According to the law in DC, an ebike is no different than a normal bicycle, therefore, they are allowed on all roads and bike paths in the area. There is a bike helmet law that states all riders under the age of 16 must wear a helmet while cycling in DC.
Now that you’re excited to rent an ebike, where can you rent one? We have some amazing shops for your ride. Bike and Roll Washington, DC is your first great option. This shop rents the Trek Verve+ ebike. This ebike will take you 40 miles or more on one single battery charge, allowing for a ride that will last all day! These bikes much be reserved online, and there is a security deposit upon rental.
Fat Tire Tours is another amazing ebike shop in the DC area. They likewise reserve their bikes online, and pricing begins at a $7 baseline. Their ebikes are available to rent for the entire day. They can be picked up on your rental day after 9am. If you’d like hourly rates or the possibility of an overnight rental, check with the shop about their ebike availability. A bike helmet will be provided with every rental.
Many lovely bike paths wind in and through Washington, DC. You’ll absolutely adore the Mount Vernon Trail. At 18 miles long, this trail follows the Potomac along its Virginia shore until it arrives at Mount Vernon, the vast home of George Washington himself. This trail boasts fantastic views of the monuments of DC as well as the river. It is an easy trail, mostly flat, but there is a hill here and there along the path. Your ebike, however, will not have a problem with this! This trail is your obvious choice if you have the time to take all day for your ebike ride.
The Zoo Review is another scenic bike path you might enjoy. At 20 miles long, it is one of the most popular trails in DC. It passes right by the zoo, thus “The Zoo Review”. Take the time to stop in and see some exotic animals if you’re so inclined! But no worries if you just want to ride the trail. There are a few small hills, but it is mostly flat. One short section is packed gravel, but your rented ebike will not even notice.
If you want to do something new and adventurous while in Washington, DC, rent an ebike and tour DC in style. You will have the time of your life riding an ebike effortlessly and seeing the monuments as well. Don’t walk, ride your tour of Washington, DC on a fabulous rented ebike!
ELECTRIC BIKE RENTALS:
Bike and Roll Washington, DC – https://bikeandrolldc.com/electric-bike/
The Mount Vernon Trail – http://bikewashington.org/trails/vernon/index.php
The Zoo Review – http://bikewashington.org/routes/zoo/zoo.htm
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