Bicycles are welcome in downtown Washington, D.C. and in the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Bicycle parking is provided near each of the major memorials as well as along the National Mall. Please remember that riding your bicycle is not permitted within the memorials themselves. Please walk your bicycle through the World War II and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials or lock it up before entering the memorials. Your assistance in preserving a respectful experience for all visitors is appreciated.
Although bicycyles are welcome in Washington, D.C., it is illegal to ride them on city sidewalks. Bicycles are allowed, however, on park walkways within Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site (the walkways along the northern and southern edges of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 3rd and 15th Streets, NW, are identifiable by the reddish-brown, square, stone pavers).
Bicycle rentals are available from Thompson Boat Center located at Virginia Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway, just a short distance north of the Lincoln Memorial along the Potomac River Rock Creek Trail. For detailed information concerning bicycles in the park, consult the Frequently Asked Questions section within the following link: