• Pennsylvania Avenue

    Pennsylvania Avenue

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Bicycling Information

Bicycles are welcome in the National Mall and Memorial Parks and 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 any of the other memorials. Your assistance in preserving a respectful and safe experience for all visitors is appreciated.

Bicycle rentals are available from Thompson Boat Center located near the intersection of Virginia Avenue, NW and Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, NW, 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:

http://www.nps.gov/mall/planyourvisit/national-mall-bike-tour-page.htm

Did You Know?

Pennsylvania Avenue

World War I Veterans, or Bonus Marchers, illegally occupied several abandoned buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1932. U.S. Army troops commanded by General Douglas MacArthur removed them following a request for assistance from the Metropolitan Police Force.