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“Awesome outdoor adventure”

Bike and Roll Alexandria
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Owner description: From our Alexandria location, we offer two amazing full day adventures to George Washington's Mount Vernon. "Mount Vernon by Bike and Boat" includes: bike rental, helmet, lock, Mount Vernon admission, bike pick-up from Mount Vernon, and Potomac Riverboat Co. ticket back to Old Town Alexandria. "Mount Vernon by Bike" includes full day bike rental, helmet, lock and Mount Vernon admission; bike both ways. 24 hour advance reservation required.
Athens, Georgia
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome outdoor adventure”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed the bike rental. The place was clean and organized and the staff was friendly. I had a great day biking over to DC and the equipment held up well.

Visited August 2013
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“Great equipment and staff! Fun day overall!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

The staff was informed, quick to serve and got us on our way in no time! The trek hybrid bikes are really nice. Rode to Mount Vernon and back (20m round trip). Fun day and loved getting a good workout!

Visited August 2013
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Cloquet, Minnesota
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99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best, best, best....”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We have sought out Bike and Roll in various cities across the US, and it is the ONLY way to see the sights. The staff is professional and just great at their job. This particular shop outfitted us for a 10 mile ride to Mount Vernon (PS-the only way to go). Safety was their number one concern, the directions were clear, and we were encouraged to just get out and bike and enjoy the pleasant day. Not a bad ride to Mount Vernon, some hills, but even though I am not a "weekend warrior", I did fine. My kids rode ahead, and loved it. It took us about 1 hour (or so) to make it to Mount Vernon. All this fun and enjoyment is provided by Bike and Roll. Take the boat back. A perfect location for anywhere you might want to bike.

Visited June 2013
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great place and the staff helpful”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We rented bikes for the trip to Mt. Vernon that included admission and a boat ride back to Alexandria. I'd highly recommend this option because the bike trail was a little more difficult than anticipated and we wanted to spend as much time at Mt. Vernon as possible.

We did go on a Sunday and the bike path was very busy and it's very hilly in some sections that were a little scary to be honest due to trying to pass couples with their children in strollers and then other folks trying to pass us as well. It's a very beautiful bike path though.

The staff at Bike and Roll was also helpful and answered the questions we had. They also will let you go back and get a bike after returning on the boat from Mt. Vernon to ride through the area and that is a nice option.

The bikes were well maintained and we'd suggest this trip if you are an avid biker. The trip to Mt. Vernon is a little over nine miles but hilly.

Visited July 2013
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Arizona
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82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fun way to get to see Mt. Vernon”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Bike and Roll was very accommodating having us walk up and rent bikes. Helmets, locks. They open at 10am on Saturday. Make sure to get or bring water bottles. We went in July when it is 90 and humidity is high too. We were concerned to ride bikes would be too tiring, but we were surprised at how much of a fun adventure it was. The bike trial is fairly level and mostly shaded which makes it nice. There are a few hills and one big hill at the end that we walked up. We had our 8 yr old with us on his bike. I loved the wooden bridges you rode over. It was such a fun bike path. When we got to Mt Vernon we ate at the restaurant where they are dressed up in the Washington times. The turkey is fresh cooked turkey. We sat on the porch of Washington's house in one of 50 wooden chairs and watched the Bald eagles. It was so relaxing. Since we didn't reserve earlier the boat ride back. We found putting bikes on the buses (101 bus) back to the Metro, then putting the bikes on the Metro back to King Street made our ride back easier. To get Bike and Roll was a bit adventurous: took the Yellow line and then realized the free trolly to the Alexandria dock doesn't run until 11:30 so took a cab, it was about $7. It took us from 10:15am - 2:15pm, would be faster with no kids. Tip -- after leaving down Union street and going under the freeway, make sure to turn right up to the light then left on the bike path. There's a picture of a marking on the street to make a left down the bike path. Once on that, you are home free. We were luckily to have some locals help us on directions. That was the only tricky part, otherwise well marked.

Visited July 2013
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