One of my favorite new activities in Georgetown is bike riding! Capital Bikeshare has over 200 bike stations across DC, Arlington, Alexandria, VA and Montgomery County, MD, making it easier than ever to get around the city. My first bike ride came about after an extremely long day at work, I had to find a way to let loose! I walked around the corner of Capella Washington D.C. and rented a shiny red bike at $7.00 for 24 hours. Afterwards, I realized I could have rented a bike for 3 days for just $15.00! I headed down the hill to the Washington Harbour and Potomac River. The fall weather was perfect, and all around me were beautiful sites of joyful couples, friends relaxing in the lush green grass, children walking their dogs, and young professionals enjoying cocktails and dinner by the water.
My bike ride continued back up into the heart of Georgetown. I remembered I wanted to check out a new designer consignment shop on Wisconsin Avenue. 0.2 miles later I arrived at Ella-Rue and picked up a gorgeous bracelet on sale for $18.00! Back on the road, I biked passed more fashionable haunts including Hu’s Wear, Cusp and Hugo Boss. I also discovered some great new restaurants, like the brand new El Centro by Chef Richard Sandoval, featuring some of the best Mexican comfort food and Tequila in the city.
After journeying around M street and Wisconsin shopping and dining district I felt the need for speed. I took a right onto Rock Creek Park Trail, one of the best places to hike and bike in the Washington, DC area. It was so refreshing having the opportunity to explore the beauty of nature and escape the city life for a while. The bike by the way was amazing and I was pleasantly surprised how well it is designed, with many built-in safety mechanisms.
Fortunately there happens to be a bikeshare station right next to my house, so after I returned from the trail, I simply parked the bike at the station and walked my way home. The next morning I still had time left on the 24 hour rental, so I decided to bike to work! I have to say it was a wonderful way to start the busy day.
I can’t wait for you to experience Capital Bikeshare during your visit it is an amazing way to experience the city. Be sure to ask your Capella Washington, D.C. Personal Assistant where the nearest station is located!