Walking and Biking

Walking
One of the best ways to take in the sights of any city is by foot, and that’s especially true in Washington, DC at cherry blossom time. With the vitality of spring and pleasant weather, enjoy the trip to the blossoms by foot, with landmarks and statuesque monuments along the way. The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are just a short walk from many Metro stations, including:
Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Federal Triangle
Foggy Bottom–GWU
L’Enfant Plaza
Smithsonian

Capital Bikeshare Corrals
Capital Bikeshare will be having corrals during the three weekends of the Festival:

  • March 22 & 23: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • March 29 & 30: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • April 5 & 6: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • April 12 & 13: 10 AM – 5 PM

The corrals will be at Ohio Drive & West Basin Drive SW / MLK & FDR Memorials station. See you there!

Capital Bikeshare offers thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations throughout the District, Arlington, Alexandria and Montgomery County. Members can join for $7 per day, $15 for 3 days, $25 for a month and $75 for an annual membership. Take a bike from any station, enjoy your ride, and return it to the station of your choice. Trips under 30 minutes are free. Stations may be added throughout the months leading up to the Festival, so check this page often for updates.

Biking
Several major bicycle trails make their way to and through Washington, DC. The national capital region is extremely bicycle-friendly and readily accessible to riders of nearly every skill level. Maps are available at the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website.

During the Festival, supplemental bike parking is offered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. A map showing the location of bike parking is available on the National Park Service website.

Visit goDCgo’s Interactive Map to view bike lanes, trails and Capital Bikeshare locations.

Cherry Blossom Festival 2014 NPS Map