National Mall Bike Tour

Posted: March 8, 2017 at 3:41 pm, Last Updated: March 8, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Despite the chilly weather, a group of Mason students got up early on Sunday to enjoy a ranger-led bike tour of the National Mall.

Early in the morning, we met the rangers near the Jefferson Memorial and looped around the mall stopping at many sites including the FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument! The tour was informal and included lots of history of the mall, the monuments, and the monumental folks behind them.

Did you know that there are small casters on the back legs of the chair that FDR is sitting in at his memorial?

Neither did we! You can see this easily-missed hidden detail by peeking behind the bronze statue.

Biking towards the Washington Monument


Listening to Ranger Bethany at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial

Nice view of the Lincoln Memorial while getting some history from the Rangers

Nice view of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial

Group shot with George Mason