D.C. offers a lot of choices for getting about the city. If you are cyclist, consider renting a bicycle to supplement travel by public transportation. Not only is it cheaper than Metro (either subway or bus) and cab fare, but also you’ll avoid the crowds, and you can get to places that public transport will not take you (e.g., to the monuments and memorials around the reflecting pool, neighborhoods like Adams Morgan and Georgetown, and areas like Rock Creek Park and the C&O Canal). To maximize the places you can go, consider using a mix of public transportation and bicycling.
It’s not hard to spot the Bikeshare stands—you’ll see one every few blocks; just look for the row of bright red bikes.
Capital Bikeshare offers different rental options—details are available on the website. Just remember to pack your bike helmet, because they don’t offer those for rent.