Letter from our owner


Hello and Welcome to the Nation's Capitol!

I first fell in love with Washington, DC on my very first visit. I remember being surrounded by the monuments, the memorials and the buildings that you see on the news every night. I was in awe of their beauty and loved roaming the streets of Washington. I knew it was another great place to bring our signature tour experiences. The big sidewalks and large avenues were great for Segways and over a decade ago, we opened up City Segway Tours of Washington, DC.

Our Segway tours are an incredible way to explore DC. We know that visiting Washington, DC is a special thing and is often a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of our guests. Though it's a beautiful city; it can be exhausting. It's big, sprawling, and sometimes hard to maneuver. Our Segway tours are the perfect solution to that problem. They help guests literally glide from site to site, all the while having the time of their lives. I remember the first time I saw Segways in Paris, I knew instantly that it was perfect for our tours! Fast forward less than a year and we were running the first guided Segway tour company in the world! And one year after that, we're riding around the streets of DC on Segways!

But, our first passion was always bicycles. We started Fat Tire Bike Tours in 1999 for one simple reason, to get people up close and personal to world famous landmarks without spending all day traveling from place to place. We knew the same reasons that made our Segway experiences so successful in DC, would make bicycles and equally great way to see Washington, DC. So, in 2011, Capital City Bike Tours was born! 

All of our tours are aimed at giving each customer the best private and personal experience while they visit DC. We are dedicated to offering the best customer service through limited group sizes, unparalleled tour guides, and a fantastic attention to detail. I am proud of our team, and that as a company we have evolved from a simple day Segway tour to our expansive tour menu of multiple bicycle, Segway, and walking tours.

If there is anything we can do to assist you during your stay, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our office is open every day of the week at 9am, and you may make a reservation online for any of our tours.

I look forward to welcoming you on our tours and to creating the same memories for you and your friends and family that have made us world famous since 1999.

Bon Voyage,

David Mebane
Founder & CEO