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GAY PRIDE THIS WEEKEND DC

HIRE A PEDICAB!

Why not get a pedicab through the parade???call or text 2026563693 if you’d like to decorate one and go through gay pride or if you’d like to sit on one!

Imagine you, a bunch of your best friends on the back of the pedicab. Boisterous Banter is encouraged, as we weave through your favorite parts of town, picking and choosing what places tap your interests. Use your guide at your discretion if you are unfamiliar with the area. We are all young fun local DC inhabitants and we serve as not only your Google maps app, but also your personal yelp for whats good and whats not on what day of the week. Your guide will take you some place cool that if we were to tell you… we’d have to kill you. Make a reservation to the right and stay tuned for more details. Batteries not included. Start out on 7th street as you pass the following bars. Take up to 25 people on this crawl—(12 Pedicabs).

check out our fellow rickshaw driver giving a boisterous bar crawl on U street!

 

Wanna go through the parade? Wanna put your sign on the pedicab? Done and DONE!!!! You may choose to go in and have a drink or two or three or four of the following places:-Ben’s Chili Bowl -Lost Society -Nelly’s -Lincoln Theater -Black Cat -Ben’s Next Door -The Cod Father -Saint Ex -9:30 Club -Policy -U Street Music Hall -Black Byrd -Velvet Lounge-Local 16 -Patty Boom Boom -DC9 -Chi Cha Lounge -American Ice Company -Bus Boys and Poets -Lauriol Plaza -U street Metro -the Passenger -Lucky Bar -Sign of the Whale -Ultra Bar -Lima -The Park -K Street Lounge -18th Street Lounge -Citron -The Front Page -Gazuza -One Lounge -Midtown -Play -Opera -Cities -Black Byrd -Function -L2  -Third Edition – Mr. Smith’s -Black Cat -Dupont Circle -Your Friend’s House -My Brother’s Place

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ASK A VENDOR FOR A FREE FLAG?

WASHINGTON POST DID A STORY ON SHAADY

Read the Washinton Post Article here to check out the full story! So over the summer, more so at the beginning, the Washington Post called my office and asked me if it would be ok to do a story on Destination DC Tours. I was thinking…. oh wow…sweet. We had one interview at the beginning of the summer, and then another interview on the mall…. and boom its out now. I am hoping my parents are proud. YAY

I must say that during the interview I was kind of reluctant to say the WHOLE story of my leg and the accident and the tumor because it is painful for me to talk about if my mind isn’t extremely focused on positivity and healing. The truth of the matter is, YES I DO believe that Pedicabbing saved my life in a way, along with many other life changes that I made such as: accupuncture, becoming a vegetarian, quitting drinking alcohol, and most of all PEDICABING. I can explain all that stuff later… but I’ll do that on another day.…

CALL FOR NEW PEDICAB DRIVERS/GUIDES and BICYCLE MECHANIC JOBS JOBS JOBS!

DO YOU NEED A JOB?

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Come to our pedicab happy hour social this Thursday at 8:30 at Penn Quarter Sports Tavern to see if you would be interested in becoming a part of our team at Discover DC TOURS! Tell your friends to come too!

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We will be having: 1)free food 2)dc trivia 3)a chance to meet other pedicabbers 4)learn the perks 5) talk to the managers and we can offer you a job!

Are you looking for a fun & flexible job? Do you enjoy working outside and meeting new people?

ARE YOU PERSONABLE? WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF STREET SMART? ARE YOU ATHLETIC? AT ANY POINT IN TIME, HAS ANYONE CALLED YOU A “HUSTLER”

DO YOU LIKE TO RIDE BIKES?
DO YOU WANT FLEXIBILITY?
DO YOU WANT FREEDOM?
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE a LOT OF MONEY…. average 40 dollars an hour?
DO YOU TAKE INITIATIVE?
CAN YOU SELL YOURSELF?
ARE YOU GOOD LOOKING?
DO YOU KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND THE CITY? IF not, do you like to learn?
DO YOU LIKE TOURISTS?

Then become a pedicab driver! You’ll meet lots of new people and have fun, all while making money. Driving a rickshaw (also known as a pedicab) is great for those comfortable working with the public and that are capable of effectively communicating with passengers. With DISCOVER DC Pedicab Tours, you set your own schedule and work whatever hours that best fit your schedule.

Most drivers operate pedicabs in shifts of 5-8 hours. –the day shift (12-6) or the night shift (6- whenever you want really). How much you earn will depend on the number of customers you get. More experienced drivers will give you suggestions on where and how to pick up the passengers. Training will be provided for $45. Passenger fares are generally $10 to $25 per person depending on distance traveled. Most rides are usually $20.00 – $50.00.

Good pedicab drivers should have good technical skills, be able to maneuver a pedicab in a busy downtown setting, and should be able to effectively communicate with passengers. We will work with new pedicab drivers until you are completely comfortable working on your own.
This is a great DC job for college students and all others looking to work in a fun environment.

We are now accepting applications for multiple positions this season. We are looking for high-energy and responsible individuals with strong communication …

TOP 30 THINGS TO DO IN DC

On the National Mall

1. See the original Spirit of St. Louis airplane that Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris in 1927, and then learn how things fly at the National Air and Space Museum.—one of the most visited museums on the mall—thank you very much.

2. Watch films of flying saucers at the National Archives. (The films were used in Congressional hearings in the 1950s when people we’re convinced that aliens had invaded the country.) go into a dark room where the mmost important documents of Amuuuurika are… yowzaaa

3. Gross out your friends at the Natural History Museum’s Insect Zoo. Note: Tarantula feedings are Tuesday through Friday at 10:30, 11:30, and 1:30; Saturday and Sunday at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30. ewwwwwwwwwsss

4. Enjoy the National Gallery of Art’s sculpture garden with a fun seasonal experience with JAZZ IN THE GARDEN….woooo. In winter, twirl around the ice-skating rink. In summer, enjoy exploring with some phenomenal gelato from the cafeteria between the building’s two wings.

5. Check out the latest addition to the thriving D.C. museum scene at the Newseum. Opened in 2008, this institution includes many interactive exhibits dedicated to the global history of news.see the dc sniper exhibit.

6. Taste North, South, and Central American cuisine at the National Museum of the American Indian’s Mitsitam Café. its kind of expensive —-actually this shouldn’t be number 6…i take it back.

7. Check out the sometimes offbeat portraits of 20th-century Americans (Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe prints, a Time magazine cover of Madonna) on the third floor of the National Portrait Gallery. super sexy. tres tres shee she whooo whooo

8. Pose next to sculptures by Rodin and Henry Moore in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden and then

venture inside to see one of the world’s great collections of modern art.

9. Learn how to make money — literally — at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where paper money has been printed since 1914. get a sample of a million dollar bill! ha ha

10. Follow the lives of those who lived and died in Nazi Germany at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. nice and depressing the way we like it.

Around Town

11. See giant pandas, elephants, and lions (and sloth bears and giant salamanders) at the National Zoo.Dep catch the sea lions… they are so scary loud and cray cray….

12. Top everything and anything with chili …

TOP FIVE BIKE PATHS IN DC/METROPOLITAN AREA

5. Rock Creek Trail— 20 miles I’d say—this one is especially my pic on the weekends because the DC area becomes closed off to cars, and its just you and the road baby! I like to start this one off in Maryland and end in DC. It is more of an uphill slant I’d say… and you pass the Zoo (check out the pandas) and the ZOO LIGHYS in the winter!

4. Custis Trail—4 miles—A nice trail from Shreve Road where the Long John Silvers is in Falls Church by the West Falls Church Metro Station is where I would take it. This is an pretty good nicely paved ride into Rossyln and then over the Key Bridge into Georgetown. You can take this one into the Mount Vernon trail too.

3. Capital Crescent Trail—13 miles—some paved—some crushed stone. Theres a nice stop in Bethesda (Elm Street & Woodmont street) where I like to take a nice brake, read at Barnes and Nobles, get a scrumbdiddleuptous bar from Hagendaz, check out the local festivities going on at the Barking Dog or on the streets. This is a pretty popular and populated not to mention poopulated paved path. By that I mean lots of beautiful potomac people, children skipping, jumping, men and women jogging, roller blading, walking, strutting, dogs walking (and pooping)… Highly recommended for riding and people watching at the same time!

2. C & O Canal Towpath— 184 miles–177 locks! They used to transport torpedoes in these canals! YOWZAAAA! It runs from Georgetown where ‘Jack’s Boat House’ is… allllllll the way to Cumberland! It is naturally, has some billy goats here and there. Something cool to do is to get a group of your friends, and go on a 75 mile bike trail to Harpers Ferry (should take about a day). Go camp out there for a fort night… and then head back to DC. It is awesome. It runs along the Potomac River for quite a bit of it and its as beautiful. It all relatively flat. The ride towards Cumberland has a slight slope upward so going back into the citys easy as pie. Lots of scenic views. I take this path from DC to the Piney Meeting House Road area to head into Gaithersburg about once a week. Try it out!

1. Mount Vernon Trail—18 miles— This was a close call to the Capital Crescent… Although …

ADVERTISING with THE BUZZ FEED

This past saturday, we did an event with THE BUZZ FEED. We had ten of our pedicabs advertising and running back and forth from the Presidential Correspondence Dinner to the after party. Here are some pics!

 

Thats right, we were at the Washington Hilton Hotel (where Reagen was shot), where Obama was having his Presidential Correspondence Dinner…. It was awesome!

 

These are some of our beautiful fun eye catching Discover DC Pedicabs! OOO LA LA SA SO!!!!And Here on the left we have Miss Washington DC—isnt she pretty! NICE KNOCKERS!!!

 

I like to make these muscular men that are more than happy to take you around to make fun poses… DO THE EGYPTIAN I SAY!!!!

 

pedicab outdoors BBQ sure does taste good

pedicab advertising

ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS DISCOVER DC TOURS

bike-advertisingPanel Ads
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Panel Ads are frequently vinyl panels with adhesive that we apply to the sides and rear of the pedicabs. We also can mount thin, laminated foamcore panels with velcro or rivets. While dimensions may vary, frequently the rear panels are 20″ tall by 30″ wide, and the sides are 10″ tall by 19 inches wide.
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Wrap Ads cover the sides and rear and sometimes the entire cab body with a tightly fitted vinyl wrapping, color-matched to your specific color. This type of ad creates a significant presence on the street, a rolling billboard carrying your brand or logo. In addition, the vinyl wrap is very sturdy and stands up to rain, sun and wear and tear.
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Lightbox Ads are carried on the rear of the cabs. While dimensions of the light box may vary, in general they are approximately 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide, powered by a 12 volt dc battery source carried on board the cab. Artwork is sandwiched between two plexiglass panels. Lightbox ads are custom. 

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Canopy Ads
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Canopy Ads use fabric printing to incorporate your brand message into a very functional part of the pedicab, the canopy. It often serves as a colorful accent on the pedicab body, which is often wrapped in a complementary color scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP FIVE REASONS WHY PEDICABBERS ARE SUPER HEROES by Kendra Davis

This Blog was written by the best female pedicabber I ever met—Kendra Davis— I am so honored to have her part of my team!

1. We Lead

Are you a lost tourist? Have no fear. Your neighborhood pedicabber is here. We’ll lead you to the best spots in town, and you’ll have the most fun while getting there. We’ll also never lead you astray, or out of your way.

2. We Protect

Our pedicabs are not only more comfortable than your ex-boyfriend’s Cadaillac DeVille low rider, they’re protection bots, too. When you take that first step into our marvelous machines, we understand that you’re entrusting your life to us, and we take that VERY seriously. We don’t pop wheelies or side swipe cars (while there are passengers on board), but we will get very close to keep your adrenaline pumping.

3. We have thighs of steel—See picture below:

Am I right or am I right?!?!

4. We Look Good in Tights

See above picture, and these ones. Ballerinas ain’t got nuthin on us’.

5. We Save Lives

So this one time, I was about to head in for the night after being on the ‘cab for almost 8 hours, but this guy hollered at me and asked to pull up right next to him. He jumped in and requested a speedy trip to the Howard University Emergency Room up the road, ‘cause he had a clot in his leg that he thought was going to burst or something. True story. I don’t know what  would’ve happened if I hadn’t been there to rescue him that night, so, I basically saved his life. That’s how we do at Discover DC Tours.…

WHERE DO WE GET THOSE COOL DISCOVER DC SHIRTS?

 

Why dont DC Souvenir shops come up with souvenir shirts that are a little more creative?? Maybe make you use your brain a little more than usual… or are just a little funny? All we ever see is I LOVE DC. I LOVE NY. I LOVE DC. I LOVE DC. I LOVE NY. Well one of these cities is bound to get jealous of the other one… so thats why I came up with these cool shirts.

Personally, I love it when my man friends where the “my boyfriend” with George Washington on it—or even better….—“My BABY DADDY” with Thomas Jefferson on it. Its just so cute!

So if you could date a president, which one would you date? Most women tell me Kennedy—-well he was a heart throb wasn’t he. Thomas Jefferson was quite a versatile dude….Do you get it? Its a funny joke! Read up a little about Thomas Jefferson… and you’ll think its funny too. A lot of times, people ask us where they can buy the shirts. Usually we would gift them to you with a larger purchase and trivia question correctivity… but you can buy the shirts as well. Each shirt is $25.

Correctivity is not a word. Please don’t get confused. We have George Washington shirts, Lincoln Shirts, and Thomas Jefferson. Each one is a little different. They could be your baby daddy, they could be your boyfriend. You can also ask us to customize the shirts to your liking—perhaps your favorite president—-and something clever to say about him. Not everybody has to understand it. Thats whats cool about having a brain and using it.

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Steps to get a shirt—- sent to your home address (takes one week)

ONLINE payment— 45.00—gets you two shirts

Name on Reservation

TEXT us 202-656-3593 —name, address you want 2 shirts sent to, color (neon yellow, blue, pink, white, black) 3–size (kids s,m,l, woman s,m,l or MALE small, medium, large, x large)

1) pay paypal 45.00— this gets you 2 shirts—sent to your home address. It says its for a rickshaw reservation—but disregard that. It will take a week to get to you—or if you are in a hurry–you can come pick it up from our dc office.

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STEPS TO order a shirt and pay in person, or pick up in dc within 24 hours

(if you don’t want your shirt sent to your house, and …

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