On May 19, 2016, Mary Ann and I went for a bike ride on the National Mall. We started at Reagan National Airport in Virginia, rode to DC, rode around the mall and ended up in Alexandria to eat lunch. The uniqueness of this experience is that it is a great way to get through DC and see the sights as you can cover a lot of ground quickly at your pace, not the DC traffic. We were able to see several monuments – Washington, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Korean, World War II, Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King. We also saw the Smithsonian museums, Congress, the Tidal Basin, and of course the National Mall.
The interesting thing about the “National Mall” is that it is a National Park, over one mile in length, with the Lincoln Memorial at the west end and Congress at the east end.