Washington, D.C. Bicycle Tours
Cherry Blossom Bir in Washington, D.C.
Duration: 3 hours
This small group bir is a fantastic way to see a world-famous cherry trees with beautiful flowers of Washington, D.C. Your guide will provide a history lesson about the trees and the famous monuments where they blossom. Reserve your spot before availability—and the cherry blossoms—disappear!
Washington Capital Monuments Bicycle Tour
Duration: 3 hours (4 miles)
Join a guided bir and view some of the most popular monuments in Washington, D.C. Explore the monuments and memorials on the National Mall as your guide shares unique facts and history at each stop. Guided tour includes bike, helmet, cookies and bottled water.
Capital City Bir In Washington, D.C.
Duration: 3 hours
Morning or afternoon, this bir is the perfect tour for D. C. newcomers and locals looking to experience Washington, D.C. in a healthy way with minimum effort. Knowledgeable guides will entertain you with the most interesting stories about Presidents, Congress, memorials, and parks. Comfortable bikes and a smooth tour route(路线) make cycling between the sites fun and relaxing.
Washington Capital Sites at Night Bicycle Tour
Duration: 3 hours(7miles)
Join a small group bir for an evening of exploration in the heart of Washington, D.C. Get up close to the monuments and memorials as you bike the sites of Capitol Hill and the National Mall. Frequent stops are made for photo taking as your guide offers unique facts and history. Tour includes bike, helmet, and bottled water. All riders are equipped with reflective vests and safety lights.
1. Which tour do you need to book in advance?
A. Washington Capital Monuments Bicycle Tour.
B. Capital City Bir in Washington, D.C.
C. Washington Capital Sites at Night Bicycle Tour.
D. Cherry Blossom Bir in Washington, D.C.
2. What will you do on the Capital City Bir?
A. Meet famous people. B. Enjoy interesting stories.
C. Visit well-seums. D. Go to a national park.
3. Which of the following does the bicycle tour at night provide?
A. City maps. B. Cameras. C. Safety lights D. Meals
My First Marathon
A month before my first marathon, one of my ankles was injured and this meant not running for two weeks, leaving me only two weeks to train. Yet, I was determined to go ahead.
I remember back to my 7th year in school. In my first P.E. class, the teacher required us to run laps and then hit a softball. I didn’t do either well. He later informed me that I was “not athletic”.
The idea that I was “not athletic”stuck with me for years. When I started running in my 30s, I realized running was a battle against myself, not about competition or whether or not I was athletic. It was all about the battle against my own body and mind. A test of wills!
The night before my marathon, I dreamt that I couldn’t even find the finish line. I wop sweating and nervous, but ready to prove something to myself.
Shortly after crossing the start line, my shoe laces(鞋带) became untied. So I stopped to readjust. Not the start I wanted!
At mile 3, I passed a sign: “GO FOR IT, RUNNERS!”
By mile 17, I became out of breath and the once injured anrt badly. Despite the pain, I stayed the course walking a bit and then running again.
By mile 21, I was starving!
As I approached mile 23, I could see my wife waving a sign. She is my biggest fan. She never minded the alarm clocnding at 4 a.m. or questioned my expenses on running.
I was one of the final runners to finish. But I finished! And I got a medal. In fact, I got the same medal as the one that the guy who came in first place had.
Determined to be myself, move forward, free of shame and worldly labels(世俗标签), I can now call myself a “marathon winner”.
4. A month before the marathon, the author ____________.
A. made up his mind to run B. was well trained C. felt scared D. lost hope
5. Why did the author mention the P.E. class in his 7th year?
A. To acknowledge the support of his teacher. B. To amuse the readers with a funny story.
C. To show he was not talented in sports. D. To share a precious memory.
6. How was the author’s first marathon?
A. He quit halfway. B. He made it.
C. He got the first prize. D. He walked to the end.
7. What does the story mainly tell us?