100 West Basin Dr SW
Washington, DC 20418
DC Bike Ride, the region’s only closed-road, recreational bike ride, returns to the District on Saturday, May 19th, celebrating bicycling as a form of transportation, healthy living, fitness and fun.
A recreational ride in which participants are invited to bike at their own pace, DC Bike Ride is a family-friendly event that brings together people of all ages and biking abilities for a celebration of life on two-wheels. The closed-road course features entertainment from local bands, as well as rest stops with water and healthy snacks. Participants can choose from a 20-mile route or a 6-mile short cut to the finish.
Now in its third year, DC Bike Ride expects to attract upwards of 8,000 registrants from 40 states, Canada and several internaitonal countries. The event takes participants on streets that are usually closed to bikes, giving riders the opportuntiy to see DC in a completely new way, such as from a car-free Whitehurst Freeway or the 395 lanes of the 14th Street Bridge over the Potomac River. Bike rentals are available to reserve in advance from Bike and Roll DC.
The ride ends with a Finish Festival along the National Mall and next to the U.S. Capitol, featuring musical performances by DC’s legendary go-go band Trouble Funk and DJ Little Bacon Bear, a local DJ from radio station WKYS. Along the car-free route, DC Bike Ride will feature local funk and percussion performers to provide music and entertainment for ride participants, reinforcing that for many residents, bicycling is the heartbeat of the city.