The infamously legendary 50 States and 13 Colonies Ride is a rite of passage for bicyclist that starts and ends in Adams Morgan, DC and takes riders across all 50 State-named streets throughout all 8 Wards.
This 60+ mile ride is for cyclists experienced and comfortable riding through the city streets with traffic. We promise, you have not seen the city of Washington DC until you have done the 50 States Ride. Check out a photo recap of last year's event.
*We will not provide maps or cue sheets until the day of the ride, though we encourage you to check out the 2011 50 States Ride Route.
The 13 Colonies ride is not quite as challenging as the 50 States Ride, but equally as enjoyable. Riders of all ages journey across the streets of the 13 original colonies. This ride is a little under 15 miles and is for bicyclists who may be new to group rides but are interested in becoming more comfortable with riding on city streets with traffic.
*Cue sheets will be available the day of the ride
No roads will be shut down for this ride
"Thanks so much to you and to the staff for organizing such a great event. It was so well put together, and such a great group of people. I had SO MUCH FUN this year! "
"This was my first year doing the 50 States Ride. I had a blast - I'll do it again! I've lived in this area for 25 years and never saw as much of DC as I did Saturday."
"I have never been on such a supported, unsupported ride!"
- 7:30AM check-in at Walter Pierce Park, Adams Mill Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010 (Google map)
- 7:30AM bike yoga with YogaChai
- 8:45AM safety talk
- 9:00AM 50 States Ride leaves
- 9:30AM 13 Colonies Ride leaves, registration closes
- 11:00AM to 2:00PM Lunch Pit Stop
- 3:00PM to 7:00PM After Party
To keep you happy, hydrated, and energized, we'll have 4 pit stops set up along the route with water, snacks, bike mechanics, and good cheer. Keep in mind that the city is your oyster, if you need to stop along the way and buy coffee and use the restroom - do it!
To celebrate the day's feats, join us at Mellow Mushroom for the 51st State After Party. Stop by after the ride with your fellow comrades for a frosty beer and a delicious bite to eat. Beer, food and goodies will be available from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.
There are FREE t-shirts for all 50 States and 13 Colonies Riders.
New Belgium's Fat Tire will be $5.50/pint with50% of sales supporting WABA. The discount will only be at the 2nd floor bar during the party (3pm to 7pm).
For more information about the 50 States Ride call 202-518-0524 x202, or email firstname.lastname@example.org