Ride for a cause! The D.C. area hosts hundreds of biking events throughout the year. We try to keep this list as up-to-date as we can, but if you know of an event that we don't have here, or would like your own event posted, please send an email to email@example.com.
Join us for the second annual Ride of Silence out of Olney, Md., on Wed., May 15. Meet in the Harris Teeter parking lot in the Fair Hill Shops at 6:30p for instruction, organization, armbands, and police escort. The ride begins at 7 p.m. Last year there were 109 riders and expect as many this year. We will ride as one group, no-drop, and it will look very much like a funeral procession. The ride is free and no registration is required. More information can be found here.
Local residents who enjoy riding their bikes are often the same volunteers who support your organization’s tree planting. In some cities, combining biking with tree education, planting, and care has created a new mode of engaging residents in community forestry. Nonprofits are actively recruiting new urban tree enthusiasts through activities like tree tours, watering, and even operating entire tree plantings with bicycles, resulting in carbon-negative events. Whether delivering supplies to a tree planting by bike, or making two-wheeled vehicles available to staff for routine site visits, ample opportunity exists to engage bicyclists of all ages with community trees. For more information, see this page.
The North Bethesda Rotary Club and the Rock Creek Conservancy are sponsoring the third annual Rock Creek Bike Eco-Tour. The event starts at Viers Mill Park near Garrett Park and follows the Rock Creek Trail north to Lake Needwood. Sites aong the way include the Viers Mill Road bike trail overpass, county stream restoration projects, and Lake Needwood. The event costs $15, which includes a picnic lunch. Proceeds benefit the North Bethesda Rotary Club's scholarship program. Preregistration through the event website is preferred. For more information, contact Kevin Flynn at (301) 951-0789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greenbelt Museum invites you to celebrate the New Deal-era legacy of this historic community by throwing on your vintage best, hopping on your bicycle, and joining us for a leisurely cycle through town on Sunday, May 26. This event is free and open to all! Riders should gather on the front lawn of the Greenbelt Community Center at 15 Crescent Road at 11 a.m. The ride will kick off shortly after that time, and loop back to the lawn for post-cycling eating and socializing. The Greenbelt Museum’s historic house is right across the street and will be offering free tours for participants beginning at 1 p.m. Bring your own food (sorry, no alcohol allowed), buy some Tea Pops, sample complimentary lemonade, or grab something delicious from the Greenbelt Farmers Market. Non-cyclists are welcome to join the picnicking! This new event is organized by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum and sponsored by Maryland Milestones/ATHA, Inc., Tea Pops, and the Greenbelt Farmers Market. More information can be found here.
Join us for our fourth Tour de DCPL and explore D.C. through your libraries! The Tour de DCPL is a library-themed bicycle ride of D.C., stopping at five D.C. public libraries. Bicycle-riding library staff and volunteers organize the ride each year as a way to promote environmentally friendly transportation and to explore how libraries connect with their communities. This year's ride begins at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library at 416 Cedar St. NW. Arrive at 9 a.m. for registration, snacks, and library card sign-ups! The ride will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. This bike ride is geared toward adults, but check dclibrary.org/bike for other family-friendly bike events during National Bike Month. Register online and email email@example.com with any questions or for more information.
Over the last three years, Annapolis, Md.-based Syndicus, Inc. has provided support services to the Western New York (WNY) HEALTHeLINK Beacon project, an important initiative focused on Type 2 diabetes care management and improvement. Wanting to further raise awareness of the disease outside of the Beacon project, which will
conclude later this year, Syndicus will lead and participate in an awareness bike ride in June. The 355-mile trek will be led by Annapolis resident and Syndicus CEO/President Michael McNees and his son Matthew McNees, a Greensboro, N.C. resident and lifelong cyclist. It will begin at the Syndicus headquarters in Annapolis, Md., on June 11, traverse the C&O Canal and Great Allegheny Passage, and end in downtown Pittsburgh at Point State Park on June 15, the same day the city celebrates the completion of the Great Allegheny Passage trail. For more information, contact Erin Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 582-8507.
Although this ride is not organized or endorsed by WABA, we do support free events that work to bring the cycling community together. We encourage all participants to respect everyone on the road and show their best critical manners.
Join DCBP for a monthly social ride around the city. All ages and experience levels are welcome. We encourage all participants to respect everyone on the road and use their best cycling manners. More information at www.dcbikeparty.com.
WABA hosts several events per year that are designed to showcase the Washington, D.C. area’s trails, bike lanes, bike paths, and signed on-street riding.
WABA’s events reach thousands of area residents who ride bikes. Advertise your business and support a healthy and environmentally-friendly cause. Learn more.