Organizing for Justice: Women in the Civil Rights Movement Bike Tour


O Street Mansion



We’ve postponed this event to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. If you’re already signed up, we’ll send you an email when we have arranged a new date. Otherwise, check back here for updates.

We are sincerely grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding. Please take care of yourself and your community.

The WABA Team

Note: This event is only open to women/trans/femme-identifying folks.  

Join us for a tour of African American women civil rights activists who left their mark on Washington, D.C. and the rest of the nation. This ride will start at the O Street Mansion, take us on a tour of the homes and statues of African American women civil rights activists, and end at the Library of Congress for the exhibit Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words. Along the route, we’ll make brief stops to talk about the notable work these women have done and provide historical context for the Rosa Parks exhibit.

We will start our ride at the O Street Mansion (2020 O St. NW, Washington, DC 20036) and end at the Library of Congress (101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20540). We will be biking for roughly 40 minutes and our route will not contain challenging riding. Please bring water, a lock for Library of Congress parking, and a helmet, which is required by our insurance (email us for a loaner).

Note: The Library of Congress has an “airport-like” security process; dangerous weapons (including pocket knives) and oversized (not exceeding 25”W x 15”H) bags are prohibited. Open food and drink are not allowed in public areas. The Library of Congress will not hold prohibited items so please plan accordingly. There is bike parking to the right of the main entrance and directly across the street.   

Need accommodations, have questions about access, something the organizer should know about you (ex: severe peanut allergy) or have questions about the event? Send us an email at As a part of WABA’s Women and Bicycles program, this event is only open to anyone who identifies as women/trans/femme. Not you? Lots of other WABA events at Know someone who should come? Please share this event with them!