Here are five reasons why you’ve got to sign up for DC Bike Ride:
- Car-free, stress-free, wide open roads to ride your bike.
- Music. Fun. Entertainment. DJ BIZ MARKIE! Batalá! Dupont Brass Band!
- A good reason to tune your bike (or test out your new ride) before your big BTWD commute.
- Don’t miss out: all your friends and fellow bike commuters will be there having the time of their lives.
- It raises funds to support our important Vision Zero advocacy work.
Check out a few of our favorite photos from the inaugural DC Bike Ride last May below:
WABA is a DC Bike Ride Founding Partner. DCBR organizers are making a substantial grant to support WABA’s advocacy work and community organizing for Vision Zero. So, while we are not directly involved in the operation of the event, we’re thrilled it’s taking place and invested in its success. We really, really hope you will sign up for DC Bike Ride and join us for this spectacular event. And don’t forget to sign up for Bike to Work Day: especially if you bike every day. This is the one day of the year to be counted (literally). Have a great Bike to Work Day.
Regardless of your experience biking to work, Bike to Work Day is the perfect time to try out a trail near you. With pit stops on or near many trails, you’ll find plenty of company and ample opportunities to exchange congratulatory high fives when you pick up your BTWD shirt. Below are some of the most popular trails with pit stops nearby.
Anacostia River Trail: South Capitol St to Benning Rd on both sides of the Anacostia River, and continuing north to Cottage City, MD
- Anacostia at Martin Luther King Jr Ave & Good Hope Rd SE
- Canal Park at M St & 2nd St SE
Capital Crescent Trail: Bethesda to Georgetown
- Downtown Bethesda at Reed St.
- Georgetown Waterfront Park at K St & Wisconsin Ave NW
Custis Trail: I-66 to Rosslyn
- Rosslyn at the Rosslyn Gateway Park
Metropolitan Branch Trail: Ft. Totten to Union Station
- Edgewood at Rhode Island Ave NE
- NoMa at First St & Pierce St NE
Mount Vernon Trail: Mt. Vernon to Rosslyn
- Old Town Alexandria at Fairfax Dr & King St
- Crystal City Water Park
Washington & Old Dominion Trail: Purcellville to Shirlington Village
- Merrifield at Sandburg St
- Falls Church at Grove Ave
- Falls Church at East Falls Church Metro
The Capital Trails CoalitionIn October 2016, WABA, along with REI, the National Park Service, and many other regional partners announced the launch of a new a collaboration of public and private organizations, agencies, and citizen volunteers working to advance completion of an interconnected network of multi-use trails for metropolitan Washington, DC. Read our blog post about the launch event here, and more info here. The Trails Coalition has a powerful vision: The Capital Trails Coalition seeks to create a world-class network of multi-use trails that are equitably distributed throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan region. The regional trails network will transform public life by providing healthy, low-stress access to open space and reliable transportation for people of all ages and abilities. Check out the Coalition’s homepage for more info and updates on the new Capital Trails Coalition. Don’t forget to sign up for Bike to Work Day: especially if you bike every day. This is the one day of the year to be counted (literally). Have a great Bike to Work Day. Event: Bike to Work Day Date: Friday, May 19th, 2017 Location: Find your pit stop here. There are 86 pit stops across the region. Time: Various times, but most pit stops are open from about 6:30am to 9:30am. Some are afternoon stops. Cost: FREE! Don’t forget to register. More Info: waba.org/aboutbiketoworkday
Fun things to do in May:Here’s a list of our favorite things happening during Bike Month in May. We hope that you check a few of them out, have a happy bike month, and enjoy the ride:
here. It only costs $10 to reserve your spot, but WABA Members and Bikeshare members are FREE!
Share our Learn to Ride classes and encourage someone in your life to give bicycling a try.
Check out our City Cycling classes and sign up for one today! (They are free for Bikeshare members and WABA Members!)
Action Committees empower residents with the tools, training and support needed to win campaigns for better biking infrastructure, policies, and programs. With Action Committees in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Arlington County moving forward with campaigns, now is a great time to join in.
Register today. Proceeds from DCBR will benefit WABA in our efforts to deliver meaningful street safety programs in support of DC’s Vision Zero Campaign. WABA is a DC Bike Ride founding partner.
Register early for a pit stop near your home or work to show your support for bicycling and reserve a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt.
Sign up to learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels.
It’s going to be a jam-packed May filled with lots of bike rides, smiles, challenging yourself, and making new bike friends. We can’t wait to see and celebrate with you.