Community Ride to DC Open Streets

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The District of Columbia is hosting the region’s first ever Open Streets event, where folks of all ages are invited to use car-free streets to exercise, jog, dance, scoot, bike, play roller hockey, and enjoy being outside.

WABA and the Rita Bright Family and Youth Recreation center will lead a fun, social ride from the Rita Bright Center to DC Open Streets.

Our social ride are fun, social and inclusive spaces for riders of varying experience and confidence. Our rides are always fun, but they’re also a safe space to ask questions of our instructors and your fellow riders.

  • Ride start – Rita Bright Center at 2500 14th St NW
  • Start time – 10:00 AM
  • End time – 11:00 AM
  • Ride End location – Park at Farragut St and Georgia Ave
  • Distance – About 3 miles

Great, what else should I know?

Please bring your own bike and helmet. Helmets are a requirement on all WABA rides. If you have questions, please read our ride policies here. We can also provide Capital Bikeshare bikes if you do not have your own. Everyone ages 12 and up is welcome. All riders must sign a waiver. Riders under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

What does it cost?

Nada! But we encourage you to sign up so we know how large our group will be.

Event Location

Rita Bright Family and Youth Center at 2500 14th St NW

2500 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20003

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If you’ve poked around our educational materials lately, maybe you’ve seen our fall 2014 class campaign, which is about superpowers. Everyday ones, specifically. everyday superpower heather blog What does this mean, and what does it have to do with biking? Traditional superheroes, like one of my favorites, Spiderman, practice more explicit forms of vigilante justice — fighting bad guys that the cops just can’t get to. But our campaign isn’t about flying around in a cape — it’s about the small ways that we can empower ourselves, and others, by biking in the DMV and doing so responsibly. Everyone has an everyday superpower — it might include one of the little things that you do to make your day special, that get you out of your routine, that improve your quality of life. You’ll notice that our superheroes are creative, vibrant, and, yes, law-abiding folk. They’re expressing themselves through biking, but they’re also working with existing systems to make things better. Take a look at our superheroes below. Or collect them all around town. Finally, take a city cycling class and get your own superpower! Bonus points if you email us your own everyday superpower. With great power comes great responsibility, The WABA Education Team everyday superpower anica + tiffany blog everyday superpower anna blog everyday superpower edgar blog everyday superpower liz blog everyday superpower will blog everyday superpower lesly blog everyday superpower mike blog everyday superpower eileen blog everyday superpower wt blog everyday superpower sarah blog everyday superpower delores blog Thanks to Anna Bavier, Elizabeth Willis, Eileen Matos, WT Chen, Mike Decker, Heather Vetting, Sarah Rice Scott, Lesly Jones, Tiffany Lam, Anica Allen, Edgar Gil Rico, Will Stowe, Delores Simmons, Ben Strahs, Chelsey Pas, and Elizabeth Lyttleton for making these photos happen.