Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017
DC Bike Ride, the region’s premier scenic urban bike ride, invites visitors to cruise through the District on May 14 as part of ongoing National Bike Month celebrations. Registration for the May 14 event is now open, where registrants can take advantage of the early bird rates.
Make the drive from New York to D.C. for the perfect family-friendly activity on Mother’s Day. DC Bike Ride offers a unique, recreational car-free tour of our nation’s capital. Riders will pedal by some of the capital’s most-recognizable sites, including the Washington Monument, the White House and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Participants will conclude their journey with a post-ride celebration on Pennsylvania Avenue near the United States Capitol.
“We are excited to announce the return of DC Bike Ride,” said Greg Bibb, Capital Sports Ventures chief executive officer. “This annual event is widely-popular amongst cycling enthusiasts, the active lifestyle community and families. The ride offers a unique opportunity to see some of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic monuments at your own pace and in a car-free environment. DC Bike Ride celebrates life on two wheels, promotes street safety and allows participants from the region and beyond to enjoy a one-of-a-kind journey through the nation’s capital.”
The inaugural 2016 event hosted more than 7,000 riders. This year, DC Bike Ride expects approximately 10,000 riders to be in attendance as it grows into one of the leading recreational cycling events on the east coast.
Washington, D.C. provides the perfect backdrop for the ride. The District was recently voted by Forbes as one of the “10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities In America,” and by Travel Channel as one of the “Top 10 Cycling Cities in US.”.
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is the primary benefactor of DC Bike Ride with a portion of the proceeds to benefit WABA’s street safety programs.
DC Bike Ride has partnered with Marriott to provide participants with hotel options within the district. Discounted nightly rates at two great locations in close proximity to the start line are available.
JOIN DC BIKE RIDE:
Registration for DC Bike Ride presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Events DC is available starting January 12 and can be purchased by visiting. Early bird pricing starts at $50. Regular pricing, starting at $60, begins on March 1. VIP registration and special group pricing is also available.