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10 Reasons to Participate in DC Bike Ride

DC Bike Ride - Outdoor Activities in Washington, DC

Go outdoors with this 20-mile bike ride through Washington, DC

If you’re looking for family-friendly fun in the District this spring, you’ve found a gem with DC Bike Ride, happening on May 14. Take part in an outdoor adventure that is sure to create lasting memories. If you need further convincing, here are 10 more reasons to participate.

1 Admission is free for kids ages 3-7.

DC Bike Ride - Family Friendly Spring Activity in Washington, DC

Even the smallest of bike riders can participate or “ride along” as the 20-mile course weaves through the nation's capital.

2 You will experience DC’s stunning sights like never before.

DC Bike Ride - Family Friendly Spring Activity in Washington, DC

The DC Bike Ride course cruises along the National Mall, allowing you to view stunning monuments and memorials on your own personal tour. The course concludes in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol Building.

3 The event is the only closed-road, car-free bike ride in DC.
The event is the only closed-road, car-free bike ride in DC. DC Bike Ride

You and your fellow riders will have the roads all to yourselves as you embark on the most epic journey through the District.

 

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4 Pedaling at your own pace is no problem.
Pedaling at your own pace is no problem. DC Bike Ride

DC Bike Ride is not a bike race. You can make your way through the course at your own speed.

5 Celebrate life on two wheels with the whole family.

DC Bike Ride - Family Friendly Outdoor Spring Activity in Washington, DC

Make unforgettable memories with your little ones (age 3+) and friends. There’s only one day you all get to takeover the DC streets! A group discount is available (must have 8+ riders).

6 There will be live music and food and beverages at the Finish Festival.

DC Bike Ride - Things to Do in Washington, DC

After your ride, enjoy stage performances at the Ride’s Finish Festival. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. There will also be four entertainment acts along the course!

7 No bike? No problem.

DC Bike Ride - Family Friendly Spring Activity in Washington, DC

DC Bike Ride is offering bike rentals for all types of riders for those without one at home. Pick-up and drop-off is easy.

8 You will be able to connect with other fun-loving and active people in the area.
You will be able to connect with other fun-loving and active people in the area. DC Bike Ride

DC Bike Ride doubles as a social gathering. Meet your active cohorts and make plans for future adventures in and around the District.

9 You can get decked out for the ride with official DC Bike Ride gear.

DC Bike Ride - Things to Do in Washington, DC

The DC Bike Ride Shop has all you need to perfectly suit up for the day, including pullovers, water bottles and hats.

10 Portions of the proceeds benefit the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and DC’s Vision Zero Campaign.

DC Bike Ride - Outdoor Activities in Washington, DC

Ticket purchases go towards making DC’s streets safer for all, an effort coordinated by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association in partnership with the District Department of Transportation.

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