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10 Reasons to Participate in DC Bike Ride

DC Bike Ride - Spring family-friendly event 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 19. Take part in an outdoor adventure that is sure to create lasting memories. If you need further convincing, here are even more reasons to participate.

1 Admission is free for kids ages 3-7.

DC Bike Ride - Spring family-friendly event 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 sites like never before.

DC Bike Ride - Spring biking event 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 begins in West Potomac Park and concludes in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol Building.

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

DC Bike Ride - Spring outdoors event in Washington, DC

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

4 Pedaling at your own pace is no problem.

DC Bike Ride - Fun springtime event in Washington, DC

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 - Spring family-friendly event 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.

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After your ride, enjoy stage performances at the Finish Festival, which will have beats and eats available for purchase. There will also be entertainment acts along the course!

7 No bike? No problem.

DC Bike Ride - Spring outdoors event in Washington, DC

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

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

DC Bike Ride - Spring outdoors event in Washington, DC

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 - Spring biking event 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 The event benefits safer streets for all through a partnerships with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Washington Area Bicyclist Association table at DC Bike Ride - Spring biking event in Washington, DC

Registrations support making DC’s streets safer for all, an effort coordinated by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association in partnership with the District Department of Transportation. Visit dcbikeride.com/10reasons to register today.

Traveling from out of town for DC Bike Ride? Find out more about hotel partners, as well as travel tips and information for the day of the ride.

There’s no shortage of spectacular in Washington, DC this spring. Discover more ways to make memories in the District.