General / Registration Questions

The third annual DC Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8 A.M. EDT.

Children must be 3 years or older to participate in DCBR. Children in the age group of 3-7 are FREE and must ride on a child bike seat, tagalong bike, tandem bike, in a bike trailer or in a bike cargo. Youth riders in the age group of 8-13 must be accompanied by an adult at a 1:1 ratio. DCBR does not require a 1:1 ratio for youth riders in the age group of 3-7. For the complete DCBR Youth Rider Policy, please click here.

Yes! DCBR tickets are transferable, but NOT refundable. If you would like to transfer, please follow the instructions here. Please note, there is a $10 transfer fee imposed on the new rider.

In general, DCBR registrations are NOT refundable. They are transferable for a $10 transfer fee. See the above questions for more details. If you have a health related issue or a life threatening reason for cancellation, please contact us at [email protected].

Yes! Here’s how you do it. There is a $10 change fee. If you upgrade, you will be asked to pay the remaining balance. If you downgrade, you will still be subject to the $10 change fee, but you will not be refunded.

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No bike, no problem! DCBR will partner with Bike and Roll again to arrange for bike rental pick-up at the start of the ride and drop-off at the finish line festival. There will be a limited quantity of rental bikes, please stay tuned for updates! And, be sure to reserve your bikes as soon as registration becomes available.

All DCBR participants, regardless of age, must wear a helmet at all times on the course.

No, you may not wear earbuds or any other form of headphones.

No, you may not ride an electric bike.

This is a rain or shine event. Check the weather and dress appropriately.

While DCBR provides snack and water at the rest areas, don’t forget to bring bottles of water, some snacks, sunscreen, and a spare tube in case you get a flat. You will want to pump your tires full of air the day before. Also, you will want your camera, fully charged cell phone, and cash for food and merchandise at the Finish Festival.

Make a plan in advance with your friends/family in case you get split up. Rest areas are a good place to meet up with friends/family.

No, you cannot bring a pet on your bike. However, pets are welcome at the Finish Festival.

The event will offer official DCBR gear, and other branded items will be available for purchase at, at packet pick-up, as well as the Finish Festival. DCBR Merchandise will also be available for purchase through the website and through registration.

Absolutely! International riders are welcomed to ride the event but are required to show a valid passport.

DCBR is a self-seeded event. There’s no need to register as a team or group to ensure that you get to ride together. However, if you have a large group (8 or more) we can offer special group pricing and assist with bulk registration, please contact us at [email protected].

DCBR will offer a self-seeding start system. Please stay tuned for more details on corrals and start time.

DCBR has worked hard on improving the 2017 course based on your feedback. For the 2017 course map and new features, please click here.

Register for the VIP package and you’ll be guaranteed to be in the first corral! You’ll also receive an official DCBR stretch half zip, wicking pullover and lunch after the ride in our VIP Hospitality Area.

All riders must begin DCBR at the official start line.

Bike tech support will be offered at rest stops on the course. For exact locations, please click here.

There will be rest areas, water stations, and bike repair hubs along the route. For exact locations, please click here.

Participants will be offered light refreshments and the opportunity to take a breather at various rest stops along the route. For exact locations, please click here.

Participants are responsible for their own belongings during the event. DCBR will have a lost and found area within the Finish Festival area.

The ride starts promptly at 8am, and all riders should be on their way by 9am. With the pace set at 18mph, you should plan on finishing within 1 – 2 hours. Then stick around for an awesome Finish Festival until 1pm!

Packet Pickup Questions

Stay tuned for more information about Packet Pickup and Packet Mailing.

Stay tuned for details about Packet Pickup.

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Yes, individuals (including non-riders) may pick up proxy packets. Click here for our proxy policy.

Yes, as the child’s parent you may pick up his or her packet or a proxy may pickup his or her packet with the appropriate paperwork. Click here for our proxy policy.

Residents of the United States and Puerto Rico must show state or federal government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, DMV photo ID, or passport. Non-US residents, including Canadian residents, are required to show a valid passport.

Post-Ride Questions

Yes, there will be a Finish Festival open to all DCBR participants and spectators. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about the full line-up of entertainment, activities, and food trucks.

Food and beverage options will be available for purchase. Click here to see the full food truck line-up.

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Yes, the Finish Festival will be open to all DCBR participants and spectators.

Accommodation and Travel Questions

Stay tuned for hotel partner information to be announced in early 2018.

We have partnered with Parking Panda and SpotHero to help you reserve and prepay for parking near the 2017 DCBR Course. Click here for more information.

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Please check back at a later date for more details.

Click here for a map with safe bike routes to the start.


Absolutely! Stay tuned for volunteer positions opening soon. If you volunteer twice (like at both packet pickup days, or packet pickup and at the ride start) you can earn a free ride registration.