Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the bike course.

  • DC Bike Ride will bring thousands of participants to the D.C. area, in addition to thousands of spectators, family, and friends.
  • To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the impacted roads in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
  • Join the festivities! D.C. area residents are encouraged to visit the free Finish Festival, which will occur from 9AM to 1PM.


The route starts at West Potomac Park on Ohio Drive SW and ends on Pennsylvania Avenue at 3rd Street through 6th Street, NW and crosses through three of the city’s eight wards. Event officials advise the public that temporary, intermittent street closings will be in effect on Sunday, May 14, 2017; starting at 6:30 a.m. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will handle the alteration of traffic patterns and enforce moving violations. Metrorail will be running on a normal Sunday schedule. Some bus lines will be affected; WMATA will advise as to these bus route detours and delays.

Persons with unessential travel should avoid driving in all areas affected by the event. It is imperative that District residents review the course map and road closures grid to confirm whether desired routes will be available, and to identify streets, which may be used to get around the ride route and to other parts of the city.

Streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Public safety officials are committed to reopening streets along the route as quickly as it is safe to do so. For more information, please visit


Road Closures Grid

Course Map