Welcome to DC Bike Ride – The most joy you’ll experience on a bike!

We love bringing first-time riders together from near and far to celebrate our city in a truly unforgettable way!  More than just a bike ride –it’s a day filled with shared smiles and surprises with family and friends!

Cruise the car-free streets of DC, taking in iconic sights and scenery, all while enjoying lively music and entertainment along the way. And, continue the celebration at our epic finish festival when you’re done. No pressure, no judgment – just pure joy on a course designed for all ages and abilities.

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First Time Riders’ Frequently Asked Questions:

Absolutely not! The DC Bike Ride is for everyone. Every year we see thousands of riders of all ages and fitness levels enjoying our ride.

The 20 miles go by quickly, especially with all the entertainment along the way! Plus, the route is designed to be easy-paced for everyone. Class 1, 2, and 3 e-bikes are also an option if you prefer a little boost.

Of course! We offer a convenient Rent & Ride pass that includes a bike, helmet, and fitting, conveniently ready for pickup nearby the start line the morning of the ride.

The course is well-marked with clear signage and cones and is well-staffed with a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help guide you along. We’ll also provide detailed pre-event instructions to guide you every step of the way.

We’ve got your back! Mobile mechanics are placed along the course and at the rest stops, providing immediate assistance and small repairs. We also offer a lift to all riders (and their bikes) who, for any unforeseen reasons, can’t complete the ride.

Yes! Plenty of portable restrooms are readily available at each rest stop.

A comfortable ride is key! Padded bike shorts are great for preventing discomfort, but not essential. A fanny pack or bike pouch is handy for storing essentials. Feel free to express yourself with costumes, matching outfits, or simply wear your favorite athletic wear. Comfortable sneakers are a must, and dress in layers as the weather can change. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and bring a poncho or light rain jacket if necessary.

For additional information visit our general FAQs page.

Ready to join? Get your Ride Pass HERE and experience the iconic, car-free streets of DC in a truly unforgettable way!