DC Bike Ride Proceeds

DC Bike Ride is proud to support our local community by donating a portion of the event proceeds to local nonprofits’ initiatives. Thanks to DC Bike Ride participants, the event has donated $140,000+ over the past five years to organizations like the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Fruitful Planet, the Wounded Warrior Project, among others.

Donated to Local Nonprofits


The last Thanksgiving has a special meaning for us, marking the very-first Pedal For A Purpose: a fundraising program inviting riders to share their bike rides to benefit local nonprofits. On its first edition, we teamed up with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and, thanks to the effort of 500+ riders in our community, we achieved the collective goal of 1,000 rides in 8 days for a total donation of $25,000 to support food relief programs focused on building community and opportunity.

Pedal For A Purpose is be back this year with even more reasons to keep pedaling. Click here to visit the Pedal For A Purpose page to learn how you can join us in this fight against food insecurity.

Total Raised in 2021
Total Riders Sponsored for 2021


With the cancelation of the in-person ride in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the DCBR Virtual Bike Month was our way to connect with our riders in a meaningful way, celebrate National Bike Month, and support those fighting the pandemic from the frontlines.

During May of 2020, we posted 3 challenges asking participants to engage in fun activities and rewarded each completed challenge with donations to benefit local organizations! 500 meals were donated to the Feed the Front Lines Fund, created by the Sibley Foundation, the Emergency Fruit Relief, 
by Fruitful Planet, and programs offered to veterans by the Wounded Warrior Project.