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 over $200,000 since its first edition to organizations like the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Fruitful Planet, the Wounded Warrior Project, among others.

Donated to Local Nonprofits
Total Raised in 2023
Total Riders Sponsored for 2023


Since 2020, the Thanksgiving week became a moment to engage our community around Pedal For A Purpose: a fundraising program inviting riders to share their bike rides in benefit of community initiatives.

The program is made possible by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, who rewards each bike ride with a monetary donation, and by an amazing cycling community that has shared over 5,000 bike rides over the past three years for a total of $75,000 donated to food relief programs focused on building community and opportunity.


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.