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.
PEDAL FOR A PURPOSE
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 to reward every bike ride with a $25 donation in support of Dreaming Out Loud.
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.
Stay tuned! Pedal For A Purpose will be back this year with even more reasons to keep pedaling.
Sponsor a Rider
DC Bike Ride strives to be inclusive and, with your support, along with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and #FitDC, our scholarship program sponsors participants who would otherwise not be able to join the ride. Joining us in this mission, #FitDC matches donations through registration dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000!
Since 2017, we have raised over $13,000 and sponsored over 300 DCBR participants in one of the region’s premier community bike events. For questions about the program, please email [email protected].
VIRTUAL BIKE MONTH
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.