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 nearly $170,000 since its first edition to organizations like the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Fruitful Planet, the Wounded Warrior Project, among others.
PEDAL FOR A PURPOSE
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 nearly 3,000 bike rides over the past two years for a total of $50,000 donated to food relief programs focused on building community and opportunity.
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 $19,000 and sponsored over 480 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.