At DC Bike Ride, our priority is to deliver a safe and stress-free cycling experience so you can enjoy an epic ride along the beautiful sights of DC.

Beyond being 100% outdoors and fitting for social distancing, we will continue to follow the guidance of local officials and implement new processes to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread, offering a safe and fun ride to all participants. Here are a few actions DC Bike Ride is taking for a safe event:

more space

The 2021 DC Bike Ride will offer more space on the Start Line area to allow participants to practice social distancing.

More Time

We will also adopt new releasing times for each wave so participants can experience a light-traffic course.

Sanitizing Stations

Riders can count on sanitizing stations along the route in all rest stops, but also available at the Start Line area and Finish Festival.

PPE & Training

A face cover is REQUIRED in the start line area regardless of vaccination status per National Park Service permitting guidelines. Our team will receive social distancing training, and PPE will be worn by all staff members and volunteers.

Stay Healthy

We ask that participants not attend the ride should they experience any COVID-related symptoms in the days before the ride. COVID testing and vaccination are highly encouraged. 

Packet Pickup

A redesigned packet pickup party for you to get your Rider Identification Kit safely and special deals to encourage participants to choose packet mailing and receive their RIK at their preferred address.