CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield & DC Bike Ride invite you to our 5th annual Pedal for a Purpose program in support of Dreaming Out Loud’s mission to end food insecurity in DC’s marginalized communities.

This year we’re embarking on our biggest mission yet to have an even greater impact on our local community! For the first-time we’re kicking off in spring and culminating at DC Bike Ride on September 7 to maximize your pedaling opportunities.

Come pedal with us and help us reach our collective goal of 200,000 miles to trigger a $25,000 donation to Dreaming Out Loud in 2024.

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Becoming a part of Pedal for a Purpose is quick and easy!

Step 1: Beginning May 9th, sign up and join our Ride With GPS community to start tracking your ride miles with us.

Step 2: Start riding! Every mile counts towards our goal through September 7. And be sure to check out our social channels for ideas and inspiration to keep pedaling all summer long.

Step 3: Amplify your mileage by participating in our ride on September 7 and look out for our digital counter at mile 19, clocking every mile ridden by you and the entire DC Bike Ride community as we hit our goal.

Step 4: Celebrate the fact that simply by riding with us you made a meaningful impact on those living with food insecurity in your own backyard.

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Program FAQ

You can Pedal for a Purpose anywhere – every mile you ride counts towards our donation no matter where you ride to or from. Just be sure to join our Ride with GPS challenge here.

This year, we extended the program’s calendar to give you more time to support the fight against food insecurity. Pedal For A Purpose starts on May 9, and we will keep pedaling through DC Bike Ride day to #FeedTheFight:

  • 5/9-9/6 – Enter your miles via Ride With GPS
  • 9/7 – Join the DC Bike Ride to get us to our collective goal.

You can clock in your miles using the Ride With GPS app.

Make sure to follow the DC Bike Ride profile and join the Pedal for A Purpose challenge to have your bike miles counted automatically and access to the leaderboard.

Bike rides must be at least 1 mile long to be counted.

Make sure to join the Pedal For A Purpose challenge as it displays a leaderboard with the miles contributed by all riders Pedaling For A Purpose this year. We also have special rewards to the biggest contributors!

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