Road Closures

Road Closures2019-04-26T11:26:06-05:00


Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time around the bike course.

  • DC Bike Ride will bring thousands of participants to DC, in addition to thousands of spectators, family, and friends.
  • To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, we encourage the public to be aware of the impacted roads in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
  • Join the festivities! DC residents are encouraged to enjoy the free Finish Festival on 3rd St between the US Capitol and the National Mall, which will occur from 9:30AM to 12:30PM.


The route starts on Ohio Drive SW near West Potomac Park and ends on Maryland Ave SW next to the National Museum of the American Indian. Event officials advise the public that temporary, intermittent street closings will be in effect on Saturday, May 18, 2019; starting at 6:30AM, Metro Police Department (MPD) and US Park Police will handle the alteration of traffic patterns and enforce moving violations, along with Arlington County Police and Virginia State Police.

Persons with unessential travel should avoid driving in all areas affected by the event. It is imperative that DC residents review the course map and road closures grid to confirm whether desired routes will be available, and to identify streets, which may be used to get around the ride route and to other parts of the city.

Streets will re-open on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed. Public safety officials are committed to re-opening streets along the route as quickly as it is safe to do so.