DC Bike Ride works with local officials to disrupt traffic minimally. Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time around the bike course nonetheless.

  • DC Bike Ride will bring thousands of participants to DC, in addition to 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 for an alternate route or added travel time.
  • Join the festivities! DC residents are encouraged to enjoy the free Finish Festival on Pennsylvania Ave, between 6th St NW and 4th St NW, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.


The route starts on Ohio Drive SW near West Potomac Park and ends on Pennsylvania Ave, between 6th St NW and 4th St NW. Event officials advise the public that temporary, intermittent street closings will be in effect on Saturday, September 9, 2023, starting at 6:00 am. Metro Police Department (MPD) and US Park Police (along with Arlington County Police and Virginia State Police) will handle traffic pattern alterations and enforce moving violations.

Unessential travel should be avoided in all areas affected by the event. DC residents must review the course map and road closures grid to confirm desired routes availability and identify alternative streets to get around the ride route.

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. All streets will be re-opened by 11:30 am – except closings near the finish area.