Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC-DC Bike Ride returns to the District of Columbia on Saturday, September 25 after going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The starting line for the event will be in West Potomac Park.

On the ride, cyclists will visit the city’s sights on 20 miles of car-free roads before reaching the finish festival in front of the US Capitol Building on 3rd Street SE.

DC Bike Ride, sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Events DC, is open to participants of all ages and bike levels. Riders aged 3-7 are free to ride and children 8-17 are half price. Adult registration starts at $ 67 and there are various additions to registration, including rental of bikes and helmets and cycling jerseys.

A package pickup party will be held at District Wharf on the 23rd-24th. September.

DC Bike Ride was founded in 2016 and is a recreational cycling event traditionally held in May during National Bike Month.

“This year’s event will truly be a celebration of our community being able to be together again and recognize the importance of health, well-being and exercise more than ever before,” Chris Browne, CEO of DC Bike Ride, said in a statement Wednesday.

(Greetings from DC Bike Ride)

After the tour, participants can enjoy a festival with live music, fitness classes, a children’s area, local food and other activities. Finish Festival is free and open to the public.

The event contributes some of the proceeds to support local nonprofits and community programs and has distributed more than $ 140,000 to organizations including the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Fruitful Planet, Dreaming Out Loud and the Wounded Warrior Project.

DC Bike Ride also launched Pedal For A Purpose in partnership with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a program that raised $ 25,000 in 2020 to support food aid and community building during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Visit www.dcbikeride.com to register or volunteer for the DC bike ride and for more information.

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