The annual DC Bike Ride is on Saturday, September 9. Registration closes Thursday, September 7 at noon. DC Bike Ride is a social ride on car-free streets, freeways and bridges.

I signed up for the 2021 ride on a whim and really enjoyed myself. Now, I’m determined to see if I can improve upon my time.

What I enjoyed about it last time

  • Closed course – it’s a rare occasion I can just ride my bike without worrying about cars, cross streets, etc.
  • The novelty of riding on Interstates 66 and 395 along with the Whitehurst Freeway.
  • Views of the monuments and skyline from a different perspective
  • Being surrounded by happy people riding bikes

Register before 12 p.m. September 7

If you want to join, it’s about $81 total. The weather looks favorable – 75° at the start with light southerly breezes. Registration includes:

  • Epic views, local music, and photo zones along the course
  • DC Bike Ride 2023 Water Bottle  Fully stocked rest stops with snacks, water, and fresh produce
  • Extensive mechanical support along the course
  • Access to Finish Festival in front of the U.S. Capitol with music, food trucks, fun-filled activities, and giveaways from our partners

Next month – Philly Bike Ride

On October 14, another Northeast Corridor city is doing the same. The 2023 Philly Bike Ride is a 20 mile ride through Philadelphia. I’m quite tempted to do that one as well.

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