by PoP Sponsor March 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

Serious cyclists and recreational bike riders alike will be able to cruise through the District car-free during the annual DC Bike Ride event on May 18. Riders will be able to weave through D.C.’s most iconic sites including the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial.

Wondering what else you can see on the course? Here are our top 5 things you can expect on the course on May 18:

  1. The course is designed for people to ride at their own pace! Feelin’ a little tired? No worries! Stop by our local flavor pitstops along the route and enjoy some grub before getting back on the saddle.
  2. The sights on the course are unmatched. This is your chance to be a tourist in your own city. The course passes through some of the most iconic sights in D.C. entirely car-free. See your favorite monuments in a brand-new way and snap a few pictures for the gram while you’re at it.
  3. We’re all about convenience. No bike? No problem. You have the option to include a bike and a helmet as part of your registration.
  4. Don’t let the #FOMO get you! Trust us, this is THE event of the Spring. Not only is it your only opportunity to ride the streets of D.C. on a bike, it’s also a great opportunity to spend some time with friends and family in a unique way. Kids ages 3 to 7 are always free and youths under 17 are always 50% off.
  5. Freebies! Every registration comes with a free #DCBikeRide water bottle. Pick up yours at the starting line and let the fun times roll.

Want to know more? Visit DCBikeRide.com and follow on social @DCBikeRide to learn more about the ride.

by PoP Sponsor March 5, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

Save $10 on your DC Bike Ride registration today!

Spring time is the best time in the District. If you’re looking for something new and exciting to do this Spring, you have to try the DC Bike Ride, happening on Saturday, May 18. Register today and be a part of one of the most memorable and unique events in D.C.

For a limited time only, save $10 on your DC Bike Ride Registration if you register by Friday, March 8. Admission is free for kids ages 3 to 7 and youths under 17 are always 50% off.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise through your city’s landmarks at your own pace. What are you waiting for? Be a tourist in your own city.

Go to DCBikeRide.com to register today and let the good times roll!

by PoP Sponsor February 18, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

Register for the District’s largest car-free, closed-road event of the year before registration prices increase on March 1st!

Every May, thousands of cyclists from DC and neighboring states roll into the nation’s capital for a bike ride unlike any other. Riders of all skill levels get together to cruise through the most iconic sights in D.C., enjoy some of their favorite entertainment and food pit stops along the course, and take in the sights and sounds of the city in a totally different way.

Register today and enjoy Early Registration pricing before it increases in March. Kids ages 3 to 7 are completely FREE and youth ages 8 to 17 are always 50% off.

So, what is the DC Bike Ride?

  • It’s a fun, recreational ride that encourages friends, families and neighbors to enjoy an adventure around the city of Washington completely car-free.
  • It’s all about great people. Registering for the ride is more than just a ticket to a day of fun and adventure, it’s also a great way to be a part of an amazing, growing community of people who love to bike and love their city.
  • The ride is also a celebration of D.C. The bike ride, open to riders of all skill levels, allows you to pedal past monuments and memorials with the city all to yourself.
  • DC Bike Ride gives back to the community. Registrations support making D.C.’s streets safer for all, an effort coordinated by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association in partnership with the District Department of Transportation.
  • The Ride is one big party! Not only will you get to enjoy miles of car-free closed roads, but the course will be packed with fun activities, food pit stops, selfie stations and live music at the Finish Festival.

Don’t miss out on the best event of the season. Register today and enjoy an unforgettable and memorable event with your friends and family.

Want to learn more? Visit DCBikeRide.com or follow @DCBikeRide on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

by PoP Sponsor February 5, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0

Want something fun to do this spring? How about going on your best bike ride EVER?

The DC Bike Ride is the region’s only closed-road recreational bike ride. This is your only opportunity to cruise through the streets of D.C. COMPLETELY CAR-FREE. Cruise through the streets of D.C. and enjoy seeing the most iconic views of the city from a different perspective.

Not an avid biker? No problem. The ride is not a race and it’s not competitive. DC Bike Ride is all about fun! Enjoy the ride at your own pace and with the comforts of entertainment and food rest stops along the course. All riding abilities are welcome.

After the ride, stop by the Finish Festival and enjoy the music, food trucks, giveaways and fun activities for all ages.

Register today and take advantage of our Early Bird pricing. Don’t forget! Kids ages 3 to 7 are ALWAYS FREE and youth ages 8 to 17 are always 50% OFF.

Join us on Saturday, May 18 and let the fun times roll!

Find us on social media @dcbikeride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information visit www.dcbikeride.com

by PoP Sponsor May 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0

Want something fun to do in May? How about going on your best bike ride ever?

DC Bike Ride is the regions only closed-road, car-free bike ride! This is your only chance to ever bike DC completely car-free. It’s not a race. It’s not competitive. It’s a recreational bike ride that you can do at your own pace. You can jump on a bike and enjoy the ride even if you haven’t been on two-wheels in years.

Join us on Saturday, May 19 to celebrate life on two wheels. Register now and use the promo code POP18 for $10 off standard registration. Kids ages 3 to 7 are always free and youth ages 8 to 17 are always half-price.

DC Bike Ride also has a Finish Festival after the ride along the National Mall with beats, eats and fun for all ages. DC’s famous go-go band Trouble Funk will headline the festival, and attendees can enjoy free yoga by KIND Healthy Snacks, get a bike tune-up by Conte’s, try out a virtual reality bike ride with Events DC or test an electric bike with JUMP Bikes.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is the event’s non-profit beneficiary with funds from DC Bike Ride supporting WABA’s work to make streets safer for all.

Don’t have your own bike? No problem! We partner with Bike and Roll DC to bring you easy bike rentals.

Find us on social media: @dcbikeride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information visit www.dcbikeride.com.

Make DC Bike Ride your favorite spring tradition and join the ride today. Don’t forget to use the promo code POP18 for $10 off standard registration. Online registration will be open through Wednesday, May 16.

by PoP Sponsor April 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0

DC Bike Ride is the region’s only car-free, closed-road recreational bike ride. Register now before the price increases on May 1.

Save even more when you use the promo code POP18 for $10 off standard registration. Kids ages 3 to 7 are always free and youth ages 8 to 17 are always half-price.

Join us on Saturday, May 19 for a fun, recreational, family-friendly bicycle adventure. DC Bike Ride celebrates bicycling as a form of healthy living, fitness, transportation and fun.

Your registration includes access to the closed-road DC Bike Ride course that starts in West Potomac Park — this is the only time Washington, DC closes roads for bicycles!

The 20-mile ride will feature on-course entertainment, music and rest stops as well as a short-cut to the finish that offers a 6-mile course (in case you get tired, are riding with little ones or get hungry for some snacks).

The ride ends with a Finish Festival party with beats, eats and activities for all-ages at the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol. DC’s legendary go-go band Trouble Funk and DJ Little Bacon Bear will be performing at the festival. Participants also get a limited edition DC Bike Ride water bottle.

The ride raises support for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s work to make streets safer for all roadway users. The event has committed more than $100,000 in support over three years to WABA for street safety neighborhood programs.

No bike? No problem! We partner with Bike and Roll DC to bring you easy bike rentals.

Find us on social media: @dcbikeride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information visit www.dcbikeride.com.

Make DC Bike Ride your favorite spring tradition and join the ride today. Don’t forget to use the promo code POP18 for $10 off standard registration now through April 30.

by PoP Sponsor February 28, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

DC Bike Ride is the region’s only car-free, closed-road bike event and celebration of life on two wheels. We invite you to join the ride on Saturday, May 19, 2018 for a fun, recreational, family-friendly bicycle adventure.

Early Bird Registration ends tonight, Wednesday, February 28 at Midnight! Register now at www.dcbikeride.com/pop.

DC Bike Ride celebrates bicycling as a form of healthy living, fitness, transportation and fun. The event raises support for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s work on Vision Zero, a campaign to make streets safer for *all* roadway users. DCBR has given more than $72,000 in two-years to WABA for street safety neighborhood programs.

You can save $10 per standard registration if you register today before the price increases on March 1. Kids ages 3 to 7 are always FREE and youth ages 8 to 17 are always half-price. Watch our 2018 video to learn more about the event at www.dcbikeride.com/video.

Participants will receive access to the closed-road course that starts in West Potomac Park overlooking the Potomac River and the Washington Monument. The 20-mile ride will feature on-course entertainment, music and rest stops, as well as a short-cut to the finish that offers a 7-mile course (in case you get tired). The ride ends with a Finish Festival party with beats, eats and activities for all-ages at the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol. Participants also get a DCBR 2018 water bottle.

No bike? No problem! We partner with Bike and Roll DC to bring you easy bike rentals. Find us on social: @dcbikeride on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Make DC Bike Ride your favorite springtime activity!

by Prince Of Petworth January 2, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

The awesome new Klingle Valley Trail getting a bit of the Metropolitan Branch Trail treatment…

From the Cleveland Park listserv December 28th:

“Today at approximately 12:25 pm while walking up the Klingle bike path and nearing the Connecticut Avenue bridge, I heard a noise and turned around to see a silver car bearing down on me and my dog. I jumped out of the way and it sped past — going dangerously fast for conditions (around 30 mph at least). I yelled, waved my arms and screamed, but it didn’t slow down. A runner asked if I was okay and asked if I got the license plate — I hadn’t. He sped up trying to get close enough to see the license.

I called 911 as soon as I stopped shaking and reported it. On the way home (no lingering at 22 degrees to chat with 911), I saw a young man who’d been walking in the woods — he’d seen the car, described it as “seriously speeding” and said he thought it was a Toyota. Agreed it was silver.

I called 911 again when I got inside — they are sending an officer to take the report.

The fact is: THERE ARE NO EFFECTIVE BARRIERS TO CARS DRIVING ON THE BIKE PATH.”

And then on December 31st:

“Car on Klingle Trail New Year`s Eve. There is no visible marker and driver told us she was directed there by Google. Yikes.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2017 at 11:15 am 0

Multiple readers had reported that a cyclist had been struck by a car at 14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW earlier this morning but Tom shares that the scene was even uglier than first thought:

“I saw a beating happen at 14th at Rhode Island NW this morning. The driver and the cyclist we having an argument after the driver tried to turn and the cyclist was using the cross walk. The driver got out of his car and they exchanged words. The driver then started beating the cyclist. He hit him about 7-10 time in the face. Right in front of a police officer.”

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