The Role of a Closed Road Bike Ride

From our partners at DC Bike Ride: We hope you will join us on May 19 for DC Bike Ride, an incredible fundraising opportunity for WABA that supports their advocacy work on Vision Zero and street safety for all. DC Bike Ride is very special. It is the region’s only closed-road, car-free, recreational ride. No other event like this exists. A closed-road ride serves a critical purpose in the bicycling community by reaching those “interested but concerned” bicyclists and invites them to try bicycling. WABA is a founding partner and the non-profit beneficiary of this event. The event inherently promotes bicycling and brings down barriers to biking, thus attracting new people to bike regularly and for transportation. If you’ve been a WABA supporter for a while, you may remember Bike DC. WABA was also a non-profit beneficiary of that event, but it was cancelled in 2013 due to permitting challenges, leaving DC without a recreational, closed-road bike event. We are fortunate that, along with WABA’s help, we were able to keep a closed-road, recreational ride in the DMV area alive. Join us. Register today for DC’s only closed-road bike ride. More about DC Bike Ride: The event features a 20-mile scenic route with absolutely no cars; you can also opt for a 6-mile short cut course. The event is not a race – it is completely recreational and allows participants to go at their own pace. For more information about the event visit Registration is filling up and the price will increase on May 1. WABA Members and supporters can register using the promo code WABALOVE to receive $10 off standard registration. Please join us on May 19 for DC’s only closed-road bike ride.