In a demonstration of how popular biking is in the greater DC region, more than 8,000 (organizers had expected around
3,000) riders showed up on
May 22nd to enjoy the DC Bike Ride, an event to raise funds for the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA). Even with rain predicted, the turnout
The DC Bike Ride organizers closed off 17 miles of streets to allow for a car free experience for riders. The main event Start and Finish were on Pennsylvania Avenue near Capital Hill. A wide array of riders of all ages and skills participated. Organizers expect an even better turnout for next year’s ride, which is scheduled for May 21, 2017. If you didn’t participate this year, you won’t want to miss the event next – a nice peaceful ride among the great sites of downtown DC.