DC Bike Ride rolls through the District, multiple streets will be closed

DC Bike Ride, presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Events DC, will take place this Saturday, Sept. 10, with an 8 a.m. start time and 12 p.m. finish time.  This half-day event includes a 20-mile bike ride and finish celebration.  The route starts in West Potomac Park, SW, crosses through two of the city’s eight wards and ends on Maryland Avenue at 3rd Street, SW. 

Event officials advise the public that temporary, intermittent street closings will be in effect. Metropolitan Police Department will handle the alteration of traffic patterns and enforce moving violations. The bike ride is scheduled to begin at approximately 8 a.m.; however some street closures will begin as early as 12 a.m. for the start/finish lines festival area build-out, and 6:30 a.m. for the route closures.  All streets affected by the 2022 DC Bike Ride are expected to be reopened at approximately 12:00 p.m. and the festival area by 5 p.m. Metrorail will be running on a normal Saturday schedule. Some bus lines will be affected; WMATA will advise as to these bus route detours and delays. 

Persons with unessential travel should avoid driving in all areas affected by the event. It’s imperative that District residents review the route map and times of closures to confirm whether desired routes will be available, and to identify streets, which may be used to get around the ride route and to other parts of the city.  

Streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Public safety officials are committed to reopening streets along the route as quickly as it is safe to do so.

Registration DC Bike Ride is still available. The District was recently ranked by ARRIS, a manufacturing company that produces advanced composites products including bicycles and cycling parts, among the 10 best biking cities in the U.S.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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