$200 Towards Your New Bike

ALL FUNDS HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED. goDCgo hopes to reopen the program as more funds become available. If you have already purchased a bike, feel free to fill out the form below. Although goDCgo cannot guarantee reimbursements, if you submit the application below you will be considered for a reimbursement when the program reopens (first come, first serve).

goDCgo is offering District school staff up to $200 towards a new bike used for commuting. If you’ve recently purchased a bike or plan to buy one, get rewarded for doing your part to reduce congestion and improve air quality in DC.

 

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school staff reimbursed

145

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District public, charter, and private schools represented

90

15000

dollars reimbursed

30000

Biking Resources

  • Lessons

    Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) provides bike and commuting education to those that work or live in the District. Check out their learn to ride and city cycling classes.

  • DC Bike Map

    A comprehensive guide to exploring DC by bike featuring maps, trails, safety tips, best practices, and more. 

  • goDCgo Interactive Map

    Want to see how you can use biking with another mode of transportation? Plan out your options using our interactive map.

  • Biking Basics

    Whether you’ve never ridden a bike before or it’s been a while brush up on basic tips and tricks for riding.

  • Bike Safety Webinar

    Watch our bike safety webinar featuring experts from WABA to learn how to bike to school safely during cold weather.

Buying a Bike

Applicants can purchase their bike from any bike selling retailers. For those new to bike buying and not sure where to start, check out the list below!

Local Options:

  • Gearin’ Up Bicycles – purchase used and refurbished bikes from a local NE business dedicated to helping underserved youth.
  • Conte’s Bike Shop – with locations in Navy Yard, Logan Circle, and Cathedral Heights this bike shop provides convenience to those that want to shop for a bike in person. 
  • BicycleSPACE – located in Ivy City this community-oriented full-service bike shop offers a wide variety of bike options. 
  • The Daily Rider – located in NE and inspired by Dutch and English bikes, this store offers a variety of brands that consider themselves useful bikes for transportation.
  • City Bikes – located in Tenleytown and Adams Morgan, City Bikes employees take the time to show you all your choices so that you get the bike you will love. 
  • Bicycle Pro Shop – the oldest bike shop in DC which offers a variety of Italian bike options including everyday commuter bikes.
  • Big Wheel Bikes – specializing in hybrid and upright road bikes, you can find new and used bikes at this Georgetown bike shop. 
  • Rollin Cycles – located in NW this bike shop provides free bike consultations and has a variety of bike options.
  • ElectriCityBikes – located in Tenleytown this bike shop offers a variety of electric bikes. 
  • District Cycle Works – bike shop offering two different locations in NW, a virtual consultation option, and over 14 brands. 

Online Options:

  • City Grounds – an online bike shop specializing in city biking. 
  • REI – an online shop that offers men, women, and unisex bikes as well as biking gear. Also has a local DC store.
  • Bikes Online – an online bike store offering hybrid, city, and folding bikes. 
  • Liv Cycling – an online bike shop offering city and hybrid options shaped for women. 

  • Look for bikes that are categorized as city, hybrid, and or urban.  
  • Check that the bike has fenders, chain guards, or skirt guard on the rear wheel to keep work clothes from catching on the bike.  
  • If you’ll be regularly taking your bike on Metrorail look for a folding bike to make bringing your bike on transit easier. 
  • Find the right fit. Use these tips to find the right bike fit.  
  • Women may want to look for a women’s bike as the size and fit are often different than male or unisex bikes.  

goDCgo subscribers love and have recommended the bikes below! 

Join the Biking Community

Black Women BIke

Black Women BIke

Through education, advocacy, and recreation, the Black Women Bike Facebook group builds a community and promotes interest in biking among black women.

 

Check out Black Women Bike

Women and Bicycles

Women and Bicycles

Centered around peer-to-peer experience, this online community encourages women to bike, participate, teach, advocate, and lead in the bike movement.

 

Check out Women and Bicycles

DC Family Biking

DC Family Biking

A community dedicated to biking as a family, DC Family Biking has created a strong online community providing tips, advice, and more. This group does not define “family”, all are welcome.

 

Check out DC Family Biking

FAQs

There is no application deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program ends or the funds are depleted.  

No. As long as you teach in a District public, private, or charter school, you qualify for the reimbursement regardless of where you live. 

Applicants that purchase a bike that costs $200 or more will receive $200 towards the purchase of a new bike until funds are depleted or the program ends. Those that purchase bikes for under $200 will receive a reimbursement for the full amount of their bike. 

Applicants will receive the reimbursement in the mail six to eight weeks after applying.   

Reimbursements will come in the form of a Visa Gift Card.  

No, applicants can make their purchase at any retailer that sells bikes. Bikes must be purchased through a retailer, purchases from 3rd party selling sites, such as Facebook, Craigslist, etc, are not eligible. 

Unfortunately, as of now, there are no similar programs for school staff in Maryland or Virginia.  

Immediately once your application is approved, you will receive six weekly surveys. After that, the surveys are in three months, six months, and 12 months.  

The usage surveys will ask you about your riding frequency, and your experience riding. They are very short, ten questions or less.  

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