May 20-June 22, 2022
To celebrate DC hitting 100 miles of bike lanes, goDCgo is starting the summer off with a bang and encouraging residents from all wards to get on two wheels! From May through late June, we will be hosting bike popup events in each quadrant; giving away WABA class vouchers, bike lights, and bike locks; and raffling off 100 annual Capital Bikeshare memberships and a $500 REI gift card. Take the pledge below to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win these awesome prizes. Additionally, if you are a DC resident and interested in purchasing a bike for your commute, you can receive $200 towards your bike purchase (while funds last, terms and conditions apply).
Explore all of our incentives, events, and bike resources below to celebrate DC's 100 miles of bike lanes and start your summer off right - on two wheels!
Take the Pledge to Pedal to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $500 REI gift card, Capital Bikeshare Annual Membership (a $95 value), or FREE WABA Class!
You will need to know the Ward you live in to fill out the pledge below. Not sure what Ward you live in? Look it up here.
For a limited amount of time, goDCgo is offering District residents 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. *While funds last. Terms and conditions apply.
You must have a bike receipt and proof of DC residency to complete the application.
Bought a bike? Now get the bucks!
1. Scan or take a clear picture of your receipt
2. Complete the form/upload your receipt
3. Get your money (while funds last)
With over 165 miles of bike lanes and trails, there’s much to discover as a DC bike commuter! Here are some resources that can help bicyclists of every skill level.
A comprehensive guide to exploring DC by bike featuring maps, trails, safety tips, best practices, and more.
Download the Pocket Guide to DC Bike Laws to review the rights and responsibilities of cyclists on DC streets.
From commuter amenities to protected bike lanes, learn more about how to help improve bicycling in the DC metro area.
Check out the latest bike facts and stats illustrating DDOT’s progress on bike infrastructure.
For more than a decade, the District has been building a citywide network of bike lanes, signed routes, and other bicycle facilities. These efforts are successful in not only attracting a rapidly-growing number of bicyclists, but also making streets safer for all users —drivers, pedestrians, transit riders, and bicyclists.
moveDC 2021 is the long-range transportation plan for the District of Columbia. Under Mayor Bowser’s leadership, moveDC 2021 establishes goals, policies, strategies, and metrics for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to invest in transportation facilities and programs that address the needs of Washingtonians across all eight wards.
Continued expansion of the bike network, bike parking, and the Capital Bikeshare program are moveDC 2021 priorities that will help ensure a safe and convenient bicycling environment in the District for everyone. As part of the plan, DDOT plans to install 20 miles of protected bike lanes by the end of 2022 and 1,000 bike racks per year over the next 3 years.
The 2005 Bicycle Master Plan establishes fourteen core recommendations in three goal areas to improve bicycle transportation in the District:
GOAL 1: MORE AND BETTER BIKE FACILITIES
GOAL 2: MORE BIKE-FRIENDLY POLICIES
GOAL 3: MORE BICYCLE-RELATE EDUCATION, PROMOTION AND ENFORCEMENT
The backbone of the Anacostia Riverfront in DC, connecting residents, visitors, and communities to the river, one another, and numerous commercial and recreational destinations.
A link in the national shore-to-shore American Discovery Trail, this trail provides miles of uninterrupted trails along the tributaries of the Anacostia River.
An established recreational greenway following the route of the old Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad from Glen Burnie to Annapolis.
A 12.5-mile scenic trail that encircles BWI Airport property and connects hikers, bicyclists, walkers and joggers to community resources, public transportation and area attractions.
Rails-To-Trails converted the old Georgetown Branch of the C&O Railroad from a railroad bed to this paved trail with gentle gradients.
This noise-protected trails runs along I-66 in Arlington County and is accessible 24-hours a day and lit at night.
An East/West running trail that follows Four Mile Run, linking the W&OD Trail and the Mt. Vernon Trail.
A scenic, recreational route through Henson Creek Stream Valley Park in southern Prince George’s County.
An eight-mile linear park and trail running parallel to Metro’s Red Line from Union Station in DC to Silver Spring, Maryland, connecting to the Capital Crescent Trail.
An 18.5 mile path along the Potomac River, parallel to the George Washington Parkway, connecting to the Custis and Washington & Old Dominion trails.
This popular 18-mile asphalt trail runs from Lake Needwood in Montgomery County into DC.
Pledge to Pedal and be a “Roll Model!” We can provide all the resources you need to promote biking in DC among your friends, family, and citywide. Along with posting about your pledge commitment on social media, you can share some helpful information to spread the word about DC bike culture with your household, throughout the workplace, neighborhood, social media, and beyond!
Join the Bike Community
One of the most important benefits of biking is the community and comradery it creates. Between bike groups and community bike rides, biking is a great way to make friends and get to know the District. Whether you’re a fitness junkie, a history enthusiast, or want to ride for a worthy cause, DC is home to a variety of bike groups that may be of interest. To get started connecting with the biking community, read our National Bike Month blog that highlights bike groups in the District.READ THE BLOG
Stop by one of goDCgo bike popups. From May-June, we’re hosting a bike popup in each quadrant of the city to help District residents get on two wheels! These events will include fun music, on-site bike tune-ups (first come first serve, limited availability), Capital Bikeshare annual membership giveaways, FREE WABA class codes, goDCgo swag, 2022 DC Bike Maps/other biking resources, and much more. Stop by to check it out.