May 4 to June 30, 2020
goDCgo is cheering you on to pedal for a better you! The bike culture continues to grow in our nation’s capital, so much that 5% of DC residents bike to work each day. By pedaling for wellness, you will help keep up the momentum while also discovering all the benefits biking has to offer.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT & WIN
In the spirit of growing DC’s already prosperous bike community, goDCgo is encouraging you to partake in our "Pedal for Wellness" movement. As a thank you for your pledge, you’ll automatically be entered into our raffle for a chance to win one of our two amazing prizes: a free commuter bike or a bike gear package (a $500 bike gear gift card and bike tune-up gift-certificate)
Bonus Gift: The first 100 pledgers will receive a Capital Bikeshare membership or Free WABA class.
I pledge to bike more to improve my health and wellness!
The first 100 pledges will receive a Capital Bikeshare membership or Free WABA class.
Experience DC on Two Wheels
Explore all the bike-friendliness Washington, DC has to offer. The new map is colorful and easy-to-read, making it a perfect guide for new and experienced riders to venture out and experience DC by bike.GET YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD
With 150 miles of trails and bike lanes, DC is well on its way to becoming one of the most bike-friendly communities in the nation! In fact, over 18,000 (or 5%) of DC residents bike to work on a daily basis — tracking 5 straight years of increases in bicycle commuting. Here are some resources that can help bicyclists of every skill level navigate biking in the District.
Offered for all skill levels, join a certified Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) instructor teaching biking for transportation, fun and fitness.
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 our beginner biking guide for all the information you need to confidently bike in the District.
Check out our experienced biking guide for all the information you need to keep building your skills and experience.
Safety first! Learn how to follow proper social distancing guidelines while biking in the District. Read the blog.
For more than a decade, the District has been building a citywide network of on-street bike lanes, signed routes and other bicycle facilities. These efforts are successful in not only attracting a rapidly-growing number of cyclists, but also making streets safer for all users—drivers, pedestrians, transit riders and cyclists. moveDC is a collaborative effort led by DDOT to develop a bold and implementation-focused vision for DC’s transportation future. Continued expansion of the bike network, bike parking and the bikeshare program are moveDC priorities that will help ensure a safe and convenient bicycling environment in the District for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Learn more about moveDC’s bike element.
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.
Let’s all Pedal for Wellness! We’ve got you covered with all the materials you should need to promote biking in DC. We put together some helpful marketing pieces for you to share and spread the word about bike culture throughout the workplace, neighborhood, social media, and beyond!
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Helmet Decorating Contest
On May 25-29, 2020, goDCgo hosted a friendly helmet decorating contest challenging local cyclists and bike enthusiasts to customize their very own bicycle helmet and share a photo of their masterpiece. Congratulations to our winner @volcrano! Your work of art won you a $100 to spend at Amazon.com!Read More