May’s D.C. Bike Ride is expected to draw about 8000 riders. Although NYC’s Five Boro Bike Tour draws about four times as many riders, it’s 40 miles long and some people even train for it! The D.C. ride is more approachable at a “17-mile bike ride en masse that will wind its way around many of the city’s monuments and landmarks”. The Washington Area Bicycle Association agrees, saying, “Most of the other events of this scale are for the racing, competitive communities. This is really focused on people who may not feel comfortable riding around D.C. streets day in and day out.”
Registration starts TODAY at DC Bike Ride.
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