First Time Rider Info

We Love First Time Riders!

Welcome to this Fun Event!  Participating in the Bike to Work Day event for the first time is a very exciting experience, but if you’ve never commuted by bicycle before you may be a bit apprehensive about it.  No worries, we’re here to help and there will be over a thousand of commuters participating for the first time this year just like you.  We want to do everything we can to make this an easy and positive experience for you. Find a bike riding buddy, join a commuter bicycling convoy or just go it alone, what ever makes you more comfortable.  Learn some bike basics by taking a class and/or by reading up on bicycling tips.  So c’mon, we know you’re ready for the challenge, and you’ll be proud of yourself for doing it!  Click on the links for some helpful information to get you started.

Need a Bike?

Bike and Roll Washington DC will offer complimentary comfort hybrid bike rentals to locals for Bike to Work Day! To reserve, please call 202.842.2453 or email: DowntownDC@bikethesites.com with the following information: Name(s), Local address, Phone, Height, Desired pick-up location (Downtown DC or Alexandria only). Early pick-up available 5pm to 7pm Thursday, May 16th. Day-of pick-up begins at 7am. Photo ID and credit card information will be required at time of pick-up as a deposit. Card will not be charged as long as bike is returned by 5:45 May 17th. If you want to keep the bike longer, please let us know when you arrive to pick-up your bike.