Bicycle Convoys

Listed below are Bike to Work Day commuter convoys. All bicyclists are welcome to join one of the free convoys and there’s no need to sign up for one. If you have questions about a specific convoy or it’s route, feel free to email the Convoy Leader directly. If you would like to lead a convoy and wish for it to be listed below, please email events@waba.org. We will be accepting new convoys/changes to convoys until close of business on Friday, May 13th.

Each Bike to Work Day convoy is led by experienced bicycle commuters. Convoys start and end throughout the region and often include popular employment centers, pit stops, and trails. Check out the map below to see if there’s one traveling by your area or to your pit stop. Many of the Commuter Convoys end at the Freedom Plaza pit stop in downtown, D.C. If you would like to join a convoy, either meet the convoy group at the start location at the start time, or you can meet up with them along their route and join the group as they pedal on by, and of course you may leave the convoy anywhere along the route to suit your convenience.


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All Bike to Work Day Convoys listed below are tentative and not yet fully confirmed for 2016. Convoy leaders will leave promptly according to their start time, so please arrive at the start location for your convoy 10-15 minutes early.

Click on convoy name links below for maps and/or cue sheets of the route. As Bike To Work Day approaches, keep your eye on this page for the most up to date convoy information. This page reflects all real-time convoy information and updates.

#1 Falls Church, VA to Rosslyn Pit Stop to Freedom Plaza Pit Stop
Start Location: Providence Rec Center, 7525 Marc Dr, Falls Church, VA (Rte 50 just inside the Beltway)
Start Time: 6:30 am
Convoy Leader: Shawn Gallagher, shawn.gallagher@gmail.com
More Info: The Convoy will leave at 6:30am, will pass by Route 50 and Cherry St around 6:45am, will pass by the W&OD and Custis intersection around 7:00am, will pass by Route 29 and Custis around 7:15am, and will arrive at the Rosslyn Pit Stop around 7:30am. Then for those continuing on to Downtown DC, the convoy will leave Rosslyn pit stop at 8am and will arrive at Freedom Plaza around 8:15am.

#2 Vienna to Freedom Plaza Pit Stop
Start Location: Vienna Community Center
Start Time: 6:30 am
Convoy Leader: Ross Ruske, rrruske@aol.com
More Info: This convoy will pass by the W&OD Trail and Lee Hwy intersection, the East Falls Church Metro Station, the Custis Trail at Fairfax Drive Ballston Connector and the Rosslyn pit stop, and participants can join the convoy at these locations too.

#3 Bethesda to Freedom Plaza
Start Location: Bethesda at Woodmont Aves
Start Time: 7:00 am
Convoy Leader: Jennifer Longsworth, wheelinjen@aol.com
More Info: The convoy will pass by the Capital Crescent Trail at Mass Ave and the Georgetown Waterfront at the House of Sweden, and can pick up additional riders there.

#4 Silver Spring to Freedom Plaza Pit Stop
Start Location: Discovery Plaza, Silver Spring
Start Time: 7:00 am
Convoy Leader: Rich Monastersky, rich.monastersky@gmail.com
More Info: Convoy goes from Silver Spring down to 14th St NW, ending at Freedom Plaza

#5 Greenbelt/College Park to Freedom Plaza Pit Stop
Start Location: Greenbelt Aquatic Center
Start Time: 7:00 am
Convoy Leader: Jeff Lemieux, jlemieux256@gmail.com
More Info: After starting in Greenbelt, the convoy will swing by the College Park pit stop to pick up additional riders. The convoy may include an “express” group that does not stop in College Park, and it will also likely include a group that spurs off toward Dupont on R Street from the Met Branch Trail. This convoy may make brief stops at Magruder Park in Hyattsville and/or the Edgewood pit stop on the Met Branch Trail. Check out an awesome video of the route from a prior year convoy here. Note that the convoy will depart from College Park pit stop promptly at 7:30am.

#6 Shady Grove to Rockville Metro to Twinbrook Metro to US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Start Location: Shady Grove Metro Station
Start Time: 7:00 am
Convoy Leader: Steve Smith, stephen.smith@nrc.gov
More Info: Meet at the Shady Grove Metro bike racks on the east side. This convoy swings by the Rockville Metro around 7:25am, and the Twinbrook Metro lot around 7:35am, and can pick up additional riders there.

#7 Capitol Heights to Freedom Plaza
Start Location: Marlyand Park Bicycles
Start Time: 6:30 am
Convoy Leader: Kevin Ware, kevin_ware@hotmail.com

#8 Laurel to Suitland Federal Center
Start Location: Park and Ride on Old Sandy Spring Road at intersection with Van Dusen Road (just off MD 198)
Start Time: 6:15 am
Convoy Leader: Michael Ratcliffe, michael.r.ratcliffe@census.gov

#9 Meridian Hill to Suitland Federal Center
Start Location: SW corner of 15th and V Streets, NW
Start Time: 6:30 am
Convoy Leader: Joelle Abramowitz, joelle.h.abramowitz@census.gov

#10 Kemp Mill to North Bethesda/White Flint
Start Location: Kemp Mill Shopping center. Parking lot next to the park.
Start Time: 7:00 am
Convoy Leader: Jeff Poretsky, jeff.poretsky@gmail.com

#11 Glenn Dale to Freedom Plaza Pit Stop
Start Location: Trail Head of the WB&A trail (WBA trail and MD-450)
Start Time: 6:00 am
Convoy Leader: Jim Titus, jtitus@risingsea.net

#12 Rockville Town Center, MD to Freedom Plaza
Start Location: Rockville Town Center Pit Stop
Start Time:  7:00 am
Convoy Leader: Seth Pollack, sethrpollack@yahoo.com
More Info: This is a new convoy for 2015!

#13  Frederick-Hood College to City Hall to the MARC Station/Frederick Pit Stop
Start Location: Alumnae Hall, Hood College
Start Time: 6:45 am
Convoy Leader: Tim Davis, tdavis@cityoffrederick.com
More Info: The convoy will leave at 6:45am, head out to Rosemont Ave northbound, turn right on Lee Place to 7th St (by Fort Detrick), use the 7th Street bike lane down to East Street and ride East to 2nd (using new shared lanes on East) follow 2nd St to Court and stop at City Hall (7:00-7:05am). Head east on Church to East Street, turning right to the MARC Station on the left (7:15-7:20am). Ride is approximately 4.4 miles and utilizes bike lanes on 7th St. and shared lanes on East St.

#14 Shirlington to Carlyle (King Street Metro, USPTO)
Start Location: Shirlington Pit Stop; The Village at Shirlington 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Convoy Leader: James Tsai, jttsai@gmail.com
More Info: This is a short ride for both commuters and those that just want a nice morning ride. We’ll take the scenic route from South Arlington to finish in Old Town Alexanderia. Feel free to take Metro (King Street) to work or elsewhere. We’ll start at the pit stop for Shirlington Village town center and go along Four Mile Run and then down the Mt. Vernon Trail along the Potomac River before turning back over to historic Alexandria’s Market Square which is also a pit stop. Those that want to, can continue to Carlyle (USPTO, Motley Fool) by King Street Metro. Very flat and great for novice riders. Though RSVP not required, it is encouraged for planning purposes. Total ride should be about 40 minutes.

#15 Alexandria to Freedom Plaza (*new convoy for 2016!)
Start Location: 6700 S Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, 22315 (This is by the BP gas station, close to Wal-Mart on Kingstowne Blvd.)
Start Time: 6:45 AM
Convoy Leader: Luis Prudencio, luisprudencio@gmail.com
More Info: Convoy stops at Old Town Alexandria pit stop (will arrive around 7:45 am).

#16 Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station to Shirlington via Freedom Plaza and Crystal City (*new convoy for 2016!)
Start Location: Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Convoy Leader: Sam Wetzel, sammyiam@gmail.com
More Info: Northeast Washington, DC to Shirlington, VA, via Freedom Plaza and Crystal City pit stops. We’ll stop at all three pit stops briefly to say hi and grab some goodies! We’ll depart Rhode Island Avenue Metro at 7am, depart Freedom Plaza around 7:30am, depart Crystal City around 8am, and arrive at Shirlington at 8:30am.

#17 Takoma Park to Freedom Plaza (*new convoy for 2016!)
Start Location: Carroll Avenue & Westmoreland Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Start Time: 7:00 AM
Convoy Leader: Spencer Clark, spencerwclark@gmail.com
More Info: We’ll plan to leave at 7:00am from Takoma Park and arrive downtown around 7:45am. This convoy follows a beginner-friendly 6.2 mile route from Old Takoma to downtown DC, via 3rd St, Kansas Ave & 11th St NW. While completely on-road, there are bike lanes or calm residential streets for almost the entire route. No stops are planned, though riders are welcome to join as we pass through Takoma DC (meet @ 3rd & Sheridan, ~7:10am), Petworth (meet in front of Library at Kansas & Georgia, ~7:20am) & Columbia Heights (meet by Trolley Turnaround Park, 11th & Monroe, ~7:25am).

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