Bicycle Convoys

Listed below are bicycle commuter convoys for Bike to Work Day on Friday May 15, 2015. All bicyclists are welcome to join one of the free convoys and there’s no need to sign up for a convoy. 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 8th.

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 confirmed for 2015. 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 Chuch, 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 Trial at Fairfax Drive Ballston Connector and the Rosslyn pit stop and participants can join the convoy as 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 Chevy Chase to Adams Morgan Pit Stop to Freedom Plaza Pit Stop
Start Location: Chevy Chase Circle
Start Time: 7:00 am
Convoy Leader: Hugh Hilliard, hugh.hilliard@gmail.com
More Info: This convoy passes by Conn. Ave and Vann Ness St intersection, the Conn. Ave and Macomb St intersection in front of Cleveland Park Library, goes across the Calvert St Bridge, and swings by the Adams Morgan pit stop, and can pick up additional riders there.

# 5 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

# 6 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 on Proteus Bicycles’ blog here. Note that the convoy will depart from College Park pit stop promptly at 7:30am.

#7 Vienna to Ballston
Start Location: Caffe Amori, 107 Church St NE, Vienna, VA
Start Time: 7:30 am
Convoy Leader: Kevin Williams, kevinguywilliams@yahoo.com
More Info: Stops at Ballston and Rosslyn pit stops! Starting at Caffe Amori, the route goes about 100 ft north on Church St to the W&OD trail and then take the trail for 10 miles (will go on the Custis trail). Then exit on the Ballston spur trail onto Fairfax Dr passing Ballston Metro and proceeding to Freshbikes pit stop.  Then Quincy back to Custis trail and east to terminate at Rosslyn pit stop. The ride will be about 13 miles.

#8 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.

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

#10 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

#11 Meridian Hill to Suitland Federal Center
Start Location: SW corner of 15th and V Streets, NW
Start Time: 7:00 am
Convoy Leader: Joelle Abramowitz, joelle.h.abramowitz@census.gov

#12 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

#13 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

#14 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!

#15  Frederick-Hood College to City Hall to the MARC Station/Frederick Pit Stop
Start Location: Alumnae Hall, Hood College
Start Time: 6:30 am
Convoy Leader: Tim Davis, tdavis@cityoffrederick.com
More Info: The convoy will leave at 6:30am, 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 (7:05-7:15).  Head east on Church to East Street, turning right to the MARC Station on the left (7:15-7:30). New convoy for 2015!

#16 Ballston to Joint Base Anacostia Bolling
Start Location: Intersection of the Custic Trail and Quincy Street
Start Time:  6:30 am
Convoy Leader: John Stein, jlstein08@gmail.com
More Info: This is a very easy ride (approximately 8.8 miles) to Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (JBAB). Half of the ride is downhill on the Custis and Mt. Vernon Trails. Leaving at 6:30am, we’ll travel on the Custis Trail with a stop at the Rosslyn pit stop around 6:50am. We’ll plan to leave the Rosslyn pit stop at 7:00am and continue onto the Mt. Vernon Trail, riding along the Potomac River and crossing over the Memorial Bridge into DC, through West Potomac Park and around the Jefferson Memorial. We’ll continue on Maine Avenue SW near the SW Waterfront (roads are under some construction), continuing by Ft. McNair and finally crossing over the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. Expected arrival time at the North Gate of Joint Base Anacostia Bolling will be around 7:30am. Please email your friendly convoy leader directly if you plan to join this convoy!

#17 Arlington/Clarendon to Vienna
Start Location: Revolution Bikes – Wilson Blvd & Edgewood
Start Time: 6:00 am
Convoy Leader: Kevin Williams, kevinguywilliams@yahoo.com
More Info: Starting at Revolution Bikes at the corner of Wilson Blvd and Edgewood, proceed west to Cafe Amori via Fairfax Blvd, Custis Trail, and W&OD. This route is about 10 miles.

#18 Shirlington to Carlyle (King Street Metro, USPTO):
Start Location: Shirlington Pit Stop; The Village at Shirlington4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
Start Time: 7:15 AM
Convoy Leader: James Tsai, jttsai@gmail.com
More Info: This is a short ride for those in South Arlington to Alexandria. We’ll be going from pit stop to pit stop so, your chance to do tune ups before and after and to take part in two great stops! We will go Four Mile Run to the Mount Vernon Trail and back over through King Street. There are two pit stops in Alexandria this year — one at the Carlyle, which is the US Patent and Trademark Office Campus and one in Old Town by City Hall. The convoy will stop by City Hall first on the way up the hill to King Street metro. A fun mostly-trail convoy! Should get in to final destination around 8:15 or so at the very latest.

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