Bicycle Convoys

All bicyclists are welcome to join one of the free Bike to Work Day convoys which are led by experienced volunteer bicycle commuters.  Although you need to register for Bike to Work Day, you don’t have to sign up to participate in a convoy. If you would like to join a convoy, simply meet the convoy group at the start location at the start time, or you can meet up with them anywhere along their route as they pedal on by; and of course you may leave the convoy anywhere along the route to suit your convenience. Convoys start and end throughout the region and often include popular employment centers, pit stops, and trails. Many of the Commuter Convoys end at the Freedom Plaza pit stop in downtown, D.C.

Listed below are confirmed Bike to Work Day commuter convoys for 2019.  If you would like to lead a convoy and wish for it to be listed below, please email events@waba.org. WABA will be accepting new convoys or changes to convoys until close of business Friday, May 3, 2019. 

Convoy leaders will leave promptly according to their start time, so please arrive at the start location for your convoy 10-15 minutes early.

#1 Shady Grove to Pike and Rose

Start Location: Shady Grove Metro Station

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Stops at: Rockville Metro & Twinbrook Metro

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.

 

#2 Chevy Chase to Freedom Plaza

Start Location: Chevy Chase Bus Turnaround

Start TIme: 7:00 AM

Convoy Leader: Steve Seelig , hal.ninek@verizon.net

More Info: We are continuing a tradition of having a convoy on Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 17, 2019, of cycling downtown via Connecticut Avenue to Freedom Plaza. This year, it would be great if we can get a lot more participation from those who are actively seeking a protected bike lane along this route. Critical mass is important to help impress upon DDOT the urgent need for this infrastructure.

Here are the details:

  • 7am – Meet at the Bus Turnaround just South of Chevy Chase Circle
  • 7:10am – Start the ride down Connecticut
  • 7:15am – Stop briefly to pick up more riders at the Firehouse at Everett Street
  • 7:18am – Stop briefly to pick up more riders at the Intelsat Building at Van Ness
  • 7:20am – Stop briefly at the Cleveland Park Metro to pick up more riders
  • 7:25am – Stop for 5 minutes Wave at the Adams Morgan pit stop – grab some swag
  • 7:30am – Push on down Ontario Street and cut over to 17th Street toward Lafeyette Square
  • 7:40am or thereabouts – Arrive at Freedom Plaza

If you have any questions, please email me at hal.ninek@verizon.net or call 202-236-3328

 

#3 U Street to King Street via Freedom Plaza

Start Location: Reeves Center, 14th & U St NW (by the bikeshare station)

Start Time: 7:45 AM

Stops at: Freedom Plaza

Convoy Leader: James Tsai, jttsai@gmail.com

More Info: This convoy will leave from the Reeves Center Plaza at 14th and U and proceed on down 15th St and go through the White House Plaza to have a pit stop at Freedom Plaza. We will arrive around 8 AM. From there, after maybe a short refueling and picking up of swag and more riders, we will proceed down to cross the 14th St Bridge via the Thomas Jefferson Memorial trailhead to connect to the Mount Vernon Trail. We’ll ride down with a view of the Potomac, DCA and go down King Street to pass that pit stop before ending at Carlyle near King Street Metro, the PTO, Motley Fool etc. Great practice for those that will be biking from the city this summer when Metro shuts down Yellow and Blue lines south of the airport.

 

#4 Hyattsville to Freedom Plaza

Start Location: Magruder Park in Hyattsville, MD

Start Time: 7:15 AM

Convoy Leader: Dan Behrend, danbehrend@gmail.com

More Info: This convoy will begin at Magruder Park in Hyattsville, take the Metropolitan Branch Trail, and E St to Freedom Plaza.

 

#5 Greenbelt/College Park to Freedom Plaza

Start Location: Greenbelt Aquatic Center

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Stops at: College Park

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. Note that the convoy will depart from College Park pit stop promptly at 7:30am.

 

#6 Frederick-Hood College to City Hall to MARC Station

Start Location: Frederick-Hood College

Start Time: 6:30 AM

Stops at: City Hall

Convoy Leader: Tim Davis, tdavis@cityoffrederick.com

More Info: Leave Alumni Hall, head west to Rock Creek Park, enter park and follow paths through Waterford and Baker Parks, stop by City Hall and head to the Frederick TransIT Center (MARC Station)

#7 Kelly Leadership Center Pit Stop to Prince William County Schools Aquatics Center Out-N-Back

Start Location: KLC Pit Stop

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Stops at: PWCS Aquatics Center

Convoy Leader: Beth Tomanek, tomanekea@pwcs.edu

More Info: This convoy will meet at the Kelly Leadership Center Pit Stop, in the back parking lot near the bike path. There are bicycles and helmets to borrow, from the Bike Education and Safety Program, sponsored by the Office of Student Learning, health and physical education. We will ride along the bike path, crossing over Rte. 234 into Charles J. Colgan, Sr. Senior High School and around the back to the PWCS Aquatics Center. The convoy will return along the same path.

 

#8 Alexandria (Kingstowne & Rose Hill areas) to Foggy Bottom

Start Location: 6700 S Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22315

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Stops at: Old Town Alexandria Pit Stop

Convoy Leader: Luis Prudencio, luisprudencio@gmail.com

More Info: This convoy will meet at the Shell Gas Station on South Van Dorn St in Kingstowne, from there, we will go towards Rose Hill then Eisenhower Avenue, Old Town Alexandria (Pit Stop), Mount Vernon Trail into DC, final stop will be Foggy Bottom but those going to Freedom Plaza, Crystal City or Pentagon could join us for most of the route.

 

#9 Bethesda to Freedom Plaza

Start Location: Woodmont & Bethesda Aves.

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Stops at: Georgetown Waterfront

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.

#10 North Bethesda to FDA

Start Location: BCC  YMCA

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Stops at:

(1) Cedar Lane and Beach at about 7:15 AM,

(2) Jones Mill and Forsythe, 7:25 AM

(3) Georgia and Seminary, 7:40 AM.

Convoy Leader: James Laurenson, james.p.laurenson@gmail.com

More Info: Meet just in front of the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase in the parking lot. ETA at FDA-White Oak pit stop 8:10AM.

#11 Largo

Start Location: Largo

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Convoy Leader: Ray Ferguson, btplead@gmail.com

More Info: This convoy will began at the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building, roll to the Largo Town Center Metro Station and back.

#12 Takoma Park to Freedom Plaza

Start Location: Takoma Park (Old Town Pit Stop)

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Convoy Leader: Spencer W. Clark, spencerwclark@gmail.com

More Info: We’ll plan to leave at 7:00am, arriving 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).

#13 Takoma Park to Freedom Plaza

Start Location: Takoma Park (Old Town Gazebo/Takoma Bikes Pit Stop at 7030 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park)

Start Time: 7:30 AM

Convoy Leader: Stacy Gilbert, stg2243@yahoo.com

More Info: We’ll leave the pit stop around 7:30am, arriving at Freedom Plaza around 8:15am. 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, but other riders are welcome to join as we pass through Takoma DC (3rd & Sheridan, ~7:40am), Petworth (library at Kansas & Georgia, ~8:00am) & Columbia Heights (11th & Monroe, ~8:05am).

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