Associations and Online Resources

Bicyling in Washington, DC (
Bike Washington
Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)
Wash Cycle
Gear Prudence (Washington City Paper)

Commuting Routes and Maps

Washington, DC Bicycle Maps (DC Department of Transportation)

Whether you are looking for a relaxing ride, commuting route to work, or just going out doing errands, the Washington DC Bicycle Map — which can be downloaded and printed — will introduce you to the District’s extensive bicycle network of cycle tracks, new Capital Bikeshare stations, bike lanes, bike routes, trails and safety information.

Downtown Bike Commute Routes  (

DC Bike Laws

DC Government (DDOT) website

WABA summary

“Throughout the Washington area, bicycles are generally treated as vehicles and bicyclists as operators of vehicles. There are, however, some notable exceptions.”

Pocket Guide to DC Bike Laws

How to Report Construction Blocking Your Bike Lane in DC


Capital Bikeshare 

Join Capital Bikeshare for a day, 3 days, a month, a year, and have access to their fleet of bikes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The first 30 minutes of each trip are free. Each additional 30 minutes incurs an additional fee. There are a number Bikeshare stations on Capitol Hill and bikes can be returned at any of the many stations in DC.  Bikeshare station map:

Bike and Roll DC

Rentals include helmet, map, tire changing kit, lock, rack & handlebar bag. Closest (and largest) rental location is at Union Station (1st St., NE; 202.842.2453).


Anacostia Tributary Trail System (network of six trails that connects us to several close in areas such as Silver Spring, Greenebelt, College Park, Bladensburg and Adelphi Park)

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (will be 28 miles when completed)

Capital Crescent Trail (Georgetown to Bethesda, MD) (13 miles)

Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath (Georgetown to Cumberland, MD) (184 miles)

Metropolitan Branch Trail (will be 8 miles when completed, starting at Union Station and ending in Silver Spring, MD)

Mount Vernon Trail (Roosevelt Island to Mount Vernon, VA) (18 miles)

Washington and Old Dominion Trail (Shirlington to Purcellville, VA) (45 miles)

Rock Creek Park Trail (20 miles)


City Bikes
719 8th St., SE

The Daily Rider
1108 H St., NE
(202) 396-0704