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A Ride from  District Cycle Works to Gearin' Up Cycles
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

A Ride from District Cycle Works to Gearin' Up Cycles

Join us this Wednesday, September 16th at 6:00 pm, for a casual bicycle ride from our service shop in Dupont to Gearin' Up Cycles. Upon arrival, we will be setting up work stations to help strip and sort parts from a large collection of donated bicycles they have on hand. Sorted parts will then be sold or used to refurbish other used bikes. Please bring along any tools you believe would be useful in stripping parts off a bicycle. Safety equipment such as gloves, eye protection, and close-toed shoes are strongly recommended.

Those unable to join us for the ride can meet at Gearin' Up Cycles :
314 Randolph Pl NE, Washington, DC 20002

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SUNDAY 62 Mile Road Ride
Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

SUNDAY 62 Mile Road Ride

We invite you to join us Sunday, September 15th at 8:00 am for a 62 mile group road ride out into Montgomery County. We will do our best to maintain a 16 - 17 mph average pace while . We ask riders who attend to be comfortable riding and communicating in a group.

Bicycles must have two functioning brakes and riders must be wearing a helmet. Headphones use is not permitted.

While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 2+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

Also, water! We recommend bringing two full bottles for this ride.

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Labor Day Century
Sep
2
7:30 AM07:30

Labor Day Century

We invite you to join us Monday, September 2nd at 7:30 am for a 102 mile road ride at a conversational pace (16 - 17 mph) . We ask riders who attend to be comfortable riding and communicating in a group. There are scheduled food and water stops along the route however we may make edits depending on the group. 🚲

While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 6+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

Also, water! We recommend bringing two full bottles for this ride.

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Mechanic Happy Hour
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Mechanic Happy Hour

Join us Tuesday, August 20th at Sorellina DC for our first bicycle mechanic happy hour. Our goal is to create a space for healthy conversation about bicycle repair and the industry, and to connect with other inspired bicycle people. There will be food and drink specials. We hope you can join us!

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Ride to Nationals Park
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Ride to Nationals Park

Join us Saturday August 17th for a 6pm roll, as we cruise from Glens Garden Market down to Nationals Park to catch the 7:05 game against the Brewers. We snagged our tickets through @stubhub and will be hanging out at the legendary right field standing room section and move around as the group decides ⚾️🚲

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DCW Dawn Patrol - 25 Mile Road Ride
Aug
15
5:45 AM05:45

DCW Dawn Patrol - 25 Mile Road Ride

We invite you to join us tomorrow, August 14h for a 5:45 am SHARP departure from 26th and P St NW on a 25 mile out and back road ride. Our goal is a conversational pace (16 - 17 mph) doing our best to keep the group together. We ask riders who attend to be comfortable riding and communicating in a group. We will end up at Cafe 2622 for a post ride coffee.

While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, we ask that you come ready with everything you will need for 1.5+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, or device of choice to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so, please let us know.

Also, water! We recommend bringing at least one full bottle for this ride.

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Not Quite 50 Ride
Aug
11
7:30 AM07:30

Not Quite 50 Ride

We invite you to join us August 11th at 7:30 am for a 49 mile road ride at a conversational pace (16 - 17 mph) . We ask riders who attend to be comfortable riding and communicating in a group. We will end up at Cafe 2622 for refreshments and recap unless the group decides otherwise during the ride 🚲

While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 4+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

Also, water! We recommend bringing two full bottles for this ride.

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TUBELESS TIRES WITH DISTRICT CYCLE WORKS
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

TUBELESS TIRES WITH DISTRICT CYCLE WORKS

TUBELESS TIRES WITH DISTRICT CYCLE WORKS

Join Rapha D.C. and District Cycle Works Thursday, August 1st at 6:30 p.m. for an evening discussion centered around tubeless tires and wheels. As tubeless becomes more common for road, mountain, and gravel bicycles, having a solid knowledge base in set up, compatibilities, and preparedness will help you navigate what can seem like a complicated landscape. DCW will bring materials for demonstration, and we encourage attendees to bring along a wheel or tire system they may have questions about. We will start with a guided discussion leading into a more open conversation.

Rapha - Washington D.C., 3210 Grace St NW

6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Starting Sunday with 65
Jul
28
7:00 AM07:00

Starting Sunday with 65

We invite you to join us July 27th at 7:00 am for a 68 mile road ride at a conversational pace (16 - 17 mph). We will end up at Cafe 2622 for refreshments and recap unless the group decides otherwise during the ride 🚲

While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 4+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

Also, water! We recommend bringing two full bottles for this ride.

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Beat The Heat
Jul
21
6:45 AM06:45

Beat The Heat

Join District Cycle Works this Sunday morning as we host a road ride from the shop to Kensington, Maryland, and back. We will end the morning at Cafe 2622 for refreshments and recap unless the group decides otherwise during the ride 🚲

We will be looking to hold a 16-17mph, “conversational” pace. Understanding heat will be a factor, we may make adjustments to pace and route in the interest of the group.

It's going to be VERY HOT.  We ask that everyone keep their own heat threshold in mind.  For personal safety, if you don't do well in the heat, the day might be better spent on the trainer.

While we will do our best to accomodate everyone, we ask you come ready with everything you will need for 3+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

Also, WATER!  We recommend bringing TWO full bottles for this ride, and ideally with electrolytes.  You might also consider brining an extra frozen bottle for your jersey if you tend to be on the thirstier side.

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Sunday Breakfast Miles
Jul
14
7:00 AM07:00

Sunday Breakfast Miles

We had such a good time our last “breakfast miles ride” we’ve decided to do it again. We invite you to join us July 13th at 7:00 am for a 50 mile road ride at a conversational pace (16 - 17 mph). We will end up at Cafe 2622 for refreshments and recap unless the group decides otherwise during the ride 🚲

While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 3+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

Also, water! We recommend bringing two full bottles for this ride.

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Sunday Morning Açaí Ride
Jul
6
7:30 AM07:30

Sunday Morning Açaí Ride

Earlier this week a small group of us were able to beat the heat mid ride with açaí bowls from Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville, MD. We haven’t been able to get them off our mind since. Join us tomorrow for a 42 mile ride from the shop out to Vigilante Coffee and back at a conversational pace (16 - 17 mph). Our plan is to make it back in time to catch the World Cup final match at 11 am at Emissary Coffeehouse in Dupont Circle (21st and P St NW).

While we will do our best to accomodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 2+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

Also, water! We recommend bringing two full bottles for this ride.

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July 4th Breakfast Miles
Jul
4
7:30 AM07:30

July 4th Breakfast Miles

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With this in mind we invite you to join us this July 4th at 7:30 am for a 48 mile road ride at a conversational pace (16 - 17 mph) to help start your Independence Day off with friends on the bicycle . We will end up at Cafe 2622 for refreshments and recap unless the group decides otherwise during the ride 🚲

While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 3+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

Also, water! We recommend bringing two full bottles for this ride.

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Sunday 48 Miler Through K-Town
Jun
30
7:30 AM07:30

Sunday 48 Miler Through K-Town

Join us Sunday at 7:30 am for a 48 mile road ride at a conversational pace (16 - 17 mph) out through Montgomery County and back. We will be passing through the Cycling in the Circle event at Warner Circle Park to say hello to families and kids learning about bicycle safety. Per usual, we’ll end up at Cafe 2622 for refreshments and recap 🚲

While we will do our best to accomodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 3+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

Also, water! We recommend bringing two full bottles for this ride. We will have refill opportunities at the Starbucks stop in Potomac, MD and at the Cycling in the Circle event in Kensington, MD.

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Sunday 50
Jun
16
7:00 AM07:00

Sunday 50

Join us this Sunday morning as we do a road ride from District Cycle Works out through Potomac / Travilah and back. We will be looking to hold a 16mph pace. We will finish our ride at a new cafe across the street from the shop called 2622 from our friends over at Grace Street Coffee.

While we will do our best to accomodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 3+ hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

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Berryville 50 Miler
Jun
8
7:00 AM07:00

Berryville 50 Miler

Well ok…maybe it’s a 49.8 miler. Or maybe more depending on where you’re riding in from 🙂

Join us this Saturday with our friends from Veni Vidi Velo as we do a road ride from District Cycle Works out to Berryville road and back. We will be looking to hold a 16mph pace in an effort to get back in time for work. While we will do our best to accomodate everyone, we ask you come ready for everything you will need for 3 hours on the bicycle (nutrition, tire and tube repair, fully charged electronics.) There is a map of the route below for you to bookmark and download to your Wahoo, Garmin, and/or iPhone to ensure you are able to find your way back if you get separated from the group. If you need assistance doing so please let us know.

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Sunday Road Ride to the Armed Forces Classic
Jun
2
7:00 AM07:00

Sunday Road Ride to the Armed Forces Classic

Join us Sunday at 7 am in front of District Cycle Works for a 37 mile road ride out through Potomac, Maryland ending up in Clarendon, Virginia in time for the start of the Women’s Elite Pro 1-2 races. We will be keeping a casual / conversation pace. A road bicycle or one you are comfortable keeping a 15 - 20 mile an hour pace on is recommended. You can preview and download the route below. Email us with any questions

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