50 States & 13 Colonies

50 States 2013 - Group shot

The 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride is WABA’s signature ride event and our most popular ride of the year. The 50 States Ride is an urban adventure by bicycle, taking riders for a 62-mile ride down all 50 state-named streets of the District and going through all 8 wards of the city. The 13 Colonies Ride is a 15-mile downtown DC bike ride on the streets named after the original 13 colonies.

Stay tuned for this year’s 50 States & 13 Colonies ride date to be announced in summer 2015. We are currently waiting to hear back from the DC Department of Parks and Recreation about our park permits and we anticipate making an announcement in mid-July of the date in September of the 50 States ride. Registration for the 2015 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride will open to WABA Members on or around August 10th.

Please note that registration for the 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride is open to WABA Members only (if you’re not yet a member, you can go ahead and join WABA today). This is our most popular ride event and the ride typically sells out in just a few days.

You can read a recap of the 2014 50 States & 13 Colonies ride here and check out a photo recap of past 50 States & 13 Colonies rides below:


For questions about The 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride or if you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please contact our Events Coordinator at michelle.cleveland@waba.org.