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Washington Area
Bicyclist Association
2599 Ontario Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009

50 States and

13 Colonies Rides

Discover D.C. from your saddle

Event Details

Sat., Sept. 21, 2013
Adams Morgan
Registration opens for WABA members only on Mon, Aug 5.
Registration opens to the public on Mon, Aug 12.

Register for the 50 States and 13 Colonies rides!

What are these rides?

The 50 States ride is one of the area's most legendary bike rides. It takes riders on all of D.C.'s 50 state-named streets and through all eight wards. If that's too daunting, we offer the 13 Colonies ride---same concept, just involving 37 fewer state streets.

Registration for the 50 States and 13 Colonies ride will open on Aug. 5 for members and Aug. 12 for the general public. Join today to register early. These rides sell out, so prepare to register quickly.

50 States
This 60-plus mile ride is for experienced cyclists who are comfortable riding through D.C. in traffic. It's tough, but we promise that you haven't seen the city of Washington, D.C. until you've completed the 50 States.

13 Colonies
The 13 Colonies ride is not quite as challenging as the 50 States Ride, but equally as enjoyable. Riders of all ages journey across the streets of the 13 original colonies. This ride is a little under 15 miles and is for bicyclists who may be new to group rides but are interested in becoming more comfortable with riding on city streets with traffic.

Things to Know

Both rides will sell out, but WABA members will be given access to advanced registration. Become a WABA member today. Registration for members opens Aug. 5 and for the general public on Aug. 12.

No roads will be shut down for either ride.

We will not provide maps or cue sheets until the day of the rides, though we encourage you to check out the 2011 50 States Ride Route.


"Thanks so much to you and to the staff for organizing such a great event. It was so well put-together, and such a great group of people. I had so much fun this year!"

"This was my first year doing the 50 States ride. I had a blast. I'll do it again! I've lived in this area for 25 years and never saw as much of D.C. as I did Saturday!"

"I have never been on such a supported, unsupported ride!"

Register for the 50 States and 13 Colonies rides!


Many thanks to the sponsors of the 2013 50 States and 13 Colonies rides. For sponsorship information, email events@waba.org.