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Bicyclist Association
2599 Ontario Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Vasa Ride

WABA's First Organized Ride of the Year


Event Details

DATE: Sat., March 22, 2014
LOCATION: House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW

Don't pack up your ski goggles just yet! Bid farewell to the chilly winter months with WABA's first organized bike ride of the season. Join 500 winter warrior bicyclists of all ages and experience levels at the House of Sweden on the morning of Sat., March 22 for a fun, noncompetitive ride through D.C. and Maryland.

Fifteen-mile, 31-mile, and 59-mile routes are available (please note these route lengths are approximate). At the ride's end, all riders are invited to the House of Sweden for blueberry soup, a Swedish tradition.

What's the Vasaloppet [pronounced Vasa-LO-pet]?

The Vasa Ride is WABA's bicycle-themed tribute to Sweden's legendary Vasaloppet, the world's longest-running cross-country ski race. Since 1922, thousands from around the world participate in this 90-kilometer race on the first Sunday in March. The Vasaloppet commemorates the trial of Gustav Eriksson Vasa, Sweden's 16th century renegade king who led the rebellion to free Sweden after a long and dangerous pursuit on skis.

Why the warm blueberry soup? For nearly a century, blåbärssopp has been served during the Vasaloppet to keep riders warm and energized. Many thanks to House of Sweden for preparing blueberry soup for WABA's Vasa riders.

Riding and Volunteering

Visit the registration page for more information about the Vasa Ride and how to volunteer. Sign up here to be a ride marshal or sign up to volunteer to help us run the ride.


House of Sweden
2900 K St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
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House of Sweden is located along the Georgetown waterfront at the terminus of the Rock Creek Trail. It is also accessible from Mount Vernon Trail, Custis Trail, and Capital Crescent Trail. For a map of area trails, click here

Street parking is available along K/Water Street NW.


Please email events@waba.org. Thanks and we can’t wait to see you on the Vasa Ride!



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