Bike Month and Beyond

Bike Month and Beyond

Tour de DCPL, bicycling resources and more.

If you love bike riding and the DC Public Library, you're not alone: Washington, D.C. is a city filled with both book and bike lovers. Bookmark this page to find information on local bicycling resources and upcoming programs at the libraryincluding our annual library bike ride, the Tour de DCPL and our summertime free bike clinics at Anacostia Neighborhood Library

National Bike Month Events | Tour de DCPL | Library Resources


May is National Bike Month and we like to celebrate with bicycle-themed programming at the library. Check the library calendar online for up-to-date information on bike programming in your neighborhood.

Tour de DCPL Bike Ride

The 10th Annual Tour de DCPL will take place on Sunday, May 19 and visit Tenley-Friendship, Washingtoniana, Cleveland Park, Mount Pleasant, Petworth, the Fab Test Lab & Passport Acceptance Office, Shaw and Northwest One Neighborhood Libraries. The ride will also explore the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s exhibit “A Right to the City”, which has satellite installations at five DC Public Libraries throughout 2019.Check out the planned route, approximately 10 miles, on this Google Map (this route is subject to change)!

Tour de DCPL is a NO DROP RIDE and designated bike marshals will ensure the group sticks together. Please arrive at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library by 12:30 pm to check-in and sign a waiver. Participants under 18 years old will need a parent/guardian signature at the time of check-in. The ride will depart at 1 p.m. Snacks and water will be provided along the route. All riders must provide their own helmet.

Register for this free ride here!

Library Resources

Get your bike fix through books and films found in the DC Public Library collection, in print and online. Looking for tips on riding a bike in the city, a guidebook for regional bike trails or maybe a picture book to help someone lose their training wheels? Check out staff suggestions on our Bikes and Books Pinterest Board.

Hello, bicycle : an inspired guide to the two-wheeled life by Anna Brones, illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka

A Journey around Our America: a Memoir on Cycling, Immigration and the Latinoization of the U.S.

Hello, Bicycle: an Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life

Brones, Anna
796.6 BRONES

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle

Raschka, Chris


A Journey around our America: a Memoir on Cycling, Immigration, and the Latinoization of the U.S.

Mendoza, Louis
973 M539