Bike Month and Beyond
DC Public Library works to support bicycling culture and infrastructure by offering bike repair workshops, library themed group rides and bike related programming! Each year we partner with incredible local organizations to ensure that bicycle safety is a priority for every D.C. resident. In addition, reading and biking are fun activities for the whole family - books and bikes are a perfect combination!
Find countless bike related resources in our digital collections including eBooks and audiobooks about bikes for cyclist of all ages. Looking for reviews of bike components, or want to learn more about bikes? Check out RB Digital magazines, Consumer Reports, and Lynda. Watch bike themed movies on Kanopy or listen to a curated bicycle themed playlist on FreeGal!
Read about Bikes on Overdrive:
Screen a bike themed movie from Kanopy:Power to the Pedals: Bike Culture
Murder of Couriers
12 O'Clock boys: an urban bike pack
Aftermass: Bicycing in a Post
Critical Mass Portland
and many more!
Listen to a Bike Themed Playlist on FreeGal:
Download the Freegal app and listen to
the Get On Your Bike and Ride playlist
curated by your bike-enthusiast librarians.
Explore digitized archival collections on DigDC
Bicycle Route Map
League of American Wheelman, 1884
Portrait of Seward Beale
Although libraries are closed and we are practicing safe, social distancing, DC Public Library encourages participants to create their own, DIY Tour de DCPL and share the route map, photos or stories with your community online!
Visit dclibrary.org/tourdedcpl for more information and to explore route maps and photos from past rides.
Local Partner Resources
Gearin’ Up Bicycles
Their shop is open for repairs, and Gearin' Up currently have used, refurbished bikes for sale.
The Bike House Cooperative
The Bike House are hosting online bike repair demos and have some great resources on their website, such as a guide to purchasing your first bike as an adult!
Washington Area Bicycle Association
WABA are hosting online workshops, a Women & Bicycles Reading group, and more!
Keeping us safe on our streets, goDCgo have a suite of resources available for DC residents. Check out their blog on safe, social distancing while riding on the trail.