Tour de DCPL

Tour de DCPL

A free bicycle tour of DC Public Libraries

Library staff discovered a great way to explore the ongoing transformations at the DC Public Libraryby bike! 

The Tour de DCPL was born in 2010, a free community bike ride that visits several of our 26 library locationsEvery year, to celebrate National Bike Month, a group of library staff, advocates and community members strap on their bike helmets to help the DC Public Library promote environmentally friendly transportation and explore how our libraries connect with the communities they serve. 

Thank you to those of you who rode in the 10th Annual Tour de DCPL on Sunday, May 19. 

Thank you to the Washington Area Bicycle Association and the DC Public Library Federation of Friends for supporting this ride. Want to support bike programs at DC Public Library? Click here to make your contribution to the DC Public Library Foundation in support of the many great programs like this one hosted at DC Public Libraries.

Please send an email with any questions. Check out DC Public Library’s other National Bike Month activities at

See below for photos from past rides and links to route maps:

2019 Tour de DCPL X: Route | Photos 
2018 Tour de DCPL IX: Route  
2017 Tour de DCPL VIII: Route 

2016 Tour de DCPL VII: Route  
2015 Tour de DCPL VI: Route | Photos 
2014 Tour de DCPL V:
Route | Photos

2013 Tour de DCPL IV: Route | Photos
2012 Tour de DCPL III: Route | Photos
2011 Tour de DCPL II: Route
2010 Tour de DCPL: Route | Photos