Bikes at the Library
Love riding your bike and the DC Public Library too? You are 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 library - including our annual library bike ride the Tour de DCPL.
National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month and we like to celebrate with bicycle themed programming at the library. Check our online calendar in May for bicycle story times, film screening, repair workshops and more! Remember to participate in Bike to Work Day and check with your neighborhood schools to see if they are participating in Bike to School Day set for May 7, 2014!
Tour de DCPL
The DC Public Library system is undergoing major change with renovated and rebuilt libraries sprouting up throughout the city. Library staff discovered a great way to explore these transformations - by bike! The Tour de DCPL library bike ride was born in 2010. Every year a group of library staff, advocates and community members put 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.
2011 Tour de DCPL II: Route
Washington Area Bicycling Association | Your one stop location for all things bicycle in the DC Metro region. Read up on D.C. bike laws, figure out how to put your bike on the bus, and learn about upcoming group classes or rides.
Bike Shops, Co-ops, and Free Clinics | Find information on bike shops, co-ops, and farmer's market bike repair clinics around the city.
goDCgo | From the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT): Your number one resource for transportation information and options to make getting into and around the District easier than ever. Learn about Capital Bikeshare - the nation's premier bike sharing service.
WashCycle | D.C. cycling advocacy blog with links to many rider tools and resources.
Find it at the library
Get your bike fix through books and films found in the DC Public Library collection - in print and online.
Here are a few to start with and for more suggestions check out our Bike and Books Pinterest board!
The Enlightened Cyclist: Commuter Angst, Dangerous Drivers, and Other Obstacles on the Path to Two-Wheeled Transcendence
|Where to Bike DC
by Matt Wittmer
The Bicycle Thief