Bike Month and Beyond

Bike Month and Beyond

Tour de DCPL, bicycling resources and more

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 Events | Tour de DCPL Annual Bike Ride | Library Resources


May is National Bike Month and we like to celebrate with bicycle themed programming at the library. Consider participating in Bike to Work Day this year and check with your neighborhood schools to see if they are participating in Bike to School Day!

Bike Month Partners
Stay tuned here for news relating to our May 2015 programs and community partnerships. View this year's National Bike Month library calender here.

Washington Area Bicyclist Association logo Bike House Logo

Event Highlights

  • District of Change lecture series - Transportation
    • ​Date and time to be determined, MLK Jr. Memorial Library
  • Library Bike Rides
    • May 16, 9 a.m. 6th Annual ​Tour de DCPL Bike Ride 
      • ​Ride starts at MLK Jr. Memorial Library
    • May 31, 1:30 p.m. Library Lovers Like to Bike! Kids Ride 
      • Ride starts at Mt. Pleasant Library and ends at Petworth Library
  • Free Bike Repair Clinics
    • Begin June 13, 12 p.m. Five saturdays this summer at Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Snap a photo of you and your bike at a library or reading around town, and you could win a prize! Post your photo on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram using the hashtag #ReadRideDC.

Tour de DCPL Bike Ride

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! Stay tuned for information on Tour de DCPL VI, scheduled for Saturday May 16, 2015. The ride begins at MLK Jr. Memorial Library at 9:00am. 
Learn more about the ride at 

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 and Online Research Guide.

The Happy Bicycle by Kathy McGee
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka