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 | #ReadRideDC ContestTour de DCPL | 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!  View this year's National Bike Month library program calender here and see the below event highlights.

  • District of Change lecture series: Traffic! Metro! Bikers! How to Survive the D.C. Commute 
    • ​May 11, 6:30 p.m. MLK Jr. Memorial Library, RSVP HERE
  • Free Bike Repair Clinics
    • Begin June 13, 12 p.m. Five Saturdays this summer at Anacostia Neighborhood Library

#ReadRideDC Contest

Snap a photo of you and your bike at the library or reading and riding around town. Share your photo with us @dcpl #ReadRideDC or through this online form. A lucky winner will receive a prize from the Federation of the Friends of DC Public Library

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! The Tour de DCPL VI is scheduled for Saturday May 16, 2015. The ride begins at MLK Jr. Memorial Library at 9:00 a.m. 

Learn more about the ride and how to register 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