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Traffic Advisory: 2019 DC Bike Ride

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public that the 2019 DC Bike Ride is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019. In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the route of bike ride.

 

The bike ride is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:00 am; however some street closures will begin as early as 12:00 am for the start/finish lines festival area buildout, and 6:30 am for the route closures. All streets affected by the 2019 DC Bike Ride are expected to be reopened at approximately 12:00 pm and the festival area by 5:00 pm.

 

The public should expect parking restrictions along the entire 2019 DC Bike Ride route and should be guided by the posted “emergency no parking signage.” All vehicles that are parked along the route and in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

 

2019 DC Bike Ride Road Closure Timeline:

STREET CLOSEDS

SIDE OF ROAD

CLOSED FROM

CLOSED TO

TIME CLOSED

TIME OPEN

Ohio Dr SW

Whole Road

Rock Creek Parkway

Maine Ave SW

6:30 AM

9:30 AM

Maine Ave SW

Whole Road

Independence Ave SW

12th Street SW

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

Independence Ave SW

Whole Road

23rd Street SW

14th Street SW

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

Rock Creek Parkway

Whole Road

Virginia Ave NW

Ohio Dr SW

6:30 AM

11:00 AM

Potomac River Freeway

Whole Road

Rock Creek Parkway

Whitehurst Freeway

6:30 AM

11:00 AM

Whitehurst Freeway

Westbound

Potomac River Freeway

Canal Road

6:30 AM

11:00 AM

Whitehurst Freeway

Eastbound

Potomac Freeway/K St

Key Bridge exit

7:00 AM

11:00 AM

E Street Expressway NW

Whole Road

20th Street NW

Potomac River Freeway

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

14th Street SW

Whole Road

Independence Ave SW

14th Street Bridge

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

14th Street Bridge/HOV Lanes

HOV NB and SB

14th Street SW

HOV lane above S.Eads St

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

S.Eads St

Whole Road

Army Navy Drive

Rotary Rd

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

 

Raoul Wallenberg Pl

Whole Road

Independence Ave SW

Maine Ave SW

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

9th Street Tunnel Exit Ramp (395 S. Ramp)

Whole Road

Maine Ave SW

9th Street Tunnel

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

D Street SW

Whole Road

9th Street Tunnel entrance

7th Street SW

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

7th Street SW

Southbound

D Street SW

Independence Ave SW

6:30 AM

12:00 PM

Maryland Ave SW

Whole Road

Independence Ave SW

3rd Street SW

6:30 AM

5:00 PM

DC Bike Ride Route “Turn by Turn” Directions:

 

  • START on Ohio Drive SW (West Potomac Park)
  • Continue south on Ohio Drive around Haines Point
  • Stay right to continue on Ohio Drive at intersection of E. Basin Dr SW
  • LEFT on Maine Ave SW (counter flow lanes)
  • Continue west on Maine Ave and merge into Independence Ave SW at Kutz Bridge
  • Continue west on Independence Ave SW (counter flow lanes)
  • Merge onto Ohio Dr SW at 23rd St SW
  • Continue on Ohio Dr and merge into Rock Creek Pkwy
  • Continue north on Rock Creek Pkwy toward Virginia Avenue (counter flow lanes)
  • CLOCKWISE TURNAROUND ON ROCK CREEK PKWY @ VIRGINIA AVE
  • Continue south on Rock Creek Pkwy (counter flow lanes)
  • Turn left onto Potomac River Frwy
  • Continue north on Potomac River Frwy
  • Merge left on Whitehurst Frwy exit ramp (counter flow lanes)
  • Continue west on Whitehurst Frwy toward M St/Canal Rd
  • Turnaround on bike ramp south of Canal Rd/M St
  • Continue east on Whitehurst Frwy
  • Exit Whitehurst Frwy toward Potomac River Frwy (counter flow lanes)
  • Continue south on Potomac River Frwy
  • Exit left toward E St Expressway
  • Continue east on E St Expressway (westbound lanes)
  • RIGHT on 20th St NW
  • RIGHT on E St NW (eastbound lanes)
  • Exit left toward Potomac River Frwy
  • Continue down ramp to Potomac River Frwy
  • Merge into Rock Creek Pkwy
  • Merge into Ohio Dr SW (counter flow lanes)
  • Merge into Independence Ave SW at 23rd St NW
  • Continue east on Independence Ave SW
  • RIGHT on 14th St SW (counter flow lanes)
  • Continue south on 14th St and merge into HOV lanes from 14th St bridge
  • Continue south on 14th St bridge into Virginia
  • Enter Virginia
  • Exit 395 HOV lanes to S. Eads St
  • RIGHT on S. Eads St
  • RIGHT onto ramp to 395 HOV lanes
  • Exit Virginia
  • Continue north in HOV across 14th St Bridge (in counter flow lanes)
  • LEFT on Independence Ave SW
  • LEFT on Raoul Wallenberg Pl
  • LEFT on Maine Ave SW (counter flow lanes)
  • Continue east on Maine Ave
  • Merge onto 9th Street Tunnel/395 South off-ramp (counter flow)
  • Continue straight into the 9th Street Tunnel (D Street partition)
  • RIGHT on D Street SW
  • LEFT on 7th St SW
  • RIGHT on Independence Ave SW
  • Continue east on Independence Ave SW
  • LEFT on Maryland Ave SW
  • FINISH in the 300 block of Maryland Ave SW

 

2019 DC Bike Ride Route Map

For an additional map of street closures, go to: https://dcbikeride.com/

Suggested alternate travel routes for those attending the commencement/graduation ceremonies at Georgetown University on Saturday, May 18, 2019 include the following:

  • Key Bridge – ALL lanes will be open and available for travel as confirmed by Ddot
  • Chain Bridge
  • Canal and Foxhall Roads
  • Clara Barton Parkway
  • Wisconsin Avenue
  • K Street Corridor
  • M Street Corridor

 

Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.