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About Our Event

About Our Cause

In late April six-time national champion and cyclo-cross superstar Tim Johnson will throw his leg over his bike for a hard week of training. But he's not riding to improve his cycling; he's riding to improve your cycling. 

Tim Johnson will ride to raise funds and awareness for as he pedals 540 miles from Boston to Washington D.C. in five days.

Starting Wednesday, April 24, Tim will be joined by long time cycling journalist, advocate, promoter and announcer Richard Fries, and 20 other leaders of American bike culture. Leaving from Boston, they will ride every day, hitting Providence, Hartford, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore, until they reach Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 28. 

“We want to engage governors, mayors, bloggers, reporters, schools, and most of all other cyclists along the way,” said Johnson, who has seen support from both the bike industry and mainstream corporations.

Tim Johnson hopes to see this event raise funds and awareness for Your support will be critical to make that happen. 

Ride With Us

While the full five-day ride is an invitational, any rider is welcome to join us for a portion of the ride at a reduced fund raising obligation of just $600 per day. Be advised that this is a fast ride for experienced cyclists comfortable in a tight group moving in excess of 22 mph. But on April 28 we slow down considerably for the final 15 mile ride into our nation's capital. You can ride with us for five minutes, five miles, or all five days. When you register, we will create a personal fundraising page for you on, where you can raise money to benefit We will post the exact routes as we get closer to the ride. Please note that although we will have SRAM neutral support along the way to help all riders, individuals looking to join will be required to take care of their own logistics.

The final 15 miles of the ride to D.C. will be a giant bike parade where anyone can join. There will be no requirements for spandex, entry fees, or fund raising. We will ride past 15 Capital Bikeshare Stations so that anyone can grab a bike and join us. The ride will end with a celebration on Capitol Hill.


If you can't ride with us, visit PledgeReg, search for "Tim Johnson's Ride On Washington", and donate to one of the dedicated riders doing the event. The goal of this ride is to raise $100,000 for People for Bikes.  The funding we raise will leverage government funding for bike paths, bike lanes, bike facilities and bike programs. No other donation you make could make such a huge impact for America's health, environment, and quality of life. 

About Bikes Belong

Created by the Bikes Belong Coalition, People for Bikes is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on improving bicycle safety and facilities throughout America.  Visit for more info.


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