How to Ride the Streets of DC Safely

April 18 Safety Seminar 2015

In preparation for Bike to Work Day, Black Women Bike DC will host a seminar on Saturday, April 18, 2015 on how to bike on the roads safely, followed by a bike ride on the streets of DC.

2-4pm Safety Seminar
At the seminar you will learn the ABCs of bike safety, how to navigate an urban area, and how to be visible to motorists. We will provide you with a bike map, so you can map your route from home to work.

The seminar will be at the Anacostia Library (1800 Good Hope Road, SE)

4-5pm Bike Ride
We will take a short ride around the streets of DC, so you can become comfortable riding with motorists on the road.

Who should attend?
All levels who want to be more comfortable biking on the road.

What to bring?
– Your bike
– Helmet (You MUST have a helmet to participate in the ride)
– Bike lock (bikes not allowed in the library)
– A friend/neighbor
– An open mind

Please also note:
– there is a Capital Bikeshare station in front of the library
– bikes are not allowed in the library and will need to be secured


How to make Suitland Road Safer


Black Women Black is proud to partner with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and the Suitland Civic Association to improve road conditions on a much used stretch of a highly trafficked road. We invite everyone to come out and contribute to the conversation about how to make Suitland Road between Branch Avenue and Silver Hill Road safer for bicyclists and pedestrians alike.

Join us Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 AM on the NE corner of Silver Hill Road.

We’ll travel down the road and debrief at the Water Tower (aka the Suitland Community Center located at 5600 Regency Parkway) around 11:30 AM.

Please, come with you concerns, questions, ideas and goals.

While it is not required, please RSVP here for an accurate head count for light refreshments: