Date & Location
August 29, 2021
Reston Town Center Pavilion
1825 Discovery Street
Reston, Virginia 20190
Route options of 33 and 54 miles.
Fundraising Minimum: $300
Age Minimum: 12
8:00 AM start time
Stay tuned for our 2021 event schedule.
Routes & Maps
Route options of 33 and 54 miles. Check back soon for updated maps and cue sheets.
Ride along the historic and scenic Washington and Old Dominion Trail with a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS one pedal stroke at a time. With multiple route options and minimal exposure to cars, participants of all ability levels should feel welcome to join this one-day experience. Feel the extraordinary support and excitement throughout your journey as we come together to reach our goal – a world free of MS.
Complete challenges and mileage goals as you train and take on the open road.
Your training rides bring you out into your community and past some scenic destinations and we want to see them too!
Snap a selfie at a designated landmark and share it with your fellow MS cyclists using our submission form. Complete all 4 challenges by your event day and get a Bike MS-branded tire tool and be entered into a grand prize drawing for one of two Garmin Edge 130s. Flats happen—now you’ll be prepared!
Complete the weekly mileage goals—or ride even more!—to rack up badges along the way.
Team Captain Meetup #1
7/20/2021 6pm ET
Join other Bike MS Team Captains for our first official meetup and be the first to preview Bike MS: Nation's Capital 2021. Get the latest COVID-19 safety protocols and event details, successful recruitment and fundraising strategies, tips for using our fundraising platform, and more!
Use the button below to join the meetup. There is no need to preregister.
Team Captain Meetup #2
8/4/2021 6pm ET
With Bike MS: Nation's Capital 2021 right around the corner, we invite you to join our second official Team Captain Meetup to hear the latest event information and ride details. Get important COVID-19 protocols and safety updates, highlights of the event experience, logistical reminders including packet pick-up information, fundraising progress, the latest event schedule, and more!
Use the button below to join the meetup. There is no need to register in advance.
8/17/2021 6pm ET
Your local Bike MS staff and amazing guest speakers will share information about staying safe at Bike MS. Topics will include cycling safety and COVID-19 protocols, ride support, bike inspections, suggested packing list, and more.
Use the button below to join the clinic. There is no need to RSVP.
More information coming soon about pre-ride activities and contests.
Want to train for your ride without leaving the house and connect with other Bike MS riders in the process? Join Zwift and ride with Bike MS participants from across the country. Most rides are no-drop and riders of all abilities are welcome to join.
Once on Zwift, follow and connect with Chris at “Chris Crush MS” to join the weekly rides. It is best to add “Bike MS” to the end of your username to ensure you receive ride invites. If you want to learn more about Zwift and the weekly rides, please email some of our local Zwift/Bike MS riders at Michael_tomlin@live.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meals & Support
Whether you have a flat tire or need a snack to help get you across the finish line, we’ve got you covered. Bike mechanics and support and gear (SAG) vehicles will be on the routes to assist you and each route includes fully-stocked rest stops every few miles with some of the best snacks and volunteers around.
Rest stop snacks will be pre-packaged or whole fruit and will be available as self-serve for participants. Volunteers will restock the snacks, but not serve participants. Rest stops will also have masks on hand in case a cyclist has lost theirs on the route. Masks must be worn at all rest stops.
There will be a pre-packaged lunch at the finish line to take as cyclists and volunteers depart the event.