bike to brooklyn

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Bike to brooklyn

Bike to Brooklyn is an extraordinary endurance fundraising experience. Participants will cycle approximately 260 miles over the course of about 26 hours, from Washington DC to Brooklyn NY, arriving in time to participate in the Brooklynite half marathon. Please note various fundraising requirements for various distance options. Read below for more information. REGISTER HERE!


Proceeds from this event support the efforts of Run Hope Work: a Washington DC based nonprofit organization helping at-risk young people transform their lives through running, mentoring, and hands-on job training. Can’t make the event but want to help this great cause? Click here to support the amazing work of Run Hope Work.


Bike to Brooklyn is a challenging endeavor, but it is one you will remember for a lifetime! Regardless of fitness and skill level, with a few months of training and the right attitude, anyone can complete this ride. We encourage you to join our training rides each weekend. Details for these training rides are posted on our social media pages each week.


We will even work with you to create your own personal training program. Simply email biketobrooklyn@runhopework.org along with your previous endurance training experience and current fitness level. Connect with us so that we can put together the best training program for you!

All participants receive:

  • Limited edition Bike to Brooklyn 2018 jersey
  • Delicious meals and snacks at rest stops
  • Option to participate in a half marathon run
  • Invitation to the Post Challenge Celebration
  • Transportation back to your starting location for you and your bike
  • Assistance with fundraising efforts

Ride Support Includes:

  • Motor vehicle lead support
  • SAG vehicle support
  • Bike mechanics and first aid for the duration of the event
  • Fuel stops every 40 miles (all meals included)
  • Check-in stops every 20 miles

Registration Options

When registering, participants may choose between paying the full fee or paying a partial amount and fundraising the rest. If you choose to pay the full fee, fundraising is not necessary, although still greatly appreciated. Once a participant registers, they will receive an email with directions to set up their fundraising page. If the participant fails to reach their fundraising pledge by October 21, 2018, the remainder will be charged to the credit card used for their purchase. Participants who raise more funds than required will be eligible to win special prizes!


The full fee from DC/Baltimore to NY is $675 and the full fee from Philadelphia to NY is $400.