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Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of DC during the War of 1812 – Conte’s Bike Shop (Yard’s Park) – Washington DC
August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$35
Just 24 years old as the new nation’s federal capital, Washington City (as DC was known ) was nearly wiped out of existence by the British Navy invasion over land on August 24, 1814. Nearly every federal building was burned including the White House and the Capitol Building, but something amazing happened that spared DC. Join this ride as we roll down the avenues the Brits set ablaze and hear some of the fascinating stories, acts of heroism, and amazing natural circumstances that kept our beautiful city from total destruction.
Join Jeff Miller, the DC Cycling Concierge for another in the series of Conte’s Community Rides. This memorable and casual / relaxed pace 3 hour bicycle tour will explore the sites and stories from over 200 years ago – giving you a remarkable historical perspective of our city (and you’ll see some locals of DC in whole new way!).
The 6-8 mile ride includes several stops. We will be riding some city streets, but the route will be mostly on streets with bike lanes, bike trails, and even a few sidewalks (where it is legal to do so).
All bike types welcome, but if you have a choice bring your more comfortable ride with regular pedals (clipless pedals may not be as fun given all the stops and sites we’ll be checking out).
The ride will be capped at 20 people max, so RSVP today!
A pre-ride option to the battlefield in Bladensburg may happen earlier – message us if you are interested in doing this too starting at 5pm.