Bike DC

We understand what it’s like to be a commuter, struggling with cars parked in bike lanes, bus fumes, taxi drivers and the occasional car door swinging open at the last moment. At The Bike Rack, we know bike commuting is your means of transportation. We can provide you with the equipment and quality of service you need to make your urban commuting experience as pleasant and worry free as possible.

Getting Around DC

In 2014 DC was ranked by Bicycling Magazine’s 5th best biking city in the United States. With a growing number of bike lanes and bike-friendly businesses, now is the perfect time to try biking around your city. Download the DC Department of Transportation’s bike maps or stop by the shop and pick up a free copy.

If you are going to commute by bike, you can reduce your commuting costs by up to 40 percent by using tax-free dollars to pay for your expenses. Learn more about Commuter Benefit Solutions.

Your commute

Your bike commute is important to you and we want to make it as effortless as possible. We carry a variety of commuter specific products that will keep the stress out of your commute. Our selection includes a variety of commuter bikes, bike racks, panniers, tires, tubes, lights, helmets, pumps, flat repair kits, fenders, bells, shoes, rain gear/clothing and more. Stop by the shop and talk to us about what you’re looking for and we can help you pick out the products that are right for you.

Know DC’s bike laws

We want all bikers to ride smart and safe. The Washington Area Bicyclists Association has a good summary of bike laws in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Know your basic bike laws and what to do in the event of a crash.

A guide to family biking

Transporting the kids via bicycle has increased in popularity among DC urbanites. Take a look at all your family biking options in our “Guide to Family Biking.”