2nd Annual Chocolate City Ride and Wellness Fair

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2nd Annual Chocolate City Ride and Wellness Fair

The 2nd annual Chocolate City Ride is a family wellness event fusing culture and bikes, including a youth bike giveaway, vendors, and more!

By Major Knox Adventures

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Friday, June 2 · 5pm EDT


Anacostia Park Roller Skating Pavillion 1500 Anacostia Drive Washington, DC 20020

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Did you know that in the late 1800s, Washington, DC was home to numerous Black bike clubs, like the Anacostia Cycle Club and Hannibal Athletic Club?

The second annual Chocolate City Community Ride, hosted by Major Knox Adventures (MKA), is a wellness event and youth bike giveaway that celebrates this legacy of bikes in Chocolate City while fusing its culture together.

After a word from featured professional cyclists, including L39ion of LA and Washington, DC’s own Sam Boardman, about how bikes impact their lives, a mobile gogo truck will lead riders through DC's historic neighborhoods.

This community ride aims to be inclusive of all ages and abilities, focusing on engaging youth and connecting them to bike programs while advancing the growth of cycling in historically underrepresented communities.

The 2nd annual CCCR will occur the Friday before the Armed Forces Cycling Classic (AFCC), June 2, 2023. The AFCC is the largest race in this region that draws massive crowds to witness some of the country's top cyclists. Saturday, June 3, MKA will provide transportation for families and youth from the community to engage with the weekend's race festivities - exposing them to live criterium racing.

The Chocolate City Community Ride is a family affair. Even if you don’t ride bikes, come out for the local vendors, fitness activations, sunset walk/run, live gogo performance by LongLiveGogo, and Chocolate City vibes!

Vendors -

The CCCR is an event drawing crowds of cyclists and local community members from around the region. We have limited space for food (and non-food) vendors.

Food Vendors / Non-Food Vendors - All vendors must readily provide their own documentation for vending on National Park Service grounds. The event is rain or shine. Vendors must provide tables, chairs, table clothes. No electricity. No alcohol or federally illegal substances is permitted on federal property.

Youth Bike Giveaway -

Starting at 5 pm on Friday, June 2, 2023, at the Anacostia Roller Skating Pavillion, Bikes for the World, a local non-profit organization distributing bikes to empower communities globally, to provide bicycles to local youth 8 - 17 from wards 5 , 7, and 8 engage them with bikes as a tool for joy and a healthy outlet.

To ensure we have the appropriately sized bikes for each youth seeking a bike, we ask a parent/guardian to complete the following survey.

Youth must be present for the pick-up, the bike clinic, and the meet and greet from 5:00 - 6:45 pm.

Bikes are on a first-come, first basis while supplies last. Please complete the following form for your youth to receive a bike.


Join Us -

RSVP through this page for us to have a general headcount for supplies!

Donations -

Donations to support this event or the bike giveaway (bikes, helmets, lights, etc) can be made below:


For questions, Contact Keshia at info@majorknoxadventures.com

About the organizer

Promoting radical joy of cycling, outdoor adventures, and community.

Adventures include activities from picnics to cycling tours. Activities are grounded in community. Many activities will include all gender identities, yet some will center the experiences of women/femmes of color.

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