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OCU Peace Ride 2018

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The National Mall

23rd St NW and Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20037

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PEDAL FOR PEACE: One Common Unity is Proud to Present the Third Annual Peace Ride

The Peace Ride is a day long community event hosted by One Common Unity (OCU), a Washington D.C. based non-profit whose mission is to break cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education.

The Peace Ride brings together members of the community who are committed to ending violence and building a better future. This is an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful cycling route (you can also run or walk the route), participate in yoga classes, plus wellness and interactive art workshops. In addition, there will be live music + poetry performances at Base Camp, led by OCU students and special guests.

The Peace Ride is a day of sun, fun, and connection - we can’t wait for you to join us!

Please join us to support OCU’s violence prevention programs in DC public schools - all proceeds from this FUNdriaser support OCU’s ongoing programming.

One Common Unity leads arts-driven violence prevention programs in 15 DC public schools. Our flagship youth development program, Fly By Light, immerses roughly 5,000 DC middle and high school students each year in a transformative process centered upon social emotional learning, mindfulness, social justice education, nature immersion, and artistic expression.


(1) Sign up to attend!
The first step is to complete the Eventbrite registration. We really hope you’ll ride with us.

Don’t have a bike but want to ride? Community Partners LimeBike and Capital Bikeshare are offering FREE rentals onsite! Not interested in riding? You can also sign up to Run, Walk, or simply as a Supporter, and join us to cheer on the Riders and participate in all of the Festival activities!

(2) Want to support EVEN MORE?
Register to fundraise! Once you complete the Eventbrite Registration, you’ll automatically be directed to the Peace Ride 2018 Crowdrise fundraising page, where you can register. You can (1) Fundraise as an Individual (You’ll be able to create your own page, and you’ll have support from OCU staff to help make your campaign successful!); (2) Create your own team (involve your office, family, friends, etc); or (3) Join an existing Team, led by one of our experienced Ride Leaders.

(3) Can’t attend, but still want to SUPPORT?
Thank you! Please feel free to register for the Donation ticket type via the Eventbrite page. Your support will directly support OCU’s ongoing violence prevention programs. (If you are contributing an amount less than $45, please select another ticket type as your donation!)

(4) Do you own, or work for, a local business that aligns with our mission?
We’d love to welcome you on as a Peace Ride Sponsor! If you'd like to support One Common Unity's Peace Ride, and are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call Dema Al-Kakhan at 202-765-3757 or email dema@onecommonunity.org.


The day's events will be centered at a Base Camp, overlooking the Lincoln Memorial. The 19-mile cycling route leads bikers along the Potomac River, to Gravelly Point, through the Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden, and into the iconic Theodore Roosevelt Island. Along the way, cyclist can enjoy various rest stops, restaurants, and scenic outlooks. *For those who don’t wish to complete the 19-mile route, there is a shorter 6-mile route by the Potomac, and a walking "Peace Tour" on the mall are also available. For details please visit our Route Page

Once you complete your first 19 miles, you will have the opportunity to cycle the loop once more. Looking for a real challenge? Head back out for a third, fourth, fifth, or even sixth loop!
*This is not a race or a competition - all riders are encouraged to do only as much as they feel comfortable with - we will all be cheering each other on to do our best! Once you have pushed yourself as far as you can, you will be able to return to Base Camp and participate in the rest of the Peace Ride programming.

The Peace Ride is family and pet-friendly, and is open to all.

Rider Registration Ticket includes:

  • Breakfast, snacks, and pizza (first come first served)
  • Access to all workshops and classes
  • Reusable water bottle

*Stay tuned for all the updates, and please note, schedule is subject to change

9:00 AM
DJ Wade Hammes / Daybreaker
9:30 AM
1st wave riders start
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Lululemon - Health + Wellness, Movement + Yoga Expo
11:00 AM
2nd wave riders start
Lawn Games!
12:00 PM
Lunch is served!
Drum circle w/ Kristin Arant
1:00 PM
3rd Wave Riders Start
Fly By Light Performances
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Family Yoga w/ Sean Fraser
Family yoga is a wonderful way to bring all ages together to play yoga! During this active all-age and level class families will practice yoga and meditate together. Class will include solo, partner, and group poses as well as games, singing, and acro-yoga. No mats are required for this fun-filled yoga class!
2:30 PM
4th Wave of Riders Start
3:00 PM
Boot Camp led by Washington Sports Club
4:00 PM
Yoga led by Flow Yoga
4:30 PM
Fly By Light Performances
5:00 PM

MEET OUR RIDE LEADERS - For more details, please visit our RIDE LEADERS PAGE

  • Kristin Adair
  • Mark Benjamin
  • Daniel Brafman
  • Daryn Cambridge
  • Jesse Cohen
  • Lindsey Goldberg
  • Hawah Kasat
  • Sarah Lauffer
  • Amanda Munroe
  • Daniel Noon
  • Anna Pollock
  • Robyn Ringgold
  • Emanuel “Manny” Salazar
  • Daniel Steiniger
  • Kenyon Walker


With your help, we can meet our fundraising goal of $30,000.
Your participation in OCU’s Peace Ride helps us bring peace to our communities by pedaling for it - TOGETHER!


Please visit our FAQs PAGE for answers to your general Peace Ride questions.
Still have a question? Please email emily@onecommonunity.org.



Lululemon Athletica - https://shop.lululemon.com/


Amerihealth DC - https://www.amerihealthcaritasdc.com/

The Peace Ride is made possible with support from the following Community Partners:

Capital Bikeshare - https://www.capitalbikeshare.com/

Washington Sports Club - https://www.washingtonsportsclubs.com/

Pleasant Pops - http://www.pleasantpops.com/

Lime Bike - https://www.limebike.com/

South Block Juice - https://southblockjuice.com/

Takorean Korean Taco Grill - https://www.takorean.com/

Natural Awakenings DC - http://naturalawakeningsdc.com/

Yoga District - https://www.yogadistrict.com/

Daybreaker - https://www.daybreaker.com/city/dc/

Mellow Mushroom - https://mellowmushroom.com/

Flow Yoga - https://www.flowyogacenter.com

Metro DC Yoga (DCCY) - https://www.dccy.org/

Natalie's - http://www.orchidislandjuice.com/

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