What is the Ride with the Gallaudet President?
The Ride With Gallaudet President is a cycling event. It is an outstanding opportunity to ride with the Gallaudet President for 30 miles, from Gallaudet University to Old Town Alexandria and back to Gallaudet. Places of interest along the ride are the White House, Lincoln Memorial, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, C & O Canal, Ronald Reagan National Airport, Martin Luther King Memorial, and more!
Where does the money go?
Registration fees cover the cost of amenities provided for the ride – everything from food and beverages to support vehicles. Any remaining proceeds from the ride will be donated to the Laurent Clerc Cultural Fund. A small portion will also be donated to dVELO for their service.
How much does it cost to register for the Ride with the Gallaudet President?
A regular registration costs $25 until the day before the ride. Registration is $30 the day of the ride. Children under 12 ride free.
What are rules related to bringing my child on the Ride?
As always, we welcome children on the ride, but for safety reasons no one under the age of one can participate in the Ride with the Gallaudet President. Youth ages 1 to 9 must ride on a tandem bike, tagalong bike, child carrier seat, or a bike trailer. Youth ages 10 to 13 can ride their own bicycles in proximity to their adult guardian. Youth ages 14 to 17 can ride their own bicycles but are subject to the regular registration fee that applies to all riders 13 and older. All youth must be registered by an adult guardian. For safety purposes, all children under 17 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Please remember that it can be challenging for young children to stay mounted or seated on a long ride. Every child is different; please use your judgment about whether your child can ride safely and comfortably for the entire ride.
Can kids ride in a trailer?
Yes, as long as the bicycle is operated by an adult over the age of 18.
What is the route for the Ride?
The Ride is a 30 mile ride through Washington, D. C. and Virginia, and riders will see many national landmarks. Click HERE for the route map.
Will there be food and refreshments along the route?
Yes, there will be a snack break along the way to help fuel you.
Do I need a helmet for the ride?
Yes, all participants must wear helmets, including children in trailers.
What if the weather looks bad?
The ride goes on, rain or shine. Be sure to dress and plan accordingly for the weather.