First, let me introduce myself. I’m Megan. I like to ride my bike a lot. I live in Arlington, Virginia. In 2012, I had a crazy idea to ride 100 miles around the Hains Point 3-mile loop on a cold December day.
Why? Because I wanted to raise awareness and funds for the Washington Area Bicycling Association’s Women & Bicycles program. I deeply believe that getting more women on bikes will make DC a better place for everyone. Doing a 3-mile loop gets a little boring so I asked the DC cycling community to join me for music, food, door prizes, hand-ups, and more!
The HP100 is still going. So join me down at Hains Point for fun and ride some laps to show your support!
While there is no registration fee for this event, I do ask simply you provide some sort of donation to WABA's Women & Bicycles Program.
The Hains Point loop is a completely FLAT 3 mile loop. There are no hills (trust me, I don’t lie about hills). There are 3 stop signs. There are two lanes, most of the way has one way traffic. And, it’s got scenic river views. So, yeah, that in a nutshell is Hains Point.
It is a self-supported ride so make sure you have whatever nutrition you need to get you through your day.
Potluck! Over the past few years, riders and their supporters have been kind enough to bring treats to share with others. If you want to help continue this tradition, please bring your contribution to one of the picnic tables and join in!
If I show up, do I have to ride 100 miles? Nope! This is a social ride so you can come when you want…leave when you want.
You can, however, commit to ride one of the Hains Point 100 challenges:
This is not a formal organized ride, we are getting together on a chilly Sunday afternoon.
***Important note if you are planning on riding the full 100 miles*** Please consider starting before the official “gathering” time, unless you are certain that you can finish before 3:45pm (and that’s a pretty fast century, if you can). You can come into the pit area for the official welcome, and then start up again. That way, you can complete your ride prior to us closing up the “pit area” in the afternoon.
Event date is subject to change
WABA's Women & Bicycles program is closing the region’s bicycling gender gap. They are getting more women biking for fun, fitness, and transportation through deliberate mentorship, workshops, meetups, rides, and online forum.
Bicycling Magazine named the program one of the leading innovative approach in bike advocacy, and this model is inspiring other similar programs across the United States.
WABA is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All donations to WABA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.