Update: It's official
Some people are getting emails letting them know that BikeDC is cancelled for this year.
Unfortunately Bike DC will not be held this year. The restrictions and road blocks to getting permits being imposed by the National Park Service and some DC agencies have made it impracticable to continue.
There simple is not enough time to resolve all the extant issues and still produce a successful event.
Their website still shows a May 12th date, but warns
we are having a very difficult time getting permits for Bike DC from both the National Park Service and Washington, DC. As soon as the issue relating to our permits are resolved, we will post information here about this year's ride.
So it looks like that was all just too difficult. It's a little ridiculous when the regulatory burden for something like this becomes so large that it kills it.
Clando BikeDC anyone?