The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service are sponsoring the First Anacostia River Festival this April at the end of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Among many other free events, the festival will feature a bike parade run by ArtReach and Illumination coalition, a WABA led trail ride, and street activities like bike decoration and a tune-up tent.
“The Anacostia is poised for a renaissance,” National Park Service Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail said. “The National Park Service is committed to helping people discover the beauty, fun and possibilities in Anacostia Park, and I hope that events like the River Festival inspire people – especially young people – to visit and get involved.”
Held in Anacostia Park, one of America’s national parks, and steps away from the future 11th Street Bridge Park, the event is free of charge and is a new premier offering that culminates the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
I believe the CaBi single day record was set at last year's Cherry Blossom Festival, so a bike-oriented activity in another part of the city could make for another record-breaking day.