March 6, 2011 starting from House of Sweden, bicyclists will duplicate the 56-mile Vasa race with a non-competitive ride through scenic upper Northwest Washington, DC and into Montgomery County, Maryland.
The Vasa ride is FREE and open to the public. Please consider bringing a $5 donation the day of the event or donating to WABA online at www.waba.org
In keeping with the Vasaloppet’s week-long series of events for everyone, WABA also has designed shorter routes, a Halv Vasa (28 miles) and a Kort Vasa (14 miles).
All rides will finish with the Vasa Race's famed blueberry soup courtesy of Embassy of Sweden!
Registration will start at 7:30am and end at 9:15am
56-Mile Vasa will start at 8:00am
28-mile Halv Vasa will start at 8:30am
14-mile Kort Vasa will start at 9:00am
The Vasa Ride is a rain or shine event, and helmets are mandatory.
House of Sweden
901 30th Street NW
House of Sweden is located along the Georgetown waterfront at the terminus of the Rock Creek Trail. It is also accessible from Mt. Vernon Trail, Martha Custis Trail and Capital Crescent Trail.
Ample street parking is available along K/Water Street, NW, as well as a pay lot at K and Wisconsin Streets, NW.
always wanted to do this... will probably do the 56-mile
The Swedish embassy in Stockholm says anyone finishing will get, not an IM tattoo, but a Dragon Tattoo stenciled on his ankle....
I didn't know that there were dragons in Sweden.
Who knew that Sweden needed an embassy in their own capital?
Some slots have opened up:
UPDATE 3/4/2011 - We are opening more spots this morning after some cancellations this past week. If you'd like to join the ride this weekend, click here to register and make a $10 donation to offset the costs of the ride.
Sunday, March 6th, 2011
Join WABA and the Embassy of Sweden in celebrating Sweden's famed ski race and festival, the Vasaloppet, by bike! Jump start your riding season on this fun event, with options for riders of all abilities. The ride will be happening rain or shine, so come prepared!
Registration starts at 7:30 AM, rides start at 8:00 (58 miles), 8:30 (28 miles), and 9:00 (14 miles).