Washington D.C. boasts a tightly woven culture of riding and racing. A passel of nose-to-stem group rides keep D.C.’s cadre of racers sharp, and a windy slice of land less than a mile from the Jefferson Memorial has hosted thousands of lunch rides. The quiet C&O Canal towpath springs riders from the Beltway bustle on a ribbon of gravel, and long routes to Mount Weather — one of the government's famous "undisclosed locations" or up Sugarloaf Mountain offer escapes from the D.C. thrum. Rapha is excited to join the cycling culture in the nation's capital with a pop-up store in Georgetown, offering gourmet coffee and food, race viewings and group rides — some on well-worn routes and some further afield. Ride with us in the District.