May 2024 events

The below events are specific to the DC chapter of Families for Safe Streets. See this listing for additional cross-country FSS events or check websites from Northern Virginia and Montgomery County chapters for other events in the region.

Advocacy opportunity: Submit your written testimony for budget oversight

Every spring, the Mayor submits her budget to the DC Council, and the Council will hold budget oversight hearings for District agencies. Read our testimonies from April for the Department of Motor Vehicles (the main implementing agency for the recently passed STEER Act) and the District Department of Transportation.

Members can still submit written testimony for both agencies until Friday, May 3, 2024 at 5:30pm (click the “Submit Testimony” button on the top right corner) at the following links:

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] if you’d like to work with someone to brainstorm or copyedit your personal testimony.

Ward 5 Family Biking: “Revenge of the Fifth (Ward)” Family Ride

Sunday, May 5, 2024 from 10:30am to 12:00pm

Meet at Trinidad Rec Center (1310 Childress St NE). We will ride to Lost Generation Brewing Company for some food trucks, specials, and kid activities. Learn more and RSVP with Ward 5 Family Biking.

2024 Capitol Hill Roadway Safety Advocacy Days

May 13-15, 2024

The National Safety Council, the Road to Zero Coalition, Families for Safe Streets and Stop Distractions are coming together in Washington, DC to share our personal stories with federal policymakers to help them understand the importance of road safety to save lives. Registration is full, but please contact us to see if there are opportunities to still get involved.

Ride of Silence – DC

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 7pm

The Ride of Silence is an annual, worldwide memorial event, held at 7pm local time on the third Wednesday of May in cities across the country and around the world—an opportunity to pause during the great joy of Bike Week and Bike Month and honor and remember those who cannot be here to celebrate with us. The ride will start on Pennsylvania Avenue opposite the Wilson Building, ride through Judiciary Square and past the West Front of the US Capitol, and end on M St SE, outside the US and DC DOTs. Please wear white if possible; wear red if you would like to signify you were injured or a family member killed while riding. Learn more here.

Hill Family Biking: Kingman Island Ride

Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Hill Family Biking for a family friendly ride to Kingman Island for picnics (BYOP), free play in a safe car-free area, and kid friendly music from The Grandsons Jr. Ride will commence at 4 PM from Stanton Park, and an informal return ride to Lincoln Park will roll back around 6 PM. Learn more and RSVP with Hill Family Biking.

GW Hospital: Virtual Trauma Survivors Group

Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm via Zoom

This virtual meeting hosted by the George Washington University Hospital is open to all trauma survivors, family members, and loved ones. It is a space where individuals who have experienced traumatic injury can connect with others who have experienced similar circumstances.

Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] for the Zoom link.

DC Families for Safe Streets Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 7pm via Zoom

Join the DC chapter of Families for Safe Streets for its monthly meeting over Zoom. Topics of discussion will be posted closer to meeting date.

Contact us at DCFamiliesForSafeStreets [at] for the Zoom link or to request discussion topics.