Looking for a way show your commitment to promote compassion, prevent violence, while pedaling for peace throughout Washington, D.C.? Join the 2018 Peace Ride from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 29. This community event is hosted by One Common Unity (OCU), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to break the cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts and peace education.
The 2018 Peace Ride will bring together members of the community who are committed to ending violence and building a better future. Riders will enjoy a beautiful 18-mile cycling route, participate in yoga classes, plus wellness and interactive art workshops. In addition, there will be live music and poetry performances by OCU students and special guests.
The day’s events will be centered a location overlooking the Lincoln Memorial. From this symbolic starting point, participants will travel along the Potomac River, experience the awe-inspiring nature of Gravelly Point, ride through the Bon Air Memorial Rose Gardens, gaze upon the iconic Theodore Roosevelt Island and then return to the overlook of the auspicious gaze of Abraham Lincoln’s statue.
OCU leads arts-driven violence prevention programs in 14 D.C. public schools. Their flagship youth development program, Fly By Light, immerses roughly 5,000 D.C. middle and high school students each year through an innovative curriculum centered upon social-emotional learning, mindfulness, social justice education, nature immersion and artistic expression. Your support and participation in the Peace Ride supports OCU’s violence prevention programs in the public schools and all proceeds from this event support OCU’s ongoing programming.
It’s going to be a day of sun, fun and connection, as well as an opportunity to show support to District youth and one of the region’s most effective nonprofit organizations.
To learn more or to register, visit OCUPeaceRide.com.