Due to two events the weekend of September 23-24, there may be delays and re routes.

On Saturday, September 23, the  2017 Tour de Cure will start and end at the Washington Monument.  The race will contain a 10 mile, 33 mile, and 50 mile bike ride as well as a 5K walk.  All bike races will start by 7:30am and end by 1:30pm with the 5K walk around the National Mall starting at 9:30am.

On Sunday, September 24 the March for Civility will take place.  The march  is a 1.75 mile walk and rally starting and ending at the Lincoln Memorial running along Constitution Ave., NW to 17th Street, NW and back down Independence Ave., SW.

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Washington Monument

One of the most celebrated and spectacular sights on the National Mall, the Washington Monument, stands as a grand tribute to our nation’s first President, George Washington. The 555 foot obelisk is also one of the oldest and most recognizable memorials in the City. While construction began in 1848, the monument was not completed until 1884 because of financial difficulties during the Civil War.

Visitors from around the world are treated to breathtaking views from the top of the monument where the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Capitol and the White House can be seen. Inside, 192 memorial stones that were donated from various states, cities and historical societies are seen on the walls.

At the bottom of the monument, fifty American flags fly in honor of George Washington, symbolizing the current fifty states and the nation he founded.

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