The Anacostia River Festival is looking for volunteers to help bicyclists navigate the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail this weekend.
Volunteers are asked to help with trail tours as “ride marshals” and provide D.C. biking information at a festival booth Sunday, according to the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, a festival partner.
Ride marshals will “assist in keeping the group of bike riders together and ensuring all participants follow traffic laws and bike safely,” the group says. The volunteers must wear helmets.
Rides, which start at 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Anacostia Park, will last about 30 minutes as bicyclists travel around the Anacostia River’s banks and bridges on the east and west sides of the river.
Volunteers can sign up online to work from either 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 1:30 to 4 p.m. They should meet at Anacostia Park (Anacostia Drive and Good Hope Road SE).
In addition to the trail tours, the festival includes free canoeing and kayaking, live music, a “bird of prey demonstration” and a bike parade. The festival is an effort to promote natural resources and the soon-to-be-created 11th Street Bridge Park, which aims to connect Ward 6 and Anacostia residents.