A four-day motorcycle rally kicks off Friday at the RFK Stadium grounds, but some attendees may find access difficult.
Organizers of the Stars & Stripes & Spokes event plan to offer free motorcyle parking, but the Metro station closest to RFK, Stadium-Armory, will be closed as part of a major shutdown for maintenance and repair work that begins at 10 p.m. Friday and is scheduled to last until the system reopens Tuesday morning.
The District Department of Public Works said it will be enforcing parking restrictions in the neighborhood around the stadium. Vehicles without a Zone 6 residential parking permit will be ticketed if parked for more than two hours, officials said. Officers will also be enforcing parking rules for crosswalks, intersections, bus stops, blocked fire hydrants and other restrictions.
DPW said parking for cars will be available in RFK lots 5 and 8 for $10.
Metro will run shuttle buses for stations that are closed on the Blue and Orange lines, servicing Federal Center SW, Capitol South, Eastern Market, Potomac Ave., Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road stations. However, the buses do not operate as efficiently as cars, and Metro warns that riders should add 40 minutes of travel time. Congestion around the stadium may increase delays.