Adult Education


Our classes and community rides teach biking for transportation, fun, and fitness. We offer sessions for adults of all skill levels throughout the Washington area. To find an upcoming class near you, see the education calendar.

City Cycling

City Cycling is an essential class for all skill levels — if you’re a seasoned city rider, we’ve got new tips and tricks for you. If you’re new to biking, we’ll help you master the fundamentals.

Our instructors teach tactics to help you deal with traffic, communicate effectively, and transition from trails to roads and back again. We’ll also cover bike handling maneuvers and bike infrastructure. Most importantly, we’ll build confidence, have fun, and get around by bike.

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Community Rides

Our community ride series is an inclusive space for riders of all levels to explore the city. We ride together on Wednesday nights, and each time we tackle different topics that urban riders use to get around Alexandria, Arlington, DC, and parts of Montgomery County. Our rides are certain to be a good time, but they’re also a safe space to practice riding with everyday bicyclists. Come to tour the region, come to ride, come to ask any of your deepest, darkest, secret-est bike questions.

Adult Learn to Ride

This class is for adults who have never ridden a bike before and want to start now. Our technique is intuitive and has a very high success rate. Our instructors take students through a progressive curriculum, with the goal of riding with two pedals by the end of the session. A bike and helmet are included with your registration.

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Everyday Biking Seminars

Everyday Biking seminars are for organizations interested in encouraging their members and staff to ride. Find out more and learn how to request a seminar for your workplace, or email questions to


For questions about education programming, email

To find upcoming classes near you, check the calendar below:

WABA’s education department is supported in part by your membership dollars. Join or donate to WABA today and help our programs reach further.

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