Events

 

WABA hosts bike rides and social events throughout the year to bring together the DC, Maryland and Virginia cycling communities. We host ride events to create a safe and welcoming space to ride your bike and to be a positive celebration of bicycling. WABA events bring awareness to and help support our ongoing advocacy, education and outreach initiatives. When you participate in a WABA event, you help fuel our ongoing efforts to build a more bike-friendly region.

For upcoming events, see the event listings below for registration information and details. For more information about WABA’s events or to become an Event Sponsor, contact events@waba.org.

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  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    April 24, 2017 | Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD

    Get involved in bike advocacy at the local level! Come to a monthly meeting and learn about our campaigns in Silver Spring and Bethesda. More

  • Climate Ride Meet and Greet (and Pie Party!)

    April 26, 2017 | WABA HQ 2599 Ontario Rd NW

    We're celebrating the launch of a shiny new Climate Ride, the Red White and Blue Ridge Ride! Moutains, breweries, fields of grain? Yes please! Come ask questions and get inspired by this WABA fundraising / once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.RSVP

  • Bridging the Gap Ride

    April 26, 2017 | Pershing Park, Washington, DC,

    Join us for a community ride that explores different routes to get the four bridges that connect DC and Virginia. Sign up

  • Vision Zero Ward 3 Workshop

    April 27, 2017 | Tenleytown Library 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, DC 20016

    Let's make the intersection of Wisconsin Ave and Albermarle St NW safer for all road usersJoin Us

  • Learn to Ride Class

    April 29, 2017 | 4099 15th St N, Arlington, VA 22207, USA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • Breaking The Cycle Ride [Promoted]

    April 30, 2017 | Montgomery County

    Join us for Breaking the Cycle: a half-century ride from downtown Silver Spring up through Laytonsville and back again to support homeless families in Montgomery County. Stretch your legs mid-ride at Waredaca Brewing Company, a peaceful respite for the road weary complete with horses and a pond. Ride on to Denizens Brewing Company for the finish party, hang out on the patio or shake it out to a live band. All riders will receive a commemorative metal pint glass and a ticket for their first pour at DenizenÕs Brewery at the end of the ride. All proceeds go to benefit The Dwelling Place, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving homeless families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement.Learn More

  • City Cycling Class

    April 30, 2017 | 4099 15th St N, Arlington, VA

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels. Sign up!

  • Artomatic Bike Ride and Mini Bike Parade

    May 3, 2017 | Crystal City Water Park, Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA

    Join us as we work up our creative appetites by exploring the region's largest art exhibition in Crystal City. Sign up!

  • Tree House Tour de Cookie [promoted]

    May 6, 2017 | Montgomery County

    The Tree House Tour de Cookie is an exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike ride from one cookie stand to the next. Choose between distances of 12, 27, or 43 miles, and enjoy the scenery and the food! More

  • Learn to Ride Class

    May 6, 2017 | Anacostia Park, Anacostia Drive, Washington, DC

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • City Cycling Class

    May 6, 2017 | Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels. Sign up!

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    May 9, 2017 | Hyattsville City Hall, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville MD

    Get involved in bike advocacy at the local level. Come to a monthly meeting and learn about our campaign: A Safer Suitland Road Learn More

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    May 12, 2017 | The Metropolitan Branch Trail at S St NE.

    Stop by to chat and caffeinate on your way to work. We'll be setup at 4th and S St from 7:00 am - 9:00 am. Map

  • Northern Virginia Tour de Cure

    May 13, 2017 | Norhern VA

    Participating in the Tour de Cure is an experience you will never forget. The event is very well organized and has routes available for all skill levels. Not only will you enjoy the ride itself, but you'll feel like a part of a community riding for a great cause! Form a team, ride on "Team Red" or volunteer- the more the merrier! More

  • City Cycling Class

    May 13, 2017 | Anacostia Park, Anacostia Drive, Washington, DC

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels. Sign up!

  • Learn to Ride Class

    May 13, 2017 | Jones Point Park, Jones Point Drive, Alexandria, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • DC Bike Ride [Parnter Event]

    May 14, 2017 | Downtown DC

    Celebrate life on two wheels! Learn More

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    May 15, 2017 | Clarendon Presbyterian Church, 1305 North Jackson Street, Arlington, VA

    Get involved in bike advocacy in Arlington! Come to a monthly meeting to learn about our campaign for a Bike Friendly Ballston and help make it happen. More

  • Marvelously Magnificent Murals Ride

    May 17, 2017 | REI, M Street Northeast, Washington, DC

    Join us for a community ride that takes in and appreciates magnificent murals (& bike lanes) in DC. We will slowly ride around part of the city stopping periodically to view murals that have been installed in the recent past. Sign up

  • Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling Monthly Meeting

    May 17, 2017 | Check fabb-bikes.org for location

    Get involved in bike advocacy in Fairfax County. Come to a monthly meeting and learn about what is new.Learn More

  • Bike to Work Day

    May 19, 2017 | 86 pit stops around the region

    Register for free and select a pit stop near you. On BTWD, stop by your pit stop to pick up your free t-shirt and enjoy free coffee, breakfast, and giveaways. Invite your friends and co-workers! Register

  • Tour de Chesapeake [Promoted]

    May 20, 2017 | Mathews County, VA

    Located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, this cycling event, now in its 19th year, offers rural, flat roads that all lead to water.Hosted by the County, the Mathews Visitor Center and the Mathews Land Conservancy, Tour de Chesapeake offer 4 concise routes ranging from 23 to 101 miles in length, which take cyclists from GwynnÕs Island to Bethel Beach to the New Point Lighthouse.Each route has fully stocked rest stops, SAG support and lovely views galore, plus a WATER TAXI on an authentic Chesapeake Bay Deadrise within one of the routes! The ride culminates on Saturday evening with a Seafood Feast and Party at the Wharf, at the Riverfront Pavilion at historic Williams Wharf Landing. Check it out at www.tourdechesapeake.org!Learn More

  • City Cycling Class

    May 20, 2017 | 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels. Sign up!

  • Learn to Ride Class

    May 20, 2017 | 4099 15th St N, Arlington, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • Learn to Ride Class

    May 21, 2017 | Anacostia Park, Anacostia Drive, Washington, DC

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • City Cycling Class

    May 21, 2017 | Jones Point Park, Jones Point Drive, Alexandria, VA

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels. Sign up!

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    May 22, 2017 | Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD

    Get involved in bike advocacy at the local level! Come to a monthly meeting and learn about our campaigns in Silver Spring and Bethesda. More

  • Pizza Provocation - Community Ride

    May 24, 2017 | Clarendon Station, 3100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

    A Tour of Italy from the comfort of your bike seat in Arlington, VA. Sign up!

  • Parent & child powered family bicycling class

    May 27, 2017 | Anacostia Park, Anacostia Drive, Washington, DC

    Parent & child power family bicycling is about having a great time on a bike next to your child on their bike, every time the two of you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels, while speaking with others seeking to do the same! Sign up!

  • Adults Learn to Ride class

    May 27, 2017 | Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Colorado Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!


Event Highlights:

Bike to Work Day

May 19, 2017

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Bike to Work Day is a free regional event that features 86 pit stops around Virginia, Maryland and DC. Register early for a pit stop near your home or work to show your support for bicycling and reserve a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt.

Then on Bike to Work Day, stop by your pit stop to pick up your t-shirt and enjoy breakfast treats, prizes, and more. You can learn more about Bike to Work Day here. Visit the Bike to Work Day homepage here, hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Plus, Bike to Work Day is a great day to join WABA or renew your membership in support of better bicycling!

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Breaking The Cycle Ride

April 30, 2017 Promoted Event

Join us for Breaking the Cycle: a half-century ride from downtown Silver Spring up through Laytonsville and back again to support homeless families in Montgomery County. Stretch your legs mid-ride at Waredaca Brewing Company, a peaceful respite for the road weary complete with horses and a pond. Ride on to Denizens Brewing Company for the finish party, hang out on the patio or shake it out to a live band.

All riders will receive a commemorative metal pint glass and a ticket for their first pour at Denizens Brewery at the end of the ride. All proceeds go to benefit The Dwelling Place, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving homeless families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement.

Learn More

This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 6, 2017 Promoted Event

The Tree House Tour de Cookie is an exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike ride from one cookie stand to the next. Choose between distances of 12, 27, or 43 miles, and enjoy the scenery and the food! The aim of the event is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and promote the free services offered by The Tree House, services that provide hope and healing to sexually and physically abused children and neglected children. All proceeds of the Tree House Tour de Cookie benefit The Tree House CAC, enabling us to better serve our clients. It is a wonderful occasion during which individuals, families, and groups can enjoy a day of fun, festivities, philanthropy, and COOKIES!

Register

This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Northern Virginia Tour de Cure

May 13, 2017 Promoted Event

Participating in the Tour de Cure is an experience you will never forget. The event is very well organized and has routes available for all skill levels. Not only will you enjoy the ride itself, but you’ll feel like a part of a community riding for a great cause! Form a team, ride on “Team Red” or volunteer- the more the merrier!

Learn more

This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA


DC Bike Ride

May 14, 2017 Partner Event

DC Bike Ride is back for 2017! Just imagine: 20 miles. 1 day. 0 Cars. Get ready to celebrate life on two wheels on car-free streets!

Join us for DC’s only 20-mile closed-road scenic bike ride, complete with a fabulous finish line festival. Proceeds from DCBR will benefit WABA in our efforts to deliver meaningful street safety programs in support of DC’s Vision Zero Campaign. WABA is a DC Bike Ride founding partner.

Early bird registration is now open! Register today.

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WABA is a founding partner of DCBR. We are not directly involved in the operations of the event, but we are thrilled it is taking place and are invested in its success!


Tour de Chesapeake

May 20, 2017 Promoted Event

Located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, this cycling event, now in its 19th year, offers rural, flat roads that all lead to water.

Hosted by the County, the Mathews Visitor Center and the Mathews Land Conservancy, Tour de Chesapeake offer 4 concise routes ranging from 23 to 101 miles in length, which take cyclists from Gwynn’s Island to Bethel Beach to the New Point Lighthouse.

Each route has fully stocked rest stops, SAG support and lovely views galore, plus a WATER TAXI on an authentic Chesapeake Bay Deadrise within one of the routes! The ride culminates on Saturday evening with a Seafood Feast and Party at the Wharf, at the Riverfront Pavilion at historic Williams Wharf Landing. Check it out at www.tourdechesapeake.org!

Learn More

This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge

June 17, 2017 Promoted Event

Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? The National MS Society, Greater DC – Maryland Chapter’s Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, held June 17-18, 2017, offers a picturesque cycling experience for participants of all levels and abilities. It features a variety of route options winding through the flat and rural Eastern Shore of Maryland. The two-day event starts and finishes each day at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, MD.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

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This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Fat Tire presents the Tour de Fat 

July 22, 2017

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New Belgium Brewing’s “Fat Tire Presents the Tour de Fat” is coming to Washington, DC on July 22!

The traveling philanthropic beer, music and bike festival is an important fundraising opportunity for WABA. Proceeds from beer sales are donated to local bicycle non-profits: WABA, Black Women Bike DC, Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, Phoenix Bikes, and Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling.

This year, the event will be ticketed and tickets are available in advance online. The band Vintage Trouble will headline the DC show, along with costumes, cirque performers, and lots of fun.

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Firefighter 50 Bike Ride

July 23, 2017 Promoted Event

Please join the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department for the 6th annual Firefighter 50 bike ride in Westminster, MD You will cycle the low traffic volume roads of Carroll and Frederick County, MD and Adams County, PA. Fully supported rides of 100/50/35 and 30 miles. Our Lost Valley Century received national recognition in 2014. Registration is $35 mail in or Active.com and $40 same day. We provide and “all you can eat” special Firefighter lunch. The Firefighters of Pleasant Valley promise you a GREAT day of cycling. For additional information contact our event director David Yonkoski on 240-357-0593 or at dfyonko@gmail.com

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This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Washington DC Tour de Cure

September 23, 2017 Promoted Event
Participating in the Tour de Cure is an experience you will never forget. This monumental ride starts at the Washington Monument and will have amazing views of DC! The event is very well organized and has routes available for all skill levels. Not only will you enjoy the ride itself, but you’ll feel like a part of a community riding for a great cause! Form a team, ride on “”Team Red”” or volunteer- the more the merrier!

Sign up

This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.