WABA hosts bike rides and social events throughout the year to bring together the DC, Maryland and Virginia cycling communities. Our rides create a safe and welcoming space to ride your bike and our events are 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 calendar and event listings below for registration information and event details. For more information about WABA’s events or to become an event sponsor, contact


Upcoming Events

Roundabout Century


November 1, 2014

Join us for the last century of the year on the first Saturday in November. The 2nd Annual Roundabout Century scenic ride begins and ends in Washington, DC with a lunch stop in Annapolis. Fall foliage will be at its peak, as riders wind 100 miles through back roads, paved trails and city streets. SAG support is provided by The Bike Rack. We encourage riders of all levels (teams, female cyclists and first time century riders) to join and register. Roundabout Century supports Calvary Women’s Services in SE, DC – which provides homeless women with a place to live, comprehensive support services and empowers women for independent living. 100% of registration fees and rider raised donations are tax deductible and directly benefit Calvary Women’s Services. Riders and friends please join us at the Ugly Mug (Barracks Row on 8th St, SE) for the post ride party!

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Promotion of this event is paid for through our Promoted Events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.

ARTCRANK: A Poster Party for Bike People

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Join us at the first-ever ARTCRANK DC show. What’s ARTCRANK? A really cool art show featuring a collection of bicycle-themed posters and prints (that are also for sale!) made by local artists. Admission is FREE, and there will be craft beer courtesy of Oskar Blues. As the official cause partner of the ARTCRANK show, all proceeds from beer donations will benefit WABA! Bicycles are awesome, really beautiful art prints are awesome, and ARTCRANK brings those together. The event will be held from 4-10pm at a venue called 1776 located along the 15th st cycletrack at 1133 15th St NW.

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Want to volunteer at ARTCRANK and get free hugs, two complimentary beers and a super cool ARTCRANK t-shirt? Sign up here!

Future Trails Celebration

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Calling all bicyclists, joggers, families, dog walkers, rollerbladers and hovercraft riders: On Saturday, November 15, join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, REI, and trail lovers from around the region for a free celebration of the biking and walking trails that connect our region. It’s a party for the whole family! The celebration will take place from 11am to 3pm at the grassy field at First St NE and Pierce St NE in the NoMa neighborhood.

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We need volunteers! Sign up here to help us make this trail celebration amazing.

WABA’s Cider Ride

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Cider Ride is back again for Fall 2014! Join WABA in Montgomery County, MD for the second annual Cider Ride, a metro-accessible bike tour of some of our region’s best and most beautiful country roads. The ride will start from Mattie Stepanek Park in Rockville, just across the street from the Shady Grove Metro Station. The route will take riders out toward Poolesville where you can enjoy hot cider and snacks at the cider pit stop at Kingsbury’s Orchard in Dickerson, MD before looping back to where you started. Each year the Cider Ride will feature a new scenic tour of the region’s back roads, country roads, agricultural lands and farm sites that area accessible by bike.

Registration will open the week of November 3rd and we will announce registration is open in an email to all WABA members. The ride will be open to WABA members only at first, and if space allows we will open the ride to non-WABA members.

WABA is also in need of volunteers to help with check-in and at the cider pit stop, as well as volunteer ride marshals.

WABA Holiday Party

TBD: mid-December 2014

Come celebrate the holidays and a year of great bike advocacy work at our annual Holiday Party. More information will be announced in early November.

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