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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  • Women & Bicycles: Rockville Ramble

    July 29, 2017 | Starbucks @ 39 Maryland Ave, Rockville MD

    Women & Bicycles leads a 16-mile, no-drop ride along the Carl Henn Memorial Trail. Sign up here

  • Living Traffic Lights with the PAL Ambassadors

    July 30, 2017 | 2680 Shirlington Rd, Arlington, VA 22206, USA

    Join the Arlington PAL (Predictable, Alert, Lawful) Ambassadors for their July event: Living Traffic Lights! Since the flashing yellow crosswalk on Shirlington Rd. that connects to the W & OD Trail is super overlooked by drivers, your friendly neighborhood PALs are going to dress in in red, yellow and green to help deliver the message! Sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/258436621302694/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22dashboard%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22main_list%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%7D

  • Workshop: Ward 7 Mobile Traffic Safety Workshop

    August 5, 2017 | Minnesota Ave Metro

    Come out to our Ward 7 Mobile workshop on August 5th @ 10:00 AM to help make 2 intersections better and ride the Marvin Gaye trail as wellRegister here

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    August 8, 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

  • What to do After a Bike Crash Workshop

    August 10, 2017 | Takoma Park Neighborhood Library

    Cory Bilton from Bilton Law will talk about bike laws in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and how to take care of yourselfÑphysically and legallyÑif you are in a crash.Register here

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    August 11, 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

  • August Member Event--Yoga in the Park

    August 17, 2017 | the Park


  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    August 21, 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

  • DC Bike Ambassador Orientation August

    August 22, 2017 | 900 Wesley Pl SW

    Join the Bike Ambassador as we encourage DC residents to try bicycling as a form of alternative transportation

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    August 28, 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

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    September 8, 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

  • 50 States and 13 Colonies Ride

    September 9, 2017 | All over DC

    The 50 States Ride is an urban adventure by bicycle, taking riders for a 62-mile ride down all 50 state-named streets of the District and going through all 8 wards of the city. The 13 Colonies Ride is a 15-mile downtown DC bike ride on the streets named after the original 13 colonies. Learn More

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    September 12, 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

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    September 18, 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

  • DC Tour de Cure [Promoted]

    September 23, 2017 | Washington, DC

    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! Details

  • Red White And Blue Ridge Ride

    September 24, 2017 | Blue Ridge Mountains

    Climate Ride events bring together bright minds, breathtaking routes for all cycling abilities, and the unforgettable combination of passion and purpose. Over three days, we'll pedal the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful rural Virginia to the US Capitol in Washington, DC to fundraise for better biking.Join us

  • Red White And Blue Ridge Ride

    September 24, 2017 | Blue Ridge Mountains

    Climate Ride events bring together bright minds, breathtaking routes for all cycling abilities, and the unforgettable combination of passion and purpose. Over three days, we'll pedal the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful rural Virginia to the US Capitol in Washington, DC to fundraise for better biking.

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    September 25, 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

  • WABA in the Wild

    October 6, 2017 | Bike from Cumberland, MD to DC

    Help make bicycling better in 184.5 miles! Join us for our second annual WABA in the Wild bike tour and camping adventure. Learn More

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    October 10, 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

    October 13, 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

  • Seagull Century [Promoted]

    October 14, 2017 | Maryland's Eastern Shore

    Sea Gull Century, a nationally acclaimed bicycling event, beginning and ending on the campus of Salisbury University, tours the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland and offers a Century and metric route. Century riders will enjoy live music, food and the National Seashore of Assateague Island where they will see wild ponies, sandy beaches, coastal marshes and maritime forest. Friday evening all riders are invited to join us on campus for our free kick off reception. Saturday all riders will be welcomed back to Salisbury UniversityÕs campus with a lively post-ride lawn party!Details

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    October 16, 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

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    October 23, 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

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    November 10, 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

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    November 14, 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


Event Highlights:

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!

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


WABA in the Wild

October 6-9, 2017

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WABA in the Wild is a three-day bicycle and camping tour that raises support for bicycling better. Registration will open June 1st!

Join fellow riders from our community to experience one of the nation’s best long-distance trails: the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath. The adventure consists of three days and 184.5 miles of bicycling on car-free trails.

This is a fully supported tour, meaning we pamper you and provide everything you could possibly need: hearty and delcious camp meals, tons of trail snacks, campsites, SAG support, and gear transportation. All you have to do is ride and enjoy the wildlife.

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