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

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.

RSVP on Facebook and share the event with your friends.

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.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

September 19. 2015


Riding through The Capitol Region’s picturesque countryside in two days. Sure, it sounds like a lot — and it’s meant to be. But make no mistake, this event isn’t just for athletes or cycling enthusiasts.

The Ride is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. Your participation in The Ride to Conquer Cancer® is transforming cancer medicine. Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Suburban Hospital are using scientific discoveries to determine which treatments and screening interventions will work best for each patient. In this new model, the promise of personalized medicine is becoming a reality. The work of Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists are ensuring we get the right treatments to the right patients at the right time.

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This event is listed as part of our Promoted Events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.

 Events Calendar