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

Upcoming Events

Paul’s Ride for Life

April 25. 2015


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Join us for the Seventh annual Paul’s Ride for Life on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Paul’s Ride starts at the Reston Town Center on Democracy Street (between Library and Explorer). Paul’s Ride has a rolling start. Riders head west along the Washington and Old Dominion Bike Trail, ride any of the 10-, 20-mile, or ½ Century (50-mile) lengths, and return to the Town Center. There are four rest stops along the route.

Advanced registration is $40/adult, and $25 for children under 18.

Closing ceremonies, with a raffle including a Trek bike donated by The Bike Lane, will be held at Noon. Paul’s Ride honors Paul Rossmeissl who saved three individuals through organ donation when he died in a bicycle accident in 2006. Help us to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and encourage individuals to register to be an organ donor at

Learn more and register at:

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

Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 2. 2015


We invite cyclists of all ages to participate in this exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike race/ride from one bake sale to the next.

Choose between distances of 14 or 40 miles, and enjoy the scenery and the food! The aim of the event is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and promote the services offered to abused and neglected children by The Tree House. All proceeds of the Tree House Tour de Cookie benefit The Tree House Child Assessment Center, 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!

Learn more and register at:

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

Bike to Work Day

May 15. 2015

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Register for Bike to Work Day today! Sign up here.

Bike to Work Day is the one day of the year that our region recognizes what we do every day: ride our bicycles. Join WABA and Commuter Connections at one of 79 pit stops around the region for this free celebration of bicycling. Registration is now open! Sign up for a pit stop near you to be eligible for your free BTWD t-shirt, giveaways and refreshments . More information and helpful resources can be found at

WABA is also looking for volunteers to help represent WABA and talk to commuters about bicycling and advocacy at pit stops around the region.

Tour de Chesapeake

May 16. 2015


Join us for the 17th Annual Tour de Chesapeake in Mathews County, VA, on May 16, 2015!

Celebrate the arrival of spring on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula with a great day of cycling and views of the Chesapeake Bay everywhere you turn. There are 20-102 miles of FLAT, rural routes with little traffic. After the cycling winds down, you won’t want to miss the FREE Party at the Wharf, with a great dance band, local seafood, beer and wine! Come see all Mathews has to offer!

Register now at!


Tour de Fat

May 30. 2015

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Save the date for this year’s Tour de Fat! That crazy bicycle festival with New Belgium beer is coming back to Yards Park in DC on Saturday, May 30th. There will be bicycle rides, wacky costumes, interactive games, a bicycle pit of silly rides, dance parties, contests, and live entertainment.

This festival is a big fundraiser for WABA and supports our work to make the DC region a better place to ride a bike.  The bike ride will leave Yards Park at 11:00am and will return for the start of the Tour de Fat and the tapping of the kegs at 12:00pm. You don’t want to miss it. Find our more information at and on New Belgium’s website.

We also recruit hundreds of volunteers to help make this event awesome. Sign up here to volunteer.

Bike MS: Ride the Vine

June 13 & 14, 2015

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Bike MS: Ride the Vine takes place Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2015.The event is a two-day, fully supported ride starting and finishing at Doukénie Winery in Purcellville, Virginia (Loudoun County). The ride features route options ranging from 15-100 miles and is open to cyclists of all levels of expertise.

Discount code: Enter WABA to receive $5 off your Bike MS: Ride the Vine registration!

All participants are required to raise a minimum of $300 in order to ride. Your registration will include access to our online fundraising tools, a Bike MS T-shirt at event weekend, snacks and refreshments at rest stops, mechanical and medical support, a finish line celebration and much more!

Bike MS: Ride the Vine is geared towards cyclists and all those seeking a personal challenge and a world free of MS. Bike MS is the premier fundraising cycling series in the nation. Learn more at

Bike Shenandoah

September 19, 2015


Flanked by the Appalachians and the Blue Ridge mountains, the Shenandoah Valley is ablaze with color during the height of fall. Bike Shenandoah offers a relaxed ride atmosphere for cyclists of all ages and abilities, while enjoying the company of other riders and supporting global and local mission and service. Join us for the century, metric century, 30 mile, 15 mile or 5 mile rides in and around Harrisonburg, VA. The event includes multiple well-stocked rest stops and an afternoon meal.

Learn more and register at:

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

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.

Learn more and register at:

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

DC Tour de Cure

Regsitration is open, also currently seeking volunteers

September 26, 2015


The Washington DC Tour de Cure is truly a Monumental Tour where you will be riding past some of the most iconic monuments in DC! Ten miles of roads will be closed to allow our riders exclusive use of them during the event. Embark on a 13, 33, or 50 mile ride through DC and Montgomery County! Return to Freedom Plaza for a delicious lunch, entertainment, our “Fun Zone” and much more! Bring family and friends along to enjoy the festivities while you ride.

Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. 

Register here. Use code “WABA2015″ for a discount.

Contact Robert Sierralta at to take a leadership role in one of the following categories: Marketing and Publicity, Fundraising, Route Creation and Logistics, Day of Event Experience, Bike Shops and Training Rides, The Diabetes Mission, and Volunteer Management.

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

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