Events

 

WABA hosts bike rides and social events throughout the year to bring together the DC, Maryland, and Virginia bicycling 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’s signature events, which are member-only, paid registration rides, are fundraising rides. The money we raise from selling registration directly supports our advocacy, education, and outreach work. More simply: when you participate in a WABA event, you help fuel our ongoing efforts to build a more bike-friendly region.

See the event listings below for registration information and details for upcoming events. For more information about WABA’s events, contact events@waba.org. If you’d like to sponsor an event, contact business@waba.org. If you’d like to advertise your event, please click here.

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  • Volunteer Night: Meet the Bike Ambassador Program

    February 20, 2018 | Washington Area Bicyclist Association, 2599 Ontario Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

    Come celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with the DC Bike Ambassadors!

    WABA members and volunteers are invited to the WABA office to learn more about our Bike Ambassador program and everything we do to keep DC streets safe for all riders.

    After a 45 minute orientation (with snacks!), help us distribute bike lights to community members riding dark and spread the WABA love. We’ll end the evening with an optional group dinner in Adams Morgan.

    RSVP here

  • Community Cleanup: Suitland Parkway Trail

    February 24, 2018 | Stanton Rd SE and Suitland Parkway

    Come join the WABA Trail Ranger Team, DC Trash Cycle, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers @ State Employee Affinity Group, and some regular Suitland Parkway trail users for a cleanup of the Suitland Parkway Trail. Despite the trail being one of the longest green corridors we have on DC government land, the trail attracts a lot of litter because of the high car traffic next to it. 

    After two hours of cleanup, we'll pack up at 11:00am and head off-trail to talk about trail conditions, answer questions about trail maintenace and citizen efforts, and the future of the Suitland Parkway Trail. Depending on how big our group is, we'll go get coffee near either the Anacostia or Congress Heights Metro stations. 

    Please wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt (plus any other weather-appropriate clothing) and bring a water bottle. We'll being the tools and some snacks! 

    More information and signup here


  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    February 26, 2018 | 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

  • DC Bike Advocates: Let's Get Organized!

    March 8, 2018 | Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16th St NW

    Washington, DC is ripe with opportunities for new low-stress bike routes, safer streets, and people-friendly policies. But we need more than good ideas and numbers on our side. We need you. So, let’s get together and get organized! Register

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    March 9, 2018 | 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

    March 13, 2018 | 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

    March 19, 2018 | 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 Arlington County

    March 19, 2018 | 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

    March 26, 2018 | 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

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    April 10, 2018 | 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

    April 13, 2018 | 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 Arlington County

    April 16, 2018 | 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 Arlington County

    April 16, 2018 | 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

    April 23, 2018 | 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

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    May 8, 2018 | 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 11, 2018 | 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

  • DC Bike Ride

    May 19, 2018

    About DC Bike Ride: DCBR is a20-mile, closed-road, completely car-free recreational bike ride throughout themonuments and beautiful sites of Washington, DC. Bring the whole family: kidsages 3 to 7 are free to register, and new this year youth ages 8 to 17 are just$25 to register during Early Access and Early Bird Registration. The thirdannual event is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 at 8am. The ride starts at WestPotomac Park in DC and ends at the U.S. Capitol. For more info visit www.dcbikeride.com.

     

    WABA is the non-profit beneficiary of DC Bike Ride andinvites you to join us in celebrating life on two-wheels at the third annual DCBike Ride. A portion of proceeds from DC Bike Ride benefit WABA’s Vision Zeroadvocacy and outreach work to make streets safer for all.

     

    Have questions about DC Bike Ride? Email hello@dcbikeride.com.


  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    May 21, 2018 | 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 Arlington County

    May 21, 2018 | 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

    May 28, 2018 | 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

    June 8, 2018 | 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

    June 12, 2018 | 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

    June 18, 2018 | 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 Arlington County

    June 18, 2018 | 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

    June 25, 2018 | 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

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    July 10, 2018 | 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

    July 13, 2018 | 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 Arlington County

    July 16, 2018 | 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 Arlington County

    July 16, 2018 | 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

    July 23, 2018 | 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


Event Highlights:

The Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 5
Montgomery County.
(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, which provide hope and healing to sexually abused, physically abused 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!

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DC Bike Ride

May 19
Washington, DC
(Promoted Event)

DC Bike Ride is a car-free celebration of bicycling in Washington, DC and the only day you can adventure around your city by bike with no cars. It is a fun, recreational ride for all biking abilities. The event is for all ages (three and up). Participants can see the city like never before as they take in 20-miles of car-free, safe streets and beautiful skyline views. DC Bike Ride brings the DC, VA and MD biking communities together to celebrate life on two wheels. The event provides a safe and welcoming space to come together and celebrate something we all love: safe bicycling. A portion of proceeds benefit WABA and our Vision Zero advocacy and community outreach work to make streets safer for all. End your day of car-free, fun-filled streets at the DC Bike Ride Finish Festival in front of the U.S. Capitol on 3rd St SW with great beats, eats, and fun for all ages.

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