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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  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    June 26, 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

  • Be a Better Bicycling Advocate

    June 28, 2017 | WABA Office 2599 Ontario Rd NW DC

    Every month, city planners are working on dozens of projects and every one is an opportunity to make bicycling safer and more convenient. Come learn how to engage in this process.Register here

  • Arlington PAL Ambassador Pizza Party w/ Phoenix Bikes

    July 5, 2017 | Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22204, USA

    Join the PAL Ambassadors for our monthly pizza party and a chance to check out Phoenix Bike's future new digs with Executive Director Meg Rapelye! We'll be talking ideas for our July block party, which will be at the popular intersection of Four Mile Run, Walter Reed and the W&OD trail. Sign up here

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    July 11, 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

    July 14, 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 Arlington County

    July 17, 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

  • Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling Monthly Meeting

    July 19, 2017 | Check fabb-bikes.org for location

    Get involved in bike advocacy in Fairfax County. Come to a monthly meeting and learn about what is new.Learn More

  • Tour de Fat

    July 22, 2017 | Parking lot at 136 N St SE, Washington, DC

    Join us for the wackiest festival and fundraiser there is. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company, Tour de Fat 2017 will be an epic party and music festival. Proceeds from beer sales raise support for local bike non-profits. Purchase Tickets.

  • Firefighter 50 Bike Ride [Promoted]

    July 23, 2017 | Carroll & Frederick Counties

    Firefighter 50 Bike Ride: 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.comLearn More

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    July 24, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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