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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  • Arlington PAL Block Party: Back 2 School Edition!

    September 28, 2017 | Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

    Join the Arlington PAL Ambassadors' monthly Block Party to remind college students at George Mason's Arlington campus to be always be a PAL (predictable, alert, lawful) for a safe and less-stressful semester for everyone! Read more

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    September 30, 2017 | Jones Point Park - Alexandria, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    October 1, 2017 | Anacostia Park - Washington, DC

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • 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

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    October 14, 2017 | Quincy Street Parking Deck - Arlington, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    October 15, 2017 | Quincy Street Parking Deck - Arlington, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • 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

  • Adult City Cycling class

    October 21, 2017 | Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020, USA

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels. Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    October 21, 2017 | Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Colorado Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    October 22, 2017 | Beltway Plaza Mall, 6000 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770, USA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • 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

  • Community Ride - Spooky Secrets of Ballston

    October 25, 2017 | Clarendon Station, 3100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

    Join your friends and fellow goblins on this leisurely, family-friendly bike ride around Arlington! Sign up!

  • Member Drive Volunteer Night

    October 26, 2017


  • Community Ride - The Haunted Hill & Soul Stroll

    October 27, 2017 | Capitol South Metro Station, 355 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

    In October, the nights get longer, cooler...and creepier! Join us for a ride to the most infamous haunted places on Capitol Hill. We'll finish at the Congressional Cemetery for their annual Soul Stroll guided cemetery tour! Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    October 28, 2017 | Quincy Street Parking Garage - Arlington, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • Adult City Cycling class

    October 29, 2017 | Quincy Street Parking Deck - Arlington, VA

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels. Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    November 5, 2017 | Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • 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

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    November 11, 2017 | Quincy Street Parking Garage - Arlington, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten. Sign up!

  • Adult City Cycling class

    November 12, 2017 | Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels. Sign up!


Event Highlights:

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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