WABA promotes bicycling throughout the region by hosting fun, safe, and accessible events and by partnering with other area groups who do the same. These events grow bicycling throughout our region, and the proceeds go to support our mission!
If you'd like to promote your ride, check out our Events Partnership Program.
UPCOMING WABA EVENTS
The legendary Vasa Ride is back! Choose from three route lengths, all departing from the House of Sweden in Georgetown: 15, 30, and 59 miles. The medium and long routes go up MacArthur Boulevad and tackle Potomac, Md.'s rolling hills, while the short route stays within D.C. All riders return to the House of Sweden for traditional warm blueberry soup!
We need volunteers to run rider check-in early in the morning and greet riders when they return; sign up to volunteer here. We also need ride marshals; if you have experience navigating with cue sheets, are confident riding with groups and in high-volume traffic, and know how to change a flat, sign up here to be a ride marshal.
Join WABA, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and over 10,000 of the region's bike commuters on Fri., May 16 for a celebration of biking to work. Sign up (for free!) to attend any of the 79 pit stops on your way to work. The first 12,000 people to register will get a free Bike to Work Day 2014 T-shirt at their pitstop.Register for Bike to Work Day today!
If you're a Bike to Work Day veteran, consider volunteering at a pitstop to spread the Bike to Work Day enthusiasm. Sign up to volunteer!
Tour de Fat is a wacky, fun, and free day-long festival presented by New Belgium Brewing. Kick off the day by joining WABA for a bike parade around the neighborhood (costumes and goofiness are highly encouraged). Spend the day enjoying New Belgium brews, rad live music, food trucks, crazy games, and more! All proceeds from the day benefit WABA and other local bicycle advocacy nonprofits.
WABA's annual fundraiser party event, BikeFest, is a evening filled with jazz, food, libations, dancing, and fancy fun. Save the date! Tickets will go on sale in April.
UPCOMING PARTNER EVENTS
Paul's Ride for Life honors Paul Rossmeissl, who was killed on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail in 2006. Paul's organ donations saved the lives of three others, and proceeds from Paul's Ride for Life benefit the Washington Regional Transplant Community. The ride begins at Reston Town Center and runs along the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. Ten-, 20-, and half-century-length routes are available. Registration is $35 for adults over 18 and $20 for riders under 18. After the, watch the closing ceremony and buy tickets for a raffle. For more information, see paulsrideforlife.org. Register to ride here.
The first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Suburban Hospital. All you need is motivation, a bike, and a helmet to make a difference. The ride is two days, 150 miles—and one epic ride. Register today with code WABA.
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