Events

 

WABA hosts bike rides and social events throughout the year to bring together the bicycling community. We host fun rides that create a safe and welcoming space for you. WABA’s signature events, which are member-only, paid registration rides, are fundraisers. The money we raise directly supports our advocacy, education, and outreach work. More simply: when you participate in a WABA event, you fuel our efforts to build a more bike-friendly region.

See the event listings below for registration information and details for upcoming events. To learn more about sponsoring a signature event, email business@waba.org. If you’d like to advertise your own event, please click here. For any other event questions, email events@waba.org.

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  • Lymphoma Research Ride [promoted event]

    September 23, 2018 | Montgomery County

    Join Team LRF in Barnesville as we rally for a cure for lymphoma at our 12th Annual Research Ride. On ride day, cycle through the beautiful rolling hills of Maryland, taking on a 10, 25, 40 or 50 mile route. The Research Ride, founded by Dr. Bruce Cheson and his wife Christine, has raised more than $5 million since inception and continues to fuel life-changing research and enable LRF to provide critical resources and support to lymphoma patients and professionals. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.

    Register

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    September 24, 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

  • Peace Ride 2018

    September 29, 2018 | 23rd and Constitution Ave (field next to Lincoln Memorial)

    Want to make a real difference in your community, and have fun doing it?

    The Peace Ride is a day-long, family-friendly event hosted by One Common Unity (OCU), a non-profit whose mission is to break cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education.

    Located on the field next to the Lincoln Memorial (by 23rd and Constitution), this is a spectacular opportunity to enjoy a beautiful cycling route, meet great people, and participate in yoga, wellness, and interactive art workshops. In addition, there will be live music and poetry performances by Fly By Light students and local D.C. artists.

    The Peace Ride is a FUNdraiser that supports OCU’s arts-driven violence prevention programs, which impact approximately 5,000 youth and families per year.

    More info

  • Anacostia Pedal Paddle Palooza

    September 29, 2018 | Anacostia watershed

    It’s a pedal paddle palooza! Join the biggest watershed exploration party on September 29th to bike and kayak the Anacostia watershed. Start in Montgomery County, Prince George's County or the District on bike and explore the trails to finish at Kingman Island.

    Free kayak rentals will be available along the trail at launch points for a mid ride paddle.

    More details and register here

  • Volunteer at the Barracks Row Festival

    September 29, 2018 | Barracks Row

    Come join the DC Bike Ambassdors as we share our love of biking at the annual Barracks Row Festival on Capitol Hill. We'll have a table, sell some merchanidise and let everyone know about our incredible classes and events. 

    Sign up!

  • WABA in the Wild

    October 5, 2018


  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    October 9, 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

    October 12, 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 7:30 am - 9:30 am. Map

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    October 15, 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

    October 22, 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

    November 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 7:30 am - 9:30 am. Map

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    November 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

    November 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

    November 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

    December 11, 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

    December 14, 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 7:30 am - 9:30 am. Map

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    December 17, 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

    December 19, 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

    January 8, 2019 | 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

    January 11, 2019 | 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 7:30 am - 9:30 am. Map

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    January 21, 2019 | 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

    January 28, 2019 | 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

    February 8, 2019 | 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 7:30 am - 9:30 am. Map

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    February 12, 2019 | 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

    February 18, 2019 | 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

    February 25, 2019 | 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:

 

WABA in the Wild

June 15-18 and October 5-8
Maryland
WABA Signature Ride

WABA in the Wild, the newest signature ride, is a peer-to-peer fundraiser to support WABA, couched in a quintessential regional bike experience: bicycling the C&O Canal towpath, 184.5 miles, from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown, DC over three-and-a-half days. The C&O Canal towpath is one of the nation’s best long-distance trails—full of nature and history—that you get to enjoy with twenty-some other people that are as crazy about your favorite local bicycle advocacy organization as you are. You’ll experience the best that the canal has to offer, from local eateries in canal towns to getting your questions answered directly by representatives of C&O Canal National Historical Park and Trust. You’ll be able to focus on the ride without worrying about logistics: WABA staff and volunteers are experienced bicycle tour guides who will cook your meals, haul your gear, and set you up with delicious snack breaks along the way.

Learn more about the ride.

Seagull Century

(Promoted Event)
October 6
Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Sea Gull Century is on Saturday, October 6, 2018, a nationally acclaimed bicycling event, beginning and ending on the campus of Salisbury University, tours the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland and offers two routes:

Assateague Century Tour (100 miles)

Princess Anne Metric Tour (65 miles)

Register

3M Bike Challenge

September 8.
Allegany County.

Think you have what it takes to cycle faster than a diesel train? Teams of cyclists are invited to challenge the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR) 501, 2250 HP Diesel locomotive as they climb Mt. Savage in this timed face-off between man, machine, and mountain! Mountain Maryland Trails will host the inaugural 3M Challenge on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

The 3M Challenge will follow a 15.3 mile scenic stretch of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP Trail) alongside the WMSR railroad tracks, from Cumberland, MD, to Frostburg, MD. Eighteen teams, of up to six riders per team, can enter the challenge with a minimum $250 donation to Mountain Maryland Trails. Funds will support maintenance and development projects in the Maryland portion of the Great Allegheny Passage, including support for the Borden Tunnel Lighting Project.

Register your team for the challenge at https://tinyurl.com/3mGapRide. Please email questions to gap3mride@gmail.com.

Register

Ride for Clean Rivers

(promoted event)
September 16.
Eastern Shore, MD.

Ride for Clean Rivers features a metric 62-mile, 35-mile, and 20-mile ride. All rides have SAG support and have food and drink at each rest stop. There will be light morning snacks and coffee at registration. The metric will kickoff at 8:00 am and the 35-mile and 20-mile rides will follow at 10:00 am. All rides will start and finish at Chesapeake College, culminating in an outdoor barbeque celebration and music by Fog After Midnight.

All donations benefit ShoreRivers. As a rider, you can get your friends, family, neighbors, and business associates to sponsor your ride all in support of clean Eastern Shore rivers! You can also sponsor a team or make a general donation to the ride. We thank you for your generosity and support!

Register


Peace Ride

(promoted event)
September 29, 2018
Alexandria, Arlington, DC.

Want to make a real difference in your community, and have fun doing it?

The Peace Ride is a day-long, family-friendly event hosted by One Common Unity (OCU), a non-profit whose mission is to break cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education.

Located on the field next to the Lincoln Memorial (by 23rd and Constitution), this is a spectacular opportunity to enjoy a beautiful cycling route, meet great people, and participate in yoga, wellness, and interactive art workshops. In addition, there will be live music and poetry performances by Fly By Light students and local D.C. artists.

The Peace Ride is a FUNdraiser that supports OCU’s arts-driven violence prevention programs, which impact approximately 5,000 youth and families per year.

More info

Lymphoma Research Ride

(Promoted Event)
September 23
Montgomery County.

Join Team LRF in Barnesville as we rally for a cure for lymphoma at our 12th Annual Research Ride. On ride day, cycle through the beautiful rolling hills of Maryland, taking on a 10, 25, 40 or 50 mile route. The Research Ride, founded by Dr. Bruce Cheson and his wife Christine, has raised more than $5 million since inception and continues to fuel life-changing research and enable LRF to provide critical resources and support to lymphoma patients and professionals. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.

Register

Cider Ride

November 3 (Tentative)
Washington, DC / Prince George’s County, MD
WABA Signature Ride

The Cider Ride is a celebration of the the beautiful bicycling available in our region, and the season that makes the ride that much more enjoyable. Smooth trails, empty roads, beautiful fall colors, hot cider, and donuts make this early November ride one to remember. Riders can choose from 10, 30, and 50 mile routes that highlight bicycling treasures of Prince George’s County: the wonderful trail system along the Anacostia River and its tributaries, rolling hills in Beltsville’s agricultural reserve, and the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. Riders from all over the region turn out en masse for a wonderful ride and post-ride music and cheer.

Registration will open in September.

Lime Connect

(promoted event)
November 3
Fairfax.

Join Lime Connect for the inaugural Lime Connect Century Ride presented by Bloomberg Philanthropies. This event will bring together passionate riders and supporters for a scenic ride across Northern Virginia for a great cause: forging a pathway to success in the corporate workplace for students and professionals – including veterans – with disabilities. 100% of all proceeds raised will go toward Lime Connect’s mission to rebrand disability.

Riders of all levels are welcome! Century (100 miles), Metric Century (62 miles) and 30-Mile courses will be available. Rider registration closes on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.

Sign up