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 calendar or see the event listings below for registration information and details. For more information about WABA’s events or to become an Event Sponsor, contact

Upcoming Events

WABA in the Wild: C&O Canal Towpath Tour

October 7-10
Washington, DC to Cumberland, MD, then biking back to DC!

WABA in the Wild is a way to make bicycling better by going for an amazing bike ride. Join us for three days and three nights on one of the nation’s best long-distance trails. This adventure is a peer-to-peer fundraiser ride to support WABA’s mission to get everyone within one mile of a safe, dedicated place to ride a bike.


Seagull Century

October 8, 2016
Eastern Shore, MD


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 three routes.

Century routes include the historic town of Snow Hill, heritage village of Furnace Town, and the National Seashore of Assateague Island where you will see wild ponies, sandy beaches, coastal marshes, and maritime forest.

Friday evening join us for our free kick off reception with beer and wine tasting. During your Saturday tour enjoy live music, food, and great scenery at five rest stops. To finish the ride, Salisbury University welcomes you back to campus with a lively lawn party!

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Bikes, Wines, and Brews with Blue Ridge Revolutions

April through October, 2016
DC, Throughout VA

Bike Overnights and Day Trips to Vineyards & Breweries from DC: Looking to escape DC? Does wine taste better to you after a workout? Do you long to feel the wind on your face as you look out over peak after peak in the Appalachians?

Well come ride with DC’s own Blue Ridge Revolutions for our inaugural season of exhilarating day-long and weekend cycling excursions throughout rural Virginia and Maryland. Rides are fully supported, meaning we’re there to help the entire way. Rides are also all-inclusive, and we like to stop at local vineyards and breweries for some après-vélo snacks. We offer trips for every skill level, whether you prefer to meander leisurely out to Purcellville, VA, or along the James River by the plantations of colonial Jamestown and Williamsburg, or conquer the summit of ancient Mount Vesuvius on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Come ride with us at

This event is part of our Promoted Events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.

The Cider Ride


Early November, 2016
NE Washington, DC

The 2016 Cider Ride is back and better than ever this year. Join us for fall bike ride from DC’s Edgewood/Brookland neighborhoods, the Northeast and Northwest Branch Trails, into Hyattsville and College Park in Prince George’s County, MD and down some beautiful farm roads around the Beltsville Agriculture Research Center. And of course there will be plenty of hot cider, donuts, cookies, snacks and other treats at pit stops along they way. More ride information here. 

Registration opening early October – keep an eye out for the October Event Hub in your email!

 Events Calendar