Events

 

WABA hosts bike rides and social events throughout the year to bring together the DC, Maryland, and Virginia bicycling 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’s signature events, which are member-only, paid registration rides, are fundraising rides. The money we raise from selling registration directly supports our advocacy, education, and outreach work. More simply: when you participate in a WABA event, you help fuel our ongoing efforts to build a more bike-friendly region.

See the event listings below for registration information and details for upcoming events. For more information about WABA’s events, contact events@waba.org. If you’d like to sponsor an event, contact business@waba.org. If you’d like to advertise your event, please click here.

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  • Women & Bicycle's City Cycling class

    April 28, 2018 | 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.

    NOTE: This class is in partnership with Women & Bicycles and is intended for women/trans/femme and women-aligned persons.

    Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    April 28, 2018 | Quincy Street Parking Deck

    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!

  • Connecting the Dots: From ART to MBT

    April 28, 2018 | Capital Bikshare at DC Armory, 2001 E Capitol St SE, Washington DC

    WeÕll show you ways of connecting the popular Anacostia River Trail and Metropolitan Branch Trail, see some not so obvious parks and creative ways folks use the urban environment to be active. WeÕll end at Fort Totten Park where there will be a field full of programming hosted by National Park Service for Park Prescription Day!Join Us!

  • Breaking the Cycle Ride (promoted event)

    April 29, 2018 | Montgomery County

    Join The Dwelling Place for Breaking the Cycle: a half-century ride from downtown Silver Spring up through Laytonsville and back again to support homeless families in Montgomery County. Stretch your legs mid-ride at Waredaca Brewing Company, a peaceful respite for the road weary complete with horses and a pond. Ride on to Denizens Brewing Company for the finish party, hang out on the patio or shake it out to a live band. Not ready for a long ride? Sign up for the 9-mile fun ride instead! All riders will receive a commemorative metal pint glass and a ticket for their first pour at DenizenÕs Brewery at the end of the ride. All proceeds go to benefit The Dwelling Place, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving homeless families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement.Details

  • Honeysuckle begone: ART Cleanup

    April 29, 2018 | Kingman Island (Benning Rd SE entrance

    All the fun parts of yard work with less of the bothersome parts! WABA's Women & Bicycle and Trail Ranger programs are joining Living Classrooms for a morning of honeysuckle removal on Kingman Island. We should see a dramatic difference, making Kingman Island healthier and helping trail users by proactively removing vegetation that blocks the trail sidewalk of Benning Rd. Please note: This event is for women, femme, and women-identifying persons as it is hosted through WABA's Women & Bicycles program. RSVP

  • City Cycling class

    April 29, 2018 | Quincy Street Parking Deck - Arlington, VA


    Description: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

    April 29, 2018 | 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!

  • Bikes. Books, and Brunch

    April 29, 2018 | Archives Metro Station 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW

    LetÕs meet up for a bike ride to Anacostia where we will discuss Trevor NoahÕs book, Born a Crime, and have brunch at Uniontown Bar & Grill.Join Us!

  • Tree House Tour de Cookie (promoted event)

    May 5, 2018 | Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus

    The Tree House Tour de Cookie is an exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike ride from one cookie stand to the next. Choose between distances of 12, 27, or 43 miles, and enjoy the scenery and the food! The aim of the event is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and promote the free services offered by The Tree House, services that provide hope and healing to sexually abused, physically abused and neglected children. All proceeds of the Tree House Tour de Cookie benefit The Tree House CAC, enabling us to better serve our clients. It is a wonderful occasion during which individuals, families, and groups can enjoy a day of fun, festivities, philanthropy, and COOKIES! Sign up!

  • City Cycling class

    May 5, 2018 | Cavalier Trail Park, 600 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046, 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!

  • City Cycling Class

    May 5, 2018 | 8787 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 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!

  • City Cycling Class

    May 5, 2018 | M-NCPPC, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD.

    This is going to be fun! Riding your bike doesn't have to be stressful. Join us for a morning of skills, confidence, and community building. We'll spend some time on a few specific bike handling skills, then go for a short ride and talk about strategies for riding in different road, bike lane, and trail situations. Bring questions!Sign Up

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    May 6, 2018 | 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!

  • City Cycling class

    May 6, 2018 | Jones Point Park

    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

    May 6, 2018 | 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 Prince George's County

    May 8, 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

    May 11, 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 7:00 am - 9:00 am. Map

  • Bakeshop Brake community ride

    May 12, 2018 | The Bake Shop, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, VA.

    Baked treats always taste better after riding your bike. Come ride with WABA while we frequent two bakeshops in Arlington County. 

    Eat with us!

  • City Cycling class

    May 12, 2018 | 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

    May 12, 2018 | Quincy Street Parking Deck

    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!

  • Bike to Work Day

    May 18, 2018 | 100+ pit stops throughout the region

    Join us at more than 100 pit stops throughout the region to celebrate your commute! If it's your first time riding to work or your thousandth, stop at as many pit stops as you want for refreshments, high fives, and the chance to win a bike.Sign up to make sure you get a free t-shirt!

  • DC Bike Ride

    May 19, 2018 | West Potomac Park, Washington, DC

    Your only chance to bike the streets of DC completely car-free, DC Bike Ride a 20-mile, closed-road, recreational bike event. WABA friends can save $10 off registration by using the promo code WABA18. New this year: youth ages 8 to 17 are half-price (ages 3 to 7 are still free), DCÕs famous go-go band Trouble Funk will headline the Finish Festival, and packet mailing and registration insurance are available. WABA is the non-profit beneficiary of DC Bike Ride.Register now

  • Gearin' Up Bike Swap

    May 20, 2018 | Union Market

    The DC Bike Swap & Expo is a place for shops and individuals to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on all things bike related that you need for a season of riding. Buy, sell, hang out, shop, trade with industry reps, advocates, individual vendors, bike shops, manufacturers and like-minded cyclists!!Details

  • Ride to Remember (promoted event)

    May 20, 2018 | Leesburg, VA

    IMAGE Please join the Alzheimer's Association for the 2nd annual Ride to Remember through beautiful wooded and rural routes surrounding Leesburg, VA. $80 before April 10, $100 before May 15, $120 before May 19, $125 day-of. Raise $300 and receive a custom 2018 R2R Voler Jersey! This ride is in conjunction with the LOCO Ride.Details

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    May 20, 2018 | 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!

  • City Cycling class

    May 20, 2018 | 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!

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    May 21, 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

  • Adult Learn to ride class

    May 27, 2018 | 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!

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    May 28, 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

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    June 2, 2018 | 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!


Event Highlights:

Breaking the Cycle Ride

April 29
Montgomery County, MD
(Promoted Event)

Join The Dwelling Place for Breaking the Cycle: a half-century ride from downtown Silver Spring up through Laytonsville and back again to support homeless families in Montgomery County. Stretch your legs mid-ride at Waredaca Brewing Company, a peaceful respite for the road weary complete with horses and a pond. Ride on to Denizens Brewing Company for the finish party, hang out on the patio or shake it out to a live band. Not ready for a long ride? Sign up for the 9-mile fun ride instead! All riders will receive a commemorative metal pint glass and a ticket for their first pour at Denizen’s Brewery at the end of the ride. All proceeds go to benefit The Dwelling Place, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving homeless families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement.

Sign up

The Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 5
Montgomery County.
(Promoted Event)

The Tree House Tour de Cookie is an exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike ride from one cookie stand to the next. Choose between distances of 12, 27, or 43 miles, and enjoy the scenery and the food! The aim of the event is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and promote the free services offered by The Tree House, which provide hope and healing to sexually abused, physically abused and neglected children. All proceeds of the Tree House Tour de Cookie benefit The Tree House CAC, enabling us to better serve our clients. It is a wonderful occasion during which individuals, families, and groups can enjoy a day of fun, festivities, philanthropy, and COOKIES!

Sign up


DC Bike Ride

May 19
Washington, DC
(Promoted Event)

DC Bike Ride is a car-free celebration of bicycling in Washington, DC and the only day you can adventure around your city by bike with no cars. It is a fun, recreational ride for all biking abilities. The event is for all ages (three and up). Participants can see the city like never before as they take in 20-miles of car-free, safe streets and beautiful skyline views. DC Bike Ride brings the DC, VA and MD biking communities together to celebrate life on two wheels. The event provides a safe and welcoming space to come together and celebrate something we all love: safe bicycling. A portion of proceeds benefit WABA and our Vision Zero advocacy and community outreach work to make streets safer for all. End your day of car-free, fun-filled streets at the DC Bike Ride Finish Festival in front of the U.S. Capitol on 3rd St SW with great beats, eats, and fun for all ages.

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Ride to Remember

May 20, 2018
Leesburg, VA
(Promoted Event)

Please join the Alzheimer’s Association for the 2nd annual Ride to Remember through beautiful wooded and rural routes surrounding Leesburg, VA.

$80 before April 10, $100 before May 15, $120 before May 19, $125 day-of. Raise $300 and receive a custom 2018 R2R Voler Jersey! This ride is in conjunction with the LOCO Ride.

Sign up

2018 Firefigher 50 Bike Ride

July 22
Frederick County, MD and Carroll County, MD
(Promoted Event)

Please join the Firefighters of the Pleasant Valley Fire Company in Westminster, Maryland for the 7th Annual Firefighter 50 Bike Ride on Sunday July 22, 2018. For 2018, we have four great routes in Carroll County, MD, Frederick County, MD and Adams County, PA. We have road routes of 35, 50 or 100 miles. Plus, a 30 mile loop on dirt and paved roads. An all you can eat Firefighter lunch will be served and all routes have full SAG and SWEEP. Pre-registration cost is $35 or $40 the day of the event. On our Century loop into PA, keep an eye out for BIGFOOT – the area we cycle is a BIGFOOT hot spot for sightings. Check out our web site www.firefighter50.com or call Dave at 240-357-0593.

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