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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  • 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!

  • Klingle Valley Trail Walk

    October 21, 2017 | Trailhead near Klingle Rd NW and Cortland Place NW

    Walk along the new Klingle Valley Trail and learn about it's history and development from trail experts from the Capital Trails Coalition! Register

  • City Cycling Class

    October 21, 2017 | Anacostia Park - Washington, DC

    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!Register here

  • 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

  • Member Drive Volunteer Night

    October 24, 2017


  • 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!

  • Ride: Spooky Secrets of Ballston

    October 25, 2017 | Clarendon Metro Station

    Join your friends and fellow goblins on this leisurely, family-friendly bike ride around Arlington! Consider it another excuse to show off your costume, explore hidden graveyards and check out some of the best Halloween decorations in the DMV - all by bike!Join us!

  • 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!

  • Ride: The Haunted Hill

    October 27, 2017 | Capitol South Metro Station

    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!Join us!

  • Women & Bicycles Ride: What makes a trail great?

    October 28, 2017 | Navy Yard Metro Station

    Join Women & Bicycles for a tour of the Suitland Parkway Trail and the Anacostia River Trail. We'll explore what makes a trail great (or not great), and learn how creative trail architects have planned for future climate change in a flood-prone zone. We'll also look at how trails help shape the way that bicycle riding can connect our communities! Join us!

  • 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!

  • City Cycling Class

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

    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!Register here

  • Cider Ride Volunteer Night

    November 2, 2017


  • Cider Ride

    November 4, 2017 | DancePlace // Dew Drop Inn

    Are you ready for fall? Join us for a bracing autumn ride through the beatiful trails and roads of Northeast DC and PG County! There are 10-, 29-, and 52-mile distances available, and, as always, cider, donuts, and pie to enjoy at the pit stops! The Cider Ride is one of our signature events and directly supports WABA’s outreach, education, and advocacy work that makes bicycling more safe, fun, and accessible in the Washington, DC area.Register

  • 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!

  • Community Ride: inaugural Valley Fest

    November 5, 2017 | Virginia Square-GMU, Arlington, VA 22203, USA

    Ride with us to the inaugural Valley Fest in Arlington Sign up!

  • Community Ride - Hey, is that a new bike lane?

    November 8, 2017 | Columbia Heights Metro Station (Southwest corner of 14th & Irving St. NW)

    Sometimes, good things happen and new bike lanes (or infrastructure) magically appear. Join WABA for a short ride around some neighborhoods where new bike lanes have appeared over the last year. We'll stop, take pictures and talk about the best ways to use these vital pieces to make your bike commute more fun. 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

  • RIde: Mind the Gap (in the trail network)!

    November 11, 2017 | WABA offices

    Let WABA drive you out to the top of the WB&A trail, and we'll ride back to DC. In the middle, we'll discover a trail gap, and demonstrate how a trail gap can affect a commute. Join us!

  • 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!

  • City Cycling Class

    November 11, 2017 | Carter Barron Park - Washington, DC

    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!Register here

  • 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!

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    November 14, 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

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    November 20, 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

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    November 20, 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

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    November 27, 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

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    December 8, 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

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    December 12, 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


Event Highlights:

DC Department of Parks and Recreation Rec Day & Bike Ride

September 30, 2017 Promoted Event
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is excited to celebrate the 3rd Annual DPR Rec Day. Join us for an extravaganza featuring fun activities, and fun entertainment from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Randall Recreation Center. #DPRRECDAY And don’t forget about the bike ride to the event!

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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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