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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  • May Bike Ambassador Orientation

    May 30, 2017 | 2599 Ontario Rd NW

    Join the DC Bike Ambassadors as we plan the summer's outreach events. Join Us

  • Adult Learn to ride class

    June 4, 2017 | 4099 15th St N, 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 - Johns Hopkins University

    June 4, 2017 | Johns Hopkins University - Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD 20850, 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!

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    June 9, 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

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    June 10, 2017 | Jones Point Park, Jones Point Drive, 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!

  • Adult City Cycling class

    June 10, 2017 | Marriott International, Fernwood Road, Bethesda, MD

    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

    June 11, 2017 | RFK Stadium, East Capitol Street Southeast, 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!

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    June 13, 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

  • Taco'bout Some Art community ride

    June 14, 2017 | corner of N. Oak St. & Wilson Blvd.

    Come work an appetite for tasty tacos by enjoying a loop ride taking in some Artful Arlington sights. Sign up!

  • Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge [Promoted]

    June 17, 2017 | Talbot County

    Ready for the ride of a lifetime?Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge is a ride that will take you farther than youÕve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? The National MS Society, Greater DC - Maryland ChapterÕs Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, held June 17-18, 2017, offers a picturesque cycling experience for participants of all levels and abilities. It features a variety of route options winding through the flat and rural Eastern Shore of Maryland. The two-day event starts and finishes each day at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, MD.Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.Learn More

  • Peace in the Streets Ride

    June 17, 2017 | 5110 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE

    Join the MPD and The Holy Christian House of Praise for All People Church for their annual Peace in the Streets Ride.Join us

  • City Cycling Class

    June 17, 2017 | GEICO Corporate Office, Western Avenue Northwest, Chevy Chase, MD

    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!

  • Learn to Ride Class

    June 17, 2017 | 4099 15th St N, 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

    June 18, 2017 | 4099 15th St N, 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!

  • Learn to Ride Class

    June 18, 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!

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    June 19, 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

  • Community Ride - Escape from Old Town (Alexandria, VA)

    June 21, 2017 | Corner of S. Union and Prince St. - Alexandria, VA

    Come venture out of Old Town while taking control of travel lanes and showing drivers that we are safe, confident road users with WABA. Sign up!

  • Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling Monthly Meeting

    June 21, 2017 | Check fabb-bikes.org for location

    Get involved in bike advocacy in Fairfax County. Come to a monthly meeting and learn about what is new.Learn More

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    June 26, 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

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    July 11, 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

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    July 14, 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 Arlington County

    July 17, 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

  • Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling Monthly Meeting

    July 19, 2017 | Check fabb-bikes.org for location

    Get involved in bike advocacy in Fairfax County. Come to a monthly meeting and learn about what is new.Learn More

  • Tour de Fat

    July 22, 2017 | Parking lot at 136 N St SE, Washington, DC

    Join us for the wackiest festival and fundraiser there is. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company, Tour de Fat 2017 will be an epic party and music festival. Proceeds from beer sales raise support for local bike non-profits. Purchase Tickets.

  • Firefighter 50 Bike Ride [Promoted]

    July 23, 2017 | Carroll & Frederick Counties

    Firefighter 50 Bike Ride: Please join the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department for the 6th annual Firefighter 50 bike ride in Westminster, MD You will cycle the low traffic volume roads of Carroll and Frederick County, MD and Adams County, PA. Fully supported rides of 100/50/35 and 30 miles. Our Lost Valley Century received national recognition in 2014. Registration is $35 mail in or Active.com and $40 same day. We provide and "all you can eat" special Firefighter lunch. The Firefighters of Pleasant Valley promise you a GREAT day of cycling. For additional information contact our event director David Yonkoski on 240-357-0593 or at dfyonko@gmail.comLearn More

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    July 24, 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

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    August 8, 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

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    August 11, 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 Arlington County

    August 21, 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

    August 28, 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


Event Highlights:

Bike to Work Day

May 19, 2017

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Bike to Work Day is a free regional event that features 86 pit stops around Virginia, Maryland and DC. Register early for a pit stop near your home or work to show your support for bicycling and reserve a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt.

Then on Bike to Work Day, stop by your pit stop to pick up your t-shirt and enjoy breakfast treats, prizes, and more. You can learn more about Bike to Work Day here. Visit the Bike to Work Day homepage here, hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Plus, Bike to Work Day is a great day to join WABA or renew your membership in support of better bicycling!

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Breaking The Cycle Ride

April 30, 2017 Promoted Event

Join us 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.

All riders will receive a commemorative metal pint glass and a ticket for their first pour at Denizens 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.

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This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 6, 2017 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, services that provide hope and healing to sexually and physically abused children 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!

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This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Northern Virginia Tour de Cure

May 13, 2017 Promoted Event

Participating in the Tour de Cure is an experience you will never forget. The event is very well organized and has routes available for all skill levels. Not only will you enjoy the ride itself, but you’ll feel like a part of a community riding for a great cause! Form a team, ride on “Team Red” or volunteer- the more the merrier!

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This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA


DC Bike Ride

May 14, 2017 Partner Event

DC Bike Ride is back for 2017! Just imagine: 20 miles. 1 day. 0 Cars. Get ready to celebrate life on two wheels on car-free streets!

Join us for DC’s only 20-mile closed-road scenic bike ride, complete with a fabulous finish line festival. Proceeds from DCBR will benefit WABA in our efforts to deliver meaningful street safety programs in support of DC’s Vision Zero Campaign. WABA is a DC Bike Ride founding partner.

Early bird registration is now open! Register today.

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WABA is a founding partner of DCBR. We are not directly involved in the operations of the event, but we are thrilled it is taking place and are invested in its success!


Tour de Chesapeake

May 20, 2017 Promoted Event

Located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, this cycling event, now in its 19th year, offers rural, flat roads that all lead to water.

Hosted by the County, the Mathews Visitor Center and the Mathews Land Conservancy, Tour de Chesapeake offer 4 concise routes ranging from 23 to 101 miles in length, which take cyclists from Gwynn’s Island to Bethel Beach to the New Point Lighthouse.

Each route has fully stocked rest stops, SAG support and lovely views galore, plus a WATER TAXI on an authentic Chesapeake Bay Deadrise within one of the routes! The ride culminates on Saturday evening with a Seafood Feast and Party at the Wharf, at the Riverfront Pavilion at historic Williams Wharf Landing. Check it out at www.tourdechesapeake.org!

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This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge

June 17, 2017 Promoted Event

Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? The National MS Society, Greater DC – Maryland Chapter’s Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, held June 17-18, 2017, offers a picturesque cycling experience for participants of all levels and abilities. It features a variety of route options winding through the flat and rural Eastern Shore of Maryland. The two-day event starts and finishes each day at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, MD.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

Register

This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Fat Tire presents the Tour de Fat 

July 22, 2017

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New Belgium Brewing’s “Fat Tire Presents the Tour de Fat” is coming to Washington, DC on July 22!

The traveling philanthropic beer, music and bike festival is an important fundraising opportunity for WABA. Proceeds from beer sales are donated to local bicycle non-profits: WABA, Black Women Bike DC, Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, Phoenix Bikes, and Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling.

This year, the event will be ticketed and tickets are available in advance online. The band Vintage Trouble will headline the DC show, along with costumes, cirque performers, and lots of fun.

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Firefighter 50 Bike Ride

July 23, 2017 Promoted Event

Please join the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department for the 6th annual Firefighter 50 bike ride in Westminster, MD You will cycle the low traffic volume roads of Carroll and Frederick County, MD and Adams County, PA. Fully supported rides of 100/50/35 and 30 miles. Our Lost Valley Century received national recognition in 2014. Registration is $35 mail in or Active.com and $40 same day. We provide and “all you can eat” special Firefighter lunch. The Firefighters of Pleasant Valley promise you a GREAT day of cycling. For additional information contact our event director David Yonkoski on 240-357-0593 or at dfyonko@gmail.com

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This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.


Washington DC Tour de Cure

September 23, 2017 Promoted Event
Participating in the Tour de Cure is an experience you will never forget. This monumental ride starts at the Washington Monument and will have amazing views of DC! The event is very well organized and has routes available for all skill levels. Not only will you enjoy the ride itself, but you’ll feel like a part of a community riding for a great cause! Form a team, ride on “”Team Red”” or volunteer- the more the merrier!

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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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