WABA hosts bike rides and social events throughout the year to bring together the DC, Maryland and Virginia cycling communities. Our rides create a safe and welcoming space to ride your bike and our events are 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 and event listings below for registration information and event details. For more information about WABA’s events or to become an event sponsor, contact


Upcoming Events

WABA’s Cider Ride

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Cider Ride is back again for Fall 2014! Join WABA in Montgomery County, MD for the second annual Cider Ride, a metro-accessible bike tour of some of our region’s best and most beautiful country roads. The ride will start from Mattie Stepanek Park in Rockville, just across the street from the Shady Grove Metro Station. The route will take riders out toward Poolesville where you can enjoy hot cider and snacks at the cider pit stop at Kingsbury’s Orchard in Dickerson, MD before looping back to where you started. Each year the Cider Ride will feature a new scenic tour of the region’s back roads, country roads, agricultural lands and farm sites that area accessible by bike. Details about the ride can be found here.

Registration is open There are limited spaces available, so register today. Registration will stay open until spaces are filled or until midnight on Thursday, December 4th – we will announce here when registration is full or closes.

WABA is also in need of volunteers to help with check-in and at the cider pit stop, as well as volunteer ride marshals.

WABA Holiday Party

Monday, December 15th at Smith Public Trust

Come celebrate the holidays and a year of great bike advocacy work at our annual WABA Members Holiday Party. The party will be at Smith Public Trust in DC’s Brookland neighborhood (near the Brookland Metro and just off the Met Branch Trail) from 6:00-10:00pm on Monday, December 15th. The party is for WABA members only. Not yet a member? Join today or join at the door so you don’t miss out. FREE BEER! That’s right, as a way of saying thank you to our WABA members we will give a ticket for a complimentary craft beer to the first 150 people who come to the party.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

September 19. 2015


Riding through The Capitol Region’s picturesque countryside in two days. Sure, it sounds like a lot — and it’s meant to be. But make no mistake, this event isn’t just for athletes or cycling enthusiasts.

The Ride is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. Your participation in The Ride to Conquer Cancer® is transforming cancer medicine. Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Suburban Hospital are using scientific discoveries to determine which treatments and screening interventions will work best for each patient. In this new model, the promise of personalized medicine is becoming a reality. The work of Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists are ensuring we get the right treatments to the right patients at the right time.

Learn more and register at:

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


DC Tour de Cure

Currently seeking volunteers

September 26, 2015


Do you love cycling? Do you have a connection to diabetes or are passionate about riding for a cause? Do you want experience planning a large-scale DC event? We need YOU on the DC Tour de Cure planning committee! The American Diabetes Association has already started organizing the 2nd annual DC Tour de Cure – America’s Ride to Stop Diabetes, so act now to be a part of the ride of your life!

Contact Zahra at to take a leadership role in one of the following categories: Marketing and Publicity, Fundraising, Route Creation and Logistics, Day of Event Experience, Bike Shops and Training Rides, The Diabetes Mission, and Volunteer Management.

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

 Events Calendar