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 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 events@waba.org.

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  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    March 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

  • Bike Ride to the Kite Festival

    April 1, 2017 | Brookland Metro Station

    Join the Bike Ambassadors for a family friendly bike ride to the Kite Festival! Don't forget those helmets!Join Us

  • Learn to Ride Class

    April 1, 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!

  • Anacostia River Trail Cleanup

    April 8, 2017 | Good Hope Dr SE and Anacostia Dr SE

    We're joining Anacostia Riverkeeper in a massive cleanup of the Anacostia River Trail before the Anacostia River Festival. Join 200 of your new best friends in making the trail a cleaner place to be! Snacks and tools provided. RSVP

  • Learn to Ride Class

    April 8, 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

    April 8, 2017 | 1500 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC

    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!

  • Rolling Along The River Ride

    April 9, 2017 | Stadium Armory (corner of 19th St. & E. Capitol SE)

    Join us for a community ride exploring the Anacostia River Trail, then have fun at the Anacostia River Festival! Sign up!

  • Anacostia River Festival

    April 9, 2017 | Good Hope Road SE and Anacostia Dr SE

    Come celebrate the Anacostia River, trails and community at the third annual Anacostia River Festival. This year's theme is biking so there will be quick bike repair, helmet decorating, free bike valet, and a big bike parade! Learn More

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    April 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

  • What to Do After a Bike Crash Workshop

    April 12, 2017 | BikeArlington 1500 Wilson BoulevardSuite 1100Arlington, VA 22209

    Bruce Deming, The Bike Lawyer, will talk about bike laws in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and how to take care of yourselfÑphysically and legallyÑif you are in a crash.Register here

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    April 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

  • Vision Zero Ward 8 Workshop

    April 15, 2017 | Anacostia Library 1800 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington,DC 20020

    Let's make the intersection of MLK and Good Hope Rd SE safer for all road usersJoin Us

  • Learn to Ride Class

    April 15, 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!

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    April 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

    April 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

  • Learn to Ride Class

    April 22, 2017 | Anacostia Park, Anacostia Drive, 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!

  • Parent Powered Family Bicycling

    April 23, 2017 | Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020, USA

    This two and a half hour class is specifically for adults that ride a bicyle with at least one child on their bike or pulled in a trailer. We'll help you ride more comfortably and confidently while enjoying the experience of riding with kids! No matter your skill level, you'll improve your abilities on two (or more) wheels. Sign up!

  • City Cycling Class

    April 23, 2017 | Johns Hopkins University - Montgomery County Campus, Medical Center Drive, Rockville, 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!

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    April 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

  • Bridging the Gap Ride

    April 26, 2017 | Pershing Park, Washington, DC,

    Join us for a community ride that explores different routes to get the four bridges that connect DC and Virginia. Sign up

  • Vision Zero Ward 3 Workshop

    April 27, 2017 | Tenleytown Library 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, DC 20016

    Let's make the intersection of Wisconsin Ave and Albermarle St NW safer for all road usersJoin Us

  • Learn to Ride Class

    April 29, 2017 | 4099 15th St N, Arlington, VA 22207, 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!

  • Breaking The Cycle Ride [Promoted]

    April 30, 2017 | Montgomery County

    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 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.Learn More

  • City Cycling Class

    April 30, 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!

  • Tree House Tour de Cookie [promoted]

    May 6, 2017 | Montgomery County

    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! More

  • Learn to Ride Class

    May 6, 2017 | Anacostia Park, Anacostia Drive, 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 6, 2017 | Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814, 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

    May 9, 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

    May 12, 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

  • City Cycling Class

    May 13, 2017 | Anacostia Park, Anacostia Drive, Washington, DC

    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!


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.

Learn More

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!

Register

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, 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.

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


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.