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

Upcoming Events

Washington Area Bicyclists’ Choice Awards

February 20. 2015

2015 Washington Area Bicyclists Choice Awards

Join WABA for a celebration of the people and places that make our region great for bicycling. WABA is hosting the first ever Washington Area Bicyclists’ Choice Awards along with our Annual Members Meeting on February 20th.

Admission and appetizers at the party are free, beer and wine a $5 suggested donation. WABA will announce the winners of the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards at the party. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

Vasa Ride

March 15. 2015

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WABA’s first large organized ride of the year will take place on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at the House of Sweden at the Georgetown Waterfront. Celebrate Spring by getting your bicycle ready for some beautiful miles. Finish the Vasa Ride, named after the Swedish long distance cross-country ski race, by enjoying some delicious warm blueberry soup inside the beautiful Swedish Embassy. Learn more about the ride here.

Registration is now open! You must be a WABA member to sign up for the ride. Not yet a member? No worries, go ahead and join or renew today to sign up for the ride while spaces remain. We are also recruiting ride marshals and volunteers.

Paul’s Ride for Life

April 25. 2015


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Join us for the Seventh annual Paul’s Ride for Life on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Paul’s Ride starts at the Reston Town Center on Democracy Street (between Library and Explorer). Paul’s Ride has a rolling start. Riders head west along the Washington and Old Dominion Bike Trail, ride any of the 10-, 20-mile, or ½ Century (50-mile) lengths, and return to the Town Center. There are four rest stops along the route.

Advanced registration is $40/adult, and $25 for children under 18.

Closing ceremonies, with a raffle including a Trek bike donated by The Bike Lane, will be held at Noon. Paul’s Ride honors Paul Rossmeissl who saved three individuals through organ donation when he died in a bicycle accident in 2006. Help us to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and encourage individuals to register to be an organ donor at

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.

 Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 2. 2015


We invite cyclists of all ages to participate in this exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike race/ride from one bake sale to the next.

Choose between distances of 14 or 40 miles, and enjoy the scenery and the food! The aim of the event is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and promote the services offered to abused and neglected children by The Tree House. All proceeds of the Tree House Tour de Cookie benefit The Tree House Child Assessment Center, 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!

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.

Bike to Work Day

May 15. 2015

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Bike to Work Day is the one day of the year that our region recognizes what we do every day: ride our bicycles. Join WABA and Commuter Connections at one of nearly 80 pit stops around the region for this free celebration of bicycling. Registration will open the beginning of March, when you can sign up to get our free t-shirt, giveaways and refreshments at one or 80 pit stops across the region. More information and helpful resources can be found at

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.

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