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

Earth Day Cleanup on the Suitland Parkway

April 23, 10:00 AM
Stanton Rd and 15th Pl SE.
Join the Trail Rangers and MPD 7D to help cleanup this tucked away trail.


The Ride of Your Life : A Bike-a-Thon Benefitting Brain Injury Services

April 23, 2016
Fauquier County


Ride to provide help and hope to survivors of brain injury, stroke and concussion. Participants will enjoy a scenic bike ride at Vint Hill Village Green in beautiful Fauquier County, Virginia. Bike-a-thon participants from the DC Metro area will enjoy a scenic bike ride through Northern Virginia’s most beautiful areas while competing for multiple prize challenges. Both a long distance course and a family-friendly short course will be offered. Your registration includes 20% off a bike tune-up at Haymarket Bicycles when you bring in your registration confirmation. Proceeds benefit non-profit Brain Injury Services


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

Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 7, 2016
Rockville, MD.

We invite cyclists of all ages to join us on Saturday, May 7 for this exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike ride from one cookie stand to the next.

Choose between distances of 12, 26, or 42 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 by The Tree House.

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! All participants will receive a collectible moisture wicking t-shirt (if registered by 4/10/16) and a cinch bag . An award goes to the most spirited cookie stand.


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

2016 Ride for the Rivers

May 14, 2016
Anne Arundel County


Discover the beauty of the watersheds of the West and Rhode Rivers (as well as the Patuxent River and Herring Bay), on this challenging ride through the rolling countryside of Southern Anne Arundel County and Northern Calvert County.

To celebrate, gather at Discovery Village in Shady Side for the “Muddy Bottom BBQ” with local craft beer & live music, plus fun activities for the rest of the family.

Proceeds help the West & Rhode Riverkeeper keep these rivers fishable, swimmable, kayak-able & crab-able! Metric Century Ride Or 40-Mile Ride Plus Family-Friendly Routes, too!


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


May 20-22

really big bike weekend

So big we had to make a whole new page for it!

Friday, May 20th, 2016: Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day kicks off The Really Big Bike Weekend on Friday, May 20th. Registration is open! Make sure you register early to claim your FREE t-shirt and then on Bike to Work Day stop by your local pit stop on your bike commute to work for to get your t-shirt, free snacks, and other bike goodies.

Saturday, May 21st, 2o16: Tour de Fat

Tour de Fat brings The Really Big Bike Weekend into full swing with a FREE bicycle festival at Yards Park in Washington, DC on Saturday. RSVP for the Tour de Fat here. 

YOU WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN. It’s the biggest, craziest, wackiest, and most fabulous bicycle themed party ever, that also raises a ton of support for WABA and other bicycle non-profits in the region. The Tour de Fat is hosted and sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company and features really good craft brews, a parade-style bike ride, live entertainment, family friendly activities, food trucks, and people dressed in really amazing costumes.

PLUS! Join us on Wed, May 18th for the annual Tour de Fat Promo Party and Really Big Bike Weekend Kickoff!

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016: DC Bike Ride

DC Bike Ride is the pinnacle of  The Really Big Bike Weekend. Early bird registration is now open through the end of February – sign up today to reserve your spot at a discounted rate! DC Bike Ride is 17 miles of CAR-FREE riding: it doesn’t get much better than that! We’re bringing people together for the pure joy of biking in the city you love.

Proceeds from DCBR will benefit WABA in their efforts to deliver meaningful street safety programs in support of D.C’s Vision Zero Campaign. WABA is a DC Bike Ride founding partner, meaning the organizers of the DCBR are paying for our promotion of the ride and we are the non-profit beneficiary. While we are not directly involved in the operations of the event, we are thrilled it’s taking place and are invested in it’s success.

We need A LOT of Volunteers

WABA recruits volunteers for all three of these events. We need hundreds of people to lend a hand during The Really Big Bike Weekend to help make these events successful. Sign up for WABA volunteer updates here and check out to help out.


Tour de Frederick & Clustered Spires High Wheel Race

August 12-14
Frederick, MD


Promoted Events
Please join us for the 6th Annual Tour de Frederick to be held August 14-16, 2015. All proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. This event offers cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels unique routes that showcase the beauty of Frederick County, emphasizes our county’s rich history and fosters camaraderie among riders. This event has grown dramatically since its inception and over 500 participants are expected this year. When you ride the Tour de Frederick, you are supporting Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County!


HWR photo with logo

The 2016 Frederick Clustered Spires Race will be on Saturday, August 13th in historic downtown Frederick. Bring your family and friends to watch this unique event and celebrate the history and love of bicycles in Frederick MD!


These events are part of our Promoted Events program. They are not organized by or affiliated with WABA.

Bikes, Wines, and Brews with Blue Ridge Revolutions

April through October, 2016
DC, Throughout VA

Bike Overnights and Day Trips to Vineyards & Breweries from DC: Looking to escape DC? Does wine taste better to you after a workout? Do you long to feel the wind on your face as you look out over peak after peak in the Appalachians?

Well come ride with DC’s own Blue Ridge Revolutions for our inaugural season of exhilarating day-long and weekend cycling excursions throughout rural Virginia and Maryland. Rides are fully supported, meaning we’re there to help the entire way. Rides are also all-inclusive, and we like to stop at local vineyards and breweries for some après-vélo snacks. We offer trips for every skill level, whether you prefer to meander leisurely out to Purcellville, VA, or along the James River by the plantations of colonial Jamestown and Williamsburg, or conquer the summit of ancient Mount Vesuvius on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Come ride with us at

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

 Events Calendar