WABA promotes bicycling throughout the region by hosting fun, safe, and accessible events and by partnering with other area groups who do the same. These events grow bicycling throughout our region, and the proceeds go to support our mission!
If you'd like to promote your ride, check out our Events Partnership Program.
UPCOMING WABA EVENTS
Ride with your friends, colleagues, and over 14,000 other commuters for the annual region-wide Bike to Work Day, which celebrates your choice to get to work on a bike! Choose from one of 70 pit stops, where you can pick up your free BTWD T-shirt, snacks, raffle prizes, and other surprises. Register today (for that T-shirt), or check out our volunteer opportunities.
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the NYC-to-D.C. Climate Ride, which is Sept. 21-25. Come meet the Team WABA riders at a Climate Ride happy hour on May 20 (location TBD). We’ll talk logistics and fundraising, but more importantly, toast our California Climate Ride comrades as they embark on their ride to San Francisco! Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Attendees will enjoy a gourmet vegan and gluten-free buffet by Joshua Ploeg while participating in an interactive presentation about transportation equity by Elly Blue followed by a near-complete excerpt from Joe Biel’s forthcoming documentary Aftermass, a history of bicycle activism in Portland. Dinner & Bikes will benefit WABA's Women & Bicycles program and the Capital Spokeswomen. For more information and to purchase tickets, see this page.
Join us every fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. for a slow Saturday morning cruise. Meet in Anacostia Park (at the recreation center parking lot) and wear a helmet! Contact email@example.com for more information. To advertise the Easy Riders ride, download, print, and post this flyer!
The East Coast's biggest and most fanciful of all things bicycling, Tour de Fat is part costume party, community bike parade, music and arts festival, and celebration of good biking and good beer! All proceeds from the event, which is put on by New Belgium Brewing, support local bike advocacy. Tour de Fat begins with a parade (parade check-in is at 10 a.m. and it kicks off at 11 a.m.) to Yards Park, where fun awaits. Read more about Tour de Fat here, register for the parade here, and RSVP on Facebook here.
UPCOMING PARTNER AND AFFILIATE EVENTS
BikeArlington's Two Wheel Tuesday meetups run every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and, per month, cover three different topics related to cycling. The meetups are a casual and fun way for you to get information specific to your biking needs. No bike is required to attend! May sessions will be held at the Aurora Hills Library.
Do you bike to work? Do many of your coworkers bike, walk or use public transportation? Is your office up for a challenge? Registration is now open for the fourth annual Big Green Commute, presented by ZGF Architects LLP. Created to encourage awareness of commuting’s environmental impacts, the BGC is an inter-firm competition for offices in the Washington area in which employees adopt more eco-friendly modes of traveling to work for one week, coinciding with National Bike to Work Week. Each office receives a score that reflects their commutes, and the office with the highest average score in each category will receive the Greenest Commute Award. Find out more information and register your office for the BGC here.
BikeMS: Ride the Riverside is an exciting and fun two-day cycling event on June 9 and 10, 2013 that starts and finishes at Maryland's National Harbor, just 15 minutes from the heart of D.C. and across the Potomac River from Alexandria, Va. Funds raised by BikeMS cyclists and volunteers will drive vital research to identify the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis, as well as support programs and services for local people living with MS now. For more information and to register, see https://www.facebook.com/BikeMSDC/info or www.BikeMSDC.org/.
This 104-mile ride from DC to Dewey Beach benefits Autism Speaks.
Bike to the Beach for Autism is a vibrant, fun, energetic community biking 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes bicycle riding as the best way to commute, stay active, have fun, and travel. Bike to the Beach strives to use the bicycle to help our community achieve mental and physical health through physical exercise, creativity, hard work, volunteering, and, of course...cycling! Find out more information and register for the ride here.
Come join us as we return to Ashland, Va. to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Richmond. This year our rides will include 10-, 30-, and 50-mile routes and, for the first time, an over-the-top 100-plus-mile Ashland to Tappahannock ride.
As in the past, the routes are supported with signs, cue sheets, rest stops, a quick lunch at Tappahannock (ride to find out if it's crabs or oysters this year) and an all-you-can-eat meal at the finish line. Food Lion is once again our main sponsor, and its associates will go all-out at rest stops.
Children's Hospital is a worthy beneficiary of the funds we raise, and the ride from Ashland to Tappahannock boasts some of the most gorgeous scenery in Virginia. Register here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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