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


July 23-24


RVA to DC is a ride from Richmond to our Nation’s Capital aimed at building the bike movement. Riders will bike a gorgeous route over two days, spend the night in Fredericksburg, meet elected officials along the way, ride on dedicated bike paths, and arrive at the threshold of where the nation’s policies and funding for bike and pedestrian infrastructure are decided. Put your pedal where your heart is and help grow biking for any reason for anybody in Virginia and the country.

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Women’s Bike Ride and Post Ride Wine Tasting at Rockland’s Farm

August 13
Poolesville, MD

Potomac Pedalers and the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA) are co-sponsoring this friendly ride for women to raise money for their Women & Bicycles Program. What better way to do this than to combine a great ride in the country with a wine tasting afterwards? We’ll start and end at Rockland’s Farm Winery and Market, where they offer delicious farm produce, fruits and veggies, pasture-raised meat, and award winning wine for sale. Your $20 registration helps support WABA’s Women & Bicycles program.


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!


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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.

Seagull Century

October 8, 2016
Eastern Shore, MD


Sea Gull Century, a nationally acclaimed bicycling event, beginning and ending on the campus of Salisbury University, tours the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland and offers three routes.

Century routes include the historic town of Snow Hill, heritage village of Furnace Town, and the National Seashore of Assateague Island where you will see wild ponies, sandy beaches, coastal marshes, and maritime forest.

Friday evening join us for our free kick off reception with beer and wine tasting. During your Saturday tour enjoy live music, food, and great scenery at five rest stops. To finish the ride, Salisbury University welcomes you back to campus with a lively lawn party!

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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.

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