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

Tour de Fat

May 30. 2015

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The Tour de Fat is a wacky, silly, so much fun bicycle festival that you do not want to miss! The festival takes place at Yards Park (by the baseball stadium) in Washington, DC on Saturday, May 30 from Noon to 5pm. Tour de Fat is fun for all ages and is free to attend, with music and performances all day long. There will be bicycle rides, wacky costumes, interactive games, a bicycle pit of silly rides, dance parties, contests, and live entertainment.

This festival is also a fundraiser for WABA (thanks to our friends at New Belgium Brewing Company) and supports our work to make the DC region a better place to ride a bike. Find out more information at and on New Belgium’s website.

We also recruit hundreds of volunteers to help make this event awesome. Sign up here to lend a hand and volunteer.

Bike MS: Ride the Vine

June 13 & 14, 2015

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Bike MS: Ride the Vine takes place Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2015.The event is a two-day, fully supported ride starting and finishing at Doukénie Winery in Purcellville, Virginia (Loudoun County). The ride features route options ranging from 15-100 miles and is open to cyclists of all levels of expertise.

Discount code: Enter WABA to receive $5 off your Bike MS: Ride the Vine registration!

All participants are required to raise a minimum of $300 in order to ride. Your registration will include access to our online fundraising tools, a Bike MS T-shirt at event weekend, snacks and refreshments at rest stops, mechanical and medical support, a finish line celebration and much more!

Bike MS: Ride the Vine is geared towards cyclists and all those seeking a personal challenge and a world free of MS. Bike MS is the premier fundraising cycling series in the nation. Learn more at

Cycle for STEM Scholarships and Grants

June 21, 2015


The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) is hosting a charity ride to raise funds for deserving students majoring in a STEM discipline and grants to superior high school teachers. The ride will be a beautiful, relaxing 15 miles through the DC and Mt. Vernon trails (30 miles for the real cycle enthusiasts). Please join us to network with members of the military community and raise money to ensure the future and security of our nation through education. Sign up for one of the teams honoring our nation’s Armed Forces or cycle on your own. All level of riders are welcome to participate.

Register here.

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


Tour de Frederick

August 15, 2015


Tour de Frederick is a premier 3 day cycling weekend in Frederick, MD. Friday starts with a 10 mile History ride, Saturday offers 10 mile Family ride (Children $5 ages 11-17 with paying adult),36, 62 and 100 miles. Rides on Saturday end with a Finish line BBQ. Sunday has a 36 mile Covered Bridge ride. Saturday you can also watch the only High wheel race in the US in downtown Frederick at 4:00 plus see an antique bike display. Great rest stops and SAG support. Come join us for the ultimate cycling weekend.

Learn more and register at and

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

Bike Shenandoah

September 19, 2015


Flanked by the Appalachians and the Blue Ridge mountains, the Shenandoah Valley is ablaze with color during the height of fall. Bike Shenandoah offers a relaxed ride atmosphere for cyclists of all ages and abilities, while enjoying the company of other riders and supporting global and local mission and service. Join us for the century, metric century, 30 mile, 15 mile or 5 mile rides in and around Harrisonburg, VA. The event includes multiple well-stocked rest stops and an afternoon meal.

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.

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

Regsitration is open, also currently seeking volunteers

September 26, 2015


The Washington DC Tour de Cure is truly a Monumental Tour where you will be riding past some of the most iconic monuments in DC! Ten miles of roads will be closed to allow our riders exclusive use of them during the event. Embark on a 13, 33, or 50 mile ride through DC and Montgomery County! Return to Freedom Plaza for a delicious lunch, entertainment, our “Fun Zone” and much more! Bring family and friends along to enjoy the festivities while you ride.

Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. 

Register here. Use code “WABA2015″ for a discount.

Contact Robert Sierralta 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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