Events

 

WABA hosts bike rides and social events throughout the year to bring together the DC, Maryland, and Virginia bicycling 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’s signature events, which are member-only, paid registration rides, are fundraising rides. The money we raise from selling registration directly supports our advocacy, education, and outreach work. More simply: when you participate in a WABA event, you help fuel our ongoing efforts to build a more bike-friendly region.

See the event listings below for registration information and details for upcoming events. For more information about WABA’s events, contact events@waba.org. If you’d like to sponsor an event, contact business@waba.org. If you’d like to advertise your event, please click here.

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  • Food & Friends Bike & Volunteering

    May 23, 2018 | 2599 Ontario Rd NW

    We want to spread the word that bicycling is safe and accessible to all. So weÕre riding to Food & Friends with WABA bike lights and materials to give out along the way. Then weÕll prepare and package meals and groceries in their fun, fast-paced, on-your-feet kitchen environment! ItÕs an opportunity for us to share our bike love with people along the way and give back to residents in the community who need nutritious meals.

    SIgn up here!

  • Office Volunteer Night

    May 23, 2018 | Washington Area Bicyclist Association, 2599 Ontario Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

    RSVP Here: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/451/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=100549

  • Farms, Forks and Frames community ride

    May 24, 2018 | Common Good Urban Farm (V St. between 2nd and 4th NW), Washington, DC

    Washington, DC has a lot of pavement and buildings. Did you know that the city also has working urban farms? Join us for a ride that explores a few of these farms and the infrastructure that connects them!

    Grow with us!

  • Community Ride - Farms, Forks & Frames

    May 24, 2018 | Common Good Urban Farm (V St. between 2nd & 4th NW)


    Washington, DC has a lot of pavement and buildings. Did you know that the city also has working urban farms? Join us for a ride that explores a few of these farms and the infrastructure that connects them!

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  • Adult Learn to ride class

    May 27, 2018 | Jones Point Park - Alexandria, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten.

    Sign up!

  • Memorial Day Ride

    May 28, 2018 | Silver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD

    Take a casual group ride from Silver Spring through Rock Creek Park to downtown DC for Memorial Day.

    Sign up here!

  • Marvelously Magnificent Murals community ride

    May 30, 2018 | Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, DC

    Does it seem like there are a bunch of new murals on display in the city? It's because there are. Take a ride with WABA to appreciate some of the new murals and discover some tricks to travel through the city by bicycle confidently.

    Marvel with us!

  • Marvelously Magnificent Murals Community Ride

    May 30, 2018 | Union Market (1309 5th St. NE) on the Southeast side of the building


    Does it seem like there are a bunch of new murals on display in the city? It's because there are. Take a ride with WABA to appreciate some of the new murals and discover some tricks to travel through the city by bicycle confidently. 

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  • Spin to Silver - An American Brasserie community ride

    May 31, 2018 | Bethesda Metro Station (7450 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD)

    Bethesda can be a great city to explore by bicycle. Come ride with us while we negotiate the trails, bike lanes and traffic. At the end of the exploration we will enjoy great food, beverages and company at SILVER - New American Brasserie.

    Ride with us!

  • Spin to Silver - American Brasserie Community Ride

    May 31, 2018 | Bethesda Metro Station (7450 Wisconsin Ave.) on the West side of Wisconsin Ave.

    Bethesda can be a great city to explore by bicycle. Come ride with us while we negotiate the trails, bike lanes and riding with traffic. At the end of the exploration we will enjoy great food, beverages and company at SILVER - New American Brasserie. 

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  • SOAR for Veterans [promoted event]

    June 2, 2018 | Talbot County, MD

    Please join the Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group for the inaugural SOAR for Veterans cycling fundraiser on Saturday, June 2nd at the Talbot Community Center in Easton, MD. The event includes four rides Ð a ten mile family fun ride, 25 and 50 mile fitness rides and a 62.5 mile metric century. All rides are on Talbot County roads open to traffic, and are fully supported with four rest stops and on-road support.

    The ride coincides with the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall, a 3/5 replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall at EastonÕs VFW grounds from May 31 Ð June 6. All riders have an opportunity to stop to visit the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall to pay respects.

    All event proceeds support Mid-Shore Recovering Veterans Group Ð a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to assisting Mid-Shore US veterans from all foreign conflicts who have served our country in any capacity, in any country, at any time.



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  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    June 2, 2018 | Jones Point Park - Alexandria, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten.

    Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    June 3, 2018 | Quincy Street Parking Deck - Arlington, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten.

    Sign up!

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    June 8, 2018 | The Metropolitan Branch Trail at S St NE.

    Stop by to chat and caffeinate on your way to work. We'll be setup at 4th and S St from 7:00 am - 9:00 am. Map

  • Silver Spring Sweet Ride

    June 9, 2018 | Silver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD

    We know you love biking, but why not sweeten the deal a bit further? Join Bike Silver Spring for a casual ride through downtown Silver Spring and Takoma Park with stops at several local shops for some delicious sweet treats.

    Sign up here!

  • Bikes, Books & Brunch

    June 10, 2018 | Archives Metro

    LetÕs meet up for a bike ride to Anacostia where we will discuss S Street Rising, and have brunch at Cooks & Kicks in Anacostia Arts Centerl.

    Sign up here!

  • Pride Festival

    June 10, 2018 | Pennsylvania Ave NW

    Help us spread the word about biking at Pride Festival! Join the LGBTQ+ community, on AmericaÕs Mainstreet, historic Pennsylvania Avenue, for the Pride 2018 Festival in the NationÕs Capital, presented by Live! Casino & Hotel. Enjoy a full day of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration.

    Sign up here!

  • City Cycling class

    June 10, 2018 | Jones Point Park, Jones Point Dr, Alexandria, VA 23242, USA

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels.

    Sign up!

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    June 12, 2018 | Hyattsville City Hall, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville MD

    Get involved in bike advocacy at the local level. Come to a monthly meeting and learn about our campaign: A Safer Suitland Road Learn More

  • Community Ride: Let's Taco 'Bout Some Art

    June 13, 2018 | 1721 N Oak St, Arlington, VA 22209, USA

    Both Arlington institutions, both started with taco trucks, both in Rosslyn. To work up an appetite for tasty tacos, join us for a delightful loop ride and see some Artful Arlington sights.


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  • WABA in the Wild

    June 15, 2018 | C&O Canal Towpath

    Have you always wanted to ride the 184.5-mile C&O Canal towpath but never got around to it? Do you believe deeply in WABAÕs mission and want to help us achieve it? Join us for WABA in the Wild, June 15-18, 2018, a peer-to-peer fundraiser and tour of the towpath. After raising $1,000 for better bicycling in the region, you get to ride through nature and history along the C&O Canal, while experienced WABA staff lead the tour, cook you delicious food, and SAG your gear. Registration will close April 11, so sign up now!Register before April 11th!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    June 16, 2018 | Quincy Street Parking Deck - Arlington, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten.

    Sign up!

  • City Cycling Class

    June 17, 2018 | Quincy Street Parking Deck, Arlington, VA

    City Cycling is about having a great time on a bike, every time you ride! Learn skills and techniques to build your confidence and capability to enjoy your life on two wheels.

    Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    June 17, 2018 | Jones Point Park - Alexandria, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten.

    Sign up!

  • Action Committee for Arlington County

    June 18, 2018 | Clarendon Presbyterian Church, 1305 North Jackson Street, Arlington, VA

    Get involved in bike advocacy in Arlington! Come to a monthly meeting to learn about our campaign for a Bike Friendly Ballston and help make it happen. More

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    June 23, 2018 | Quincy Street Parking Deck - Arlington, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten.

    Sign up!

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    June 23, 2018 | Quincy Street Parking Deck - Arlington, VA

    For adults who cannot ride a bike, this class will help! We'll help you make progress on riding, whether you succeed in one class or in ten.

    Sign up!

  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    June 25, 2018 | Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD

    Get involved in bike advocacy at the local level! Come to a monthly meeting and learn about our campaigns in Silver Spring and Bethesda. More

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    July 10, 2018 | Hyattsville City Hall, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville MD

    Get involved in bike advocacy at the local level. Come to a monthly meeting and learn about our campaign: A Safer Suitland Road Learn More

  • Trail Ranger Coffee Hour

    July 13, 2018 | The Metropolitan Branch Trail at S St NE.

    Stop by to chat and caffeinate on your way to work. We'll be setup at 4th and S St from 7:00 am - 9:00 am. Map


Event Highlights:

Breaking the Cycle Ride

April 29
Montgomery County, MD
(Promoted Event)

Join The Dwelling Place for Breaking the Cycle: a half-century ride from downtown Silver Spring up through Laytonsville and back again to support homeless families in Montgomery County. Stretch your legs mid-ride at Waredaca Brewing Company, a peaceful respite for the road weary complete with horses and a pond. Ride on to Denizens Brewing Company for the finish party, hang out on the patio or shake it out to a live band. Not ready for a long ride? Sign up for the 9-mile fun ride instead! All riders will receive a commemorative metal pint glass and a ticket for their first pour at Denizen’s Brewery at the end of the ride. All proceeds go to benefit The Dwelling Place, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving homeless families in their pursuit of self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, financial and life skills, and career enhancement.

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The Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 5
Montgomery County.
(Promoted Event)

The Tree House Tour de Cookie is an exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike ride from one cookie stand to the next. Choose between distances of 12, 27, or 43 miles, and enjoy the scenery and the food! The aim of the event is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and promote the free services offered by The Tree House, which provide hope and healing to sexually abused, physically abused and neglected children. 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!

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DC Bike Ride

May 19
Washington, DC
(Promoted Event)

DC Bike Ride is a car-free celebration of bicycling in Washington, DC and the only day you can adventure around your city by bike with no cars. It is a fun, recreational ride for all biking abilities. The event is for all ages (three and up). Participants can see the city like never before as they take in 20-miles of car-free, safe streets and beautiful skyline views. DC Bike Ride brings the DC, VA and MD biking communities together to celebrate life on two wheels. The event provides a safe and welcoming space to come together and celebrate something we all love: safe bicycling. A portion of proceeds benefit WABA and our Vision Zero advocacy and community outreach work to make streets safer for all. End your day of car-free, fun-filled streets at the DC Bike Ride Finish Festival in front of the U.S. Capitol on 3rd St SW with great beats, eats, and fun for all ages.

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Ride to Remember

May 20, 2018
Leesburg, VA
(Promoted Event)

Please join the Alzheimer’s Association for the 2nd annual Ride to Remember through beautiful wooded and rural routes surrounding Leesburg, VA.

$80 before April 10, $100 before May 15, $120 before May 19, $125 day-of. Raise $300 and receive a custom 2018 R2R Voler Jersey! This ride is in conjunction with the LOCO Ride.

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2018 Firefighter 50 Bike Ride

July 22
Frederick County, MD and Carroll County, MD
(Promoted Event)

Please join the Firefighters of the Pleasant Valley Fire Company in Westminster, Maryland for the 7th Annual Firefighter 50 Bike Ride on Sunday July 22, 2018. For 2018, we have four great routes in Carroll County, MD, Frederick County, MD and Adams County, PA. We have road routes of 35, 50 or 100 miles. Plus, a 30 mile loop on dirt and paved roads. An all you can eat Firefighter lunch will be served and all routes have full SAG and SWEEP. Pre-registration cost is $35 or $40 the day of the event. On our Century loop into PA, keep an eye out for BIGFOOT – the area we cycle is a BIGFOOT hot spot for sightings. Check out our web site www.firefighter50.com or call Dave at 240-357-0593.

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