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

Bicyclists’ Choice Awards and Annual Members Meeting

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Our third annual Washington Area Bicyclists’ Choice Awards is a celebration of the people and places that make our region a great place to ride a bike. And you get to chose the winners! Advanced RSVPs are now closed for the event, but anyone is welcome to attend!

The Awards event, hosted by Tom Sherwood of NBC4 Washington, will take place from 7:30-9:00pm at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, located next to Union Station in DC. Admission to the party, appetizers, and beer/wine are free. More info on the Awards event here.

WABA’s Annual Members Meeting will also take place the same evening from 6:30-7:30pm. All WABA Members are invited to join and vote on the Board of Directors, as well as ask questions and share feedback as a member of the organization. There will be a reception for WABA Members from 6:00-6:30pm prior to the Annual Meeting to enjoy the complimentary appetizers, beer, and wine.

Vasa Ride

March 19, 2017

Join WABA to celebrate the beginning of Spring with a Swedish-themed bike ride hosted by the House of Sweden and followed by some warm blueberry soup.

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Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 6, 2017

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, services that provide hope and healing to sexually and physically abused children 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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This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.

DC Bike Ride

May 14, 2017

Partner Event

DC Bike Ride is back for 2017! Just imagine: 20 miles. 1 day. 0 Cars. Get ready to celebrate life on two wheels on car-free streets!

Join us for DC’s only 20-mile closed-road scenic bike ride, complete with a fabulous finish line festival. Proceeds from DCBR will benefit WABA in our efforts to deliver meaningful street safety programs in support of DC’s Vision Zero Campaign. WABA is a DC Bike Ride founding partner.

Early bird registration is now open! Register today.

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This listing is part of our partner/promoted events program. While WABA is not directly involved in the operations of the event, we are thrilled it’s taking place and are invested in it’s success!

Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge

June 17, 2017

Promoted Event

Ready for the ride of a lifetime?

Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? The National MS Society, Greater DC – Maryland Chapter’s Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge, held June 17-18, 2017, offers a picturesque cycling experience for participants of all levels and abilities. It features a variety of route options winding through the flat and rural Eastern Shore of Maryland. The two-day event starts and finishes each day at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, MD.

Your participation will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.

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This listing is part of our promoted events program. It is not organized by or affiliated with WABA.

 Events Calendar