Events

 

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 listings below for registration information and details. For more information about WABA’s events or to become an Event Sponsor, contact events@waba.org.

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  • DC Bike Ambassador Orientation August

    August 22, 2017 | 900 Wesley Pl SW

    Join the Bike Ambassador as we encourage DC residents to try bicycling as a form of alternative transportation

  • Volunteer Night- August

    August 22, 2017


  • Action Committee for Montgomery County

    August 28, 2017 | 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

  • Better Bicycling Advocacy Workshop

    August 30, 2017 | Shaw Library 1630 7th St NW

    There are opportunities to make our streets and neighborhoods more bikeable almost every month. So, join our advocacy team for a training on effective bike advocacy. We'll help you stay informed about upcoming projects and prepare you to attend the next project meeting with confidence. This training will focus on the District of Columbia. Register here

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    September 2, 2017 | Anacostia Park - Washington, DC

    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

    September 8, 2017 | 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

  • 50 States and 13 Colonies Ride

    September 9, 2017 | All over DC

    The 50 States Ride is an urban adventure by bicycle, taking riders for a 62-mile ride down all 50 state-named streets of the District and going through all 8 wards of the city. The 13 Colonies Ride is a 15-mile downtown DC bike ride on the streets named after the original 13 colonies. Learn More

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    September 10, 2017 | 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 Prince George's County

    September 12, 2017 | 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

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    September 16, 2017 | 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 City Cycling class

    September 17, 2017 | Anacostia Park - Washington, DC

    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 Arlington County

    September 18, 2017 | 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

  • DC Tour de Cure [Promoted]

    September 23, 2017 | Washington, DC

    Participating in the Tour de Cure is an experience you will never forget. This monumental ride starts at the Washington Monument and will have amazing views of DC! The event is very well organized and has routes available for all skill levels. Not only will you enjoy the ride itself, but you'll feel like a part of a community riding for a great cause! Form a team, ride on "Team Red" or volunteer- the more the merrier! Details

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    September 23, 2017 | Cavalier Trail Park - Falls Church, 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!

  • Red White And Blue Ridge Ride

    September 24, 2017 | Blue Ridge Mountains

    Climate Ride events bring together bright minds, breathtaking routes for all cycling abilities, and the unforgettable combination of passion and purpose. Over three days, we'll pedal the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful rural Virginia to the US Capitol in Washington, DC to fundraise for better biking.Join us

  • Red White And Blue Ridge Ride

    September 24, 2017 | Blue Ridge Mountains

    Climate Ride events bring together bright minds, breathtaking routes for all cycling abilities, and the unforgettable combination of passion and purpose. Over three days, we'll pedal the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful rural Virginia to the US Capitol in Washington, DC to fundraise for better biking.

  • Adult City Cycling class

    September 24, 2017 | 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

    September 24, 2017 | Carter Barron Park - Washington, DC

    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

    September 25, 2017 | 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

  • Adult Learn to Ride class

    September 30, 2017 | 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

    October 1, 2017 | Anacostia Park - Washington, DC

    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!

  • WABA in the Wild

    October 6, 2017 | Bike from Cumberland, MD to DC

    Help make bicycling better in 184.5 miles! Join us for our second annual WABA in the Wild bike tour and camping adventure. Learn More

  • Action Committee for Prince George's County

    October 10, 2017 | 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


Event Highlights:

Firefighter 50 Bike Ride

July 23, 2017 Promoted Event

Please join the Pleasant Valley Community Fire Department for the 6th annual Firefighter 50 bike ride in Westminster, MD You will cycle the low traffic volume roads of Carroll and Frederick County, MD and Adams County, PA. Fully supported rides of 100/50/35 and 30 miles. Our Lost Valley Century received national recognition in 2014. Registration is $35 mail in or Active.com and $40 same day. We provide and “all you can eat” special Firefighter lunch. The Firefighters of Pleasant Valley promise you a GREAT day of cycling. For additional information contact our event director David Yonkoski on 240-357-0593 or at dfyonko@gmail.com

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


Washington DC Tour de Cure

September 23, 2017 Promoted Event
Participating in the Tour de Cure is an experience you will never forget. This monumental ride starts at the Washington Monument and will have amazing views of DC! The event is very well organized and has routes available for all skill levels. Not only will you enjoy the ride itself, but you’ll feel like a part of a community riding for a great cause! Form a team, ride on “”Team Red”” or volunteer- the more the merrier!

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


WABA in the Wild

October 6-9, 2017

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WABA in the Wild is a three-day bicycle and camping tour that raises support for bicycling better. Registration will open June 1st!

Join fellow riders from our community to experience one of the nation’s best long-distance trails: the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath. The adventure consists of three days and 184.5 miles of bicycling on car-free trails.

This is a fully supported tour, meaning we pamper you and provide everything you could possibly need: hearty and delcious camp meals, tons of trail snacks, campsites, SAG support, and gear transportation. All you have to do is ride and enjoy the wildlife.

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