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 & Annual Members Meeting

February 25, 2016

Join us for the second annual Bicyclists’ Choice Awards for a celebration of the people and places that make our region a great place to ride a bike. The Bicyclists’ Choice Awards will take place on Thursday, February 25th from 7:30-9:00pm at the Thurgood Marshal Center Trust in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. The Annual Members Meeting will take place prior to the awards event from 6:30-7:15pm.

Vote for your bike improvement, bike shop, business, ride and more! Voting is now open through February 19th.

RSVP for the Awards event and vote here.

The Vasa Ride

March 13, 2016


Registration is now open! WABA’s first large ride of 2016, The Vasa Ride, will take place on Sunday, March 13th. Hosted by the House of Sweden at the Swedish Embassy, The Vasa Ride is a great opportunity to tune up your bicycle and hit the road with fellow bicyclists.

Registration today for The Vasa Ride. Find out more details about The Vasa Ride here.

Tree House Tour de Cookie

May 7, 2016
Rockville, MD.

We invite cyclists of all ages to join us on Saturday, May 7 for this exciting, fun-filled, and delicious bike ride from one cookie stand to the next.

Choose between distances of 12, 26, or 42 miles, and enjoy the scenery and the food! The aim of the event is to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and promote the services offered by The Tree House.

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! All participants will receive a collectible moisture wicking t-shirt (if registered by 4/10/16) and a cinch bag . An award goes to the most spirited cookie stand.

This event is part of our Promoted Events program. They are not organized by or affiliated with WABA.



May 20-22

really big bike weekend

So big we had to make a whole new page for it.

 Events Calendar