Events

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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 events@waba.org.

Upcoming Events


Brompton Urban Challenge

July 25, 2015

PROMOTED EVENT

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The Brompton Urban Challenge is a two-wheeled scavenger hunt. All registration fees are donated in full to WABA. If you have questions about the event, please contact the event host, BicycleSPACE, at events@bicyclespacedc.com. Please note that WABA is very thankfully the beneficiary of this event, but is not the event organizer and will not be present day-of the event.

Learn more here and register here. The $20 registration fee benefits WABA.

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


Treasures of the River Trail

August 1, 2015

Join WABA and our Trail Rangers for an afternoon of Choose Your Own Adventure Scavenger Hunt on the Anacostia River seeking hidden treasure, forgotten islands, ancient ruins, and natural wonder. You and your team will compete for prizes in this family friendly treasure hunt in DC’s back yard. Come prepared for riddles, unexpected challenges, trickery and exploration.

Learn more and RSVP here. The fun starts at 3:00pm, followed by Bike Night with DC United at 5:00pm. The event is free, and if you would like to join us for the Bike Night DC United game, tickets start at $20.


Tour de Frederick

August 15, 2015

PROMOTED EVENT

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 www.tourdefrederick.com and www.highwheelrace.com

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


Clips Beer & Film Tour

September 10, 2015

PROMOTED EVENT

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Join Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB) at New Belgium’s Clips Beer & Film Tour on Thursday, September 10th from 7-10pm.  Sample some craft beers while enjoying short films displayed on a large portable screen at the Reston Town Center Pavilion.  Proceeds raised at the event go toward helping FABB make Fairfax County a better place to bike. FABB is a sponsored project of WABA.

Learn more at FABB’s website and New Belgium’s website.

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


WABA’s 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride

September 12, 2015

WABA’s signature ride event of the year, the 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride, will take place on Saturday, September 12th. Join WABA and your fellow bicycle adventure loving friends for a challenging 62-mile ride up and down all of DC’s state-named streets or an easy going 15-mile ride on all of DC’s streets named for the original 13 colonies.

Registration for the 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride will open on August 11th. Registration is open to WABA Members only (join today if you’re not yet a member for the chance to register!).

Learn more about our 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride.


Bike Shenandoah

September 19, 2015

PROMOTED EVENT

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: www.bikeshenandoah.org

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

PROMOTED EVENT

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: ridetovictory.org/

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


Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

September 20, 2015

PROMOTED EVENT

Professional cyclist Jeremiah Bishop’s favorite training route earned its nickname with glorious mountain top meadows, winding climbs and hillside farms reminiscent of the Austrian, German and Swiss settings where he has competed. Now this magnificent scenery is the backdrop for the most challenging and adventurous Gran Fondo in the United States. The route begins in Harrisonburg, Virginia and covers 108 miles featuring 11,000 feet of climbing. There’s something for everyone:

36-mile Valley View Challenge
100-kilometer (62-mile) Mt Solon Metric Century
78-mile Shenandoah Mountain Adventure
100-mile Shenandoah Mountain Century
108-mile Alpine Loop

Entry fee includes: high-quality event t-shirt, fully stocked rest stations, electronic timing, KOM competition, KOM jerseys to 5-year age group winners, premium finisher medallions and Swiss bells, hot showers, free parking, catered meal and finish line festival, first beverage in beer garden (21+ only), live performances by the bands The Judy Chops and Shenandoah Alley.

Register at http://www.AlpineLoopGranFondo.com

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

PROMOTED EVENT

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 rsierralta@diabetes.org 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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