waba@waba.org
Phone: 202.518.0524
Fax: 202.518.0936

Washington Area
Bicyclist Association
2599 Ontario Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Other Area Rides and Events

Ride for a cause! The D.C. area hosts hundreds of biking events throughout the year. We try to keep this list as up-to-date as we can, but if you know of an event that we don't have here, or would like your own event posted, please send an email to events@waba.org.

Upcoming Rides & Events

Riding for Natasha

Sat., Sept. 21, 7 a.m.
Prince George's Community College, Largo, Md.

Natasha Pettigrew was killed on Sept. 19, 2010 while training for an Iron Man triathlon near Prince George's Commuity College. The driver hit Natasha and dragged her bike for over four miles and said it was unclear that they had hit anything. There are more collisions in Prince George's County involving pedestrians than any of Maryland's other counties, but there have been significant improvements made for vulnerable road users in recent years. This ride is a message that the roads belong to all of us. This ride is around 40 miles and check-in is at 7 a.m. Call (240) 271-2915 or email natashaforsenate@gmail.com for more information (put "Riding for Natasha" in the subject line).

Tour of the Towns

Sat., Sept. 21
Occoquan, Va.

Join us for the the Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition's Inaugural Tour of the Towns, a century ride through Prince William County! Wind through urban, suburban, exurban, rural, forested, town, flat, and hilly areas. Century riders will visit Prince William's four incorporated towns and two independent cities, as well as the Quantico Marine Base and Prince William Forest Park.

The ride will be held on Sun., Aug. 4, 2013, near the town of Occoquan, Va., approximately 20 miles south of Washington, D.C., immediately off of I-95 exit 160. There are three routes of 27, 35, and 100 miles on public roads and multi-use trails. For more information and to register, go here.

NoVa CBG Team Casual Smart Ride Fundraiser

Thurs., Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

Jimmy's Tavern, Herndon, Va.

Support the NoVa CBG's Team Casual by coming out to Jimmy's for a night of drink-slinging and great raffle prizes. Team Casual cyclists will guest bartend for the evening, and fundraising pledges get you raffle tickets for great prizes, including: a Trek Gary Fisher DS 8.2; pair of Redskins tickets to FedEx Field on Sun., Oct. 20 at 1 p.m., against the Chicago Bears; hotel stay and dinner in Lansdowne, Md.; beginner Couple’s ski packages to Whitetail, Round Top, and Liberty; Keurig V700 coffee maker; “bagels for a year” from Panera Bread; signed Wizards, Nationals, and Orioles sports memorabilia; Sonicare electric toothbrush; tickets to the Museum of Crime and Punishment, the Newseum, and the Spy Museum; packages for couples to wine tastings, chocolate tastings, and movie nights

Can't make the fundraiser? Donate online to Team Casual here. For more information, see this page.

Gaithersburg Bike Rodeo

Sat., April 12
Gaithersburg Parks, Recreation, and Culture
506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, Md.

In partnership with Bike Gaithersburg, the City of Gaithersburg invites both new and seasoned bicyclists of all ages and skill levels to a free “Bike Rodeo” at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 South Frederick Avenue.

The Bike Rodeo features activities promoting safety, skills and maintenance, including bike and helmet fittings, bike registrations conducted by Gaithersburg Police Officers, and an obstacle course taking place on the 1.2 mile trail winding through Bohrer Park. Area bicycle and sporting shops, clubs and advocacy groups will be on hand with information, activities, products, and giveaways and there will be a chance to win raffle prizes.

Before heading over to the adjacent Bike Rodeo, children ages two to six can play on the lower ramps of the Skate Park during “Things That Roll.” Youngsters will be allowed to play on the ramps with scooters, bikes, Big Wheels, and just about anything else that can roll. It takes place from 10 a.m. to noon, and admission is just $3 per resident child and $5 for nonresidents, payable at the door. Parents are welcome to watch for free. The Skate Park will open for general hours with free admission starting at noon, kicking off the 2014 season.

 


 

 

Recurring Rides & Events

DC Critical Mass Bike Ride

First Friday of Every Month

meet at Dupont Circle @ 6:30pm

Although this ride is not organized or endorsed by WABA, we do support free events that work to bring the cycling community together. We encourage all participants to respect everyone on the road and show their best critical manners.

DC Bike Party Bike Ride

Second Wednesday of Every Month

Meet at Dupont Circle @ 7:30pm

Join DCBP for a monthly social ride around the city. All ages and experience levels are welcome. We encourage all participants to respect everyone on the road and use their best cycling manners. More information at www.dcbikeparty.com.

 

 

 

 

WABA Events

WABA hosts several events per year that are designed to showcase the Washington, D.C. area’s trails, bike lanes, bike paths, and signed on-street riding.


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