Let’s Try it by Bike! Surviving this summer’s Blue and Yellow Line Shutdown

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The summer 2019 Yellow and Blue Line shutdown is coming and roads in northern Virginia are going to be packed! Bypass the car traffic by riding your bike to work. Or go multimodal and bike to the Crystal City Metro and take your bike to work on metro.

Whether you have always wanted to commute by bike or you are just exploring the idea now, our community education ride series is an inclusive space for riders. You will always have a great time on our rides, but they’re also a safe space to ask questions and practice to make this summer’s commute a breeze.

We will showcase the roads and trails in Alexandria that will get you to the Crystal City Metro for your metro ride and, as you build momentum, all the way into Washington, DC.

  • Ride start and end – National Science Foundation (near the Eisenhower Avenue Metro)
  • Start time – 11:00 AM
  • End time – 1:00 PM
  • Distance – About 10 miles

Great, what else should I know?

Please bring your own bike and helmet. Helmets are a requirement on all WABA rides. If you have questions, please read our ride policies here. Everyone ages 14 and up is welcome. All riders must sign a waiver. Riders under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

What does it cost?

Ten bucks! This ride is offered thanks to the generous support of the City of Alexandria

Are you a WABA or Capital Bikeshare Member? Then the class is free! We can also reimburse you for your usage fees if you use Bikeshare during the class. Email or call 202-518-0524 x221 to receive your coupon code.

Not a WABA member? For just $25 you get a ride registration ($10 value) and a one-year WABA Membership ($35 value). Learn more about the benefits of joining WABA here.

Walk-ups are free! But space is limited, so we recommend you register below ahead of time to hold your spot!

Event Location

National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314

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This ride is from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Better Bicycling Ride in Silver Spring

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Riding a bike is a great way to get around! We’ll explore the bicycle lanes in Downtown Silver Spring and ride on the Sligo Creek Trail. Our community education ride series is an inclusive space for riders of all levels to explore the area. Our rides are always a good time, but they’re also a safe space to ask questions and practice riding on the roads and trails in the area. Come tour the region, come to ride, come to ask any of your deepest, darkest, secret-est bike questions, and just have fun!

  • Ride start and end – Whole Foods Silver Spring
  • Start time – 10:30 AM
  • End time – 12:00 PM
  • Distance – About 6 miles

Great, what else should I know?

Please bring your own bike and helmet. Helmets are a requirement on all WABA rides. If you have questions, please read our ride policies here. Everyone ages 14 and up is welcome. All riders must sign a waiver. Riders under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

What does it cost?

Ten bucks! This ride is offered thanks to the generous support of Montgomery County Department of Transportation

Are you a WABA or Capital Bikeshare Member? Then the class is free! We can also reimburse you for your usage fees if you use Bikeshare during the class. Email or call 202-518-0524 x221 to receive your coupon code.

Not a WABA member? For just $25 you get a ride registration ($10 value) and a one-year WABA Membership ($35 value). Learn more about the benefits of joining WABA here.

Walk-ups are free! But space is limited, so we recommend you register below ahead of time to hold your spot!

Event Location

Whole Foods Silver Spring
833 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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This class is offered thanks to the generous support of Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

This ride is from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Better Bicycling Ride in Rockville

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Please note that the ride will start at Panera Bread at Falls Grove Shopping Center

Riding a bike is a great way to get around! Okay, maybe you knew that already. Start your weekend with a fun social ride to get a taste of better bicycling in the area, then get some tasty food afterward. We’ll explore the fun roads and neighborhoods of the area and learn a few things along the way.

Our community education ride series is an inclusive space for riders of all levels to explore the area. Our rides are always a good time, but they’re also a safe space to ask questions and practice riding on the roads and trails in the area. Come tour the region, come to ride, come to ask any of your deepest, darkest, secret-est bike questions, and just have fun!

  • Ride start and end – Panera Bread Falls Grove Shopping Center
  • Start time – 10:30 AM
  • End time – 12:00 PM
  • Distance – About 6 miles

Great, what else should I know?

Please bring your own bike and helmet. Helmets are a requirement on all WABA rides. If you have questions, please read our ride policies here. Everyone ages 14 and up is welcome. All riders must sign a waiver. Riders under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

What does it cost?

Ten bucks! This ride is offered thanks to the generous support of Montgomery County Department of Transportation

Are you a WABA or Capital Bikeshare Member? Then the class is free! We can also reimburse you for your usage fees if you use Bikeshare during the class. Email or call 202-518-0524 x221 to receive your coupon code.

Not a WABA member? For just $25 you get a ride registration ($10 value) and a one-year WABA Membership ($35 value). Learn more about the benefits of joining WABA here.

Walk-ups are free! But space is limited, so we recommend you register below ahead of time to hold your spot!

Event Location

Panera Bread Falls Grove Shopping Center
14921 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD 2085o

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This class is offered thanks to the generous support of Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

This ride is from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Community Ride to Silver

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Bethesda is a great city to explore by bicycle! Come ride with WABA while we showcase the trails, streets, and bike lanes in the area. The exploration ends with a complimentary Margarita and happy hour specials, courtesy of SILVER – New American Brasserie. Come join us for a great ride and treat yourself to wonderful food, beverages and company!

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This ride is from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Ride start – Bethesda Metro Station
  • Start time – 6:30 PM
  • Ride end – Silver – New American Brasserie (7150 Woodmont Avenue)
  • End time – 8:00 PM
  • Distance – About 6.5 miles

Great, what else should I know?

Please bring your own bike and helmet. Helmets are a requirement on all WABA rides. If you have questions, please read our ride policies here. Everyone ages 14 and up is welcome. All riders must sign a waiver. Riders under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

What does it cost?

Ten bucks! This ride is offered thanks to the generous support of Bethesda Transportation Solutions. That includes a free helmets and reflective backpack! and a complimentary margarita – what a deal!

Are you a WABA or Capital Bikeshare Member? Then the class is free! We can also reimburse you for your usage fees if you use Bikeshare during the class. Email or call 202-518-0524 x221 to receive your coupon code.

Not a WABA member? For just $25 you get a ride registration ($10 value) and a one-year WABA Membership ($35 value). Learn more about the benefits of joining WABA here.

Walk-ups are free! But space is limited, so we recommend you register below ahead of time to hold your spot!

Event Location

Bethesda Metro Station
7540 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Bikes, Books and Brunch!

Bikes, Books and Brunch is back! For our first event this year, we’ll be biking to Bellevue/William Lockridge Library in Ward 8 to read Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. This is a New York Times Best Seller from our former First Lady.

If you have seen or attended any of her events then you know how enlightening this book will be. I have heard nothing but great things about it! So let’s bike and have brunch provided by MLK Deli while we discuss this amazing book.

We encourage you to get the book at your local library or bookstore. Alternatively, the book is available on Amazon.com or on Audible.com.

Ride Details:

When: March 9th at 11:00am

Where: We’ll meet at the THEARC and ride over to the Bellevue Library.

This ride is free and about four miles, roundtrip! Please bring funds to get brunch.

Helmets are required. The ride will be rain or shine! If it rains and you don’t want to ride, feel free to meet us at Bellevue Library for the book discussion and brunch.

Interested? Register for Bikes, Books and Brunch below! And be on the lookout for more dates to come.

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Photo Recap: Ward 4 Bike Ride with Councilmember Todd

D.C. Councilmember Brandon Todd, WABA, and 50 Ward 4 residents toured the several Ward 4 neighborhoods by bike on Sunday afternoon. The 5 mile ride featured the longest bike lanes in the ward on Kansas Ave NW and the future Met Branch Trail. Riding the route also highlighted areas for future upgrades to the bicycle network including potential protected bike lanes on New Hampshire Ave NW. Thank you to Councilmember Todd for participating in the event and we look forward to working together with the community to improve bicycling in Ward 4.