Events

Jun
15
Sat
Bike Classes: Basic Skills Clinic
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New this year, the basic skills clinic is designed to give you more opportunities to sharpen your riding skills. So if you’ve completed the Learn to Ride class and want more practice time or are simply looking to improve your riding skills, this class is for you. Certified instructors will lead drills, including starting, stopping, turning, weaving, and gradual breaking.

Students should be able to balance and ride on two pedals.

Students should bring their own bike and helmet. If you’re unable to bring your own bike, email education@waba.org or call 202-518-0524 at least 48 hours prior to the clinic.

Jun
22
Sat
Bike & Kayak Ride
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Summer in the DC region is hot and humid. One of the best ways to beat the heat is to ride downhill with the breeze blowing on your face to the Columbia Marina then take a kayak on to the Potomac River and paddle on the water for a while. It’s a relaxing way to start your weekend. It’s a great event for a date or a fun outing for the kids.

Need to know:

  • Single kayaks $16/hour
  • Double kayak $22/ hour holds 2 adults and one child
  • Children ages 8 and up can kayak alone
  • Island Time Bar & Grill is a full-service restaurant on the property

Registration

Registration is required for this event. There is a fee payable to the Columbia Island Marina for the kayak rentals. This is a family-friendly event.

Getting to the Event

We’ll meet at Clarendon Metro Station. Bikeshare stations are about 1 block away near N. Highland and Wilson Blvd. Use Care Free Near Me to see all of your transportation options.

Jul
27
Sat
Sweet Treats Ride
Jul 27 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Cookies, pie, ice cream, and candy! We’ll have it all in the Sweet Treats Ride! This ride is for those with a sweet tooth or who have always heard about one of the locations we’re going to and thought I need to check out that place. So let’s do it! We’ll be visiting four locations. We’re starting at Nicecream which sells specially flavored ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. From there we will stop at Acme Pie to try one of their seasonal pies made with a flaky southern crust. Our next stop will be Best Buns to taste one of their yummy cookies or muffins. And finally, we will ride to Sugar Factory in Pentagon City to buy candy for later.

This is a family-friendly ride. Join us for one, two, or all four stops.

This is a one-way ride ending at Pentagon City Metro. You will be able to take the Yellow or Blue Line back if you like or continue on with your day via bike.

Aug
10
Sat
Single Slice Spin
Aug 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

We’re partnering with Pizza Club of Washington Meetup Group for our Single Slice Spin Arlington Edition. We will check out the pizza in three locations. Starting at Ballston Metro we’ll ride to Goody’s pizza where they boast of having a jumbo NY style slice. We’ll burn some calories as we ride to WiseGuys (my favorite) for a slice then end in Crystal City at We, the Pizza. If you love pizza,(and who doesn’t?) This is your chance to try out a slice at three places and meet some other pizza lovers while biking off those cheesy calories.

Aug
24
Sat
August Bike Book Club
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a bunch of books that you keep promising yourself you will read one day? Or maybe you have a goal to read one book a month and you just realized it’s June and you haven’t read a book since last June? Well, let’s fix that issue!

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.

Sep
28
Sat
September Bike Book Club
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a bunch of books that you keep promising yourself you will read one day? Or maybe you have a goal to read one book a month and you just realized it’s September and you haven’t read a book since last September? Well, let’s fix that issue!

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.

Notorious ARL Ride
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

To view the seedier sights of crimes committed,

To hear tales of hatemongers and femme fatales from years past,

To explore deeds of corruption and espionage along familiar streets,

Join us for a bike ride through Notorious ARL.

Join us for an approximately three-hour ride of Notorious Arlington sites. We have an 18-mile course mapped out with multiple points of interest, each dealing with darker subject matter including terrorism, crime, espionage, and bigotry.

Ride start: 11:00 am at Phoenix Bikes at the Arlington Mill Community Center

Ride ends: Roughly 2:00 pm back at Arlington Mill

Oct
5
Sat
8th Annual Arlington Fun Ride
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

You won’t want to miss this family-friendly ride on the scenic Arlington Loop. Explore the natural beauty of Arlington, discover how an amazing trail network connects key neighborhoods to one another, and learn local environmental and historical fun facts along the way. We don’t call this a FUN ride for nothing–riders will earn raffle tickets by completing challenges at rest stops throughout the course for entry to win prizes at the finish line festival. We can’t think of a better way to spend a beautiful fall Saturday!

Join us on October 5 for the 8th Annual Arlington Fun Ride!

This scenic, family-friendly bike ride will give you the chance to experience the paved, multi-use trails that make up the “Arlington Loop” while enjoying support from rest stops in Bluemont Park, Ballston, Rosslyn, and Crystal City.

Riders may choose 4-, 8-, 12-, or 16- mile distances. There will also be a shorter 3-4 mile children’s ride, suitable for riders ages 10 and under. Riders will learn fun facts about Arlington nature and history throughout the ride and enjoy games, activities, and some surprises along the way!

All riders will get one raffle ticket for each rest stop they pass through, an additional raffle ticket for crossing the finish line and some extra raffle tickets along the way for completing fun challenges. Raffle prizes will be drawn at the finish line festival at the Arlington Mill Community Center plaza, immediately following the ride (must be present to win).

All rides begin and end at the Arlington Mill Community Center plaza beside Phoenix Bikes (909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington, VA 22204). Suggested check-in times and start times will be emailed to participants closer to the event date.

The event is hosted by Phoenix Bikes and EcoAction Arlington, and supported by Arlington County, local businesses, bike advocates and other community partners.

Registration

  • Individual: $15 for early-bird registration through Sept. 18 ($20 from Sept. 19 onward.)
  • Family of 3-4: $40 for early-bird registration through Sept. 18 ($50 from Sept. 19 onward.)
  • Registered Phoenix Youth: free

All riders who register by Sept. 18 (our early-bird pricing deadline) will receive a complimentary tee-shirt to commemorate the ride.

**RIDE IS RAIN OR SHINE – NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED**

Oct
26
Sat
October Bike Book Club
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a bunch of books that you keep promising yourself you will read one day? Or maybe you have a goal to read one book a month and you just realized it’s October and you haven’t read a book since last October? Well, let’s fix that issue!

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.

Bike Classes: Basic Skills Clinic
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New this year, the basic skills clinic is designed to give you more opportunities to sharpen your riding skills. So if you’ve completed the Learn to Ride class and want more practice time or are simply looking to improve your riding skills, this class is for you. Certified instructors will lead drills, including starting, stopping, turning, weaving, and gradual breaking.

Students should be able to balance and ride on two pedals.

Students should bring their own bike and helmet. If you’re unable to bring your own bike, email education@waba.org or call 202-518-0524 at least 48 hours prior to the clinic.