This class is designed for adults who never learned to ride a bicycle or have tried before but feel like they need more instruction. Certified instructors employ a special technique for teaching balance, steering, starting, stopping, and pedaling with the goal of having you ride on two wheels by the end of the class. It’s fun and intuitive.
Registration is required to attend, and costs for Arlington residents is $10 and non-Arlington residents is $85. A bike and helmet are included with your registration.
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 email@example.com or call 202-518-0524 at least 48 hours prior to the clinic.
This is a great class for riders of all skill levels. If you’re an experienced rider, there are skills to learn. If you’re new, we’ll help you master fundamentals. Certified instructors will help you learn to deal with traffic, communicate effectively and master the transition from road to trail and back again. You’ll also work on bike handling maneuvers and ride along the local bike trails or bike lanes on a group ride.
Students should know how to ride a bike, be able to ride for at least 30 minutes, and be comfortable starting and stopping on a bike.
Students are required to bring their own bike and helmet.
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 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.
The Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) and Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) advise the County Board and County Manager. Members of the public are invited to join any meeting.
Special joint meetings of the PAC and BAC will be held on July 10, 2019 and October 7, 2019.
Bike and Walk to the Market Day
Right now, farmers markets are full of delicious produce and the weather is perfect for a stroll or ride. At the Arlington Mill Farmers Market on July 13, celebrate the best of active transportation and healthy food choices by walking or biking to the market. You’ll receive a punch card to keep track of your biking and walking trips to the Market and enter a season-long raffle. Plus on July 13, enjoy farmers market BINGO, a backwards bike, and other kid-friendly biking and walking activities.
All Summer Long
All summer long, the Arlington Mill Farmers Market wants to reward you for taking active, healthy trips to visit the market. Each week when you bike or walk to the market this summer, bring your card to the CPRO booth to get it punched. At the end of the farmers market season, we’ll distribute giveaways to thank you for making healthy transportation choices. The more weeks that you bike or walk, the more chances you’ll have to get rewards.
Get your punch card on July 13 only!
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.
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.