Events

May
1
Wed
Trek Women’s Open House
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mark your calendar! We’re joining Trek Bicycle Arlington Clarendon at their second annual Women’s Open House to share biking resources that’ll get you ready for Bike to Work Day.

The open house is your chance to hear from inspiring cycling advocates, meet awesome new friends, and walk away with some giveaways. Plus, Trek Clarendon is offering the first 50 guests a special surprise. It’s going to be a blast, so grab your friends and join us for a night of bikes, food, and fun.

Registration

This event is free and open to those who identify as women.

Getting to the Event

This event is at Trek Bicycle in Clarendon which is served by transit, walking, Capital Bikeshare, and rideshare. Use Car-Free Near Me to see all of your transportation options.

May
4
Sat
Arlington Bicycle Advisory Meeting
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The May 2019 BAC meeting will take place on Saturday, May 4 at the Lee Highway Alliance, 4620 Lee Highway, Suite 208. A pre-meeting bike ride along Lee Highway will begin at 10 am, followed by the meeting at 11 am.

The Bicycle Advisory Committee will resume its regular meetings open to the public on the first Monday of the month starting in June.

May
8
Wed
Bike, Walk & Roll to School Day
May 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Mark your calendar! BikeArlington and WalkArlington are joining Arlington County Public Schools on May 8 to celebrate the annual Bike, Walk & Roll to School Day and encourage students to use active transportation to get to school. We’ll be at three schools—Arlington Traditional School, Barcroft Elementary School, and Jefferson Middle School.

This international event is designed to encourage students to bike, walk, or roll to school while teaching about the health and environmental benefits of active transportation. Bike, Walk, and Roll to School Day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about safe routes to schools and the importance of bicycle and pedestrian safety in neighborhoods and around our schools.

For more information about Bike, Walk & Roll to School Day, visit Arlington Public School’s Safe Routes to School Program.

 

May
11
Sat
Bike Classes: Learn to Ride
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

May
17
Fri
Bike to Work Day
May 17 @ 6:30 am – 9:00 am

Keep your car parked, hop on a bike, and celebrate bicycling as a fun, healthy, and sustainable way to get around on Bike to Work Day! Meet up with your neighbors, coworkers, and first timers at one of the 115 regional pit stops to jump start your Friday with some fun. Bike to Work Day is a FREE event and open to all area commuters whether you’re new to riding or ride every day.

Pit Stops

Arlington hosts a bustling 10 pit stops around the County (morning and afternoon) to make it easy for you to join the fun no matter which route you ride.

Each pit stop offers a unique experience and gives participants an opportunity to snag some giveaways, get your bike tuned up, mingle with area businesses and organizations, and enjoy some tunes from our favorite DJs. You’re welcome to visit one stop or multiple stops throughout the day,

Locations

Pit stops are located in Rosslyn, Ballston, Columbia Pike, Shirlington, East Falls Church, Crystal City, Army National Guard Readiness, and Gravelly Point (new this year).

Register at the pit stop most convenient to you and receive the infamous Bike to Work Day t-shirt.

May
18
Sat
Truck and Bus Day
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Launch of coloring book Let’s Go to the Park installation for Art on the ART bus featuring artists, Hannah Churn

BikeArlington and WalkArlington are excited to color with kids at Truck and Bus Day! Kids will get a free coloring book, Let’s Go to the Park , that illustrates biking and walking safety tips for kids of all ages. In addition, meet Hannah Churn, the artists who drew the artwork for both the coloring book and Art on the ART Bus. The artwork will be on display on the Art Bus until Spring 2020 and will circulate on a different route each day in Arlington.

The coloring book was created by artist Hannah Churn in collaboration with Arlington Arts, WalkArlington, and BikeArlington. The Art on the ART bus program is curated by Arlington Arts and supported in part by Arlington Transit.

Jun
3
Mon
Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
8
Sat
Bike Classes: Learn to Ride
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

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.

Bike Classes: City Cycling
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.