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.