Events

Apr
25
Thu
Bike to Work Day Interest Party
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you been convinced by your hardcore bike-in-any-weather coworker or friend to sign up for Bike to Work Day or decided to try biking the two miles to your office instead of sitting in a car for 40 minutes but need help getting started?

Well, have no fear, we’ve got you covered! Come to Arlington’s first Bike to Work Day Interest Party at Heavy Seas Alehouse in Rosslyn

You’ll meet and mingle with other people biking to work for the first time or new to biking. BikeArlington staff will be there to:

  • Assist you with mapping a safe route to work.
  • Share tips about how to carry your stuff to work, and.
  • Provide helpful resources to help make your commute fun and easy

Complimentary refreshments will be provided along with the option to purchase drinks at a discounted price.

Registration

Registration is free but required for this event. It’s the perfect event for anyone new to Bike to Work Day or new to biking. People of all ages are welcome.

Getting to the Event

The event is at Heavy Seas Alehouse in Rosslyn, which is served by transit walking, biking, Capital Bikeshare, and ride-share. Use Car Free Near Me to see all of your transportation options.

Thank you to Heavy Seas Alehouse for supporting Bike to Work Day by hosting our first interest party and the afternoon pit stop in Rosslyn on May 17. And thanks to Conte’s Bike Shop for partnering with BikeAlrington for our Bike to Work Day Interest Party.

Apr
27
Sat
Bike Rodeo for Kids
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

BikeArlington is teaming up with the Woman’s Club of Arlington, Phoenix Bikes, and Kidical Mass to host a free bike rodeo for children ages preschool and up.

This is the perfect event for your kids who will:

  • Play fun games that teach safe biking skills.
  • Have their bike checked to make sure it works properly and is safe for them to ride.
  • Bike 3-5 safe courses to practice the new skills learned.
  • Receive helmet checks to ensure it fits properly.
  • Eat yummy snacks after the event!

A limited number of balance bikes will be provided for the preschool age children.

Registration

Registration is free and required for this event.

Getting to the Event

The Woman’s Club of Arlington is a one-minute bike ride off of the Four Mile Run Trail. Parking is available at the Woman’s Club clubhouse. You can also use Car Free Near Me to check out transportation options.

 

May
6
Mon
Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
12
Sun
Bike Classes: Basic Skills Clinic
May 12 @ 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
May 12 @ 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.

Bike Classes: Learn to Ride
May 12 @ 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.

Jun
3
Mon
Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
8
Sat
Bike Classes: Basic Skills Clinic
Jun 8 @ 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 8 @ 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.