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.

Sep
14
Sat
Disaster Relief Trials
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Disaster Relief Trials is a bicycle competition which challenges participants to consider how their bike could be a resource during an emergency (with the hopes you will carry this knowledge to expand the scope of your bike transportation capabilities!). It simulates a disaster, blocking roadways, and challenges participants to use their bikes to pick up food, water, and other emergency supplies from checkpoints throughout Arlington County while completing emergency preparedness challenges and traversing obstacles, such as barriers and water crossings.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Beginning and ending at Gateway Park in Rosslyn, participants will ride to checkpoints throughout the County to pick up and deliver food, water, and other supplies, relay critical messages, and traverse obstacles such as a water crossing, rough terrain, and physical barriers. Participants can use a regular bike with racks, panniers, and/or backpacks, a cargo bike, or a regular or cargo bike with electric assist.

At each checkpoint, participants will also be presented with emergency preparedness challenges. Points will be awarded for the total weight of supplies transported back to the finish, as well as a successful traverse of obstacles and completion of the emergency preparedness challenges. This is not timed and the trials are not a race.

LOCATION

The start/finish location will be at the lower half of Gateway Park (between Lynn Street and Ft. Myer Drive) in Rosslyn (1300 Lee Highway), with checkpoints throughout the County. Checkpoint locations will be revealed at the event start.

FINISH FESTIVAL

Community members, families, observers, and challenge participants are invited to attend the Disaster Relief Trials Finish Festival. While the participants bike around Arlington, test yourself on emergency preparedness skills and get your family in tip-top shape for an emergency, including free bike maintenance and assessments. Plus, eat delicious food from local food trucks, bring the kiddos and watch them do our “Kiddie DRT” course, get free swag, play lawn games, try out new fitness activities, and more! The Finish Festival will be located at the DRT Start/Finish line in Gateway Park in Rosslyn and can be enjoyed by all (open to the public) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sep
25
Wed
Upcycled Bike Belts Workshop
Sep 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Bike Arlington to learn how to create a belt using old bicycle parts. All materials and tools provided. Makers can keep the belts they make at the workshop.

Registration required. Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Oct
3
Thu
What to Do After a Bike Crash
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We hope this never happens to you, but if you were hit by a car would you know what to do next? Do you go to the hospital? Do you take pictures of the crash? Should you call the driver’s insurance company? All of these questions and more will be answered at the What to Do After a Bike Crash Workshop with our featured speaker Bruce Deming aka The Bike Lawyer.

Bruce works exclusively with people who have been in bike crashes and is a wealth of knowledge about how to handle a crash if you are the one who has been hit or the one who has witnessed it. Join us on October 3rd to learn more about how to respond in the moments after a crash.

We hope you never need this information but we do want you to be prepared with this information if you need it.

Oct
26
Sat
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.

Nov
9
Sat
Bike Classes: Basic Skills Clinic
Nov 9 @ 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.

Dec
4
Wed
Balaclavas and Baklava- Winter Accessory Workshop
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join BikeArlington and WalkArlington for our signature Winter Accessory Workshop.

We will also be holding a donation drive for  Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN) to help provide cold-weather accessories for Arlington’s most vulnerable individuals. Participants are encouraged to bring donations or make an additional cold weather accessory to donate.

Current ASPAN Adult Client Needs:

  • new socks
  • new underwear
  • gloves
  • scarves
  • beanies
  • long-johns
  • blankets

All skill levels are welcome and all materials needed will be provided. if you have a sewing machine and wold be able to help at the event, email renee.moore@bikearlington.com. The more machines we have, the more fleecy accessories we can make!