Events

Aug
24
Sat
August Bike Book Club
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a bunch of books that you keep promising yourself you will read one day? Or maybe you have a goal to read one book a month and you just realized it’s June and you haven’t read a book since last June? Well, let’s fix that issue!

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.

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
28
Sat
September Bike Book Club
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a bunch of books that you keep promising yourself you will read one day? Or maybe you have a goal to read one book a month and you just realized it’s September and you haven’t read a book since last September? Well, let’s fix that issue!

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.

Notorious ARL Ride
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

To view the seedier sights of crimes committed,

To hear tales of hatemongers and femme fatales from years past,

To explore deeds of corruption and espionage along familiar streets,

Join us for a bike ride through Notorious ARL.

Join us for an approximately three-hour ride of Notorious Arlington sites. We have an 18-mile course mapped out with multiple points of interest, each dealing with darker subject matter including terrorism, crime, espionage, and bigotry.

Ride start: 11:00 am at Phoenix Bikes at the Arlington Mill Community Center

Ride ends: Roughly 2:00 pm back at Arlington Mill

Oct
5
Sat
8th Annual Arlington Fun Ride
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

You won’t want to miss this family-friendly ride on the scenic Arlington Loop. Explore the natural beauty of Arlington, discover how an amazing trail network connects key neighborhoods to one another, and learn local environmental and historical fun facts along the way. We don’t call this a FUN ride for nothing–riders will earn raffle tickets by completing challenges at rest stops throughout the course for entry to win prizes at the finish line festival. We can’t think of a better way to spend a beautiful fall Saturday!

Join us on October 5 for the 8th Annual Arlington Fun Ride!

This scenic, family-friendly bike ride will give you the chance to experience the paved, multi-use trails that make up the “Arlington Loop” while enjoying support from rest stops in Bluemont Park, Ballston, Rosslyn, and Crystal City.

Riders may choose 4-, 8-, 12-, or 16- mile distances. There will also be a shorter 3-4 mile children’s ride, suitable for riders ages 10 and under. Riders will learn fun facts about Arlington nature and history throughout the ride and enjoy games, activities, and some surprises along the way!

All riders will get one raffle ticket for each rest stop they pass through, an additional raffle ticket for crossing the finish line and some extra raffle tickets along the way for completing fun challenges. Raffle prizes will be drawn at the finish line festival at the Arlington Mill Community Center plaza, immediately following the ride (must be present to win).

All rides begin and end at the Arlington Mill Community Center plaza beside Phoenix Bikes (909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington, VA 22204). Suggested check-in times and start times will be emailed to participants closer to the event date.

The event is hosted by Phoenix Bikes and EcoAction Arlington, and supported by Arlington County, local businesses, bike advocates and other community partners.

Registration

  • Individual: $15 for early-bird registration through Sept. 18 ($20 from Sept. 19 onward.)
  • Family of 3-4: $40 for early-bird registration through Sept. 18 ($50 from Sept. 19 onward.)
  • Registered Phoenix Youth: free

All riders who register by Sept. 18 (our early-bird pricing deadline) will receive a complimentary tee-shirt to commemorate the ride.

**RIDE IS RAIN OR SHINE – NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED**

Oct
29
Tue
Halloween Ride
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join BikeArlington and Trek Bicycles for a family-friendly bike ride around Arlington to see some of the creative Halloween decorations. Feel free to dress in a costume!

This ride will be about 5 miles and will end at Trek Bikes with refreshments.

This ride is very popular so register soon. We only have 40 spaces.

Nov
23
Sat
November Bike Book Club
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a bunch of books that you keep promising yourself you will read one day? Or maybe you have a goal to read one book a month and you just realized it’s November and you haven’t read a book since last November? Well, let’s fix that issue!

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.

Dec
28
Sat
December Bike Book Club
Dec 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a bunch of books that you keep promising yourself you will read one day? Or maybe you have a goal to read one book a month and you just realized it’s December and you haven’t read a book since last December? Well, let’s fix that issue!

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.

Jan
18
Sat
Ride for Pie
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

We’re partnering with Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s Women & Bicycles Program for this event.

Curious about how to keep riding through the winter? Currently riding outside but unsure how in the heck to keep doing it in February when it is really cold? Have some great tips learned from experience or wisdom from others? In partnership with Bike Arlington, we’re gathering to talk through some options to keep riding outside safe and pleasant when it’s cold! We’re going for a short ride in Arlington, cover some winter riding tips and tricks for you and your bicycle, and then go find pie to celebrate!*

 

Jan
25
Sat
January Bike Book Club
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a bunch of books that you keep promising yourself you will read one day? Or maybe you have a goal to read one book a month and you just realized it’s a new year and you haven’t read a book since last 2018? Well, let’s fix that issue!

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.