Events

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.

Sep
28
Sat
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

Nov
4
Mon
Lighten Up Arlington ( W&OD Trail)
Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Long summer days are over and Daylight Savings Time is almost here. That means we get an extra hour of sleep but it gets darker earlier. But don’t worry, we have you covered with our annual event Lighten Up Arlington event! This year we will have two extra pop-up stops to reach even more people. Come by one of our pop-ups to get some lights and reflective gear for you as you bike (or walk) this season.

What: Lighten Up Arlington

When:Monday, November 4, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: W&OD Trail near Columbia Pike

Nov
6
Wed
Lighten Up Arlington (Rosslyn)
Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Long summer days are over and Daylight Savings Time is almost here. That means we get an extra hour of sleep but it gets darker earlier. But don’t worry, we have you covered with our annual event Lighten Up Arlington event! This year we will have two extra pop-up stops to reach even more people. Come by one of our pop-ups to get some lights and reflective gear for you as you bike (or walk) this season.

What: Lighten Up Arlington

When: Wednesday, November 6 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Custis Trail ( Ft. Myer Dr and Lee Highway) we’ll be on the grassy side (where the Bikeometer used to be) across from the Marriott

Nov
12
Tue
Lighten Up Arlington (Four Mile Run)
Nov 12 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Long summer days are over and Daylight Savings Time is almost here. That means we get an extra hour of sleep but it gets darker earlier. But don’t worry, we have you covered with our annual event Lighten Up Arlington event! This year we will have two extra pop-up stops to reach even more people. Come by one of our pop-ups to get some lights and reflective gear for you as you bike (or walk) this season.

What: Lighten Up Arlington

When: Tuesday, November 12 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Where: Next to the Weenie Beanie on Shirlington Dr across from Four Mile Run

Nov
14
Thu
Lighten Up Arlington (Crystal City)
Nov 14 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Long summer days are over and Daylight Savings Time is almost here. That means we get an extra hour of sleep but it gets darker earlier. But don’t worry, we have you covered with our annual event Lighten Up Arlington event! This year we will have two extra pop-up stops to reach even more people. Come by one of our pop-ups to get some lights and reflective gear for you as you bike (or walk) this season.

What: Lighten Up Arlington

When: Thursday, November 14 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Where: In front of the Crystal City Water park

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!

Dec
17
Tue
Holiday Lights Ride
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join BikeArlington and Trek Bicycles for a family-friendly bike ride around Arlington to see some festive homes in their holiday splendor. Feel free to dress your bike in lots of lights!

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

This ride is very popular so register soon.

Feb
1
Sat
Ride for Pie
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Rescheduled from January 18 to February 1 due to inclement weather.

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!*

 

Feb
14
Fri
Winter Bike to Work Day
Feb 14 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

It’s cold outside but that doesn’t mean you have to give up riding your bike. In fact, we want to encourage you to warm up to cold- weather biking on International Winter Bike to Work Day.

This year we will have our pit stop at Gravelly Point on the Mount Vernon Trail. No matter where you’re going (whether to work, school, errands, or a casual ride), stop by to say hello and grab some BikeArlington and Capital Bikeshare swag.

But wait… there’s more!
This year, we have expanded and added more ways to enjoy Winter Bike to Work Day. In addition to our traditional pit stop at Gravelly Point, we have partnered with four local coffee shops around Arlington. Simply bike to the coffee shop of your choice, show your Eventbrite ticket (on your smartphone or printed out) to receive a discount on a hot beverage or free pastry (details below). You’ll also be able to pick up BikeArlington swag at these coffee shop pit stops as well.  Click on register to learn more about the discounts and to register for Winter Bike to Work Day.

  • Gravelly Point 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Ted’s Bulletin/Sidekick 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Northside Social Arlington 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Northside Social Falls Church 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roaster 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.