Car Free Day 2018
Sep 21 all-day
Car Free Day 2018 @ Washington D.C., Suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia

Car Free Days 2018––Take the free pledge to go car free or car-lite for a day at Telework, bicycle, walk, take transit or carpool/vanpool (car-lite).

Reduce traffic congestion, save money, and improve air quality by dropping your keys on Friday, September 21 and/or Saturday, September 22.

Everyone who takes the free pledge for one or both days will be entered into a raffle for great prizes. Registrants will also have the opportunity to participate in several local area events including: PARK(ing) Day, Clarendon Day, The Great Frederick Fair, Try Transit Week, and many more.

To take the pledge to go car free or car-lite, or to find out more information, visit

Disaster Relief Trials
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Disaster Relief Trials @ Thomas Jefferson Community Center - Upper Field | Arlington | Virginia | United States

Imagine an earthquake hitting the DC region. Overpasses crumble, the Potomac River takes out parts of bridges and traffic gridlock renders highways useless. While large motor vehicles struggle, Arlington residents with a bike and a backpack or a cargo bike and some bungees are able to transport food, messages, and supplies.

On September 29, join your friends and neighbors at Arlington’s first Disaster Relief Trial where Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management will simulate a disaster and you can be part of the response.


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Arlington Fun Ride
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Arlington Fun Ride

Join Phoenix Bikes on October 13 for the 7th Annual Arlington Fun Ride! This scenic, family-friendly bike ride will give the anticipated 250+ participants a chance to experience the paved, multi-use trails that make up the “Arlington Loop” while enjoying support from rest stops in Crystal City, Columbia Pike, Ballston and Rosslyn. To ensure the ride is accessible and inclusive of all experience levels, riders may choose to start at any of the 4 rest stops along the loop to complete 16-, 12-, 8- and 4-mile distances, ending at our Environmental Action Festival at the finish in Crystal City.

Optional environmental challenges will also be offered at each rest stop for the chance to win raffle entries. There will also be a shorter 3-mile Kidical Mass children’s loop in Crystal City, suitable for riders ages 10 and under. The event is hosted by Phoenix Bikes and EcoAction Arlington, and supported by Arlington County, local businesses, bike advocates and other community partners.