Bike Classes

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Bicycle Education Classes

To promote confident and fun riding, Arlington County and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are offering bike education classes to teach you the skills to incorporate bicycling into your daily routine--whether that's fitness, fun or transportation.

City Cycling

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.

You'll learn to deal with traffic, communicate effectively and master the transition from road to trail and back again. We'll also work on bike handling maneuvers and check out some local bike infrastructure.

Cost: Registering for the course is $10. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a $10 gift card to a local bike shop.

Learn to Ride

This is a great class for adults who never learned to ride a bicycle. We employ a special technique for teaching balance, steering, starting, stopping and pedaling. We have an 80% success rate with our friendly and encouraging staff of trained instructors. A bike and helmet rental are included in the cost.

Cost: Registering for the course is $10. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a month of free Capital Bikeshare membership (a $25 value) to help you try out your new skills!

Community Rides

We'll be going on three rides--each covering a topic that urban riders use to get around the county and surrounding areas. The riders are going to be fun, for sure, but also are a great space to practice everyday riding in an urban environment with help from people who teach this stuff everyday. And we always end somewhere fun and social! So come with us to explore Arlington, practice useful riding skills and ask any bike questions you've got! 

Arlington Schedule:

To register for a class, click the date below that you would like to attend. Registration page links are opened one month before their date. To be notified when classes open, email info@bikearlington.com.

October

Thursday, October 8: Secrets of Crystal City Community Ride

Wednesday, October 14:  Secrets of Shirlington Community Ride

Wednesday, October 28: Secrets of Ballston Community Ride

Saturday, October 31: Learn to Ride

November

Sunday, November 1: City Cycling

View the Regional WABA Course Listing here.

Commuter Seminars

If you're interested in getting your colleagues or employees to start biking to work or incorporate biking into their lifestyle and make the best of Arlington's plentiful bicycle facilities, we've got just the thing for you!  We host brown bag Commuter Seminars for employers to help get employees ready and comfortable to ride their bike in Arlington.  These seminars are usually an hour long during lunch, but we can accommodate any needs, just let us know what you want.  Contact our Events & Outreach Coordinator, Erin,  to schedule a seminar!

Arlington County Police Department Classes for Children

photo: girl on bikeThe Arlington County Police Department has officers able to provide bicycle safety instruction to groups of school-aged children when requested by a community organization such as a religious institution, civic association, service club, scout troop or youth group. Contact the appropriate District office to determine when an officer would be available.

League of American Bicyclists Classes

Youth and adult bicyclists may want to check out the Smart Cycling Classes offered by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). Certified instructors teach a variety of classes for nominal fees to ages eight and up. Courses range from riding in traffic and emergency maneuvers to tour preparation and bicycle mechanics. Learn more at the League's website.

Did You Know?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.

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110 Trail
243
14th Street Bridge
878
Arlington Mill Trail
129
Ballston Connector
122
Bluemont Connector
92
CC Connector
261
Clarendon EB bike lane
104
Crystal SB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
334
Custis Rosslyn
767
Fairfax EB bike lane
38
Joyce St NB
0
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
547
Key Bridge West
400
Military NB bike lane
16
Military SB bike lane
25
MVT Airport South
755
Quincy NB bike lane
575
Quincy SB bike lane
351
Roosevelt Bridge
232
Rosslyn Bikeometer
678
TR Island Bridge
562
WOD Bon Air Park
226
WOD Bon Air West
501
WOD Columbia Pike
203
WOD East Falls Church
326
Wilson WB bike lane
127

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