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

New for Arlington in the Spring of 2015, 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 (try to) end at tacos! 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.


August

Saturday, August 29: Learn to Ride

September

Wednesday, September 2: Community Ride

Saturday, September 19: Learn to Ride

Sunday, September 20: City Cycling

October

Wednesday, October 14: Community Ride

Wednesday, October 28: Community 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.

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Arlington’s Bicycle Counters

Bikes counted

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14th Street Bridge
1694
Ballston Connector
289
Bluemont Connector
189
CC Connector
655
Clarendon EB bike lane
198
Crystal SB bike lane
104
Custis Bon Air Park
976
Custis Rosslyn
1280
Fairfax EB bike lane
152
Joyce St NB
22
Joyce St SB
38
Key Bridge East
979
Key Bridge West
677
Military NB bike lane
47
Military SB bike lane
33
MVT Airport South
1799
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
413
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1111
TR Island Bridge
1414
WOD Bon Air Park
886
WOD Bon Air West
1360
WOD Columbia Pike
754
WOD East Falls Church
970
Wilson WB bike lane
270

All bike counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2466049
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