Bikes on the street

Rides, Classes & Workshops

In addition to county-wide, signature events like Bike to Work Day, BikeArlington also hosts a variety of rides, workshops, and other adventures to help you explore Arlington, learn about biking, and have fun.

Arlington County and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) offer bike education classes and rides to teach the skills to incorporate bicycling into your daily routine–whether that’s for fitness, fun, or transportation.

Plan Your Classes & Rides

Learn to Ride

This is a great class for adults who never learned to ride a bicycle or could use some additional help with riding. 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.

Registration cost for the course is $85. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a free, one month membership to Capital Bikeshare (a $25 value) to help you try out your new skills.

Arlington Residents: Some spaces in the class are subsidized by BikeArlington and are only available to Arlington residents. Subsidies are limited, and the $10 registration option will be removed from the registration page once all passes have been claimed.

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 local bike trails or bike lanes on a group ride, supported by the instructor team.

Registration cost for the course is $10.

Community Rides

BikeArlington hosts rides in the spring and fall–each covering a topic that urban riders use to get around the County and surrounding areas. The rides are fun and a great space to practice every day riding in an urban environment with help from people who teach this every day. Plus, we always end the rides somewhere fun and social! So come with us to explore Arlington, practice useful riding skills, and ask any bike questions you’ve got!

Education for Kids

The National Park Service and REI offer Learn to Ride classes for kids.

The Arlington County Police Department has officers able to provide bicycle safety instruction to groups of school-aged children when requested by a community organization. For a skills bike rodeo, please contact the appropriate district office to determine when officers are available.