Bikes on the street

Rides, Classes & Workshops

Participants on a group bike ride smile for the cameraIn 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.

We partner with WABA to offer classes to riders of all skill levels, from an adult who never learned to ride to someone looking to be more confident cruising local streets.

Check below for some of our current offerings and dates, or sign up for our mailing list to be looped into our notifications.

Bike Classes & Rides

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

Course Schedule

Classes are offered seasonally, in the spring and the fall. Please check back in the spring for an updated schedule or sign up to get class notifications. Check out the different types of classes offered throughout the year – hope to see you out there!

BikeArlington hosts three 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 going to be fun, but also are 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 somewhere fun and social! So come with us to explore Arlington, practice useful riding skills and ask any bike questions you’ve got!

Class Dates

June 2017

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  • Open Shop Night at Phoenix Bikes
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  • Adult Learn to Ride
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  • Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting
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  • Phoenix Bikes Volunteer Night
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  • Bike Repair Class at Central Library
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  • Armed Forces Cycling Classic
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  • Phoenix Bikes Volunteer Night
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  • Taco'bout Some Art: El Chilango vs. District Taco
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  • Adult Learn to Ride
  • Bike Repair Class at Central Library
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  • City Cycling
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  • Phoenix Bikes Volunteer Night
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  • All the Cycle Ladies
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  • Social Roll - Trek Bicycles Clarendon
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  • Phoenix Bikes Volunteer Night
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  • Bike Repair Class at Central Library
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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.

Class Dates

June 2017

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  • City Cycling
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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.

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

Scholarships: There are a limited number of scholarships available for Arlington residents, which cuts the cost to $10. Please use this form to request one and call 202.518.0524 with any questions.

Class Dates

June 2017

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  • Adult Learn to Ride
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  • Adult Learn to Ride
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Did you know? NPS 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.