Events

Jul
25
Sat
July Bike Book Club (ONLINE)
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace (when it’s safe to do so) and/or 4. Want to read more books.

This month’s book is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and we’ll be chatting on Zoom.

It’s Season 2 of the Bike Book Club. We had a lot of fun and read + discussed some great books last year. This year thanks to feedback from many of you, I am adding in some fiction books as well. It’s a chance for you to meet some new people, go on a bike ride (when it’s safe to do so), and discuss a book you may not have read before. Why not join us?

The Zoom link for this event will be sent out over email to registered participants.

Aug
29
Sat
August Bike Book Club (ONLINE)
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace (when it’s safe to do so) and/or 4. Want to read more books.

This month’s book is We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. We anticipate that this will be an online event (no group ride). 

It’s Season 2 of the Bike Book Club. We had a lot of fun and read + discussed some great books last year. This year thanks to feedback from many of you, I am adding in some fiction books as well. It’s a chance for you to meet some new people, go on a bike ride (when it’s safe), and discuss a book you may not have read before. Why not join us?

Sep
26
Sat
CANCELLED September Bike Book Club
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

**This event has been cancelled.**

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

This month’s book is The Other Americans by Laila Lalami. We will be riding to Aurora Hills Library to discuss this book.

It’s Season 2 of the Bike Book Club. We had a lot of fun and read + discussed some great books last year. This year thanks to feedback from many of you, I am adding in some fiction books as well. It’s a chance for you to meet some new people, go on a bike ride, and discuss a book you may not have read before. Why not join us?

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.

Oct
25
Sun
October Bike Book Club
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

This month’s book is Unashamed by Leah Vernon. This month’s book club will be on SUNDAY and will be ONLINE.  Please register via Eventbrite and we will send you the Zoom link via email to join.

Dec
10
Thu
Balaclavas and Baklava: Make Your Own Winter Accessory Workshop
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

BikeArlington, WalkArlington, and Arlington Public Library invite you to join Balaclavas & Baklava, our signature Winter Accessory Workshop. Participants will learn how to make their very own winter walk or bike accessory, from a warm ear cover to a full-head balaclava. These make a great gift, donation, and are of course perfect for your own winter outdoor activities. Register for this event.

Materials provided:

    Step-by-step instructions to make a balaclava and ear cover/neck gaiter
    Downloadable templates
    Live tutorial

Materials to have on hand:

    24”x16” piece of fleece (or other stretchy, cozy wicking fabric – not cotton) in the pattern of your choice. Note: one yard of standard-width (60 inches) fleece yields about 6 balaclavas or 10-15 ear covers/neck gaiters
    Sewing machine OR needle and a few feet of thread
    Scissors
    Straight pins or safety pins
    Marker or pen

All skill levels are welcome. All of these patterns can be made if you know how to do a simple stitch, although the ear cover and neck gaiters are simplest. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested.

Note: Don’t let materials be a barrier! If you need assistance obtaining the materials necessary for this event, please contact info@bikearlington.com or respond as such during event registration. We will have limited supplies available through Arlington Public Library’s Take and Make craft pickup.

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Have your materials in advance! Download the pattern and instructions in the link below.

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Jul
18
Sun
Confident City Cycling
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am
Confident City Cycling @ Quincy Street Parking Deck, Arlington

Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

This class is broken into two groups to accommodate different skill levels and interests. The Fundamentals track focuses on practicing basic bike handling skills such as shifting, scanning, signaling, gradual braking and weaving. Instructors discuss the importance of trail etiquette while riding on a multi-use path and answer any questions participants may have about trail riding for commuting or recreation.

The Confidence track teaches hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding on the street and in heavily-trafficked areas. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge, and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.

Each track ends the class with an on-street or on-trail group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Class Details


Class Duration:
3 hours

Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. Use a Capital Bikeshare bike and WABA will reimburse your usage fee for the duration of the class! Email education@waba.org for more details.

Cost: $10.00 and FREE for WABA members! Contact education@waba.org for a coupon code!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time.

Jul
31
Sat
Capital Bikeshare Ebike Confident City Cycling
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am
Capital Bikeshare Ebike Confident City Cycling @ Quincy Street Parking Deck, Arlington

Ebikes are everywhere nowadays, and they are a fantastic option for anyone who is looking to add an extra boost to their ride or get around town more quickly. You can grab a Capital Bikeshare Ebike from a docking station, or pick up a Lime dockless ebike off of a street corner. With all of these bikes only a few steps out your front door, it is important to know how to be safe and get the most out of your ride. Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

This class is broken into two groups to accommodate different skill levels and interests. The Fundamentals track focuses on practicing basic bike handling skills such as shifting, scanning, signaling, gradual braking and weaving. Instructors discuss the importance of trail etiquette while riding on a multi-use path and answer any questions participants may have about trail riding for commuting or recreation.

The Confidence track teaches hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding on the street and in heavily-trafficked areas. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge, and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.

Each track ends the class with an on-street or on-trail group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Capital Bikeshare Ebike and helmet rental provided for all participants. You are welcome to bring your own Ebike if you wish.

Cost: FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
$10.00 – Registration

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time.

Sep
25
Sat
Capital Bikeshare Ebike Confident City Cycling
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Capital Bikeshare Ebike Confident City Cycling @ Quincy Street Parking Deck, Arlington

Ebikes are everywhere nowadays, and they are a fantastic option for anyone who is looking to add an extra boost to their ride or get around town more quickly. You can grab a Capital Bikeshare Ebike from a docking station, or pick up a Lime dockless ebike off of a street corner. With all of these bikes only a few steps out your front door, it is important to know how to be safe and get the most out of your ride. Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

This class is broken into two groups to accommodate different skill levels and interests. The Fundamentals track focuses on practicing basic bike handling skills such as shifting, scanning, signaling, gradual braking and weaving. Instructors discuss the importance of trail etiquette while riding on a multi-use path and answer any questions participants may have about trail riding for commuting or recreation.

The Confidence track teaches hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding on the street and in heavily-trafficked areas. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge, and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.

Each track ends the class with an on-street or on-trail group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Capital Bikeshare Ebike and helmet rental provided for all participants. You are welcome to bring your own Ebike if you wish.

Cost: FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
$10.00 – Registration

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time.

When registering, drag and drop the pop-up window to see all of the form fields.

Oct
9
Sat
Paseo por Arlington: Sharing Culture Ride
Oct 9 @ 12:30 pm

Join WABA and BikeArlington for a short leisurely ride out and back on multi-use trails to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We’ll be uplifting Latinx and Hispanic-owned businesses and culture along the way and make a stop at Silvia’s Snow Cones for an icy treat on us. All are welcome to join this free ride.

Where We’re Riding:
Ride along the Washington & Old Dominion and Four Mile Run Trails – both are quiet, scenic trails that run through Arlington. We’ll do a short, flat 4.2 mile ride on Piscataway land starting from Bluemont Park (601 N Manchester St Arlington, VA 22203). The ride is a round trip. We’ll depart from the public bathrooms at Bluemont Park (the Wilson Blvd side), make our way along the W&OD, stop at Silvia’s Snow Cones off Columbia Pike, and bike back to Bluemont Park.

While riding, walking, or taking a break along the ride routes, participants must maintain 6 ft of distance between themselves and others not in their households. During the check-in, Snow Cone stop, and while otherwise closer than 6 ft apart, participants must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose. Helmets are required for this ride. If you don’t have one, email us and we’ll get you a loaner. We’ll be riding on a paved trail for the duration of the ride and welcome you to bring your own bike. Don’t have a personal bike? No worries. We’ll reimburse your usage fee of a Capital Bikeshare bike – just shoot us an email before the event. Please dress accordingly in comfortable attire and bring water to stay hydrated.

If you have any questions please email Evelyn Murcia evelyn.murcia@bikearlington.com

Únete a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con WABA y BikeArlington en un corto y tranquilo paseo por senderos de Arlington. Estaremos apoyando negocios hispanos por el paseo con una parada en Silvia’s Snow Cones por un snow cone gratis. Todos son bienvenidos y el paseo es gratis.

Adonde Vamos:
Este paseo en bicicletas va por los senderos Washington & Old Dominion y Four Mile Run – los dos senderos son tranquilos y están localizados en el sur de Arlington, Virginia, en tierra Piscataway. Iremos en un paseo corto y plano de 4.2 millas comenzando en Bluemont Park (601 N Manchester St Arlington, VA 22203). Este paseo será un viaje de ida y vuelta. Partiremos de los baños públicos en Bluemont Park (al lado de Wilson Blvd), pasaremos por el sendero del W&OD, a comer snow cones en Silvia’s Snow Cones y volveremos al Bluemont Park.

Le pedimos que mantengan 6 pies de distancia entre cada participante que no esté en su familia mientras estén en bici, caminando, o tomando tiempo de descanso en la ruta. Durante las paradas y mientras estamos en grupo, los participantes tienen que llevar una máscara que cubra la nariz y boca. Se requieren cascos para este paseo. Si no tiene casco, envíenos un correo electrónico y le prestaremos uno. Estaremos manejando en senderos pavimentados por la mayoría del viaje y le invitamos a traer su propia bici. Si no tiene una bici, no hay problema. Le reembolsaremos el uso de las bicicletas Capital Bikeshare – solo mandenos un correo electrónico antes del evento. Vístase de acuerdo con el clima y su comodidad. No se olvide de traer agua y otras necesidades.

Si tiene preguntas envíe un correo electrónico a Evelyn Murcia evelyn.murcia@bikearlington.com

Oct
23
Sat
Capital Bikeshare Ebike Confident City Cycling
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Capital Bikeshare Ebike Confident City Cycling @ Quincy Street Parking Deck, Arlington

Ebikes are everywhere nowadays, and they are a fantastic option for anyone who is looking to add an extra boost to their ride or get around town more quickly. You can grab a Capital Bikeshare Ebike from a docking station, or pick up a Lime dockless ebike off of a street corner. With all of these bikes only a few steps out your front door, it is important to know how to be safe and get the most out of your ride. Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

This class is broken into two groups to accommodate different skill levels and interests. The Fundamentals track focuses on practicing basic bike handling skills such as shifting, scanning, signaling, gradual braking and weaving. Instructors discuss the importance of trail etiquette while riding on a multi-use path and answer any questions participants may have about trail riding for commuting or recreation.

The Confidence track teaches hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding on the street and in heavily-trafficked areas. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge, and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.

Each track ends the class with an on-street or on-trail group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Capital Bikeshare Ebike and helmet rental provided for all participants. You are welcome to bring your own Ebike if you wish.

Cost: FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
$10.00 – Registration

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time.

When registering, drag and drop the pop-up window to see all of the form fields.