Events

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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Aug
20
Fri
Arlington County Fair: Micro-Mobility “Petting Zoo”
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Take a test ride at the Arlington County Fair! BikeArlington will have a variety of innovative personal vehicles for you to try, including e-bikes, cargo bikes, e-scooters, Capital Bikeshare, and more. Our staff will be onsite to provide a comfortable, guided experience for your test ride, and to answer any questions you have.

Plus, we have a special traffic garden area just for kids (strider bikes provided) with lots to explore. Head to the tennis courts to take these bikes for a spin.

  • Friday, Aug. 20, 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday, Aug 21, 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday, Aug 22, 12pm-4pm
  • If you bike to the Fair, we’ve got you covered with FREE bike valet parking, on the tennis courts.

    Aug
    21
    Sat
    Arlington County Fair: Micro-Mobility “Petting Zoo”
    Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Take a test ride at the Arlington County Fair! BikeArlington will have a variety of innovative personal vehicles for you to try, including e-bikes, cargo bikes, e-scooters, Capital Bikeshare, and more. Our staff will be onsite to provide a comfortable, guided experience for your test ride, and to answer any questions you have.

    Plus, we have a special traffic garden area just for kids (strider bikes provided) with lots to explore. Head to the tennis courts to take these bikes for a spin.

  • Friday, Aug. 20, 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday, Aug 21, 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday, Aug 22, 12pm-4pm
  • If you bike to the Fair, we’ve got you covered with FREE bike valet parking, on the tennis courts.

    Aug
    22
    Sun
    Arlington County Fair: Micro-Mobility “Petting Zoo”
    Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Take a test ride at the Arlington County Fair! BikeArlington will have a variety of innovative personal vehicles for you to try, including e-bikes, cargo bikes, e-scooters, Capital Bikeshare, and more. Our staff will be onsite to provide a comfortable, guided experience for your test ride, and to answer any questions you have.

    Plus, we have a special traffic garden area just for kids (strider bikes provided) with lots to explore. Head to the tennis courts to take these bikes for a spin.

  • Friday, Aug. 20, 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday, Aug 21, 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday, Aug 22, 12pm-4pm
  • If you bike to the Fair, we’ve got you covered with FREE bike valet parking, on the tennis courts.

    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
    28
    Thu
    Halloween Bike Ride with Trek Bicycle
    Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm

    Put on your spookiest costume and bring your bike to tour Arlington’s best Halloween lights and decorations! We will ride together at night to check-out the fun, wild, and scary Halloween house decorations. This ride will be approximately 5 miles and will end at Trek Bikes. Refreshments will be served.

    Spots are limited, so register fast before another person, vampire, or ghost takes your spot.

    Schedule:

      6:00 p.m. meet at Trek Bicycles
      6:15 p.m. we’ll roll out
      8:00 p.m. return to Trek Bicycles for refreshments

    Need to know:

    Helmets and lights are required for this ride. We’ll have some lights on hand just in case you need a set.

    The pace will be slow and social, and we’ll go through mostly flat roads.

    Bring your family and friends to enjoy a spook-tacular Halloween ride!

    Oct
    30
    Sat
    BikeArlington Presents: E-bike Demo and Ride with Rad Power Bikes
    Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Join BikeArlington and Rad Power Bikes for a free event to learn about and test ride e-bikes!

    E-bikes are changing the world. With the extra boost from pedal assistance or a throttle (or both), more people can enjoy the freedom and joy of riding a bike, more of the time. Whether you’re a parent looking for a sustainable, easy way to do school drop-off, a commuter looking to sweat less, or someone who just wants an extra boost, an e-bike might be for you.

    We will meet at Quincy Parking Deck and hear from employees and owners of Rad Power e-bikes before going for a ride around Arlington to test out the e-bikes on trails, streets, and hills.

    Rad will have 10 e-bikes available to take on the ride and slots are first come, first served. If you already have an e-bike, join us on the ride to share your experience as an e-bike owner.

    Riders should be comfortable balancing and riding on a bike. The ride will be at a relaxed pace as new riders adjust to the e-bike experience. Helmets are required on Rad & BikeArlington rides; if you do not have one please indicate that when registering and we will lend you one.