Events

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
23
Sat
Confident City Cycling
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.

Dec
9
Thu
Balaclavas and Baklava: Virtual Craft Workshop
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our annual Balaclavas and Baklava winter event where we get ready for cold-weather activities by making our own fleece ear warmers, neck gaiters, and balaclavas. NEW this year: A virtual craft night and a chance to show off your gear at a walk or a bike ride.

Virtual Craft Workshop

Thursday December 9, 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom
This year we’ll be inviting folks to join us virtually on Thursday December 9 in creating winter headgear from the comfort of your own home via Zoom.
Wondering what you’ll need? List provided at the bottom of this section.

Bike Ride or Walk

Saturday December 11, 1 -2:00 p.m. at Crystal City Water Park
As a tandem to our virtual craft night we’ll be hosting a winter bike ride and winter walk where makers can come out and join us in-person to showcase and use their newly made balaclavas along with any winter gear used for biking and walking in colder weather.

Contact us at info@bikearlington.com with any questions.

Dec
11
Sat
Balaclavas and Baklava: Bike Ride or Walk
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for our annual Balaclavas and Baklava winter event where we get ready for cold-weather activities by making our own fleece ear warmers, neck gaiters, and balaclavas. NEW this year: A virtual craft night and a chance to show off your gear at a walk or a bike ride.

Virtual Craft Workshop

Thursday December 9, 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom
This year we’ll be inviting folks to join us virtually on Thursday December 9 in creating winter headgear from the comfort of your own home via Zoom.
Wondering what you’ll need? List provided at the bottom of this section.

Bike Ride or Walk

Saturday December 11, 1 -2:00 p.m. at Crystal City Water Park
As a tandem to our virtual craft night we’ll be hosting a winter bike ride and winter walk where makers can come out and join us in-person to showcase and use their newly made balaclavas along with any winter gear used for biking and walking in colder weather.

Contact us at info@bikearlington.com with any questions.

Feb
13
Sun
Winter Bike Games
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Winter Bike Games @ Long Bridge Park | Arlington | Virginia | United States

Grab your layers and get your bike ready because we’re bringing the heat this winter! Join us Sunday, February 13 for a thrilling two-hour showdown of contests and activities to celebrate winter biking and commuting in Arlington. You don’t have to be an expert, just bring your bike, expect to have fun, and to receive some rewarding giveaways just for participating.

Participate in as many contests as you can to compete for giveaways and a special BikeArlington Winter Bike Games medal.
There will be refreshments to help you stay warm.
This event is for everyone: the beginner biker, kids, and the year-round commuter.
Come see what the winter biking fun is all about!

Location:

Long Bridge Park (main parking lot between the three fields)

Transportation:

From the Four Mile Run Trail (bike)
From Clarendon (bike)
From the Crystal City Metro Station
Take Capital Bikeshare: There is a station located at Long Bridge Dr & 6th St, and another station at the Long Bridge Aquatic Center.

Event Schedule

10:00-10:15: “Opening Ceremonies” Check-in and Kickoff
10:15-10:35: Get Ready Race
10:35-10:45: Green Carpet: Best Lit
10:50-11:10: Slow Bike Race
11:10-11:25: Green Carpet: Best Dressed
11:25-11:50: Relay Race
11:50-12:00: “Closing Ceremonies”

Contest Descriptions

Get Ready Race: You’re late to work and need to quickly dress, get out the door and hop onto your bike…but we’ve added a twist. You’ll have to put on the clothes on TOP of your outfit 😊. See who can throw on baggy clothing the fastest and then ride their bike back to the finish line first.

Best Lit: In the winter, it’s hard not to find yourself riding at night, so it’s important that our bikes stay well lit. We want to see who has the most fun, creative, eye-catching light display on their bike in Arlington. Bike the red carpet and compete for a medal.

Slow Bike Race: Anyone can bike quickly, but the real skill is who can go the slowest. Be the last one to the finish line and you win–you just have to keep moving the whole race.

Best Dressed: Show off your layers, or lack thereof! Bike the green carpet and strike a pose in your favorite outfit for winter biking.

Relay Race: We’ll form teams on the day of the event for a silly relay that is sure to end it laughs, smiles, and minor bragging rights for one winning team.

This event is rain or shine.

Apr
19
Tue
Spring into Biking Rodeo
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Spring is here! Join BikeArlington in getting students ready to bike to school at our Spring into Biking Rodeo! We’ll be having skills courses for riders to practice riding, bike checks to make sure bikes are good to go, and tabling activities to help students prepare for their school commute. Elementary & middle school students are encouraged to attend as well as anyone who wants to learn about biking! Be sure to ask us about bringing a Bike Train to your school!

REGISTER

What to Bring:

Please bring your bike and a helmet. Limited quantities of strider bikes and helmets will be available for younger children.

Budding Sessions Schedule:

4:10-4:20pm: Bike Check: ABC’s
Join us as we collectively go over what your bike needs to get ready to ride.

4:30-4:40pm: Where Am I Going: Route Planning
Join us as we collectively draw out a route to school and talk about what you should plan on looking for when creating your route.

4:50-5:20pm: PAL: Skills for the Streets
Join us as we collectively practice some sweet skills to use on your bike!

5:30-5:40pm: Mini Bike Train Escapade
Join us on a short ride around the park as we hold a mini Bike Train group ride.

*All activities will be available to attendees throughout the event*

May
12
Thu
Pre Bike To Work Day Pop-Up
May 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Before Bike to Work Day, on Thursday, May 12, meet the BikeArlington team at Ballston Quarter.

Get a free bike check, customized bike route, and more to make sure that you’re ready to bike to one of our pitstops on Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 20).

Stop by Ballston Quater with your bike and a Trek Bike Ballston mechanic will be there to make sure it is good to go!

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