Events

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.

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
1
Sun
Adult Learn to Ride
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older who have never ridden a bike before or have not been on a bike in some time. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

REGISTER

Class Details

Class Duration
3 hours

Equipment
Bicycle and helmet rental provided

Cost
FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
$10.00 – Resident Registration**
$85.00 – Non-Resident Registration

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a Fairfax County resident taking a class in Fairfax County your registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

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


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!

REGISTER

May
29
Sun
Adult Learn to Ride
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older who have never ridden a bike before or have not been on a bike in some time. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

REGISTER

Class Details

Class Duration
3 hours

Equipment
Bicycle and helmet rental provided

Cost
FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
$10.00 – Resident Registration**
$85.00 – Non-Resident Registration

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a Fairfax County resident taking a class in Fairfax County your registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

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


Jun
5
Sun
Adult Learn to Ride
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older who have never ridden a bike before or have not been on a bike in some time. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

REGISTER

Class Details

Class Duration
3 hours

Equipment
Bicycle and helmet rental provided

Cost
FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
$10.00 – Resident Registration**
$85.00 – Non-Resident Registration

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a Fairfax County resident taking a class in Fairfax County your registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

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


Jun
26
Sun
Adult Learn to Ride
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older who have never ridden a bike before or have not been on a bike in some time. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

Class Details

Class Duration
3 hours

REGISTER

Equipment
Bicycle and helmet rental provided

Cost
FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
$10.00 – Resident Registration**
$85.00 – Non-Resident Registration

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a Fairfax County resident taking a class in Fairfax County your registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

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