Events

Mar
13
Sun
Bike For Pie
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm


Celebrate Pie Day with a bike ride exploring some of the best pie shops in Arlington. This bike ride will be a five-mile ride beginning at Livin’ the Pie Life and ending at Acme Pie on Columbia Pike.

Schedule

11 – 11:20 AM – Livin’ the Pie Life
11:20 AM – Ride to Next Stop
12 – 12:30 PM – Acme Pie
12:30 PM– Ride Ends

Need to Know

This event is BYOP (“Bring Your Own Pie”) so please bring cash or card to support and enjoy some pie from the local shops.

Helmets are required for this ride. This will be a no-drop ride of about 5 miles and the pace will be slow and social through mostly flat roads. Bring your family and friends!

Mar
20
Sun
Vernal Equinox Ride
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Take a bike adventure under the night sky. Ride with us and learn about the Vernal Equinox with Astronomer, Dr. Jennifer Bartlett.

Schedule

7:30 PM – Meet at Westover Branch Library
7:30-7:45 PM – Learn from Astronomer, Jim Toomey
7:45 PM – Roll out
8:15 PM – Arrive at Tuckahoe Elementary School
8:15-8:45 PM – Observe the night sky with Astronomer, Dr. Jennifer Bartlett
8:45 PM – Ride back to Westover Branch Library
9 PM – Ride ends

Need to Know

This 2-mile ride will be slow-paced. Be ready to bike uphill to get the best night sky views. The ride will end at Minor Hill.

Helmets and lights are required for this ride. We will have sets available if you don’t have your own. This will be a hilly, no-drop ride of about 2 miles and the pace will be slow and social with stops along the way to learn about twilight. Bring your family and friends!

Mar
24
Thu
Cherry Blossoms Bike Ride
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

BikeArlington will take a small group on a bike tour to take in breathtaking views of the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom at sunset along the Mount Vernon Trail.

Need to know

The 5 mile ride will start at Virginia Highlands Park to the Mt. Vernon Trail to get riverside views, before heading back to Crystal City as the sun sets on the river.

Helmets and lights are required for this ride. We will have some sets available if you don’t have your own. Bring your family and friends to welcome in spring!

Schedule

6:25- 6:35 PM – Check-in
6:35- 6:40 PM – Ride begins around Virginia Highlands
6:45-7:15 PM – Ride to Navy Merchant Marine Memorial along MVT
7:15-7:30 PM – Take in the view
7:30-8 PM – Ride ends at the Crystal City Metro Station

May
7
Sat
Bike Ride for Wellness
May 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

BikeArlington is teaming up with the Columbia Pike Wellness Festival to celebrate wellness with a bike ride. The Columbia Pike Wellness Festival will showcase the best of wellness on the Pike – for you that could mean a fitness studio, a spa treatment, or a neighborhood pharmacist. At BikeArlington, we find wellness in moving our bodies and seeing Arlington on two wheels.

Join us on a tour of Columbia Pike’s bike boulevards and the surrounding neighborhoods before returning to the Festival.

What to Know

This 3-4 mile ride is kid-friendly and will be at a social, no-drop pace.

What to Bring

Helmets are required. If you don’t have your own bike, you can grab a shared Capital Bikeshare bike or e-bike right from the station at Centro.

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May
8
Sun
Bike & Bird Watching Ride
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Soak in the sights and sounds of a spring morning with an early riser Bike & Bird Watching ride, led by Matt Felperin, Roving Naturalist for NOVA Parks, and an expert birder. Among other bird species, we hope to see some beautiful warblers who are tropical songbirds making their spring migration.

Schedule

7:50 – 8:05AM – Meet at the Arlington Loop sign on the W&OD Trail at Columbia Pike
8:10AM – Ride begins
10AM – Ride ends back at Arlington Loop Sign

Need to Know

This 3 to 4 mile ride will consist of multiple stops along the way to look for birds. Bring your own binoculars. We will have a limited number of binoculars available for use.
Helmets are required for this ride. This will be a no-drop ride of about 3-4 miles and the pace will be slow and social. Bring your family and friends!

REGISTER

May
29
Sun
Basic Skills Clinics
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Basic Skills Clinics are the next step for those who have recently taken a Learn to Ride class or who know how to ride a bike, but have not been on one in some time. Basic Skills Clinics focus on skills such as turning, shifting, braking gradually, and weaving and will help you develop the fundamental bike handling skills necessary to ride confidently! Our experienced Instructors will observe where you are at and will provide tailored instruction to help you progress to the next level. Participants move at their own pace and are encouraged to continue practicing these skills at home.

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

REGISTER

Class Details

Class Duration: 2 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet rental provided for those who request one. Bring your own bike for a cheeper registration fee!

Cost: $50.00 if you require a bicycle and helmet rental / $10.00 if you bring your own!

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

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Sep
17
Sat
Confident City Cycling
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets and in heavily trafficked areas.

The first half of the class will cover important bike handling skills and hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding in traffic. 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.

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

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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
2
Sun
Basic Bike Skills
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Basic Skills Clinics are the next step for those who have recently taken a Learn to Ride class or who know how to ride a bike, but have not been on one in some time. Basic Skills Clinics focus on skills such as turning, shifting, braking gradually, and weaving and will help you develop the fundamental bike handling skills necessary to ride confidently! Our experienced Instructors will observe where you are at and will provide tailored instruction to help you progress to the next level. Participants move at their own pace and are encouraged to continue practicing these skills at home.

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

REGISTER

Class Details

Class Duration: 2 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet rental provided for those who request one. Bring your own bike for a cheeper registration fee!

Cost: $50.00 if you require a bicycle and helmet rental / $10.00 if you bring your own!

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.