Events

Oct
15
Sat
Adult Learn to Ride
Oct 15 @ 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.

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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.

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Oct
26
Wed
Halloween Bike Ride
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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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 setups. This ride will be about 5 miles and will end at Trek Bikes with refreshments.

This ride is very popular so register fast before another person, vampire, or ghost gets your place on the ride.

Schedule:

6:00 p.m. – Meet at Trek Bicycles
6:15 p.m. – Roll out
8:00 p.m. – Return to Trek Bicycle 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 through mostly flat roads.

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

Dec
13
Tue
Balaclavas & Baklava Winter Accessory-Making Workshop
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join WalkArlington, BikeArlington, and Arlington Public Library for Balaclavas & Baklava, a fun winter accessory-making workshop. Sewing experts from the library and BikeArlington teams will teach you to make your own balaclava (a warm full-head covering similar to a ski mask) or a pair of ear warmers to help you feel comfortable walking and biking all winter long. You will have the option to use a sewing machine or sew by hand. All skill levels are welcome and all materials needed will be provided.

There will also be some dessert treats (including delicious baklava) and warm beverages to share while we trade tips and secrets about walking and biking in winter.

The event is free, but RSVPs are requested. Space is limited so don’t delay signing up!

 

Dec
20
Tue
Holiday Lights Ride
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join BikeArlington and TREK Bicycle Arlington Clarendon for a fun and festive bike ride around Arlington to see some homes in their holiday splendor. Feel free to dress your bike in lots of lights as well!

This will be a no-drop ride of about 5 miles. We will start and end at TREK Bicycle Arlington Clarendon with refreshments.

This ride is very popular so register fast to join in on the holiday cheer.

Schedule:
6:00 p.m. meet at TREK Bicycles for free bike checks.
6:30 p.m. we’ll roll out
8:00 p.m. return to Trek Bike 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 through mostly flat roads.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy the festive ride!

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Jan
16
Mon
Martin Luther King Jr. Day W&OD Trail Cleanup
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

On the morning of Monday, January 16, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join us in Arlington, Virginia, to clean up litter and debris on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, a beautiful trail that’s enjoyed by cyclists and walkers alike.

As Dr. King once said, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Let’s honor his wish by caring for the trail and making it an even nicer place for others to bike and walk! All are welcome.

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What We’ll Do

We’ll start on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail where it intersects with Columbia Pike. Look for the Bike/WalkArlington tent! We’ll work our way down the W&OD toward South George Mason Drive.

We’ll focus on picking up the litter and trash that gathers in the vegetation near the side of the trail. Refreshments and some fun giveaways will be provided as a thank-you to all who come out for the cleanup.

Spread the word and invite your friends to join us!

This event is free, but registration is required. The cleanup will be held rain or shine. If there is severe weather, we will cancel this event.

What to Bring

• Gloves
• Trash Pickers or Grabbers
• Sun protection
Trash bags will be available onsite. A limited supply of gloves, trash pickers, and grabbers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What to Wear

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. The area has a lot of vegetation, so pants are recommended.

Getting to the Event

This location is served by transit, multi-use trails, and Capital Bikeshare. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.

Contact WalkArlington at info@walkarlington.com with any questions.

Feb
10
Fri
Winter Bike to Work Day
Feb 10 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

It’s cold outside but that doesn’t mean you have to give up riding your bike. In fact, we want to encourage you to warm up to cold-weather biking on International Winter Bike to Work Day.
This year we will have two morning pit stops–one at Gravelly Point on the Mount Vernon Trail and one on the Custis Trail in Rosslyn. No matter where you’re going (whether to work, school, errands, or a casual ride), stop by to say hello and grab some BikeArlington and Capital Bikeshare swag. We’ll also have free hot drinks and breakfast sandwiches from McDonald’s. First come, first served!

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So get that bike out, put on some warm layers, and ride your bike. You’ll discover that winter is actually a fun time to be out on your bike!

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