Summer Joy-Ride with BikeArlington
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you enjoy bicycling but want to build confidence to ride more places, then BikeArlington’s Summer Joy-Ride is for you: a ride that’s expressly designed for beginners, leisure riders, and cyclists who would like to become more comfortable riding on trails and roads.

On this casual, slow-paced ride, we will ride as a group on the Custis Trail, then transition to riding on neighborhood streets and bike lanes in the Ballston neighborhood. Throughout the ride, we’ll learn about riding on the street and try out some of the new Arlington bicycle infrastructure – such as two-stage turn boxes and bike boxes – and learn how to use them to ride safely and confidently with cars.

We’ll be led by Jason Horowitz, a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor since 2016. Jason has also worked as a Trail Ranger and was named the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s 2023 Cycling Instructor of the Year.

The ride will end at the iconic Mario’s Pizza House, a locally owned Arlington institution since 1957.

At the end of the ride, all participants will receive a goodie bag filled with BikeArlington’s best safety accessories, as well as the League of American Bicyclists’s Smart Cycling Quick Guide, the quintessential manual for learning and understanding bicycling rules of the road.