Events

Oct
9
Sat
Adult Learn to Ride
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Adult Learn to Ride @ Quincy Street Parking Deck, Arlington

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

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.


Oct
23
Sat
Basic Skills Clinics
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic Skills Clinics @ Quincy Street Parking Deck, Arlington

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.

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.

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.

Oct
28
Thu
Halloween Bike Ride with Trek Bicycle
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm

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 decorations. This ride will be approximately 5 miles and will end at Trek Bikes. Refreshments will be served.

Spots are limited, so register fast before another person, vampire, or ghost takes your spot.

Schedule:

    6:00 p.m. meet at Trek Bicycles
    6:15 p.m. we’ll roll out
    8:00 p.m. return to Trek Bicycles 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, and we’ll go through mostly flat roads.

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

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.

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.