Join BikeArlington, Kidical Mass, and Arlington Safe Routes to School to prepare you and your student/s for the commute back to school! Biking to school is a great way to start off the day, help the environment, and get each of us the daily activity we need.
At our bike check and bike rodeo, we’ll help your student/s check their bike to see that it’s ready to ride and show students the best ways to navigate Arlington’s roads and trails. We’ll share helpful tips, and provide customized route guidance to make sure students are ready to conquer their trip to school.
All are welcome at this kid-friendly event with engaging demonstrations and activities for students ready to rock the bike ride back to school this fall!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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*
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.
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.
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!
Join BikeArlington and Arlington Art Truck for a beautiful art tour of Arlington! This ride will start and end at the Arlington Art Truck’s pop-up along the W&OD Trail. Together we will ride to three new South Arlington public art displays before returning to the Art Truck to participate in Edgar Reyes’ Interconnected Roots where we learn about the diversity and interconnectivity of our communities and the native plants that grow within them.
This ride will be slow paced with stops along the way to learn about and admire some of Arlington’s beautiful public art. The ride will be about 4 miles on mostly trails and neighborhood streets.
BikeArlington and Friends of Arlington Planetarium partner to present Tour de Planets.
Take a fun bike while learning about the planets with the Friends of Arlington Planetarium as we ‘bike the solar system’ on this 4.5-mile loop around Arlington. We will stop along the way to mark-off the distance as if we were biking from the sun to all the planets in our solar system.
Good To Know
We will go at a slow pace on this family friendly ride with many educational stops along the 4.5-mile journey through space.
Helmets are required at BikeArlington events so don’t forget to bring yours along for the ride.
Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for a great Tour de Planets through Arlington!
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.
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!