Events

Sep
26
Sat
CANCELLED September Bike Book Club
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

**This event has been cancelled.**

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

This month’s book is The Other Americans by Laila Lalami. We will be riding to Aurora Hills Library to discuss this book.

It’s Season 2 of the Bike Book Club. We had a lot of fun and read + discussed some great books last year. This year thanks to feedback from many of you, I am adding in some fiction books as well. It’s a chance for you to meet some new people, go on a bike ride, and discuss a book you may not have read before. Why not join us?

We will meet at locations close to a Capital Bikeshare station in case you don’t have a bike then ride to one of the county’s libraries to discuss that month’s book.

Oct
25
Sun
October Bike Book Club
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

BikeArlington in partnership with the Arlington County Library is hosting a monthly Bike Book Club. It’s the perfect event for you if you 1. Love to read 2. Enjoy bicycling, 3. Want to ride your bike with friendly people at a leisurely pace and/or 4. Want to read more books.

This month’s book is Unashamed by Leah Vernon. This month’s book club will be on SUNDAY and will be ONLINE.  Please register via Eventbrite and we will send you the Zoom link via email to join.

Dec
10
Thu
Balaclavas and Baklava: Make Your Own Winter Accessory Workshop
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

BikeArlington, WalkArlington, and Arlington Public Library invite you to join Balaclavas & Baklava, our signature Winter Accessory Workshop. Participants will learn how to make their very own winter walk or bike accessory, from a warm ear cover to a full-head balaclava. These make a great gift, donation, and are of course perfect for your own winter outdoor activities. Register for this event.

Materials provided:

    Step-by-step instructions to make a balaclava and ear cover/neck gaiter
    Downloadable templates
    Live tutorial

Materials to have on hand:

    24”x16” piece of fleece (or other stretchy, cozy wicking fabric – not cotton) in the pattern of your choice. Note: one yard of standard-width (60 inches) fleece yields about 6 balaclavas or 10-15 ear covers/neck gaiters
    Sewing machine OR needle and a few feet of thread
    Scissors
    Straight pins or safety pins
    Marker or pen

All skill levels are welcome. All of these patterns can be made if you know how to do a simple stitch, although the ear cover and neck gaiters are simplest. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested.

Note: Don’t let materials be a barrier! If you need assistance obtaining the materials necessary for this event, please contact info@bikearlington.com or respond as such during event registration. We will have limited supplies available through Arlington Public Library’s Take and Make craft pickup.

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Have your materials in advance! Download the pattern and instructions in the link below.

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Dec
17
Thu
12 Days of Active Winter Break
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

About the Event

BikeArlington, WalkArlington, and the APS Safe Routes to School Program invite you to join us for 12 Days of Active Winter Break. We will be sharing 12 kid-friendly activities to keep everyone active and engaged over the holidays.

Every child counts down the days until Winter Break, but parents and caregivers may feel like they are counting the days until it is done! This year, the pandemic presents even greater challenges in keeping everyone sane during the holidays.

County staff and local residents will be offering 12 different activities that you and your family can participate in to stay active and entertained. Arlington has so much to offer and what better time to experience it than over the long break. Each activity will be free, physically distant, accessible, and walk/bike friendly.

We encourage you to share the event with your family and friends to make sure they don’t miss out on any of the fun to be had over the break. Make the most of the time you have with your family while maintaining a fun and active lifestyle.

Feb
12
Fri
Winter Bike to Work Day
Feb 12 all-day

Winter Bike to Work Day 2021

About the Event

Brave the winter weather and ride on Arlington’s popular trails Friday, February 12 for some sweet giveaways in celebration of Winter Bike to Work Day 2021. Whether you’re working from home or looking for some motivation to get on your bike and ride, this is the perfect opportunity to stay active during the colder winter months.

Learn more about how to participate: BikeArlington.com/WBTWD21

Mar
22
Mon
Bilingual Basic Bike Maintenance – Online
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bilingual Basic Bike Maintenance - Online @ Online

Partnership with BikeArlington and Washington Area Bicycle Association

Event Description:

¿Tienes preguntas o dudas de cómo mantener tu bici? ¡Participa de nuestro taller en línea el día 22 de marzo a las 6:00 de la tarde para conocer más! Patricia Miguel, la promotora comunitaria de la Asociación de Ciclistas de la Región de Washington (WABA), y Evelyn Murcia, la coordinadora de eventos y divulgación de BikeArlington, presentarán un curso bilingüe (español e inglés) gratuito en Zoom. Hablarán sobre cómo revisar tu bici antes de andar, cómo limpiar tu bici, y otros consejos básicos de mantenimiento. Además, tendremos tiempo para contestar tus preguntas y compartir tus propios consejos sobre cómo cuidar tu bici. Al registrarte, te enviaremos un enlace e instrucciones para unirte a la presentación en Zoom. Habrá subtítulos en inglés. Si necesitas acomodaciones o tienes preguntas sobre el acceso o el evento, envíanos un correo electrónico a patricia.miguel@waba.org.

REGISTRARTE/REGISTER

Do you have questions or concerns about how to maintain your bike? Join us for a Basic Bike Maintenance webinar on March 22 at 6:00PM to learn more! Patricia Miguel, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, and Evelyn Murcia, Event and Outreach Coordinator at BikeArlington will host a free bilingual (English and Spanish) webinar on Zoom. They will go over how to do an ABC Quick Check, how to clean your bike, and share other tips about basic bike maintenance. There will also be time to answer your questions and share your own tips on how you take care of your bike. Upon registering, we’ll send you a link and instructions for how to join the Zoom meeting. There will be English captioning. If you need accommodations or have questions about access or the event, email at patricia.miguel@waba.org.

May
3
Mon
CELEBRATE BIKE MONTH
May 3 – May 29 all-day

bike instead

Pre-Register By May 2nd

Celebrate bike month with us this May and bike to places that you might normally drive to for a chance to receive some fun giveaways. Sign-up for a fun, month-long celebration of biking events and virtual challenges. Whether you are dusting off your bike, don’t own a bike, or you are rolling on the trails every day, you are invited to Bike Instead with us this May.

Jul
3
Sat
Adult Learn to Ride
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am

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.

Jul
7
Wed
Adult Learn to Ride
Jul 7 @ 5:30 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.

Jul
18
Sun
Basic Skills Clinics
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am
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.