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
    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 or respond as such during event registration. We will have limited supplies available through Arlington Public Library’s Take and Make craft pickup.


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


Back To School Bike Check and Rodeo
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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!