Events

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.

Download

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

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Aug
20
Fri
Arlington County Fair: Micro-Mobility “Petting Zoo”
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Take a test ride at the Arlington County Fair! BikeArlington will have a variety of innovative personal vehicles for you to try, including e-bikes, cargo bikes, e-scooters, Capital Bikeshare, and more. Our staff will be onsite to provide a comfortable, guided experience for your test ride, and to answer any questions you have.

Plus, we have a special traffic garden area just for kids (strider bikes provided) with lots to explore. Head to the tennis courts to take these bikes for a spin.

  • Friday, Aug. 20, 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday, Aug 21, 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday, Aug 22, 12pm-4pm
  • If you bike to the Fair, we’ve got you covered with FREE bike valet parking, on the tennis courts.

    Aug
    21
    Sat
    Arlington County Fair: Micro-Mobility “Petting Zoo”
    Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Take a test ride at the Arlington County Fair! BikeArlington will have a variety of innovative personal vehicles for you to try, including e-bikes, cargo bikes, e-scooters, Capital Bikeshare, and more. Our staff will be onsite to provide a comfortable, guided experience for your test ride, and to answer any questions you have.

    Plus, we have a special traffic garden area just for kids (strider bikes provided) with lots to explore. Head to the tennis courts to take these bikes for a spin.

  • Friday, Aug. 20, 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday, Aug 21, 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday, Aug 22, 12pm-4pm
  • If you bike to the Fair, we’ve got you covered with FREE bike valet parking, on the tennis courts.

    Aug
    22
    Sun
    Arlington County Fair: Micro-Mobility “Petting Zoo”
    Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Take a test ride at the Arlington County Fair! BikeArlington will have a variety of innovative personal vehicles for you to try, including e-bikes, cargo bikes, e-scooters, Capital Bikeshare, and more. Our staff will be onsite to provide a comfortable, guided experience for your test ride, and to answer any questions you have.

    Plus, we have a special traffic garden area just for kids (strider bikes provided) with lots to explore. Head to the tennis courts to take these bikes for a spin.

  • Friday, Aug. 20, 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday, Aug 21, 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday, Aug 22, 12pm-4pm
  • If you bike to the Fair, we’ve got you covered with FREE bike valet parking, on the tennis courts.

    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.