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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
Partnership with BikeArlington and Washington Area Bicycle Association
¿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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.