Events

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.

    Feb
    13
    Sun
    Winter Bike Games
    Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Winter Bike Games @ Long Bridge Park | Arlington | Virginia | United States

    Grab your layers and get your bike ready because we’re bringing the heat this winter! Join us Sunday, February 13 for a thrilling two-hour showdown of contests and activities to celebrate winter biking and commuting in Arlington. You don’t have to be an expert, just bring your bike, expect to have fun, and to receive some rewarding giveaways just for participating.

    Participate in as many contests as you can to compete for giveaways and a special BikeArlington Winter Bike Games medal.
    There will be refreshments to help you stay warm.
    This event is for everyone: the beginner biker, kids, and the year-round commuter.
    Come see what the winter biking fun is all about!

    Location:

    Long Bridge Park (main parking lot between the three fields)

    Transportation:

    From the Four Mile Run Trail (bike)
    From Clarendon (bike)
    From the Crystal City Metro Station
    Take Capital Bikeshare: There is a station located at Long Bridge Dr & 6th St, and another station at the Long Bridge Aquatic Center.

    Event Schedule

    10:00-10:15: “Opening Ceremonies” Check-in and Kickoff
    10:15-10:35: Get Ready Race
    10:35-10:45: Green Carpet: Best Lit
    10:50-11:10: Slow Bike Race
    11:10-11:25: Green Carpet: Best Dressed
    11:25-11:50: Relay Race
    11:50-12:00: “Closing Ceremonies”

    Contest Descriptions

    Get Ready Race: You’re late to work and need to quickly dress, get out the door and hop onto your bike…but we’ve added a twist. You’ll have to put on the clothes on TOP of your outfit 😊. See who can throw on baggy clothing the fastest and then ride their bike back to the finish line first.

    Best Lit: In the winter, it’s hard not to find yourself riding at night, so it’s important that our bikes stay well lit. We want to see who has the most fun, creative, eye-catching light display on their bike in Arlington. Bike the red carpet and compete for a medal.

    Slow Bike Race: Anyone can bike quickly, but the real skill is who can go the slowest. Be the last one to the finish line and you win–you just have to keep moving the whole race.

    Best Dressed: Show off your layers, or lack thereof! Bike the green carpet and strike a pose in your favorite outfit for winter biking.

    Relay Race: We’ll form teams on the day of the event for a silly relay that is sure to end it laughs, smiles, and minor bragging rights for one winning team.

    This event is rain or shine.

    May
    12
    Thu
    Pre Bike To Work Day Pop-Up
    May 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Before Bike to Work Day, on Thursday, May 12, meet the BikeArlington team at Ballston Quarter.

    Get a free bike check, customized bike route, and more to make sure that you’re ready to bike to one of our pitstops on Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 20).

    Stop by Ballston Quater with your bike and a Trek Bike Ballston mechanic will be there to make sure it is good to go!

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