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!
Long Bridge Park (main parking lot between the three fields)
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.
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”
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.
Spring is here! Join BikeArlington in getting students ready to bike to school at our Spring into Biking Rodeo! We’ll be having skills courses for riders to practice riding, bike checks to make sure bikes are good to go, and tabling activities to help students prepare for their school commute. Elementary & middle school students are encouraged to attend as well as anyone who wants to learn about biking! Be sure to ask us about bringing a Bike Train to your school!
What to Bring:
Please bring your bike and a helmet. Limited quantities of strider bikes and helmets will be available for younger children.
Budding Sessions Schedule:
4:10-4:20pm: Bike Check: ABC’s
Join us as we collectively go over what your bike needs to get ready to ride.
4:30-4:40pm: Where Am I Going: Route Planning
Join us as we collectively draw out a route to school and talk about what you should plan on looking for when creating your route.
4:50-5:20pm: PAL: Skills for the Streets
Join us as we collectively practice some sweet skills to use on your bike!
5:30-5:40pm: Mini Bike Train Escapade
Join us on a short ride around the park as we hold a mini Bike Train group ride.
*All activities will be available to attendees throughout the event*
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!