Bikes on the street

Rides and Classes

In addition to county-wide, signature events like Bike to Work Day, BikeArlington also hosts a variety of rides, workshops, and other adventures to help you explore Arlington, learn about biking, and have fun.

Arlington County and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) offer adult bike education classes and rides to teach the skills to incorporate bicycling into your daily routine–whether that’s for fitness, fun, or transportation.

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This fall, we’re offering three types of classes: Learn to Ride, Basic Skills Clinic, and City Cycling. Each class is unique and will give you an opportunity to learn something new, enhance your riding skills, or teach you how to effectively communicate and ride on streets and trails.

Certified instructors will lead you every step of the way and provide continued guidance through post-class assessments.

Classes are held at the Quincy Street Parking Deck at 4099 15th St N in Arlington.

Learn to Ride

This class is designed for adults who never learned to ride a bicycle or have tried before but feel like they need more instruction. Certified instructors employ a special technique for teaching balance, steering, starting, stopping, and pedaling with the goal of having you ride on two wheels by the end of the class. It’s fun and intuitive.

Classes are October 19, October 26, and November 2 and held from 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

Registration is required to attend, and costs for Arlington residents is $10. A bike and helmet are included with your registration.

Basic Skills Clinic

New this year, the basic skills clinic is designed to give you more opportunities to sharpen your riding skills. So if you’ve completed the Learn to Ride class and want more practice time or are simply looking to improve your riding skills, this class is for you. Certified instructors will lead drills, including starting, stopping, turning, weaving, and gradual breaking.

Students should be able to balance and ride on two pedals.

Classes are October 26 and November 9 and held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration is free. Students should bring their own bike and helmet. If you’re unable to bring your own bike, email or call 202-518-0524 at least 48 hours prior to the clinic.

City Cycling

This is a great class for riders of all skill levels. If you’re an experienced rider, there are skills to learn. If you’re new, we’ll help you master fundamentals. Certified instructors will help you learn to deal with traffic, communicate effectively and master the transition from road to trail and back again. You’ll also work on bike handling maneuvers and ride along the local bike trails or bike lanes on a group ride.

Students should know how to ride a bike, be able to ride for at least 30 minutes, and be comfortable starting and stopping on a bike.

Classes are October 26 and November 9. Registration is $10. Capital Bikeshare and WABA members are free and should email or call 202-518-0524 for a discount code.

Students are required to bring their own bike and helmet.



Have questions about the classes or want more information about the many biking opportunities we offer throughout the year? Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch to answer your questions.