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Rides and Classes

Virtual Workshops Now Available

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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Join our three-part virtual workshop in partnership with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) to cover the basics of biking.


Spring in-person classes with WABA have been postponed until further notice, but online workshops are now available.

Every spring and fall, we offer 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.

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.

Basic Skills Clinic

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.

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.


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.