Soak Up Spring with Rides and Classes

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Bike classes and community rides are the perfect way to learn more about biking and a fun way to meet new people who love pedaling two wheels as much as you. Kick start spring by signing up for a class or ride.

Spring is officially here, and the return of warm temperatures is around the corner. Nothing beats hopping on a bike to celebrate the return of green leaves and a lot of sunshine with friends. Starting in April, BikeArlington and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are offering new bike classes and community rides which are open to participants of all levels and styles! Whether you’re looking to bike for transportation, fun, or fitness, we’ve got you covered.

What’s on Deck this Spring in Arlington?

Community Rides

Short, social, and fun, the community ride series is an inclusive space for riders of all levels to explore Arlington and surrounding areas and get to know fellow riders. Pick from one of three community rides:

  1. Two Pedals and Tulips:

    There’s no denying that spring also means the awesome and colorful tulips are in bloom! Join us for a social ride throughout the neighborhoods along the river. We’ll even stop along the way to admire the beautiful tulips.

  2. Bakery Break:

    Baked treats always taste better after riding your bike. Come ride with us as we visit two great local bakeries—Village Sweet and Bakeshop We’ll discuss moving from road to trail, find our happy place at the top of some hills, and check out some low-stress route options.

  3. Taco’bout Some Art:

    El Chilango and District Taco are both Arlington institutions, both started with taco trucks and in Rosslyn. To work up an appetite for tasty tacos, join us for a delightful loop ride and see some Artful Arlington sights. We’ll conquer moving from road to trail, high five at the top of hills, and check out some low-stress route options.

City Cycling

Riding your bike doesn’t have to be stressful. Join us for a morning of skills, confidence, and community building. You’ll learn specific bike handling skills then take a short ride, where strategies for riding on different roads, bike lane, and trail situations will be discussed. Bring questions!

Learn to Ride Classes

If you’re an adult that never learned to ride a bike, this is the class for you! Our instructors take students through a progressive curriculum, with the goal of riding with two pedals by the end of the session. No need to be nervous; our intuitive technique has a very high success rate. Classes start in April and run through June.

Please note, there are a limited number of discounted class spots for Arlington residents in each class. 

If you have questions about the rides or classes, email us at

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