| May, 2012 (Bike Month, YAY!)|
Free Confident City Cycling Ride - This Saturday!
Brush up on your biking skills and learn how to ride safely and confidently. The first hour will focus on instruction, practice and drills in a closed parking lot. After that, put your new skills and techniques into practice with a 12 mile bike ride through Arlington on roads and trails to Long Bridge Park and back (with a stop for drinks and snacks).
Learn from four League Certified Instructors, including BikeArlington's own Chris Eatough - professional cyclist turned bike advocate. Participants should bring their own bikes, helmets, and water.
Date: Saturday, May 5th
Time: 10 AM to 1 PM
Location: Meet at Quincy Street Parking Deck (15th St. N & Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22203) This is near Washington-Lee High School. Entrance to parking garage is off of 15th St. N. We will meet on the open air, top level.
Click here for more details and to register for FREE.
May is Bike Month in Arlington County and that means that May 18th is this year's Bike to Work Day. Join us at any of the three pit stops in Arlington for free food, music, prizes, giveaways and even the chance the win a brand new bicycle. It's like a party on your way to work!
Sign up at BikeToWorkMetroDC.org to receive your free Bike to Work Day T-Shirt and automatically be entered for a chance to win a bike! We'll be doing a random drawing of registrants with the grand prize of a shiny new bike to one lucky rider at each pit stop!
Arlington locations include:
Rosslyn: Rosslyn Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway - 6:30am - 9:00am
-Register at Rosslyn for a chance to win a free bike from Revolution Cycles
-Capital Bikeshare corral to drop off bikeshare bikes
-DJ entertainment and roving unicyclists
Ballston: FreshBikes (formerly Conte's), 3924 Wilson Blvd - 6:30am - 9:00am
-Special thanks to SAIC and FreshBikes Bike Shop for sponsoring the Ballston pit stop.
-Enjoy breakfast from Chick-fil-A!
-Register at Ballston for a chance to win a free bike from Freshbikes
-DJ entertainment and roving unicyclists
Crystal City: Crystal City Water Park, 1750 Crystal Drive - 7:00am - 9:00am
-Register at Crystal City for a chance to win a free bike from Revolution Cycles City Hub
-Bike to Work activities every day from May 14th to 18th, presented by the Crystal City BID
BikeDC: The Washington and Arlington County Community Bike Ride - Sunday, May 13th
The region's biggest bike ride is back in 2012 on Sunday, May 13th. Enjoy a family friendly ride on car-free roads, highways and parkways.
The complete route is 24 miles and a shorter 11 mile family friendly route option is available. Take in some of Washington and Arlington's most scenic areas including the US Capitol, White House, Iwo Jima and Air Force Memorials, the Potomac River, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway! All from the best possible viewpoint - the seat of your bicycle.
Use the promotional code "BikeArlington" at checkout and receive a $7 discount off the adult registration fee for either the Full or Family ride! Kids 12 and under ride for free. For more details and to register, go to BikeDC.net.
New Capital Bikeshare Stations arrive in Arlington!
During the past couple weeks you may have noticed new Capital Bikeshare stations popping up all over the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. That brings the total count up to 38 stations, just in Arlington! Of course, there are docking station all over the District and there will be stations in Alexandria later this Spring. The total number of stations for the entire system is 165 and counting!
(Click the image to view a live map of all station locations)
New stations locations include:
- Key Blvd & N Quinn St.
- 15th & N. Scott St.
- N. Veitch & Key Blvd.
- N. Veitch & 20th St. N.
- N. Adams St & Lee Highway
- Fairfax Dr. & Wilson Blvd.
- Washington Blvd. & 7th Street N.
- Wilson Blvd. & N. Oakland St.
- N. Randolph St. & Fairfax Dr.
- N. Quincy St. & Glebe Road
- Ballston Metro / N. Stuart & 9th St. N.
- George Mason Dr. & Wilson Blvd
With even more stations on the way later this summer, now is the perfect time to join! What are you waiting for? To sign up, or for more information, please visit CapitalBikeshare.com for more information!
Tuesday Night is Bike Night in Arlington with Two Wheel Tuesdays!
Learn everything you need to know about riding your bike in Arlington County through our fun and interactive Two Wheel Tuesday sessions. Each session will be from 7:00pm - 8:30pm every Tuesday night. Sessions will be held at the lobby level of the County Building at 2100 Clarendon Blvd in Courthouse.
Two Wheel Safety Tips: Get tips on safe biking so you can ride in traffic with confidence
Equipment, Clothing & Gear: Choose the right bike for you with expert advice on bike fitting and equipment selection and learn how to stay comfortable with the right clothing and gear
Routes & Directions: Figure out how to get where you want to go by bike with experienced rider recommendations on route selection and routing tools
Take a peek at the schedule of topics for May:
- May 8 - Equipment, Clothing & Gear
- May 15 - Two Wheel Safety Tips
- May 22 - Routes & Directions
- May 29 - Movie Night!
Visit our website for the full schedule and locations!
BikeFest: WABA's Annual Fundraiser & Celebration "And All That Jazz!"
DATE: Friday, May 11th
TIME: 8 PM to 12 AM
LOCATION: The Eastern Market North Hall
TICKETS: $55 or $45 for Members
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is positively jazzed to present this year's BikeFest and for your pleasure, you are invited to pedal back in time and relive the jazz age!
For one night only, WABA is turning DC's Eastern Market into a bicycling speakeasy, so spread the word. Whether you're a WABA member or not, come on down!
For more information visit the WABA BikeFest Event Page.