WABA promotes bicycling throughout the region by hosting fun, safe, and accessible events and by partnering with other area groups who do the same. These events grow bicycling throughout our region, and the proceeds go to support our mission!
If you'd like to promote your ride, check out our Events Partnership Program.
UPCOMING WABA EVENTS
The 50 States ride is one of the area's most legendary bike rides. It takes riders on all of D.C.'s 50 state-named streets and through all eight wards. If that's too daunting, we offer the 13 Colonies ride---same concept, just involving 37 fewer state streets.
Registration for the 50 States and 13 Colonies ride will open in mid-August. WABA members will have first dibs on signing up (join today!). These rides sell out, so prepare to register quickly. More details will be available on this page as we have them.
UPCOMING PARTNER AND AFFILIATE EVENTS
BikeArlington's Two Wheel Tuesday meetups run every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and, per month, cover three different topics related to cycling. The meetups are a casual and fun way for you to get information specific to your biking needs. No bike is required to attend! June sessions will be held at the Columbia Pike Library.
BikeMS: Ride the Riverside is an exciting and fun two-day cycling event on June 9 and 10, 2013 that starts and finishes at Maryland's National Harbor, just 15 minutes from the heart of D.C. and across the Potomac River from Alexandria, Va. Funds raised by BikeMS cyclists and volunteers will drive vital research to identify the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis, as well as support programs and services for local people living with MS now. For more information and to register, see https://www.facebook.com/BikeMSDC/info or www.BikeMSDC.org/.
This 104-mile ride from DC to Dewey Beach benefits Autism Speaks.
Bike to the Beach for Autism is a vibrant, fun, energetic community biking 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes bicycle riding as the best way to commute, stay active, have fun, and travel. Bike to the Beach strives to use the bicycle to help our community achieve mental and physical health through physical exercise, creativity, hard work, volunteering, and, of course...cycling! Find out more information and register for the ride here.
Come join us as we return to Ashland, Va. to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Richmond. This year our rides will include 10-, 30-, and 50-mile routes and, for the first time, an over-the-top 100-plus-mile Ashland to Tappahannock ride.
As in the past, the routes are supported with signs, cue sheets, rest stops, a quick lunch at Tappahannock (ride to find out if it's crabs or oysters this year) and an all-you-can-eat meal at the finish line. Food Lion is once again our main sponsor, and its associates will go all-out at rest stops.
Children's Hospital is a worthy beneficiary of the funds we raise, and the ride from Ashland to Tappahannock boasts some of the most gorgeous scenery in Virginia. Register here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sept. 15, you’re invited to join hundreds of regional cyclists as they take off from Old Trail Village in Crozet, Va. During the Challenge, you’ll course through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are 25, 50, 75 and 100-mile routes, and an 8-mile family fun ride. Riders and their families are treated to a finish line pool party including lunch, local wine and beer, and live music. Over the past eight years, the Cycling Challenge has grown into Virginia’s premier fall cycling event. Register today at http://www.bgcchallenge.org.
This is an awesome ride, but it’s an even better cause. Funds raised from registrations and donations directly support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, which serve over 1,800 youth annually. About a dozen of these young club members are training throughout the summer to ride on the Challenge Team. This ride is often their first step into the sport of cycling and the important life lessons that come with it. For them, the finish line is just the beginning.
Gears for Good is an annual charity bike ride to raise awareness and funds for people living with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. This year's ride is three days and 156 miles, from West Virginia to D.C.
There is no cure yet for these rare and chronic conditions. Medication is extremely expensive. People living with a bleeding disorder often times miss time from school and work due to hospital stays and painful internal bleeding episodes. The funds raised from this ride go directly to help individuals and families who are going through difficult temporary financial crisis due to their condition. Please help us raise awareness and funds to help people in the bleeding disorder community!
We hope you join us in this amazing experience. Come Pedal with a Purpose and raise awareness for those living with Hemophilia!
For more information and to register, visit www.gearsforgood.com.
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