Ride for a cause! The D.C. area hosts hundreds of biking events throughout the year. We try to keep this list as up-to-date as we can, but if you know of an event that we don't have here, or would like your own event posted, please send an email to email@example.com.
Natasha Pettigrew was killed on Sept. 19, 2010 while training for an Iron Man triathlon near Prince George's Commuity College. The driver hit Natasha and dragged her bike for over four miles and said it was unclear that they had hit anything. There are more collisions in Prince George's County involving pedestrians than any of Maryland's other counties, but there have been significant improvements made for vulnerable road users in recent years. This ride is a message that the roads belong to all of us. This ride is around 40 miles and check-in is at 7 a.m. Call (240) 271-2915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (put "Riding for Natasha" in the subject line).
Join us for the the Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition's Inaugural Tour of the Towns, a century ride through Prince William County! Wind through urban, suburban, exurban, rural, forested, town, flat, and hilly areas. Century riders will visit Prince William's four incorporated towns and two independent cities, as well as the Quantico Marine Base and Prince William Forest Park.
The ride will be held on Sun., Aug. 4, 2013, near the town of Occoquan, Va., approximately 20 miles south of Washington, D.C., immediately off of I-95 exit 160. There are three routes of 27, 35, and 100 miles on public roads and multi-use trails. For more information and to register, go here.
Support the NoVa CBG's Team Casual by coming out to Jimmy's for a night of drink-slinging and great raffle prizes. Team Casual cyclists will guest bartend for the evening, and fundraising pledges get you raffle tickets for great prizes, including: a Trek Gary Fisher DS 8.2; pair of Redskins tickets to FedEx Field on Sun., Oct. 20 at 1 p.m., against the Chicago Bears; hotel stay and dinner in Lansdowne, Md.; beginner Couple’s ski packages to Whitetail, Round Top, and Liberty; Keurig V700 coffee maker; “bagels for a year” from Panera Bread; signed Wizards, Nationals, and Orioles sports memorabilia; Sonicare electric toothbrush; tickets to the Museum of Crime and Punishment, the Newseum, and the Spy Museum; packages for couples to wine tastings, chocolate tastings, and movie nights
Have you ridden through Riley's Lock, Poolesville, Laytonsville or Germantown? Then you've enjoyed Montgomery County's Ag Reserve, one of the D.C. area's most popular cycling areas—that's always under threat of being developed into urban sprawl. The Farm Tour supports the Montgomery Countryside Alliance, which works to protect the Ag Reserve.
Choose a 17-, 25-, 35-, 55-, or 75-mile rolling route with stops at Homestead Farm, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Comus market. The ride ends with a fabulous gourmet picnic (think huge sandwiches on French bread and cous cous, quinoa, and pasta), which is optional and costs just $12; riders are welcome to purchase fruit from Kingsbury's Orchard, the picnic host, and volunteers will deliver it back to their cars. Over 350 riders participated last year. The ride is a partnership between the Montgomery Countryside Alliance and the Potomac Pedalers. For more information, see this page. The ride is free for all, but riders need to register and pay $12 for the optional picnic.
The Arlington Fun Ride is a scenic, family-friendly 17 mile ride taking you on the paved multi-use trails that make up the Arlington Loop. There will be multiple pit stops with snacks along the ride and at the start/finish there will be health and fitness information and activities for all ages, including music, games, a kids bike rodeo and a short family ride for parents with small children. The ride costs $10 for individuals or $25 for families (up to 4 individuals) and includes a technical T-shirt for each individual. Additional shirts are available at $10 each (supplies are limited). Seethis page for more information.
The VTV Family Outreach Foundation invites you to our 3rd Annual VTV Gran Fondo for Campus Safety! taking place on October 5, 2013 at the Mosaic District, 2910 District Avenue in Fairfax, Va. The ride offers two courses, a 100-mile ($80) and a 32-mile ($60) course. Student discounts include 50% off registration and the first responder discount includes 25% off registration. Participation package for riders includes food, refreshments, five rest stops, restrooms, support cars, basic mechanical support, one dinner ticket at our post-ride festival, entertainment and an event t-shirt. For more information on registration, sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support our mission in campus safety, visit the event website at www.VTVGranFondo.com.
Beginning on June 30, 2013, U.S. Army veterans Darrel and Roseann Mooney departed from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington to bike to Washington, D.C., stopping in over 70 cities and towns along the way to raise support and awareness for Cause (Comfort for America's Uniformed Services) programs. Darrel and Roseann plan to arrive on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on October 6 to celebrate the end of their three-month journey. Join Darrel and Roseann to celebrate their travels and support Cause's work. Community involvement activities and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting Cause or by emailing Tyler Gately at email@example.com.
The Crop Hop is a fundraiser bike tour designed to highlight the connection between farms, fresh food, and good health and to help provide fresh farm foods to low-income families in Southern Maryland. The 2013 Crop Hop will tour farms in Charles County, Md. and will feature fabulous food grown and raised locally. Choose from four spectacular routes, from a metric century ride (62 miles) to an in-park kids’ ride (3 miles). There will be food, fun and goodies for riders and non-riders alike. You'll receive a free commemorative T-shirt and lunch with your early paid registration. Visit www.crophop.com for more information.
Although this ride is not organized or endorsed by WABA, we do support free events that work to bring the cycling community together. We encourage all participants to respect everyone on the road and show their best critical manners.
Join DCBP for a monthly social ride around the city. All ages and experience levels are welcome. We encourage all participants to respect everyone on the road and use their best cycling manners. More information at www.dcbikeparty.com.
WABA hosts several events per year that are designed to showcase the Washington, D.C. area’s trails, bike lanes, bike paths, and signed on-street riding.
WABA’s events reach thousands of area residents who ride bikes. Advertise your business and support a healthy and environmentally-friendly cause. Learn more.