Ward 6 Virtual 20×20 Volunteer Meeting

On June 8th, ANC 6D voted to support protected bike lanes on 4th Street SW and signaled their support for protected bike lanes on 1st Street SE.

Many of you contacted ANC commissioners to let them know how important it is to finish these projects.  Ward 6 still has a number of bike projects in the works that need a push to get them over the finish line this year. 

Join us on Zoom!

We still have projects in Shaw, Navy Yard, Waterfront, Capitol Hill and other parts of the ward that need grassroots energy to push DDOT to implement them ASAP. 

Join us on July 30th to help keep our momentum going in Ward 6, a ward that holds key projects that need implementing to complete our protected bike lane network in Washington, DC. . 

Join us on Zoom!

How to Teach Bike Safety to Young People

WABA teaches thousands of youth how to ride and how to ride safely each year. Learn the secrets from our Family and Youth Education Coordinator, Jeff Wetzel.

Register on Zoom

We will cover a range of topics such as bike rodeos, skill courses, and bike trains, how to tech specific handling skills, how to manage riding with a group of kids on the road or a trail, and planning and logistics.

Bring your interest and questions – and get ready to bring fun and safety to your community groups, church groups, after school clubs, or the awesomest birthday party ever!

If this date doesn’t work for you, we are also offering this on July 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

How to Teach Bike Safety to Young People

WABA teaches thousands of youth how to ride and how to ride safely each year. Learn the secrets from our Family and Youth Education Coordinator, Jeff Wetzel.

Register on Zoom

We will cover a range of topics such as bike rodeos, skill courses, and bike trains, how to tech specific handling skills, how to manage riding with a group of kids on the road or a trail, and planning and logistics.

Bring your interest and questions – and get ready to bring fun and safety to your community groups, church groups, after school clubs, or the awesomest birthday party ever!

If this date doesn’t work for you, we are also offering this on July 10th from 2:30 to 4:00 PM.

Cómo arreglar una rueda pinchada

¿Quieres aprender cómo cambiar una llanta pinchada? ¡Participe de nuestro taller en línea el día 11 de julio a las 10:00 AM y te enseñaremos cómo arreglar tu llanta en menos de 30 minutos! El taller es gratuito. Además, nuestros instructores te enseñarán cómo identificar piezas básicas de tu bicicleta y cuales herramientas son necesarias para el mantenimiento básico de tu bici. Al registrarte, te enviaremos un enlace y instrucciones para unirte a la presentación en Zoom.

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Conceptos básicos de ciclismo

¿Tienes preguntas o dudas de cómo empezar a andar de bici en Washington? ¡Participe de nuestro taller en línea el día 2 de julio a las 6:00 PM para conocer más! En este curso gratuito nuestros instructores hablarán sobre como andar en bici con seguridad durante coronavirus, cómo revisar tu bici antes de andar y mucho más. Además, tendremos tiempo para contestar tus preguntas y dudas sobre las bicis y donde andar. Al registrarte, te enviaremos un enlace y instrucciones para unirte a la presentación en Zoom.

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Biking on the Sidewalk

Is it legal?

Biking on the sidewalk is legal in most of DC, except the Central Business District, show on this map:

It is also legal in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland, and in Virginia except where prohibited by local ordinance.

Is it a good idea?

In a few instances. Read or listen to this WAMU story for a good rundown on the tradeoffs and challenges of sidewalk riding.

Most importantly:

If you ride a bike on the sidewalk, you are the biggest and fastest thing in that space. That means it is your responsibility to make sure everyone around you feels safe. Ride slowly, yield to people walking and running, give plenty of space and warning when you’re passing someone.

Regional Bike Laws

Laws related to bicycling vary slightly in DC, Maryland and Virginia.

We produce a guide to DC Bike Laws in partnership with the District Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Police Department.

You can find Virginia’s bike laws here.

You can find Maryland’s bike laws here.