Wealth of the Watershed Day Camp – Middle School

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Overview

This 1-day camp is reserved for campers who are entering 6th-8th grade. *

We encourage campers to register for both day camps! Content will be different on the two days.

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Day Camp is a 1-day summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Wednesday, July 20th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This camp will focus on exploring the trails and locations throughout the Watershed that showcase the art, culture, and beauty of the environment and the people who inhabit it. 

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our high school day camps! Check out our Middle School and High School week long camps!

Camp Details

Date: Wednesday, July 20th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Day Camp – Middle School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This 1-day camp is reserved for campers who are entering 6th-8th grade. *

We encourage campers to register for both day camps! Content will be different on the two days.

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Day Camp is a 1-day summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Monday, July 18th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This day camp will focus on the history, and continued evolution of the Anacostia watershed as well as its revitalization and conservation.

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our high school day camps! Check out our Middle School and High School week long camps!

Camp Details

Date: Monday, July 18th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Day Camp – High School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This 1-day camp is reserved for campers who are entering 9th-12th grade.*

We encourage campers to register for both day camps! Content will be different on the two days.

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Day Camp is a 1-day summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Thursday, July 21st from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This camp will focus on exploring the trails and locations throughout the Watershed that showcase the art, culture, and beauty of the environment and the people who inhabit it. 

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our middle school day camps! Check out our Middle School and High School week long camps!

Camp Details

Date: Thursday, July 21st

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Day Camp – High School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This 1-day camp is reserved for campers who are entering 9th-12th grade.*

We encourage campers to register for both day camps! Content will be different on the two days.

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Day Camp is a 1-day summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Tuesday, July 19th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.This day camp will focus on the history, and continued evolution of the Anacostia watershed and as well as its revitalization and conservation.

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our middle school day camps! Check out our Middle School and High School week long camps!

Camp Details

Date: Tuesday, July 19th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Week Camp – High School

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Overview

This week-long camp is reserved for campers who are entering 9th-12th grade.*

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Camp is a weeklong summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Each day we will adventure through the watershed by bike and explore the environment, history, art, and people that define the area and its culture. 

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our middle school camp! Check out our Middle School and High School day camps!

Camp Details

Dates: Monday, July 25th – Friday, July 29th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

Throughout the week campers will participate in activities that include:

  • Exploring the watershed daily, by bike, working our way up to as much as 20 miles per day.
  • Learning basic bike safety and maintenance skills. 
  • Reflecting on the history, and continued evolution of the Anacostia watershed and considering how issues of race, equity, and justice have and will continue to impact its revitalization and conservation.
  • Interacting with the ecology and land of the watershed and learning about its ability to provide not only a home for a wealth of wildlife but also emotional and physical nourishment for the folks who live in its communities.
  • Exploring and creating art that showcases the culture, brilliance, and beauty of the environment and the people who inhabit it. 
  • Connecting with local community changemakers to learn more about the power people have to shape the watershed. 
  • Participating in volunteer, storytelling, and community engagement activities that allow them to make a personal contribution to the wealth of the watershed. 

This camp is great for young people who know how to ride a bike and are interested in gaining a new perspective on the world around them.   

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers each day
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp each day? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Wealth of the Watershed Week Camp – Middle School

Register Camp Details What’s Included

Overview

This week-long camp is reserved for campers who are entering 6th-8th grade.*

The Wealth of the Watershed (WoW) Camp is a weeklong summer program designed to introduce young people to all of the wealth the Anacostia River and its surrounding watershed communities have to offer.

Camp will run Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Each day we will adventure through the watershed by bike and explore the environment, history, art, and people that define the area and its culture. 

WoW camp is an opportunity for young people to show up as they are and share their passion, creativity, and curiosity with others as we work together to celebrate the wealth of the watershed.

Click here for our high school camp! Check out our Middle School and High School day camps!

Camp Details

Dates: Monday, July 11th – Friday, July 15th

Drop off: 9:00 AM

Pick Up: 3:00-3:30 PM

Cost: FREE!

*To be eligible for camp students must already know how to ride a bike and be able to do so for at least 30 minutes at a time.

Throughout the week campers will participate in activities that include:

  • Exploring the watershed daily, by bike, working our way up to as much as 20 miles per day.
  • Learning basic bike safety and maintenance skills. 
  • Reflecting on the history, and continued evolution of the Anacostia watershed and considering how issues of race, equity, and justice have and will continue to impact its revitalization and conservation.
  • Interacting with the ecology and land of the watershed and learning about its ability to provide not only a home for a wealth of wildlife but also emotional and physical nourishment for the folks who live in its communities.
  • Exploring and creating art that showcases the culture, brilliance, and beauty of the environment and the people who inhabit it. 
  • Connecting with local community changemakers to learn more about the power people have to shape the watershed. 
  • Participating in volunteer, storytelling, and community engagement activities that allow them to make a personal contribution to the wealth of the watershed. 

This camp is great for young people who know how to ride a bike and are interested in gaining a new perspective on the world around them.   

What’s Included

  • A bicycle and helmet will be provided for use throughout camp for any camper who needs one at no extra cost
    • Campers may bring their own bike and helmet with them to camp
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all campers each day
  • Entry or participation fees for all activities will be covered. 

Concerned about transportation costs to and from camp each day? Email us at youth@waba.org for assistance.

Location

DC Dream Center – Camp will start and end each day at this location.

2826 Q St SE, Washington, DC 20020

Public Transportation: This location is a 5-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave SE + 27th St SE Bus Stop

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Please notify WABA by emailing youth@waba.org in the event that the camper can no longer attend.
  • WABA youth education programs are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Registration

Bike Commuting 101 Ride

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Bikes are so versatile! You can use them to cruise around, run errands, commute to work, or haul groceries, kids, pets and cargo across town. We love the flexibility that biking offers. You can take your bike on the Metro or put your bike on a bus. You can lock up a bike, walk away and come back for it later.

Interested in learning more? Join us for a Bike Commuting 101 group ride where we will discuss helpful tips and tricks for first-time commuters. We will ride around Alexandria and cover topics such as what to wear to stay cool and comfortable, tips for locking up your bike and how put a bike on the front of a bus.

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

This ride is for you if:

You have recently taken a WABA City Cycle class

You are interested in learning how to ride safely in traffic or would like to gain more experience riding in traffic

You would like to learn to use your bike for more than just recreational rides

You are new to the area or are not experienced riding in Alexandria

Ride Details

Duration: 1.5 hour ride + stops along the way to discuss biking for transportation topics

Approx. 7 miles on flat city streets and the Mount Vernon Trail

Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. We also encourage you to bring your bike lock if you have one.

Cost: $10.00 and FREE for WABA members! Contact education@waba.org for a coupon code!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for the ride at least 10 minutes before departure.

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the City of Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services.

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • WABA Adult Education classes are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks and social distancing. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Ride Location

Start and End Point : Dangerfield Island Parking Lot

Alexandria, VA 22314 (near Potomac Yard Marina) 

Turn onto Marina Drive from George Washington Memorial Parkway. Take the first right and then an immediate left into the Dangerfield Island parking lot. 

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Smart Cycling

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Overview

All candidates must pass both the Smart Cycling exam and receive a passing grade in the Smart Cycling class in order to register for the LCI Seminar. A passing grade for the exam is 80%. You have 2 opportunities to pass the exam. The in-person Smart Cycling class teaches you the drills and riding requirements that you will be tested on in the LCI Seminar. This portion of the class is pass/fail. If you demonstrate an appropriate understanding of the class curriculum and expectations, you will pass this portion of the class. 

Check out WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • WABA Adult Education classes are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks and social distancing. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. Interested in using a FREE Capital Bikeshare for this class? Email education@waba.org for more details.

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time. 


Please complete the Smart Cycle online exam and send a copy of your certificate to education@waba.org by Friday, May 6th.

Class Location

Anacostia Park Boat Ramp Parking Lot

1500 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020

Drive to the end of Anacostia Drive. You will see the skate pavilion on your right. At the end of the road, the pavement will turn into dirt and you will see a sign that says “service vehicles only”. Your class will take place in the parking lot to the right of this sign. Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Parking: There is parking available at this location.

Public Transportation: This location is a 15-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave L’Enfant SE Bus Station

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Smart Cycling

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Overview

All candidates must pass both the Smart Cycling exam and receive a passing grade in the Smart Cycling class in order to register for the LCI Seminar. A passing grade for the exam is 80%. You have 2 opportunities to pass the exam. The in-person Smart Cycling class teaches you the drills and riding requirements that you will be tested on in the LCI Seminar. This portion of the class is pass/fail. If you demonstrate an appropriate understanding of the class curriculum and expectations, you will pass this portion of the class. 

Check out WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • WABA Adult Education classes are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks and social distancing. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. Interested in using a FREE Capital Bikeshare for this class? Email education@waba.org for more details.

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time. 


Please complete the Smart Cycle online exam and send a copy of your certificate to education@waba.org by Friday, May 6th.

Class Location

Anacostia Park Boat Ramp Parking Lot

1500 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020

Drive to the end of Anacostia Drive. You will see the skate pavilion on your right. At the end of the road, the pavement will turn into dirt and you will see a sign that says “service vehicles only”. Your class will take place in the parking lot to the right of this sign. Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Parking: There is parking available at this location.

Public Transportation: This location is a 15-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave L’Enfant SE Bus Station

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Black Women Bike DC Presents: Family Learn to Ride and Basic Skills Clinic

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Overview

Are you interested in exploring the great outdoors on two wheels? Join Black Women Bike DC as we help everyone in the family learn how to ride a bike! 


This event includes an Adult Learn to Ride class, a Youth Learn to Ride class, and an Adult Basic Skills Clinic. All ages and all abilities are welcome to participate. Bikes and helmets will be provided, or you can bring your own.

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

The Adult Learn to Ride class is for you if:

You are age 13 or older

You have never been on a bicycle before

You have not ridden a bicycle in many years

You have previously tried to learn how to ride a bicycle, but were unsuccessful

The Youth Learn to Ride Class is for you if:

You are age 5-12

You are ready to graduate from training wheels

You have been using a balance bike and are ready to graduate to a pedal bike

You have never been on a bicycle before

You have previously tried to learn but were unsuccessful

The Basic Skills Clinic is for you if:

You recently learned how to ride a bicycle

You know how to ride but have not been on a bike in some time and need a refresher

You know how to ride, but need help with skills like braking gradually, shifting, turning, and gaining momentum

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • Outside activities are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are:
    • Vaccinated and boosted, you may choose to forgo a mask.
    • Not vaccinate or fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a CDC approved face mask for the duration of class.
  • WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Adult and Youth Bicycles and Helmets provided at no additional cost – bring your own bike and helmet if you’d like!

Cost: $10 per Adult / $5 per child under 13

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

This class is brought to you in partnership with Black Women Bike DC!

Location

Greenbelt Park – Sweetgum Parking Area

6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Parking: There is parking at this location. There is no fee for vehicles to enter the park

Public Transportation: The closest bus stops are directly outside of the entrance to the park on Greenbelt Rd. The bus stops serve the 16 and G14 routes. Both buses can be accessed from Greenbelt Metro Station. For more information on routes, schedules and ticket prices, visit the WMATA and Prince George’s Transit websites.

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