Online How to: Riding in Traffic

COVID may have thrown a wrench into things, but we still need to get around. For many people, taking public transit just isn’t an option right now. Fortunately, we still have bikes.

Biking is often faster, more enjoyable, liberating and less crowded than the alternative. For those looking to run errands, commute to work or just get around more quickly, we recommend trying it by bike. Streets are not only for cars after all, and often they are the quickest way to travel.

Join us for a lesson on how to ride in traffic and take your riding to the next level. You will learn how to prepare for your ride, where to ride in the road, communicating with motorists and how to build confidence!

Be sure to tune in and bring plenty of questions!

Hosted by WABA Instructor, Leah Fantle.

This online class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the DC Department of Transportation.

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Meeting ID: 991 4625 0045  Password: bike

Online How to: Riding in Traffic

COVID may have thrown a wrench into things, but we still need to get around. For many people, taking public transit just isn’t an option right now. Fortunately, we still have bikes.

Biking is often faster, more enjoyable, liberating and less crowded than the alternative. For those looking to run errands, commute to work or just get around more quickly, we recommend trying it by bike. Streets are not only for cars after all, and often they are the quickest way to travel.

Join us for a lesson on how to ride in traffic and take your riding to the next level. You will learn how to prepare for your ride, where to ride in the road, communicating with motorists and how to build confidence!

Be sure to tune in and bring plenty of questions!

Hosted by WABA Instructor, Daniella Acosta.

This online class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the DC Department of Transportation.

Tune in on Zoom

Add to your calendar by clicking here.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting!
Meeting ID: 968 5657 1716  Password: bike

Online How to: Trail Riding Basics

DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia offer some of the best biking trails in the country. There is nothing better than an empty stretch of trail free of the hassles of cars and traffic. Our region’s trails are heavily used and much loved by residents and tourists alike. Learning proper trail etiquette is the key to a safe, enjoyable and stress free ride.

Join us for a lesson on trail riding basics! If you are new to biking or don’t have much experience riding on trails, this class is for you! We’ll give you the low down on trail etiquette, how to prepare for your ride, plan a route, and more. Be sure to tune in and bring plenty of questions!

Hosted by WABA Instructor, Kristi Kiger Upman.

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the DC Department of Transportation.

Add to your Google calendar by clicking here.

Click here to register for the Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 942 0412 0013   Password: bike

Online How to: Riding Confidently in Traffic and on Trails

Bikes can take us anywhere. From bustling city streets to lush forested trails, you can experience so much of our beautiful region from a bike even as the temperature starts to drop. No matter where you’re going, confidence is the key to a more enjoyable ride, especially in winter. Join us for a webinar on tips and tricks for riding confidently in traffic and on trails.

You will learn how to properly prepare for your ride, plan a route, and tips for biking during COVID. We’ll give you the low down on trail etiquette, where exactly you should be riding on busy roads and how to share space with fellow road and trail users. We’ll offer you the building blocks for you to go on out and practice these new skills for yourself. Get started with us, and you’ll be riding confidently in no time!

Be sure to tune in and bring plenty of questions!

Hosted by Sydney Sotelo, WABA’s Adult Education Coordinator.

This online class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the DC Department of Transportation.

Add to your calendar by clicking here

Click here to register for the Zoom meeting!

Meeting ID: 913 1780 5536 Password: bike

Get Ready for Winter Biking with Black Girls Do Bike!

Register Cost Location

Class Details

Event Duration: 3 hours

Cost: This event is FREE to attend

Equipment: Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet.

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required to attend this event.

Restrooms: Public restrooms are available at this location.

Winter is coming, but it doesn’t have to put a damper on your ride! Join WABA and Black Girls Do Bike for an evening of riding and winter biking basics. We’ll discuss the importance of layers, riding in inclement weather and how see and be seen when riding in the dark.

We will be meeting up at the Hains Point Picnic Area before setting off on a self-paced ride around the park. Each lap is 3.5 miles, giving riders of all experience levels the chance to ride for as long or as little as they want. We will be offering discussions and demos on how to prepare for biking in the winter and handing out bike lights! Once the sun goes down, you’ll even get the chance to test yours out. Whether you are new to bicycling or a seasoned expert, we invite you to come out and enjoy the fun.

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. You can review WABA’s full guidelines for classes here.

  • 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.
  • This event will be limited to 20 participants.
  • All instructors and participants are required to wear face masks for the duration of the event.
  • WABA requires participants to wear face masks in accordance with CDC and jurisdictional mask guidelines at all in-person events:
    • Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. 
    • Masks must be secured below the chin. 
    • Participants should sanitize their hands before and after touching their mask or face area. 
    • For more details, read the full CDC mask guidelines. 
  • 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.
  • All instructors and participants are required to maintain social distancing (6 ft apart) for the duration of the event.
  • In the event of a minor injury (cuts or scrapes) participants will be provided with first aid supplies to treat themselves. If an individual is unable to treat themselves, or if a more serious injury occurs, WABA will call for an ambulance for additional medical care.
This event is brought to you in collaboration with Black Girls Do Bike!

Location

Hains Point Picnic Area

2301 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024

Nacotchtank (Anacostan) land

Parking: There is parking available at this location.

Public Transportation: There is limited public transportation to this location. The DC Circulator bus stop #7 drops you off at the Jefferson Memorial at East Basin Dr SW. The L’Enfant Plaza metro station is a 20 minute bike ride away.

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WTF – Let’s Meet Up!

Are you newer to biking or recently dusted off your old bike? Do you have questions about how to ride safely in traffic or on trails? Want to know more about how to prepare for your ride? Identify as woman/trans/femme BIPOC and want to connect with others? Join us for an in-person meet up where League Cycling Instructors help answer any questions you might have and share bike handling skills. (Sound familiar? We were inspired by Danielle Christina Garibay Worthington’s event).

If this isn’t you, we have other fun events happening over at waba.org/fun that you should definitely check out!

This event will take place on Piscataway land at Virginia Highlands Park (1600 S Hayes St. Arlington, VA, 22202) on November 7th, 2020 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. We will try to meet on the concrete area behind the fire station. Participants must bring their own bike and helmet, wear a mask that covers both their nose and mouth for the duration of the event, and identify as woman/trans/femme and BIPOC.

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. You can review WABA’s full guidelines for classes here.

  • 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.
  • Classes will be limited to 10 participants.
  • All instructors and participants are required to wear face masks for the duration of the class.
  • WABA requires participants to wear face masks in accordance with CDC and jurisdictional mask guidelines at all in-person events:
    • Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. 
    • Masks must be secured below the chin. 
    • Participants should sanitize their hands before and after touching their mask or face area. 
    • For more details, read the full CDC mask guidelines. 
  • 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.
  • All instructors and participants are required to maintain social distancing (6 ft apart) for the duration of the class
  • In the event of a minor injury (cuts or scrapes) participants will be provided with first aid supplies to treat themselves. If an individual is unable to treat themselves, or if a more serious injury occurs, WABA will call for an ambulance for additional medical care.

Class Details

Class Duration: 2 hours

Cost: This class is FREE to attend

Equipment: Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. If you would prefer to use a Capital Bikeshare bike, we will reimburse your usage fee! Email us at education@waba.org for more details.

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required to attend this class

Location

Virginia Highlands Park

1600 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202

Piscataway land

Please meet behind the fire station

Parking: There is on street parking and a parking lot available at this location.

Public Transportation: The Pentagon City metro station is a 5 minute walk away. The 10A bus route drops off at the North-East corner of the park at 15th St and Hayes St. Stop ID: 6000222

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Adult Learn to Ride

Register Cost Location

Overview

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older who have never ridden a bike before or have not been on a bike in some time. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace. Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

Click here to view 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. You can review WABA’s full guidelines for classes here.

  • 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.
  • Classes will be limited to 10 participants and 3 instructors.
  • All instructors and participants are required to wear face masks for the duration of the class.
  • WABA requires participants to wear face masks in accordance with CDC and jurisdictional mask guidelines at all in-person events:
    • Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. 
    • Masks must be secured below the chin. 
    • Participants should sanitize their hands before and after touching their mask or face area. 
    • For more details, read the full CDC mask guidelines. 
  • 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.
  • All instructors and participants are required to maintain social distancing (6 ft apart) for the duration of the class
  • In the event of a minor injury (cuts or scrapes) participants will be provided with first aid supplies to treat themselves. If an individual is unable to treat themselves, or if a more serious injury occurs, WABA will call for an ambulance for additional medical care.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet provided

Cost: $85.00 – Non-Resident Registration / $10.00 – Resident Registration* / FREE for WABA members (email education@waba.org for a coupon code)

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a DC resident taking a class in DC your registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 12:00 pm the Friday before class.

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the DC Department of Transportation .

Location

Anacostia Skate Pavilion Parking Lot

1500 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020

Please meet in the auxiliary parking lot directly across the street from the boat ramp. WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polo shirts.

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.

Register

Adult Learn to Ride

Register Cost Location

Overview

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older who have never ridden a bike before or have not been on a bike in some time. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace. Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

Click here to view 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. You can review WABA’s full guidelines for classes here.

  • 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.
  • Classes will be limited to 10 participants and 3 instructors.
  • All instructors and participants are required to wear face masks for the duration of the class.
  • WABA requires participants to wear face masks in accordance with CDC and jurisdictional mask guidelines at all in-person events:
    • Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. 
    • Masks must be secured below the chin. 
    • Participants should sanitize their hands before and after touching their mask or face area. 
    • For more details, read the full CDC mask guidelines. 
  • 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.
  • All instructors and participants are required to maintain social distancing (6 ft apart) for the duration of the class
  • In the event of a minor injury (cuts or scrapes) participants will be provided with first aid supplies to treat themselves. If an individual is unable to treat themselves, or if a more serious injury occurs, WABA will call for an ambulance for additional medical care.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet provided

Cost: $85.00 – Non-Resident Registration / $10.00 – Resident Registration* / FREE for WABA members (email education@waba.org for a coupon code)

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a DC resident taking a class in DC your registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 12:00 pm the Friday before class.

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the DC Department of Transportation .

Location

Carter Barron Parking Lot

4850 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011

Class will take place in a section of the parking lot near the Colorado Ave NW entrance. WABA Instructors will be wearing teal colored polos.

Driving/Parking
Parking is available at this location.

Metro
This location is not Metro accessible, but is accessible by the 16th street bus line.

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Confident City Cycling

Register Cost Location

Overview

Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

This class is broken into two groups to accommodate different skill levels and interests. The Fundamentals track focuses on practicing basic bike handling skills such as shifting, scanning, signaling, gradual braking and weaving. Instructors discuss the importance of trail etiquette while riding on a multi-use path and answer any questions participants may have about trail riding for commuting or recreation.

The Confidence track teaches hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding on the street and in heavily-trafficked areas. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge, and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.

Each track ends the class with an on-street or on-trail group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

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. You can review WABA’s full guidelines for WABA City Cycle classes here.

  • 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.
  • Classes will be limited to 7 participants and 3 instructors.
  • All instructors and participants are required to wear face masks for the duration of the class.
  • WABA requires participants to wear face masks in accordance with CDC and jurisdictional mask guidelines at all in-person events:
    • Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. 
    • Masks must be secured below the chin. 
    • Participants should sanitize their hands before and after touching their mask or face area. 
    • For more details, read the full CDC mask guidelines. 
  • 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.
  • All instructors and participants are required to maintain social distancing (6 ft apart) for the duration of the class
  • In the event of a minor injury (cuts or scrapes) participants will be provided with first aid supplies to treat themselves. If an individual is unable to treat themselves, or if a more serious injury occurs, WABA will call for an ambulance for additional medical care.

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. Use a Capital Bikeshare bike and WABA will reimburse your usage fee for the duration of the class! Email education@waba.org for more details.

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 class 15 minutes before the start time. 

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the DC Department of Transportation.

Class Location

Anacostia Skate Pavilion Parking Lot

1500 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020

Please meet in the auxiliary parking lot directly across the street from the boat ramp. WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polo shirts.

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.

Register

Adult Learn to Ride

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services.

Register Cost Location

Overview

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older who have never ridden a bike before or have not been on a bike in some time. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace. Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

Click here to view 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. You can review WABA’s full guidelines for classes here.

  • 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.
  • Classes will be limited to 10 participants and 3 instructors.
  • All instructors and participants are required to wear face masks for the duration of the class.
  • WABA requires participants to wear face masks in accordance with CDC and jurisdictional mask guidelines at all in-person events:
    • Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. 
    • Masks must be secured below the chin. 
    • Participants should sanitize their hands before and after touching their mask or face area. 
    • For more details, read the full CDC mask guidelines. 
  • 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.
  • All instructors and participants are required to maintain social distancing (6 ft apart) for the duration of the class
  • In the event of a minor injury (cuts or scrapes) participants will be provided with first aid supplies to treat themselves. If an individual is unable to treat themselves, or if a more serious injury occurs, WABA will call for an ambulance for additional medical care.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet provided

Cost: $85.00 – Non-Resident Registration / $10.00 – Resident Registration* / FREE for WABA members (email education@waba.org for a coupon code)

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a DC resident taking a class in DC your registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 12:00 pm the Friday before class.


This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services.

Location

Paint Branch High School

14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

WABA Instructors will be wearing teal colored polos.

Driving/Parking
Parking is available at this location.

Metro/Bus
Accessible by bus routes Z6 and Z7 stop ID: 2001465 or 2000899

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