Lime Ebike Confident City Cycling

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Overview

Ebikes are everywhere nowadays, and they are a fantastic option for anyone who is looking to add an extra boost to their ride or get around town more quickly. Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike. We will cover bike handling skills, hazard avoidance maneuvers, and considerations when riding Ebikes. At the end of class we’ll go on a group ride along streets and trails to try out our newly learned skills!

You can pick up a Lime Ebike on a street corner, or hop on one after coming off the Metro. With all of these bikes only a few steps out your front door, make sure youknow how to be safe and get the most out of your ride!

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: LIME Ebike and helmet rental provided for all participants. You are welcome to bring your own Ebike if you wish.

Cost: FREE!

FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)

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 Lime.

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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Ebike Trail Riding Basics – Brought to you by LIME

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Overview

Ebikes are everywhere these days, and they are a fantastic option for getting around town quickly, or for when you need to add an extra boost to your ride. WABA’s Ebike Trail Riding Basics class teaches you the skills you need to ride safely, confidently and considerately on our region’s many trails and multi-use paths. We’ll discuss the differences between Ebike and standard bikes and considerations for riding safely.

In this class, we focus 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 that participants may have about trail riding for commuting or recreation.

At the end of class, we’ll go for a group trail 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.

  • 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: 2 hours

Equipment: LIME Ebike and helmet rental provided for all participants. You are welcome to bring your own Ebike if you wish.

Cost: FREE

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 Lime.

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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It’s time for Tales & Trails!

Which bridges were burned in the War of 1812? What is the story of the ship Pearl? Where in Anacostia Park did the Bonus Army camp? What led to the violence at the Anacostia Pool in 1968? Anacostia River Trail and Anacostia Park have seen both the freedom and oppression of people, to just and unjust decisions by those in power. Our Tales & Trails ride series in collaboration with National Park Service goes beyond the built trails to the vibrant history these lands have seen. Join the WABA Trail Ranger team and National Park Service for a dynamic guided history tour of Anacostia River Trail in Anacostia Park as we celebrate the Year of the Anacostia. These rides were so popular last year, that we’re doing them again! Explore the Anacostia River Trail though a different lens on a guided history tour of the trail.   Sunday, July 29th – “The Bonus Army at Anacostia” Good Hope Rd and Anacostia Drive SE 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Join us to 86 years to the day since the Bonus Army camped in Anacostia Park. In 1932, over 30,000 World War I veterans camped at Anacostia Park in peaceful protest for a wartime bonus that ultimately resulted in the G.I. Bill. This bike tour leads visitors through the former encampment and details their struggle as they lobbied Congress during the Great Depression. ASL interpretation for this ride is funded by National Park Service – Anacostia Park.

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Sunday, August, August 12th – “Where Botany Meets History” Good Hope Rd and Anacostia Drive SE 10:30 am – 1:00 pm As part of the celebrations for the Year of the Anacostia, we’re biking to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. From the native to invasive, this tour focuses on the flora and fauna you will meet along the way. Upon arriving at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, riders will dismount and have a Ranger-led tour among the flowering lotus and lilies. Find out how this part of the Anacostia became the premier site of flowering lotus in the District of Columbia!

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Saturday, September 1st – “Happy Birthday Anacostia Park!” Good Hope Rd and Anacostia Drive SE 10:30 am – 1:00 pm As part of the celebrations for the Year of the Anacostia and the 100th Birthday of Anacostia Park on August 31st, we’re touring the park! On September 1, explore the entire history of the park from the prehistoric era to the present day. Stories of ornithologists, Civil Rights leaders, environmental activists as well as the famous and infamous make this tour one to remember! ASL interpretation for this tour is funded by Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

Registration required here

We will bring extra water and snacks but please bring a water bottle, helmet and a working bicycle. We will be primarily on trails and this will be a no-drop social pace ride primarily focused on history. We will be starting promptly at 10:30 am to make sure we end on time – lots of history to cover! We’ll also reimburse you for your usage fees if you use Capital Bikeshare for the ride. If you are no longer able to make it, please let me know at ursula.sandstrom@waba.org. We want to make sure that all of our allotted spots are filled. Should there be substantial rain, rides will be rescheduled.