Planning Your Ride

Renée Moore, BikeArlington’s Program Manager, and Patricia Miguel, WABA’s Community Outreach Coordinator, will discuss bike commuting basics. Renée and Patricia will cover topics such as ride etiquette, how to select a route, suggestions of maps and apps to use, and more. We will also be taking your questions and answering them live!

RSVP for Planning Your Ride here.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 906 515 960
Password: 021103

Riding with Youth

Jeff Wetzel, WABA’s Youth and Family Education Coordinator, will show us how to ride with youth. Jeff will cover topics such as safety considerations of riding with children, mounting and dismounting a bike with a child, types of bikes that carry kids, and more. We will also be taking your questions and answering them live!

RSVP for Riding with Youth here.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 715 709 600
Password: 017959

And don’t miss the final installment of this series:

Planning Your Ride

Renée Moore, BikeArlington’s Program Manager, and Patricia Miguel, WABA’s Community Outreach Coordinator, will discuss bike commuting basics. Renée and Patricia will cover topics such as ride etiquette, how to select a route, suggestions of maps and apps to use, and more. We will also be taking your questions and answering them live!

RSVP for Planning Your Ride here.

Bike Maintenance Basics

Evelyn Murcia, BikeArlington’s Events Coordinator and resident mechanic at Phoenix Bikes, hosts a discussion about bike maintenance considerations.

Evelyn will cover topics such as the ABC Quick Check, fitting a helmet, adding air to tires, dusting off your bike, and more. We will also be taking your questions and answering them live! So tell your friends, share the link, and join us!

The three classes in this series will be 4/20, 4/27, and 5/4, from 12-1 pm.

RSVP here.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 661 208 496
Password: 032135

And don’t miss the other installments of this series:

Riding with Youth

Jeff Wetzel, WABA’s Youth and Family Education Coordinator, will show us how to ride with youth. Jeff will cover topics such as safety considerations of riding with children, mounting and dismounting a bike with a child, types of bikes that carry kids, and more. We will also be taking your questions and answering them live!

RSVP for Riding with Youth here.

Planning Your Ride

Renée Moore, BikeArlington’s Program Manager, and Patricia Miguel, WABA’s Community Outreach Coordinator, will discuss bike commuting basics. Renée and Patricia will cover topics such as ride etiquette, how to select a route, suggestions of maps and apps to use, and more. We will also be taking your questions and answering them live!

RSVP for Planning Your Ride here.

Spring Adult Classes: Register now!

Winter may not be over just yet, but our  spring 2020 bicycle education classes are posted and registration is now open! Check out our schedule and find an upcoming class or community ride in a neighborhood near you!

Sign Up

WABA’s bicycle education classes help you to build confidence! Whether you’re a seasoned bicyclist or are learning to ride  for the first time, our experienced instructors will provide the tips, tricks, and guidance you need to bike with ease.  Did we mention that our classes are FREE for WABA members? Check out all the benefits of membership at waba.org/extras and become a member today!

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Choosing the Class That is Right for You

Adult Learn to Ride – This 3 hour class is for adults who have never ridden a bike before or have not been on a bike in some time. Participants learn the basics of balancing, gliding, and pedaling, with the goal of riding by the end of class! 

Class Details: 

  • Bicycles and helmets provided
  • Subsidized registrations available 
  • Advanced registration required

Basic Skills Clinic – This 2 hour clinic is for participants who have recently taken an Adult Learn to Ride class and would like to continue practicing basic skills. Instructors will teach basic bike handling drills drills such as starting and stopping, turning, weaving and gradual braking.

Class Details: 

  • Bicycles and helmets provided!
  • Bring your own bike and helmet for a reduced registration cost
  • Advanced registration required

City Cycling – This 3 hour class is for participants who know how to ride a bike but would like to build confidence. Participants run through basic bike handling skills to hazard avoidance maneuvers and discuss strategies for riding in different road, bike lane and trail situations. The class ends with a group ride where participants put their newly acquired skills into practice.

Class Details: 

  • Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet!
  • Use a Capital Bikeshare bike and WABA will reimburse your usage fee!
  • Advanced registration recommended, drop ins are free!

Community Rides – WABA’s community rides are an inclusive space for riders of all levels to explore the region. Community rides are designed to accommodate different distances and interests. 

Class Details: 

  • Family friendly 
  • Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet
  • Use a Capital Bikeshare bike and WABA will reimburse your usage fee!

Advanced registration recommended, drop ins are free!

Still not sure which class is right for you? Email us at education@waba.org or call 202-518-0524 ext. 221. We’ll help you get signed up for a class in no time. 

Classes Offered with Spanish Translation

This season, select classes across the region will be taught in English and Spanish! Check out our bilingual classes below:

Our highly-trained instructors will provide bilingual instruction to make sure you have the best experience possible. Have any questions? Email education@waba.org.

Now that spring class registration is open, what are you waiting for? Make 2020 the year you accomplish your biking goals. Sign up for a class today!  We can’t wait to see you out there. 

WABA is proud to partner with the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Arlington County and The City of Alexandria to provide bicycle education classes near you!