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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Add to your calendar by clicking here.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting!
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

Confident City Cycling

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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.

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Online How to: Riding in Traffic

Streets aren’t just for cars, bikes belong too! 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! All participants will receive a coupon for a FREE Confident City Cycle class. 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 City of Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services.

Tune in on Zoom

Add to your calendar by clicking here.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting!
Meeting ID: 964 9603 2684  Password: bike

Online How to: Riding in Traffic

Streets aren’t just for cars, bikes belong too! 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! All participants will receive a coupon for a FREE Confident City Cycle class. 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 join the Zoom meeting!

Meeting ID: 932-0980-4359 PIN: 135380

Online How to: Riding in Traffic

Streets aren’t just for cars, bikes belong too! 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! All participants will receive a coupon for a FREE Confident City Cycle class. 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 City of Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services.

Tune in on Zoom

Add to your calendar by clicking here.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting!
Meeting ID: 924 3880 8089   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, Katie Kelley.

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: Trail Riding Basics

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. All participants will receive a coupon for a FREE Confident City Cycle class! Be sure to tune in and 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 this link to join the Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 978-9062-4484 Pin: 135380