Youth Learn to Ride Class

Our Youth Learn to Ride class is fun, intuitive, and very successful! This class is for children aged 6-12* who have never ridden a bike before or have tried to learn and have not been successful. Our League certified instructors take students through a progressive curriculum, with the goal of riding with two pedals by the end of the session.

Register Location

This class is right for your child if:

  • They are between the ages of 6 and 12 years old 
  • Your child has never tried to learn how to ride a bike; or
  • They have tried to learn and have not been successful.

*If your child falls outside of the 6-12 age range, or you don’t have your own bike or helmet, please email us at youth@waba.org.

Equipment

All students are responsible for bringing their own bicycle and helmet. All students are required to wear a helmet for the duration of the class. 

Please watch this video and check over the bike that will be used for class to make sure it is in proper working order before class.

Also, check out this video on how to fit a child’s bike to make sure it is the right size before coming to class.

Your child should be able to sit on the saddle with their feet on the ground. If their bike is too big or too small for them, it will be a challenge to teach them to use it. Contact us if you have questions!

What to bring to class

Please ensure that your child comes to class wearing comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes. Please bring the following: water and snacks, and a mask. This class will be outdoors.

Only students who have reserved space in the class may attend. Unfortunately, walk-up students cannot be accommodated.

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 youth 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. 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.
  • Parents will be asked to wait away from the class and not participate.

Location

Carter Barron Parking Lot

4850 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011

The class will take place in the Carter Barron parking lot near the Colorado Ave NW entrance. Turn onto Colorado Ave NW from 16th street NW. Take the first right into the Carter Barron parking lot. WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Driving/Parking
Parking is available at this location.

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

Registration

Youth Learn to Ride Class

Our Youth Learn to Ride class is fun, intuitive, and very successful! This class is for children aged 6-12* who have never ridden a bike before or have tried to learn and have not been successful. Our League certified instructors take students through a progressive curriculum, with the goal of riding with two pedals by the end of the session.

Register Location

This class is right for your child if:

  • They are between the ages of 6 and 12 years old 
  • Your child has never tried to learn how to ride a bike; or
  • They have tried to learn and have not been successful.

*If your child falls outside of the 6-12 age range, or you don’t have your own bike or helmet, please email us at youth@waba.org.

Equipment

All students are responsible for bringing their own bicycle and helmet. All students are required to wear a helmet for the duration of the class. 

Please watch this video and check over the bike that will be used for class to make sure it is in proper working order before class.

Also, check out this video on how to fit a child’s bike to make sure it is the right size before coming to class.

Your child should be able to sit on the saddle with their feet on the ground. If their bike is too big or too small for them, it will be a challenge to teach them to use it. Contact us if you have questions!

What to bring to class

Please ensure that your child comes to class wearing comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes. Please bring the following: water and snacks, and a mask. This class will be outdoors.

Only students who have reserved space in the class may attend. Unfortunately, walk-up students cannot be accommodated.

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 youth 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. 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.
  • Parents will be asked to wait away from the class and not participate.

Location

Jones Point Park

Jones Point Dr, Alexandria, VA 22314

This class will take place at the traffic garden, a painted instructional course on the paved area underneath the Wilson Bridge. WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Driving: There is parking available at this location

Metro: The closest metro station is Eisenhower Station on the yellow line (2.1 miles away). The South Washington Street & Church Street bus stop (Stop ID: 4001032) is a 0.3 mile walk.

Registration

Youth Learn to Ride Class

Our Youth Learn to Ride class is fun, intuitive, and very successful! This class is for children aged 6-12 who have never ridden a bike before or have tried to learn and have not been successful. Our League certified instructors take students through a progressive curriculum, with the goal of riding with two pedals by the end of the session.

Register Location

All students are responsible for bringing their own bicycle and helmet*. All students are required to wear a helmet for the duration of the class. 

*If the young learner does not have their own bike or helmet, please email us at youth@waba.org.

Our approach is fun and intuitive, but it also requires hard work. Your child will be riding for two hours. We take breaks every hour. This class is for your child if:

  • They are between the ages of 6 and 12 years old 
  • Your child has never tried to learn how to ride a bike; or
  • They have tried to learn and have not been successful.

All students are responsible for bringing their own bicycle and helmet. All students are required to wear a helmet for the duration of the class.  Your child should be able to sit on the saddle with their feet on the ground. If their bike is too big or too small for them, it will be a challenge to teach them to use it. Contact us if you have questions!

Please ensure that your child comes to class wearing comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes. Please bring the following: water and snacks, and a mask. This class will be outdoors.

Only students who have reserved space in the class may attend. Unfortunately, walk-up students cannot be accommodated.

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 youth 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. 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.
  • Parents will be asked to wait away from the class and not participate.

Location

Anacostia Park Boat Ramp Parking Lot

1500 Anacostia Dr, Washington, DC 20020

The class location is highlighted in the image below.

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.

WABA 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.

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 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

Register Camp Details What’s Included

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

Youth Learn to Ride Class

Our Youth Learn to Ride class is fun, intuitive, and very successful! This class is for children aged 6-12 who have never ridden a bike before or have tried to learn and have not been successful. Our League certified instructors take students through a progressive curriculum, with the goal of riding with two pedals by the end of the session.

LocationRegister

All students are responsible for bringing their own bicycle and helmet*. All students are required to wear a helmet for the duration of the class. 

*If the young learner does not have their own bike or helmet, please email us at youth@waba.org.

Our approach is fun and intuitive, but it also requires hard work. Your child will be riding for two hours. We take breaks every hour. This class is for your child if:

  • They are between the ages of 6 and 12 years old 
  • Your child has never tried to learn how to ride a bike; or
  • They have tried to learn and have not been successful.

All students are responsible for bringing their own bicycle and helmet. All students are required to wear a helmet for the duration of the class.  Your child should be able to sit on the saddle with their feet on the ground. If their bike is too big or too small for them, it will be a challenge to teach them to use it. Contact us if you have questions!

Please ensure that your child comes to class wearing comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes. Please bring the following: water and snacks, and a mask. This class will be outdoors.

Only students who have reserved space in the class may attend. Unfortunately, walk-up students cannot be accommodated.

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 youth 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. 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.
  • Parents will be asked to wait away from the class and not participate.

Location

4850 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011

The class location is highlighted in the image below.

The class will take place in the Carter Barron parking lot near the Colorado Ave NW entrance. Turn onto Colorado Ave NW from 16th street NW. Take the first right into the Carter Barron parking lot.

WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Parking: There is parking available at this location.

Public Transportation:
This location is not Metro rail accessible but is accessible by the 16th street bus line.

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