Smart Cycling

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Overview

All candidates must pass both the Smart Cycling exam and receive a passing grade in the Smart Cycling class in order to register for the LCI Seminar. A passing grade for the exam is 80%. You have 2 opportunities to pass the exam. The in-person Smart Cycling class teaches you the drills and riding requirements that you will be tested on in the LCI Seminar. This portion of the class is pass/fail. If you demonstrate an appropriate understanding of the class curriculum and expectations, you will pass this portion of the class. 

Check out 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.

  • 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: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. Interested in using a FREE Capital Bikeshare for this class? Email education@waba.org for more details.

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time. 


Please complete the Smart Cycle online exam and send a copy of your certificate to education@waba.org by Friday, May 6th.

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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Smart Cycling

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Overview

All candidates must pass both the Smart Cycling exam and receive a passing grade in the Smart Cycling class in order to register for the LCI Seminar. A passing grade for the exam is 80%. You have 2 opportunities to pass the exam. The in-person Smart Cycling class teaches you the drills and riding requirements that you will be tested on in the LCI Seminar. This portion of the class is pass/fail. If you demonstrate an appropriate understanding of the class curriculum and expectations, you will pass this portion of the class. 

Check out 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.

  • 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: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. Interested in using a FREE Capital Bikeshare for this class? Email education@waba.org for more details.

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time. 


Please complete the Smart Cycle online exam and send a copy of your certificate to education@waba.org by Friday, May 6th.

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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Black Women Bike DC Presents: Family Learn to Ride and Basic Skills Clinic

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Overview

Are you interested in exploring the great outdoors on two wheels? Join Black Women Bike DC as we help everyone in the family learn how to ride a bike! 


This event includes an Adult Learn to Ride class, a Youth Learn to Ride class, and an Adult Basic Skills Clinic. All ages and all abilities are welcome to participate. Bikes and helmets will be provided, or you can bring your own.

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

The Adult Learn to Ride class is for you if:

You are age 13 or older

You have never been on a bicycle before

You have not ridden a bicycle in many years

You have previously tried to learn how to ride a bicycle, but were unsuccessful

The Youth Learn to Ride Class is for you if:

You are age 5-12

You are ready to graduate from training wheels

You have been using a balance bike and are ready to graduate to a pedal bike

You have never been on a bicycle before

You have previously tried to learn but were unsuccessful

The Basic Skills Clinic is for you if:

You recently learned how to ride a bicycle

You know how to ride but have not been on a bike in some time and need a refresher

You know how to ride, but need help with skills like braking gradually, shifting, turning, and gaining momentum

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.
  • Outside activities 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. If you are:
    • Vaccinated and boosted, you may choose to forgo a mask.
    • Not vaccinate or fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a CDC approved face mask for the duration of class.
  • 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.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Adult and Youth Bicycles and Helmets provided at no additional cost – bring your own bike and helmet if you’d like!

Cost: $10 per Adult / $5 per child under 13

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

This class is brought to you in partnership with Black Women Bike DC!

Location

Greenbelt Park – Sweetgum Parking Area

6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Parking: There is parking at this location. There is no fee for vehicles to enter the park

Public Transportation: The closest bus stops are directly outside of the entrance to the park on Greenbelt Rd. The bus stops serve the 16 and G14 routes. Both buses can be accessed from Greenbelt Metro Station. For more information on routes, schedules and ticket prices, visit the WMATA and Prince George’s Transit websites.

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Youth Learn to Ride Class at Mundo Verde

WABA’s 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.

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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. 

Our approach is fun and intuitive, but it also requires hard work. Your child will be riding for an hour, without a break. 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.

Registration

Adult Learn to Ride

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Overview

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older. 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.

This class is for you if:

  • You have never been on a bicycle before
  • You have not ridden a bicycle in many years
  • You have previously tried to learn how to ride a bicycle, but were unsuccessful

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.
  • Outside activities 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. If you are:
    • Vaccinated and boosted, you may choose to forgo a mask.
    • Not vaccinate or fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a CDC approved face mask for the duration of class.
  • 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.

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the City of Alexandria Department of Transportation and Environmental Services.

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 and take a class in DC, it is only $10!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

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.

Bike: This class location is accessible by the Mount Vernon Trail. There is a Capital Bikeshare docking station located at: Mt Vernon Trail & S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314

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Basic Skills Clinic

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Overview

Basic Skills Clinics offer participants the opportunity to practice basic bike handling skills in the comfort and safety of a wide-open, flat parking lot. Instructors assist with skills such as starting, stopping, turning, weaving and gradual braking while offering individualized feedback and guidance. Participants progress at their own pace. Instructors will provide more advanced instruction if needed! The goal of this clinic is to be able to ride in a safe and controlled manner. Have any Questions? Email us at education@waba.org. 

This class is for you if:

You have recently taken a Learn to Ride class and were riding with 2 pedals by the end of class.

You know how to ride a bike, but have not been on one in some time and need a little bit of tailored instruction to get you going again!


Class Details

Class Duration: 2 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet provided for those who need. Please select the “registration + bike and helmet rental” option at checkout.

Participants may bring their own bicycle and helmet for a discounted registration fee. Please make sure that bikes are in good working order. WABA does not provide bicycle maintenance for personal bikes.

Cost: $10.00 – Bring Your Own Bike Registration

$50.00 – Rent a Bike Registration

FREE for WABA members – email education@waba.org for a coupon code!

Registration Policy: Advanced registration is required for Basic Skills Clinics. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class. 

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.
  • Outside activities 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. If you are:
    • Vaccinated and boosted, you may choose to forgo a mask.
    • Not vaccinate or fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a CDC approved face mask for the duration of class.
  • 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.

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.

Bike: This class location is accessible by the Mount Vernon Trail. There is a Capital Bikeshare docking station located at: Mt Vernon Trail & S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314

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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.

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

*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.

Our approach is fun and intuitive, but it also requires hard work. Your child will be riding for 1.5 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. Mask use is mandatory.

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

Location

Hearst ES

3950 37th St NW, Washington DC 20008

Registration

Capital Bikeshare Ebike Confident City Cycling

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Overview

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.
  • Classes will be limited to 10 participants and 3 instructors.
  • 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: Capital Bikeshare Ebike and helmet rental provided for all participants. You are welcome to bring your own Ebike if you wish.

Cost: $10.00

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 Tysons Partnership!

Class Location

Tysons Corner Center

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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

Check out WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

The Fundamentals Track is for you if:

You have recently taken a Basic Skills Clinic

You have recently taken a Learn to Ride class and were riding confidently with 2 pedals by the end of class

You already know how to ride a bike but do not have much experience riding on trails

The Confidence Track is for you if:

You know how to ride a bike and have experience riding on trails

You know how to ride a bike and would like to learn how to ride safely in traffic

You have experience riding in traffic but would like to learn more about traffic law and how to navigate tricky traffic situations

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: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. Interested in using a FREE Capital Bikeshare for this 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 BikeArlington.

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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