Women & Bicycles began because 26% of cyclists identifying as female is too low a number. We formed to empower, educate, and encourage women/trans/femme identifying bicycle-riding persons in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland metro areas.
The Women & Bicycles program is centered on a peer-to-peer experience that inspires women to bike, participate, teach, advocate, and lead in the bike movement.
Since the program launched in 2013, hundreds of supporters throughout the region and the program Roll Models have helped us host 200+ events, engage with 6,000+ participants, and inspire hundreds of women make biking a new and rewarding part of their lives.
Attend our Women & Bicycles Events
- Workshops: Bike-related skillsharing throughout the DC metro area
- Rides: Accommodating all experience levels
- Social Events: Coffee Clubs, Bagel Club, and more!
- Mentorship: The Roll Models pair experienced biking women with biking novices.
*Our events are open to those who identify as women at this stage in life. The Women & Bicycles program is committed to being a welcoming and supportive space for all who identify as women, including trans, gender queer, and gender fluid persons.
Winter Riding Workshop (with Black Women Bike DC)
December 7th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Lamont-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave NE
Curious about how to keep riding through the winter? Want to keep riding outside? Currently riding outside but unsure how in the heck to keep doing it in February when it is really cold? Have some great tips learned from experience or wisdom from others? In partnership with Black Women Bike DC, we’re gathering to talk though some options to keep riding outside safe and pleasant when its cold. More details and signup!
Hains Point 100 – WABA Tabling
December 22nd, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (two hour volunteer slots)
Hains Point, SW Washington DC
WABA Women & Bicycles will be setting up a table at Hains Point 100 to answer rider questions and be event support. Ideally, we’d love a few folks to join us! Register here (it does take a bit of scrolling to get to Dec 22nd!)
Darning for an Active Lifestyle
January 15th, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
2599 Ontario Rd NW, Washington DC
Biking can ask a lot of our clothes and many issues or damage can be fixed with a little bit of time and a few supplies. Darning is a great way to honor the resources and time that went into making the item, use less resources, keep beloved items useful, and use our money and time for other choices and needs. More details and signup!
Winter Riding Workshop with Pie! (with Bike Arlington)
January 18th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA
Curious about how to keep riding through the winter? Currently riding outside but unsure how in the heck to keep doing it in February when it is really cold? Have some great tips learned from experience or wisdom from others? In partnership with Bike Arlington, we’re gathering to talk though some options to keep riding outside safe and pleasant when its cold! We’re going for a short ride in Arlington, cover some winter riding tips and tricks for you and your bicycle, and then go find pie to celebrate!* More details and signup here.
*pie is guaranteed, we know exactly where it is 🙂
Bicycles and Book Chat
January 26th, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
8400 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring MD
Books and bikes! Join folks from Women & Bicycles for a ride down Sligo Creek Trail to the Hyattsville location of Vigilante. We’ll explore the trail and then enjoy sitting inside and talking about a book. More details and signup!
Most Thursdays, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
M.E. Swings, 1702 G St NW, Washington DC
Weekly community-organized downtown coffee get-together for Women & Bicycles! Please see the Women & Bicycles Facebook group “Events” section for Donuts! event and confirmation that a specific Thursday is a go.
Pleasant Pops Coffee Hour
Most Fridays, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Pleasant Pops, 1781 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC
Join us for weekly community-organized coffee club where we share biking joys, avocado toast, caffeinated beverages and yes, even breakfast popsicles! It’s a “rolling” timeframe – so, come for any or all of it as it works for your schedule! Please see the Women & Bicycles Facebook group in the “Events” section for individual events.
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