Where The Bike Takes Me

Continuing this journey of cycling in efforts to get into shape, lose weight, enjoy the outdoors, and save my knees from their arthritic state at 28 years of age.

Arlington & Alexandria Community Ride April 24, 2007

Filed under: Arlington & Alexandria Community Bike Ride,bike — f8th637 @ 8:15 pm

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Register Now for the Community Bike Ride


Grab your family and friends and bring ‘em all out to Arlington & Alexandria Community Bike Ride on Sunday, June 3, 2007. This non-competitive riding event will give you a fun, first-hand view of some of the best trails, bike routes and facilities Arlington & Alexandria have to offer!

With two routes to choose from, a bike safety rodeo for kids, full service rest stops, valet bike parking, prizes and music at the finish line, it’s sure to be a fun-filled day!

When:   Sunday, June 3 (rain or shine)

Starting Location: South 28th Street in Shirlington map>>

Start Time:

  • Registration/Check-in –  7:00 am
  • Community Ride (23 miles) – 8:00 am
  • Family Ride (7 miles) – 8:30 am


Early Registration (ends 5/31) register now!>>         

  • $15 per adult
  • $30 per family

Day of Registration

  • $20 per adult (cash only)
  • $40 per family (cash only)

Children 13 and under are free!

Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association by 5/31 and get your ride registration for free!  (In person the day of the Ride $20, cash only)

register now!>>

All participants will receive a commemorative bike bell!

Don’t have a bike? No problem! Just reserve a bike rental from Bike the Sites at 202-842-BIKE. They’ll bring your bicycle and helmet rental to the ride start area! Mention this ride for a discount. Learn more>>

Get Ready for the Ride with a CONFIDENT CITY CYCLING CLASS!

Take a free class to learn how to ride safely when you’re cycling in an urban environment. Learn more>>


FAMILY RIDE: (7-mile loop)
Less experienced riders and families will enjoy this ride along popular Community trails like the W&OD, Mt. Vernon and Four Mile Run. Don’t worry, these trails are flat!

COMMUNITY RIDE: (23-mile loop)
More experienced riders will love this route, with on-street bike lanes in several neighborhoods as well as scenic trails like the W&OD, Custis, Four Mile Run and Mount Vernon- into historic Old Town Alexandria.

Rest stops at Bluemont Park, Rosslyn, Crystal City and Alexandria will be stocked with water, refreshments and restrooms and will provide basic mechanical assistance.


After the Ride check your bike safely with us as you enjoy Shirlington’s wonderful variety of restaurants and specialty shops!

Children will love this fun set of courses designed to improve their bike-handling skills. The Rodeo will take place from 10 am to noon at the starting area. It’s free and open to all kids up to 12.

Lucky winners will be chosen at random after the Ride for additional bike and gear prizes to show our appreciation for your participation in the Community Bike Ride.

After you roll across the finish line, get ready to jam to live music!

To help make this event a success, please contact Henry Mesias at Henry@waba.org or by calling the WABA office at 202.518.0524.


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