BikeArlington

BikeArlington BikeArlington is an initiative of Arlington County Commuter Services with the purpose of encouraging and enabling more people to bike more often.
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BikeArlington is a combined effort of many – from moms and dads advocating for safe routes to schools, to County staff building safer streets, trails, and intersections, to business owners, urban designers, park planners and event planners working to create places and events that welcome cyclists. There is a role for you, too, in helping to create a more bikeable Arlington-even if it is simply getting out and seeing the community on a bike more often.

Mission: BikeArlington's goal is to get more Arlingtonians biking more often, whether they're commuting, shopping, or just having fun.

Operating as usual

Don't let the Metro Shutdown get you down. Our friends @atpcommutes share some ways to use your bike during the shutdown...
05/28/2020
Biking around the Metro Shutdown

Don't let the Metro Shutdown get you down. Our friends @atpcommutes share some ways to use your bike during the shutdown to reach your destination. https://bit.ly/2ZJT3JW

WMATA is continuing its Platform Improvement Project and many Orange & Silver lines stations will be closed. Avoid the shutdown with an easy bike ride.

Happy Memorial Day. This is a good day to ride and visit some of Arlington's memorials. Besides Arlington National Cemet...
05/25/2020

Happy Memorial Day.

This is a good day to ride and visit some of Arlington's memorials. Besides Arlington National Cemetery, we are home to Iwo Jima, 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, and the Merchant Marine Memorial. Use this route to visit each one. https://bit.ly/2WTLXR8

BikeArlington's cover photo
05/25/2020

BikeArlington's cover photo

Thank you for participating in the @ARLBikeChallenge. We'll announce the recipients of Bag of Bike Swag from the Bike Ch...
05/24/2020

Thank you for participating in the @ARLBikeChallenge. We'll announce the recipients of Bag of Bike Swag from the Bike Challenge on Thursday in our newsletter.

This packet contains:
BikeArlington jersey
Vintage Bike to Work Day t-shirt
BA sunglasses
CaBi gloves
BA lights
BA wheel lights
BA bells
BA reusable tote bag
and more!

Sign up for our newsletter on bikearlington.com to find out if you are selected.

Let's show your bike some love today by cleaning it before your next ride. Share a pic of you cleaning your bike (or you...
05/23/2020

Let's show your bike some love today by cleaning it before your next ride. Share a pic of you cleaning your bike (or your newly cleaned bike) and use #ARLBikeChallenge.

Is there someplace you have never biked to before but you have always wanted to? Today is your day to ride to that place...
05/22/2020

Is there someplace you have never biked to before but you have always wanted to? Today is your day to ride to that place, share a photo with us, and use #ARLBikeChallenge

Break out of your biking rut. Try one of our custom routes to mix up your daily ride. https://bit.ly/2wUDeQl Take a phot...
05/21/2020

Break out of your biking rut. Try one of our custom routes to mix up your daily ride. https://bit.ly/2wUDeQl
Take a photo of the route you chose use #ARLBikeChallenge

Have you ever bought something for your bike and said, "why did I buy that?" Show us a pic of that item and tell us why ...
05/20/2020

Have you ever bought something for your bike and said, "why did I buy that?" Show us a pic of that item and tell us why you bought it. Use #ARLBikeChallenge

05/19/2020
BikeArlington Presents: How To Clean A Chain

Is your chain squeaking or looking gunky? Learn how to clean and care for your chain to prolong the life of your drivetrain.

#BikeTIpTuesday #BikeVa #ArlingtonBikes #HowTo

We still need essentials during this time. If you're biking to get yours, share a pic of your journey to the grocery sto...
05/19/2020

We still need essentials during this time. If you're biking to get yours, share a pic of your journey to the grocery store or other essential place. Tag #ARLBikeChallenge

We love our bikes and sometimes can get a little carried away with our bike accessory purchases. Share a photo of someth...
05/18/2020

We love our bikes and sometimes can get a little carried away with our bike accessory purchases. Share a photo of something that you may have purchased for your bike that was completely unnecessary, but it made you happy to have it. Use the hashtag #ARLBikeChallenge.

A helmet, water bottle, saddle bag, and  Capital Bikeshare key are just a few of our commuting essentials.  For today's ...
05/17/2020

A helmet, water bottle, saddle bag, and Capital Bikeshare key are just a few of our commuting essentials. For today's challenge, show us what you use to bike to work, using the hashtag #ARLBikeChallenge.

#BikeVa #BikeArlington #BikeMonth

It's the first day of the #ARLBikeChallenge! Are you ready? 🚲 🎒 🚲 👜 In the spirit of resuming our commutes soon, share a...
05/17/2020

It's the first day of the #ARLBikeChallenge! Are you ready?
🚲 🎒 🚲 👜
In the spirit of resuming our commutes soon, share a photo of the things that you carry with you on your bike ride to work, using the hashtag #ARLBikeChallenge.

#BikeMonth #BikeVa #BikeArlington

05/12/2020

Have ever wanted to run errands on your bike but didn't because you had no idea how to carry stuff with you? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Renée Moore, BikeArlington’s Program Manager, shows us a few ways to get it done. 💼🚲🧺🎒 #biketiptuesday #bikearlington #bikeva #howto

Happy Mother's Day to all of our biking moms in Arlington! Enjoy your special day.
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to all of our biking moms in Arlington! Enjoy your special day.

Let’s Celebrate Together with a Week-Long Virtual Bike Challenge Celebrate Bike Month with us May 17 – May 23 by partici...
05/08/2020

Let’s Celebrate Together with a Week-Long Virtual Bike Challenge

Celebrate Bike Month with us May 17 – May 23 by participating in a week-long bike challenge. Join in the fun by completing seven bike challenges, and sharing a photo on social media using the hashtag #ARLBikeChallenge, for a chance to receive BikeArlington giveaways.

05/05/2020
BikeArlington Presents: How To Fix a Flat

🚲 Got a Flat? Evelyn, bike mechanic and Bike Arlington’s Events Outreach Coordinator, shows us how to fix one.

🛠 Tools needed: tire levers, pump, and a replacement tube.

⭐️ NOTE: If your wheel is bolted on and doesn’t have a quick-release use a wrench (most likely 15mm).

#BikeTipTuesday #BikeMonth #HowTo #BikeArlington #BikeVA

Looking forward to the day when we can high-five bike riders again. For now, Yay! For Bike Month! with a throwback photo...
05/01/2020

Looking forward to the day when we can high-five bike riders again. For now, Yay! For Bike Month! with a throwback photo.

Capital Bikeshare is providing free memberships to essential workers through May 31. Learn more at capitalbikeshare.com/...
04/29/2020

Capital Bikeshare is providing free memberships to essential workers through May 31. Learn more at capitalbikeshare.com/blog/essential-workers-program

Trails have been crowded but the streets aren't nearly as busy as they usually are. Check out a low-stress route to get ...
04/28/2020

Trails have been crowded but the streets aren't nearly as busy as they usually are. Check out a low-stress route to get some exercise while practicing social distancing. https://bit.ly/2KIKZjS

In the first weeks after school closed, the boys (8 and 11) and I would go for daily bike rides on the trail after lunch...
04/27/2020

In the first weeks after school closed, the boys (8 and 11) and I would go for daily bike rides on the trail after lunch. Unfortunately, these outings, despite my best intentions, were fraught. The boys have different abilitiesabilities, so it was impossible to stay together. The older one would ride ahead impatiently while the younger one got frustrated that he couldn’t keep up. I would be caught in the middle trying to keep peace and make sure everyone was safe.

One day my younger son wiped out on the trail, mostly because it was crowded and he wasn’t comfortable passing. He scraped his knee, ripped his jeans, and cried and cried. It took us forever to get home and I missed a work phone call! At this point, convinced that we couldn’t ride well together, I decided to give my older son more freedom by allowing him to ride ahead by himself. He enthusiastically agreed. He mapped out his route and told me exactly where he planned to go. The rule was that he was to ride to the agreed-upon spot, to not stop or talk to anyone, to text me when he reached his turning around point, and to then ride directly home.

For a couple of days it went well. But on the third day, he told me sheepishly that evening that he had not, in fact, ridden the agreed-upon route. Instead, he took a detour to Weenie Beanie to buy a chili dog, even after eating the quesadillas I’d made for their lunch! I was annoyed that he did not listen, but secretly amused that he’d used his newfound bike freedom to make a visit to the Weenie Beanie.

~Mary Dallao, WalkArlington Program Manager, 8 & 11 year old sons

Learn more about Riding with Youth at our online Bike Basics Workshop. RSVP: bit.ly/bikebasicswksp

Early in the shutdown period in mid-March, I saw my neighbor Bob (on foot) leading his 8-yr-old daughter ‘S’ on her bike...
04/26/2020

Early in the shutdown period in mid-March, I saw my neighbor Bob (on foot) leading his 8-yr-old daughter ‘S’ on her bike with the training wheels attached. "She's ready, you know," I told him as he walked by, with her out of earshot.

"Yeah, but she doesn't think so," he sighed. But he agreed he was going to encourage her to remove the training wheels soon. A few days later, I saw the video on Facebook: he took her to a nearby park and in a few minutes, S had overcome her fears and mastered the balance thing.

Now, everyday around 5:00 p.m., S is out riding circles up and down our street, not only with new-found confidence, but leading several younger kids on the block in their enjoyment of our nearly empty street. They will do this for almost an hour, just enough for everyone's health and sanity. I call her the Block Captain of our Local Biker Gang. Occasionally, one of the kids will scream out a warning - "CAR!" - just like in the old days when I was growing up and street play was a staple of our development.

I’ve also seen families circling around multiple blocks as a group, logging the miles but never really going far, something I hadn't seen much on our streets for a long time. Used to be that every trip had a destination. Now it just has a purpose.
~ Henry Dunbar, Director of Operations for Active Transportation, is a long-time bike guru in his neighborhood.

Learn more about Riding with Youth at the Bike Basics Webinar on April 27. RSVP: bit.ly/bikebasicswksp

After a few weeks of teleworking and homeschooling, my daughter and I decided that something had to give. I had run out ...
04/24/2020

After a few weeks of teleworking and homeschooling, my daughter and I decided that something had to give. I had run out of creative things to do inside, and she was getting restless from her need to be loud and active (she’s four years old). Teaching my daughter how to ride a bike has always been at the top of my list of things to do, but it was hard with busy schedules in our life B.C. (before coronavirus). So I finally bought her a bike. I couldn't have been more excited about finally having the time to do this!

My daughter was impatient because she expected to begin riding her bike the day that it was purchased, but between my lack of tools (specifically an Allen wrench) and my daughter losing one of the bolts needed to secure the wheels, I spent a few days going back and forth to Home Depot instead.

Once the bike was safe to ride, we set out on a mid-day adventure in our neighborhood, where I taught my daughter the basics: how to balance herself, how to stop the bike, and how to cross the street. From there, she took off and never looked back. Now, a daily mid-day bike ride is something that we both look forward to.

~Chanée Holmes, Marketing Manager for Active Transportation, she has a 4-year-old daughter

Learn more about Riding with Youth at our webinar on April 27. RSVP: bit.ly/bikebasicswksp

Together, we'll keep pedaling through these challenging times.
04/18/2020

Together, we'll keep pedaling through these challenging times.

Arlington County is recommending everyone cover their face when outdoors in public - our buffs are perfect for wearing w...
04/17/2020

Arlington County is recommending everyone cover their face when outdoors in public - our buffs are perfect for wearing while you exercise. We're making them available for free to Arlington residents - order here:https://bit.ly/BikeWalkBrandanas

If the last time you rode a bike was when it still had training wheels on it, this one is for you! :) Seriously! Biking ...
04/14/2020

If the last time you rode a bike was when it still had training wheels on it, this one is for you! :) Seriously! Biking is in and we're here to help you get the confidence boost and skills that you need to safely #BikeAroundArlington, so RSVP for one our upcoming virtual bike workshops to get started. BikeArlington.com/Events

We're answering some frequently asked questions in our Instagram stories around biking in the time of Corona. Let us kno...
04/14/2020

We're answering some frequently asked questions in our Instagram stories around biking in the time of Corona. Let us know what questions you may have.

May you and your family have a very Happy Easter.
04/12/2020

May you and your family have a very Happy Easter.

We are grateful for transit workers, the Capital Bikeshare team, first responders, health care workers, store clerks, ja...
04/11/2020

We are grateful for transit workers, the Capital Bikeshare team, first responders, health care workers, store clerks, janitors, and all essential workers. We want to send a huge thank you to everyone on the front lines, here in Arlington and all over the world.

We've noticed the trails are pretty crowded between 3pm-6pm. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we suggest finding a l...
04/10/2020
Maps & Routes | BikeArlington

We've noticed the trails are pretty crowded between 3pm-6pm. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we suggest finding a less busy time to walk, bike, or run on the trails or to find an alternate route using one of our resources:http://www.bikearlington.com/maps-and-routes/

We're here to encourage more individuals of all ages and abilities to go by bike more often by providing maps, routes, and additional resources to help you to better navigate around Arlington. Learn more: Customized Bike Route | Bike Map | Comfort Level Map | Local Resources | Self-guided Maps

As we respond to COVID-19, the County will move forward with essential programs, such as routine street maintenance. Thi...
04/09/2020

As we respond to COVID-19, the County will move forward with essential programs, such as routine street maintenance. This maintenance is an opportunity to implement cost-effective measures that improve safety and access for all people using a street. Your experiences of the streets, along with existing plan guidance and other data, will help staff develop concept plans unique to the conditions at each location.

TL:DR The County needs your feedback about street resurfacing. You can make comments here: https://arlingtonva.konveio.com/resurfacing-projects-complete-streets

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1501 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA
22209

Rosslyn Metro Station

General information

Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) is a bureau of the Arlington, Virginia Department of Environmental Services. ACCS serves people who live, work, or play in Arlington by providing programs and services to make it easier to get around without a car. ACCS programs are designed to encourage the use of mass transit, carpooling and vanpooling, bicycling, walking, teleworking, and other alternatives to driving alone. Arlington County Government provides accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act. To arrange for an accommodation, please call 703-228-RIDE (703-228-7433), TDD: 711, or email [email protected]

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(703) 247-6980

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Hey— thought you might appreciate this post we did in advance of Bike to Work Week... https://www.facebook.com/salvatore.ferro.33886/videos/10157812309759681/
Legendary rock drummer Neil Peart passed away this week at the age of 67, from brain cancer. He was widely considered to be one of the greatest rock drummers ever. He was also the lyricist for his band, Rush. Despite his high profile as an internationally-known rock musician, he was shy and introverted. In this rare interview, he says that in the earlier years of the band, he used to ride bicycles in each city on the tour, to explore the city and the surrounding areas. If two stops were relatively close, he would cycle from one city to the next, while the other two members of the band would travel in the tour bus. He later switched to motorcycles but he continued to use the road skills that he learned from cycling. (After his daughter and wife died 10 months apart in 1997-1998, he traveled solo on motorcycle throughout North and Central America, covering over 55,000 miles total.)
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Join the summer Midnight Saddles ride, starting with the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum's cool Apollo 11 show on the mall. July 20 10pm. For details, look here: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?9311-Midnight-Saddles&p=192036#post192036
May 19 Bicycle Fan Club Ride - Join your fellow Nats fans and bike riders for a bike ride to the game. Nationals v. Cubs Enjoy a morning ride seeing sights. Ride ends at the ballpark and includes a ticket to the 1:35 game. For details, look here:
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Any update on what the curtis trail looks like? I know the W&OD has been cleared of snow. Has the Curtis?
What's with the plowing on Four Mile Run trail? Some parts perfect, some completely missing.
Anyone knows a good biking route from Waynesboro to Richmond?
Hello, what trail in DMV is the longest trail? What trail in DMV is the most hilly? I want to ride those. Thank you.
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