BikeArlington

BikeArlington BikeArlington is an initiative of Arlington County Commuter Services with the purpose of encouraging and enabling more people to bike more often.

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.

Operating as usual

Join us at the Trek Bike Store in Clarendon for our annual Halloween Bike Ride 🎃👻! We will ride together the night of Oc...
10/12/2021
Halloween Bike Ride

Join us at the Trek Bike Store in Clarendon for our annual Halloween Bike Ride 🎃👻! We will ride together the night of October 28 to see many of the fun, wild, and scary Halloween house setups in Arlington.

Spots are limited so please register in advance. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-bike-ride-tickets-181172922087

Join us on a bike ride to tour Arlington’s spookiest Halloween setups! Costumes encouraged.

E-bikes are changing cities and the way we move around them ⚡🚲🌃. "I’ve never seen anybody come back from an electric bik...
10/05/2021
E-bikes jolt U.S. cities

E-bikes are changing cities and the way we move around them ⚡🚲🌃. "I’ve never seen anybody come back from an electric bike ride without a smile."
https://bit.ly/3De7tme

Delivery workers and commuters embrace battery-assistance.

Has your family been to one of Arlington's temporary Traffic Gardens 🚲🚸🛑? Traffic gardens are fantastic, safe learning s...
10/03/2021
5 Ways to Make Traffic Gardens Even More Fun | BikeArlington

Has your family been to one of Arlington's temporary Traffic Gardens 🚲🚸🛑? Traffic gardens are fantastic, safe learning spaces where kids gain skills and increase their independence. Here are 5 ways to have even more fun when using one! https://www.bikearlington.com/5-ways-to-make-traffic-gardens-even-more-fun/

We've previously described traffic gardens as interactive spaces where kids can learn the patterns, designs, and rules of the road. They are modeled on a typical street: with lanes, intersections, crosswalks, and signs – but on a kid's scale. Arlington has a few temporary traffic gardens located a...

It's almost Walk and Bike To School Day and a great way to get ready is by practicing at one of Arlington's temporary Tr...
09/28/2021
5 Ways to Make Traffic Gardens Even More Fun | BikeArlington

It's almost Walk and Bike To School Day and a great way to get ready is by practicing at one of Arlington's temporary Traffic Gardens 🚲🚸🛑 . Here are 5 ways to have even more fun when using one! https://www.bikearlington.com/5-ways-to-make-traffic-gardens-even-more-fun/

We've previously described traffic gardens as interactive spaces where kids can learn the patterns, designs, and rules of the road. They are modeled on a typical street: with lanes, intersections, crosswalks, and signs – but on a kid's scale. Arlington has a few temporary traffic gardens located a...

Tomorrow is #CarFreeDay 🚫 🚗. Join us and sign the pledge to go a day without cars. 44% of people are choosing to bike or...
09/21/2021
Car Free Day | Are You Ready To Take The Pledge?

Tomorrow is #CarFreeDay 🚫 🚗. Join us and sign the pledge to go a day without cars. 44% of people are choosing to bike or scooter instead! https://www.carfreemetrodc.org/

Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel; meaning ways to get around other than driving alone by car. Commuter Connections hosts Car Free Day in the Washington, DC region to bring awareness to the benefits of travel options such as transit, bicycling and walking; a...

Join us & Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) on October 9 for a short ride on multi-use trails to celebrate Hi...
09/20/2021
Paseo por Arlington: Sharing Culture Ride (2021-10-09)

Join us & Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) on October 9 for a short ride on multi-use trails to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! We’ll be uplifting Latinx and Hispanic-owned businesses along the way and will stop at Silvia’s Snow Cones for an icy treat on us 🍧. https://www.bikearlington.com/event/paseo-por-arlington-sharing-culture-ride/

Join WABA and BikeArlington for a short leisurely ride out and back on multi-use trails to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We’ll be uplifting Latinx and Hispanic-owned businesses and culture along the way and make a stop at Silvia’s Snow Cones for an icy treat on us. All are welcome to join t

Do you love Capital Bikehsare 😍? @Bikeshare works for countless trips and we want to know how CaBi works for you?DM, Twe...
09/19/2021
Capital Bikeshare in Arlington (Part 2)

Do you love Capital Bikehsare 😍? @Bikeshare works for countless trips and we want to know how CaBi works for you?

DM, Tweet, or email us- let us know how you use CaBi for a chance to receive some sweet Capital Bikeshare swag. #CaBi100ARL

https://youtu.be/ajhpdnrum_0

Celebrate 100 Capital Bikeshare stations in Arlington.BikeArlington.com/CaBi100

Do you know someone who wants to learn to ride or feel more comfortable on a bike 🤔?? Let them know we've got a class fo...
09/10/2021

Do you know someone who wants to learn to ride or feel more comfortable on a bike 🤔?? Let them know we've got a class for them!

We are offering Learn To Ride classes, Basic Skills, Confident City Cycling, and E-bike City Cycling ⚡ 🚲. https://www.bikearlington.com/events/

Do you know someone who wants to learn to ride or feel more comfortable on a bike 🤔?? Let them know we've got a class for them!

We are offering Learn To Ride classes, Basic Skills, Confident City Cycling, and E-bike City Cycling ⚡ 🚲. https://www.bikearlington.com/events/

Adult Education Bike Classes with @WABADC are back for September and October. We are offering Learn To Ride classes, Bas...
08/27/2021

Adult Education Bike Classes with @WABADC are back for September and October.

We are offering Learn To Ride classes, Basic Skills Clinic, Confident City Cycling, and E-bike City Cycling. https://www.bikearlington.com/events/

Adult Education Bike Classes with @WABADC are back for September and October.

We are offering Learn To Ride classes, Basic Skills Clinic, Confident City Cycling, and E-bike City Cycling. https://www.bikearlington.com/events/

We're just ONE WEEK AWAY from students returning to classrooms❗  Prepare to bike back to school at our Bike Rodeo on Wed...
08/23/2021
Back To School Bike Check and Rodeo

We're just ONE WEEK AWAY from students returning to classrooms❗ Prepare to bike back to school at our Bike Rodeo on Wednesday (8/25) at Penrose Park 🚲 🏫 🤠 . We'll have FREE bike checks and custom route assistance to help everyone enjoy their trip to school. https://bit.ly/3kzvqNd

Get ready to bike back to school at BikeArlington's Bike Check and Rodeo.

Has your family started prepping for the commute back to school🚲 🏫 ? We are here to help. Join us on August 25 at Penros...
08/16/2021
Back To School Bike Check and Rodeo

Has your family started prepping for the commute back to school🚲 🏫 ? We are here to help. Join us on August 25 at Penrose Park for a Bike Check and Rodeo where we'll help you and your student feel ready to rock the bike ride back to school this year!

The event will be from 4-6 pm and we'll have bike checks, custom route assistance, and a bike rodeo to go over helpful tips & tricks when biking on Arlington's roads and trails.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-to-school-bike-check-and-rodeo-tickets-165416383857

Get ready to bike back to school at BikeArlington's Bike Check and Rodeo.

Despite a 4% 📈 increase in bike lane and multi-use trail ridership, injury crashes involving vehicles 📉 decreased by 28%...
08/11/2021
Shift to off-road trails made bicycling safer during COVID-19 pandemic

Despite a 4% 📈 increase in bike lane and multi-use trail ridership, injury crashes involving vehicles 📉 decreased by 28% in Arlington from March-December of 2020. https://www.iihs.org/news/detail/shift-to-off-road-trails-made-bicycling-safer-during-covid-19-pandemic

Injury crash rates for bicyclists fell sharply in one Washington, D.C., suburb, last year as more riders took to the trails instead of unprotected bike lanes.

Go car-free to the County Fair this year and get a thank-you gift from us! And while you’re there, check out our “pettin...
08/08/2021

Go car-free to the County Fair this year and get a thank-you gift from us! And while you’re there, check out our “petting zoo” of e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-cargo bikes.

Go car-free to the County Fair this year and get a thank-you gift from us! And while you’re there, check out our “petting zoo” of e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-cargo bikes.

Have you experienced a near miss while walking or using a bicycle? @arlsafestreets wants to hear about it! Use the Near ...
08/01/2021

Have you experienced a near miss while walking or using a bicycle? @arlsafestreets wants to hear about it! Use the Near Miss Location Survey to report close calls or safety concerns on streets and trails. https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/a6dfdc029269422fa0dcb37e61cdd76f

Have you experienced a near miss while walking or using a bicycle? @arlsafestreets wants to hear about it! Use the Near Miss Location Survey to report close calls or safety concerns on streets and trails. https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/a6dfdc029269422fa0dcb37e61cdd76f

Looking to sharpen up your bike skills? Want to feel more comfortable while riding in urban settings? Check out Washingt...
06/29/2021
Rides and Classes | BikeArlington

Looking to sharpen up your bike skills? Want to feel more comfortable while riding in urban settings? Check out Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) upcoming classes in Arlington! https://www.bikearlington.com/rides-classes/

Arlington County and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) offer adult bike education classes and rides to teach the skills to incorporate bicycling into your daily routine–whether that's for fitness, fun, or transportation. Learn more: Bike Classes | Virtual Workshops | New to Biking |...

☀️ With hotter temperatures this week, don't forget to stay hydrated and plan ahead before your ride 🚲.  https://www.bik...
06/28/2021
Biking in the Summer Heat | BikeArlington

☀️ With hotter temperatures this week, don't forget to stay hydrated and plan ahead before your ride 🚲. https://www.bikearlington.com/biking-in-the-summer-heat/

Many people forgo biking in the winter due to the cold, but summer biking can also be a bit unbearable. Staying cool is the secret to pedaling through the summer heat. Here are some ways to stay cool and beat the Summer heat. Plan Your Route When considering your route, give yourself enough time ahe...

🚲 🎓 Adult bike education classes with Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are back in July 🤩! Basic Bike Skills...
06/15/2021
Rides and Classes | BikeArlington

🚲 🎓 Adult bike education classes with Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are back in July 🤩! Basic Bike Skills, Confident City Cycling, & E-bike Confident Cycling all still have spots available. https://www.bikearlington.com/rides-classes/#classes

Arlington County and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) offer adult bike education classes and rides to teach the skills to incorporate bicycling into your daily routine–whether that's for fitness, fun, or transportation. Learn more: Bike Classes | Virtual Workshops | New to Biking |...

Adult education bike classes with @Waba are back in Arlington this summer! There will be 4 types of classes offered in J...
06/12/2021
Rides and Classes | BikeArlington

Adult education bike classes with @Waba are back in Arlington this summer! There will be 4 types of classes offered in July: Learn To Ride, Bike Basics, City Cycling, & Ebike City Cycling. https://www.bikearlington.com/rides-classes/#classes

Arlington County and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) offer adult bike education classes and rides to teach the skills to incorporate bicycling into your daily routine–whether that's for fitness, fun, or transportation. Learn more: Bike Classes | Virtual Workshops | New to Biking |...

Bike into summer with a complimentary annual Capital Bikeshare membership.We are celebrating 100 Capital Bikeshare stati...
06/07/2021

Bike into summer with a complimentary annual Capital Bikeshare membership.

We are celebrating 100 Capital Bikeshare stations in Arlington! Be one of 100 people who live or work in Arlington to receive a complimentary Capital Bikeshare membership.

Sign up now! BikeArlington.com/CaBi100

Bike into summer with a complimentary annual Capital Bikeshare membership.

We are celebrating 100 Capital Bikeshare stations in Arlington! Be one of 100 people who live or work in Arlington to receive a complimentary Capital Bikeshare membership.

Sign up now! BikeArlington.com/CaBi100

Bike into summer with a complimentary annual Capital Bikeshare membership.We are celebrating 100 Capital Bikeshare stati...
06/07/2021

Bike into summer with a complimentary annual Capital Bikeshare membership.

We are celebrating 100 Capital Bikeshare stations in Arlington! Be one of 100 people who live or work in Arlington to receive a complimentary Capital Bikeshare membership.

Sign up now! BikeArlington.com/CaBi100

Bike into summer with a complimentary annual Capital Bikeshare membership.

We are celebrating 100 Capital Bikeshare stations in Arlington! Be one of 100 people who live or work in Arlington to receive a complimentary Capital Bikeshare membership.

Sign up now! BikeArlington.com/CaBi100

On Sunday, June 13 Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is hosting The Sweet Ride! Choose from a 16, 30, or 50 m...
06/03/2021
The Sweet Ride

On Sunday, June 13 Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is hosting The Sweet Ride! Choose from a 16, 30, or 50 mile route and wind through Northern Virginia on a combination of bike lanes, quiet neighborhood streets, and trails. https://waba.org/blog/2021/04/the-sweet-ride-2/

Launch summer with a sweet bicycle ride through Arlington and Alexandria!

Our water bottles have been placed for today’s scavenger hunt! 4 bottles placed today have a $25 gift card inside, but a...
05/29/2021

Our water bottles have been placed for today’s scavenger hunt! 4 bottles placed today have a $25 gift card inside, but all of the bottles have fun swag!

Today’s Hot Spot locations are:
Rosslyn-Gateway Park
National Landing- Crystal City Courtyard Green
Ballston-Welburn Square
Columbia Pike/W&OD-Glencarlyn Park

Address

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 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 247-6980

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Weather-permitting, asphalt repair work on Four Mile Run Trail (inside green zone) in Bluemont Park tomorrow through Monday. Flaggers will be on hand to assist pedestrians and bikers passing through. WalkArlington BikeArlington https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Locations/Off-street-trails
Arlington Public Schools’ Walk/Bike/Roll-to-School Day is Wednesday, October 6. We hope you’ll participate in this special day by giving “kid power” a try! You may walk/bike/roll to school on your own, join a group with friends and neighbors (we call these “walking school buses” or “bike trains”), or volunteer to help greet participants at school on the morning of October 6. Unsure about how to walk, bike, or roll to school? Map your route on Google Maps, which gives you routes specific to walking or biking/skating. Don’t want to go alone? Get with a group or organize one of your own! Post a message on WhatsApp or the PadresCharlan email listserv to see if any prospective More questions or want to help? Contact Escuela Key parent Gillian Burgess Burgess #SomosKey Escuela Key Elementary, APS BikeArlington WalkArlington Escuelas Públicas de Arlington Arlington Public Schools
Lights! Was riding on an unlit trail before dawn and nearly collided with another bike coming the opposite direction. I had a headlight which illuminated the other bike just in time to avoid a crash but they had no lights and wearing dark clothing. Your safety starts with you.
McLain resident, Lynn Salvo, Progree Update: Here's an article from The Astorian (Astoria, Oregon) about Lynn Salvo's Pacific coast ride. The team is in Trinidad, CA today, 1,056 miles into the journey. The Astorian bridge was a daunting passage, but they have crossed many more bridges since! https://www.dailyastorian.com/life/weekend-break-cycling-for-peace/article_b410169c-1cc4-11ec-9513-8b35acffe9c3.html?fbclid=IwAR1bSXNJMz2t6vo3_ECaeG4uSVoR5nGtESaFZyTd-vp8EM3P7SL9w_049iU
Local cyclist Lynn Salvo is attempting a world record ride, to be the oldest woman to bike from the Canadian border to the the Mexican border. If successful this will be Lynn's 3rd Guinness record. Lynn and co-riders Brenda Mueller, Lynn Schoenfelder and Kurt Vangelder started on Sept 6, in Washington, are now 670 miles into the ride at Lakeside, Oregon. On Saturday they will cross in California. Follow Lynn's blog: https://lifeislikeabike.wordpress.com/ An article from the Everett Herald describing Lynn’s motivation to ride: http://usapp01.newsmemory.com/everettdailyherald/news/2021/09/08/a-wedding-ring-and-a-bicycle-journey-close-a-circle-of-grief/?fbclid=IwAR3VNgtv4EOCX-lTdbOYaFVk7xfrTsyxtAoXXwyDqvKuLj-7GSGdIeBN26w
Local cyclist Lynn Salvo is attempting a world record ride, to be the oldest woman to bike from the Canadian border to the the Mexican border. If successful this will be Lynn's 3rd Guinness record. Lynn and co-riders Brenda Mueller, Lynn Schoenfelder and Kurt Vangelder started on Sept 6, in Washington, are now 670 miles into the ride at Lakeside, Oregon. On Saturday they will cross in California. Follow Lynn's blog: https://lifeislikeabike.wordpress.com/ An article from the Everett Herald describing Lynn’s motivation to ride: http://usapp01.newsmemory.com/everettdailyherald/news/2021/09/08/a-wedding-ring-and-a-bicycle-journey-close-a-circle-of-grief/?fbclid=IwAR3VNgtv4EOCX-lTdbOYaFVk7xfrTsyxtAoXXwyDqvKuLj-7GSGdIeBN26w
Starting in September: The return of in-person adult biking classes. For a lot less than a tank of gas. Brought to you by the good people at BikeArlington Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). https://www.bikearlington.com/rides-classes/#classes
That’s a wrap folks. Thanks to everyone who came out to visit our bike skills course. It was great to see so many happy kids and adults on bikes. So many we spoke to were not aware that it is illegal to ride your bike on dirt in Arlington. With your input to the Parks Department and the County Board, we hope this changes in the near future. Thanks to the Arlington Trails volunteers who gave their time and money to make this happen. Thanks to BikeArlington for inviting Arlington Trails to put on our skill course.
Come visit our booth at the Arlington County Fair this weekend! We'll be there Friday through Sunday with our friends from BikeArlington. Go car-free to the fair and we'll give you a free gift. The County Fair is only a 25-minute walk from VA Square Metro Station, Lubber Run Community Center, and Walter Reed Recreation Center, so why not try walking there? https://bit.ly/3k7UaeT
We're counting down to #BikeToWorkDay on Friday, May 21. Are your wheels ready to ride? Check out BikeArlington before you begin your ride. And, if you're riding, leave a few words on why you participate in the comments. https://www.bikearlington.com/bike-to-work-day/
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/