REI! Free bike repairs! Free cookies & coffee!

You like bikes (we’d bet 5 bucks on that). And you’ve probably gone for a bike ride, went for a jog, or pushed a baby stroller along at least one of our region’s trails (there’s so many: Capital Crescent Trail, Rock Creek Park Trail, Metropolitan Branch Trail, Sligo Creek Trail, C&O Canal Trail, Georgetown Branch Trail, Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Marvin Gaye Trail, Suitland Park Trail, W&OD Trail, Custis Trail, Four Mile Run Trail, Mount Vernon Trail, and we could go on….). So we wanted to cordially invite you to WABA’s Future Trails Celebration with REI happening this Saturday, November 15th from 11am to 2pm in the NoMa neighborhood of DC.

Why should you come?

FREE bike repairs. An interactive REI Signature Camp where you can test out bike touring and camping gear. FREE cookies and FREE coffee from the Captain Cookie foodtruck. Carnival games. Facepainting. Arts & crafts. Fun for the whole family!

How are we celebrating trails?

By leading trail tours by bike of the nearby Metropolitan Branch Trail. Tours will leave at 11:15am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm, will be lead by WABA’s Trail Ranger Coordinator, and will last approximately 35 minutes. You’ll learn about the history and future of the MBT and check out Gearin’ Up Bicycles, the District’s first community used bicycle store that works with young adults from underserved communities. We’ll also have FREE bike rentals available on a first-come basis for those who wish to join a trail tour but don’t have their own bicycle. WABA will also release the concept plan for the Arlington Boulevard Trail— an exciting vision for the next regional bike trail project in Northern Virginia.

Need another reason to come?

We’ll be raffling off a bunch of cool prizes, including a spot in one of REI’s incredibly fun C&O Canal Overnight Cycling Tours.


Afraid of the cold?

Don’t be! Saturday is going to be a little chilly, but don’t let that keep you indoors and bored. We’ll have a huge heated tent to keep you warm.

Trails Celebration Details:

Location:  The grassy field at First & Pierce Street NE (in the NoMa neighborhood) Date:  Saturday, November 15 Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Cost: Free!! And here’s the Facebook page so you can share the event with your friends. See you there!