Bicycling in Alexandria

Page updated on May 30, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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  Stock Cabi photo Jones Point Park Commonwealth Bike Box - Complete Potomac Yard Trail

The City of Alexandria has long been committed to making cycling a safer and more convenient method for getting around. The City is committed to working with businesses, residents, and visitors alike to meet their infrastructure and non-infrastructure bicycle needs.  The City’s expansion of the Bikeshare program, installation and designation of new bike lanes and routes, as well as the continual installation of bicycle parking throughout the City are just a few of the initiatives that make the City of Alexandria a nationally recognized Bike Friendly Community.

The City of Alexandria is a wonderful place to cycle. With over 49 miles of on-street bike lanes, shared lanes, and trails, using a bike to quickly, safely, and enjoyably get around has never been easier.

 Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

What's New?

The  Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) will be offering several bicycle education classes for adults in Alexandria this spring.
Learn to Ride  - This class is for adults who have never ridden a bike before and want to start now. (Cost $85)

City Cycling  - Riding your bike doesn't have to be stressful.  The class will spend time on a few specific bike handling skills, then go for a short ride and talk about strategies for riding in different road, bike lane and trail situations.  (Cost $10, free for Bike Share and $5 for WABA members)

All classes are 10 am - 1 pm.

Reserve your spot at

Email or call  (202) 518-0524, ext. 221 for more information

Bicycle Parking

Trail Projects