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From beer runs to bike rides to yoga, this week is jam packed with things for you to do outside. Whether you’re the outdoorsy type or not, these activities cater to you and everyone in between. Now go and get outside before it’s snowing and cold and you’re sad because you didn’t spend enough time outside during summer.

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Bike Club- Glen’s Dupont

Neighborhood bike rides are fun. Neighborhood bike rides that end with pizza and beer are even more fun. Meet the group at Glen’s to kick off an hour-long ride through Rock Creek Park and surrounding areas. The ride ends back at Glen’s where you can get a slice of pizza and a beer for just $5.50. This event is open to all ages, but be sure to bring your ID to drink.

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Yoga in the Park @ Lubber Run Park, Arlington

Summer evenings outdoor yoga classes are one of the best ways to get outside. Join Jaclyn Lino at Lubber Run Park for an all-levels vinyasa yoga class. Bring your mat, five dollars, and even bring your kids to this class, as free childcare is available with advanced notice. Contact Bare Earth Yoga to find out about drop-in and multi-class package rates.



Sacred Dance @ The Cathedral

Head over to the National Cathedral for a guided evening of meditative and spiritual dance. Several gentle dances from all over the world will be taught so that participants may experience different cultures and faiths. No dance experience is necessary as the dances will be very simple and each one will be taught by instructors.


Yoga and Cocktails @ Up Top Acres

Join Transpose yoga studio on the rooftop of Up Top Acres for an hour-long power flow yoga class inspired by Nada yoga. There will be a live DJ making music in real time to accompany the interactive class. Hang out after class an sip on some cocktails while watching the sunset from one of the most beautiful rooftops in D.C. Grab your tickets here and don’t forget your mat!



The Great North American Nautical Beer Mile @ The Yards

Maybe you really like beer and don’t like running so much. Come and get really drunk and then run a mile either alone or with a relay team. Whether you’re an experienced drunk runner or have never drunk run in your life, this event welcomes you with open arms (and bottles).


Tales and Trails: The War of 1812

If you like history and biking, this is the perfect way to wind down your weekend outside. The route begins at the site of the battle of Bladensburg and ends at the Navy Yards where individual groups will return to their initial starting points. This 16-mile social ride will cover the geology and geography of the Anacostia riverbanks and how those factors influenced the War of 1812.

Go forth into nature!