Archive for March 2nd, 2011
The Washington area’s annual celebration of bicycling as functional transportation–Bike to Work Day–is scheduled for May 20th, and WABA will again be hosting the Freedom Plaza pitstop in downtown DC. This year’s new format will place more stops throughout the region, making it easier to find a stop near one’s office. But many festivities, including main stage and speakers, will again be hosted by WABA at Freedom Plaza.
We are seeking sponsors who are interested in showing their support for cycling in the region by helping to fund this key annual event. This is WABA’s most visible sponsorship opportunity, as it puts your corporate name and logo on the Freedom Plaza Bike to Work Day marketing materials and registration site, and provides you with a table on-site and access to VIP amenities.
WABA is truly appreciative of our event sponsors and corporate supporters, as their contributions allow us to cover the costs of outreach events and services so that membership dollars can be focused on member services and bicycle advocacy.
To discuss sponsorship of the Freedom Plaza Bike to Work Day Pitstop or any other WABA Event, or to become a corporate supporter, please email: Jenn@waba.org or Kevin@waba.org
And, of course, to register for Bike to Work Day 2011: click here.
On Monday, at the DDOT Oversight Hearing, DC City Councilmember Jack Evans asked how we fix the 15th Street Cycle Track. Now, we’ve ridden the cycle track a lot, and while it is not perfect, it is still a great addition to the bike network of DC. So, rather than get political about it–with action alerts and riling up the blogosphere to condemn Councilmember Evans’ remarks–we’re going to head down there on Friday afternoon (update: between 4pm & 6pm) and show DC that we cyclists appreciate the 15th St. cycle track.
This is going to be very informal. We’ll have our Bike Ambassador there with some volunteers with signs, probably around Q St. NW and/or riding the length of the cycle track. We’ll be asking cyclists to stop and get their picture taken with us and we’ll post everything here on Monday.
Come on out and celebrate DC’s commitment to bicycle-specific infrastructure.
And maybe next week we can ask some pointed questions about what happened to those painted intersections we were promised…