Archive for January 8th, 2013
Do you love bikes? Are you interested in educating others and sharing your passion? Consider volunteering as a bike ambassador!
You’re invited to attend the new bike ambassador orientation next Tuesday evening at WABA’s office. If all of the above—plus, pulling a trailer and explaining to others the virtues of cycling as transportation—sounds like an awesome time, you should sign up here.
At orientation, you will:
- Learn what, exactly, a bike ambassador does, and how you can do it, too
- Learn about the goals of the bike ambassador program
- Sign up for upcoming events and opportunities
- Plug into your local bike advocacy group (that’s WABA!)
- Make new biking friends and expand your community network
Orientation is next Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at WABA’s office, 2599 Ontario Road NW. For more information, contact the Bike Ambassador Program Coordinator, Megan McCarty, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 518-0525 x200.
For the inauguration, DDOT and goDCgo will be providing a large bike parking area at 16th and I streets NW. WABA will not be providing a staffed bike valet this year, as we have done in the past. The 2008 valet was enabled by significant sponsor support and donations of bike racks and equipment that are not available to us this year without substantial cost.
We are pleased to see the District providing a significant increase in bike parking for this major event, and we are advocating for NPS to adopt regulations—as have been adopted in San Francisco—requiring organizers of major events to ensure adequate bike parking is provided.
DDOT and goDCgo will setup a bike parking area at 16th and I Streets, NW with racks to hold hundreds of bikes. Bike owners are responsible for parking and locking their own bikes, and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, this area will be for personal bikes only, not Capital Bikeshare bikes.
And for Capital Bikeshare:
Two bike corrals will be set up for Capital Bikeshare bikes from 7:00am – 5:00pm at Farragut Square at 17th and K Streets, NW and the USDA building at 12th Street and Independence Avenue, SW. You will be guaranteed a place to drop off your Capital Bikeshare bike but they cannot guarantee a bike for everyone for return trips. All six Capital Bikeshare stations along the parade route will be temporarily removed and placed out of service. The stations will be removed between the Wednesday and Friday before Inauguration and will be out of service for about a week before being reinstalled.
Don’t forget to bring a lock!