On Friday, twenty-two WABA in the Wild riders will depart for their 184.5 mile trip down the C&O Canal towpath. In the leadup to this trip, they’ve collectively raised $24,449.47 for WABA and better bicycling in our region. Each rider has a minimum fundraising goal of $1,000, and some are still working on theirs! For many riders, WABA in the Wild is their first time fundraising this much and/or riding this far — an incredible personal challenge. All of us at WABA feel deeply privileged to be a part of this experience and the beneficiary of their hard work, and can’t wait to celebrate with them on the trail.
Riders come to this event for a patchwork of reasons, but what unites them all is their commitment to WABA. They believe in WABA’s ability to effectively and efficiently work towards better bicycling in the DC region and they are putting in the hard work of raising money and awareness so that we can build on our success. This year, WABA has already doubled the number of adults we taught to ride a bike, opened the region’s first protected intersection in Silver Spring, and helped bring Capital Bikeshare to Prince George’s County. These riders are making it possible for WABA to push even further in the next year, and we are so grateful for their support.
This is your last chance to build on their momentum! The WABA in the Wild riders are hoping to exceed their collective fundraising goal of $25,000 by the end of the ride on Monday. Help them get there by donating to a rider below!