Your holiday shopping can benefit WABA!


The Ring of Charity is similar to the silicone bracelets used for charitable programs and campaigns.

This holiday season we’ve partnered with Necessary Recycling, a handmade bag maker, to increase the impact of your holiday gift giving.

Now through December 16th, purchase a Ring of Charity and a portion of sales goes to WABA.

What’s a Ring of Charity? It’s a couple of different things, really. Watch the video below to find out.

Click here purchase a Ring of Charity.

Necessary Recycling is a company built on the foundation of combining “Personal Baggage & Giving” as a way of doing business. For every product sold they donate to a project to help meet a need. Their Giving Project is committed to give support in the areas of health and education through the sale of recycled products.

Your Ring of Charity comes with one of their limited edition saddle bags!



You want one of these stickers.

It’s our annual fall membership drive! We disrupt our regularly scheduled updates to urge you to join or renew with WABA today. 

You’ve asked for more ways to show your support, show your appreciation, and show your demand for better biking. Well, we made you something special. If you’ve already joined or renewed this week,  you can ask your friends to join or renew their WABA membership and we’ll send you your very own “MORE PROTECTED BIKE LANES” sticker!

To get your “More Protected Bike Lanes” sticker, click here to email, tweet, or Facebook your friends!



Better Bike Lanes, and Other Concrete Benefits of Membership

It’s our annual fall membership drive! We disrupt our regularly scheduled updates to urge you to join or renew with WABA today.

Join or renew this week for a limited-edition “Stress Less” t-shirt

Dog in tshirt

Everyone loves these shirts! Celebrate the joy of low-stress places to bike!

Yes Please!

We don’t shy away from enumerating your membership benefits. First and most importantly your financial support directly supports our work to improve your bike experience.  Our small staff is deeply knowledgable, efficient, and passionate about our mission, so your membership dollars do a lot of hard work to make this region better! But there are more concrete WABA benefits beyond just bike infrastructure:

Membership Benefits!

  • Click here to view a list of area bike shops that provide discounts on parts, accessories, or bikes if you present your WABA membership card.
  • Gain access to WABA’s ride calendar, featuring regional favorites like the 50 States Ride & 13 Colonies Ride, the Vasa Ride, and the upcoming Cider Ride.
  • Reserve one of our complimentary Bike Boxes when you travel with your bike.

Join or renew today!

Membership Perks!

  • Better Backs Athletic & Physical Therapy: 15% off all products and services.
  • Bike and Roll: $10 off bike rentals and $10 off bike tours. Learn More
  • Bike Escapades: WABA members receive $150 off their bike touring trips (with an additional $150 donated to WABA). Learn More
  • Czech Active Tours: Save $50 off a bike rental at any of their European Bike Tours when you mention WABA. They will donate an additional $50 to WABA. Learn More
  • Save $5 every time you reserve a bike at one of their 250+ locations. Contact for discount code. Learn More
  • Annie’s Ace Hardware: 5% off one item under $50. Learn more
  • Brighter Days Collective Dog Walking & Pet Sitting: Get the cost of your WABA membership deducted from your dog walking bill! Learn More
  • Car2Go: $15 Car2Go Membership (Usually $35) + 30 free minutes of drive time. Contact for discount code. Learn more
  • Embody Pure Fitness: 15% discount on any personal training package and a free fitness evaluation. Learn more
  • Flow Yoga: 15% discount on all classes! Learn More
  • Gottaswing: 20% off beginner classes for first-time students at DC locations. Learn more
  • Lunar Massage: Free membership ($40 savings) at all Lunar Massage locations. Learn more
  • Momentum Magazine: Free digital subscription. Email for details.
  • Results Gym: 20% the monthly rate of chosen membership and discounted enrollment fee with WABA Member card. Learn More
  • Studio Theatre: WABA members can receive a 20% discount on tickets to all shows in Studio Theatre’s 2014-2015 Season, excluding Studio Lab. Limit of two tickets per member. This special discount is valid for any performance in the first three weeks of a show’s run, excluding Saturday evenings. E-mail for a discount code
  • Tranquil Space: Unlimited 15% discounts on 1,6, or 10 class pass purchases at either Tranquil Space location (Dupont or Arlington). Learn more
  • Up the Creek Rentals: 10% off kayak rentals.  Learn more
  • YMCA: Enrollment fee is reduced ($50) and 10% off monthly dues at all DC, MD, and VA locations. Discount does not apply at the 14th & W NW location. Learn More
  • ZipCar: Half off your first-year annual fee (making it just $30)! Email for discount code.

What are you waiting for?

 Membership Pluses!

  • Better World Club: Better World Club is an auto and travel club that supports alternative modes of transportation and environmental responsibility. They provide roadside assistance for cars as well as for bicycles and provide an alternative for those who want the services, but not the auto-centric lobbying. Join through this link and use the code “WABA”. BWC makes a donation to WABA for each new member that joins.
  • WABA “Share the Road” Credit Card: WABA has partnered with Signal Financial Federal Credit Union to create a program called “Our Two Cents.” A portion of interest earned on your WABA Visa card will be contributed towards bicycle safety in metropolitan DC. Learn more and sign up today!
  • Road ID: WABA became an affiliate of Road ID – the company that makes identification accessories for cyclists, runners, and other active individuals who may not have their identification or relevant medical information with them during their activities. WABA receives 10% of the purchase. Learn more.

Holy smokes you gotta do this!

Seven successes in six months that we couldn’t have done without you

It’s our annual fall membership drive! We disrupt our regularly scheduled updates to urge you to join or renew with WABA today. 

Your membership dollars do a lot of hard work—here’s what your support has accomplished in the last six months:

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act of 2015

After months of conversations with a working group co-chaired by WABA, Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act of 2015. Holy mackerel is right, the bill includes many changes to District law to make city streets safer for biking and walking. Check out other legislation to watch for this fall.

I want better bike laws! 


Our first-ever Summer Bike Camp

Sun's out, tongues out Thanks to our 14 campers we rode around the city, toured many of D.C.’s iconic sites, mastered safe riding techniques, biked over 50 miles, and built their own bikes (from the brakes down to the derailleurs)! Click here to see a full recap.

I want to see more kids on bikes! 


Super successful Trail Ranger season

Trail Ranger Team Throughout the summer months of 2015 our team of Trail Rangers biked 2,832 miles of trail as they removed 80 bags of trash, reported 150 issues, de-graffiti’d with 11 gallons of paint, and coordinated 100 hours of cleanup. Click here to see a full recap!

I want to see more trails! 


Second protected bike lane in Montgomery County


Thanks to the relentless work of WABA’s Montgomery County Action Committee, the County has committed to build a second protected bike lane in White Flint along Nebel Street. Montgomery County is also updating their bike master plan in 2015 and 2016 which has the potential to be one of the best suburban plans in the country! To learn more about what Action Committees are doing near you and get involved, click here.

I want more protected bike lanes in maryland! 


1,019 miles pulled with the Arlington PAL Ambassador Billboard

15831059964_1a1a29ac5a_b Thanks to our partnership with BikeArlington and nearly 100 volunteer PAL Ambassadors, we’re shaping Arlington roadway culture in. Through trailering, in-person outreach, and streetcorner outreach we’re reminding all road-users to be Predictable, Alert, and Lawful. Click here to find out more and join us this Thursday!

I want friendlier roads! 


The first Rain-free Bike to Work Day in a while!

Thanks to all your work with the weather gods we successfully reached thousands of new bicyclists this year. Of the record breaking 17,500 people who registered this year 6,800 people said it was their first time participating in BTWD!

I want more people to bike to work! 

It’s the 2015 Membership Drive!

It’s our annual fall membership drive! We disrupt our regularly scheduled updates to urge you to join or renew with WABA today. Why? Well to start with: 

Join or renew with WABA between October 18th – 25th for a limited-edition “Stress Less” bike lane t-shirt!


Join or Renew right now! 

You already know that people who have access to biking benefit from a healthier, more-connected, more vibrant community.

You share our commitment to make biking safe, normal, and popular in our cities and for generations to come.

When you join WABA you support our work to advocate for a network of protected, low-stress bike lanes and trails.

When you join WABA, you join more than 5,000 residents from across the region who understand how important it is for communities to support and prioritize biking.

You join more than 5,000 other people who understand that it takes relentless work by skilled advocates and passionate volunteers to make space for bikes on our regions roads.

Join or Renew today 

The benefits of joining WABA are clear: You support our advocacy work to improve policies, grow the region’s system of protected bike infrastructure, and expand our bike education and outreach efforts. You gain access to a list of local businesses who support your decision to bike, and you gain access to a like-minded community of people who care about making biking better for everyone.

Whether you bike with your children on the weekends, bike to work occasionally, or you use your bike every day to run errands around town, your WABA membership is working to improve your bike experience.

What are you waiting for?

Photo by Ryan Lovin

Photo by Ryan Lovin


  • Click here for a list of membership perks.
  • Our limited-edition T-shirt helps us tell the story of protected bike lanes.
  • It’s hip, cool, soft, and limited edition! That means only the first 500 people are guaranteed a shirt. We may do a second run if there’s enough demand.
  • Click here to view the t-shirt size chart. We will do our best to get you the first size you selected but there is a limited number of each size. Sizes available are XS-XL.
  • Current WABA Members can receive our limited edition shirt by renewing their membership. We’ll add a year to your current expiration date.
  • Annual membership is good for one-calendar year. Auto-renewing memberships are charged on the same date every year and do not expire until payment stops.
  • Memberships bought or renewed during the membership drive week include all regular WABA Member Benefits.

Tonight’s PAL Ambassador Block Party!

You ready for our monthly Arlington Block Party? Meet us at the corner of N. Sycamore St. and Lee Highway between 4:30pm and 6:30pm. The PAL Ambassadors will have signs, giveaways, and some surprises!

Click here for more information.

BikeArlington launched the PAL campaign 2 years ago with the strong sentiment that no matter who we are or how we choose to get around town, our roadways depend on a social contract that everyone is following the rules and paying attention. Whether we’re walking, driving, or biking we rely on our fellow road-users to be PALs; Predictable. Alert. Lawful.

The mission of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association is to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.