This Sunday’s Third-Annual Hains Point 100!

7115887If you haven’t attempted to bike 33 continuous laps around Hains Point, then the Hains Point 100 is the best time to try!

Click here for information and to register.

If biking 100 miles isn’t tempting, then divide 100 miles among your friends, bike 100km, try 100 minutes, or maybe you just want to come out and cheer on the 200+ riders.

Whatever you decide,  there’s something for everyone at this event: a community potluck, photo booth, playground, an unbelievable pile of raffle prizes, and a few surprises! Plus all the proceeds go to our Women & Bicycles program.

Registration is an encouraged donation of anywhere between $10 and $1,000. Donate what you can to help fund next year’s Women & Bicycles program.

Thanks so much to organizer, Megan Jones and to all the support from the event sponsors.

Our Family Biking Town Hall in Photos

Sunday’s Family Biking Town Hall provided us with lots of important feedback on how WABA can better integrate family biking priorities in our events, outreach, education, and advocacy work. Thanks so much to the WABA supporters and family biking aficionados who were able to join us!

If you have suggestions on how WABA can make our region a better place for families to ride, please click here to complete our short survey by January 1st.

Check out WABA’s Family Biking Town Hall this Sunday

 

Future of Family Biking Picture
Here at WABA, we are trying to do more to support families who bike and inspire more families to bike. Our first step requires your help. We need your input on family biking priorities and how we can better include them in our advocacy, events, and education.

Join us for our Family Biking Town Hall!
Date: Sunday, December 14th
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St NW, Washington D.C.
Expect: childcare in the reading room! Balloons! Over a dozen input-gathering games (for you- the adults)! Expect snacks and drinks!

Using input activities and a facilitated discussion we’ll gather information from families and those who work with youth in the Washington area. With the information you provide, we can set realistic goals, raise funds, hire staff, and implement family biking programming and priorities.

Click here for more event information and to register, and tell your friends. Interested in volunteering? We’re in need of help, click here to sign up.

If you can’t participate in-person, we encourage you to participate online. Please click here to take our 10-minute survey.

Stop By and Help us Remind Bicyclists to Stop in Old Town

If you’re biking through Old Town this afternoon, join our Suburban Bike Ambassadors for our final day of our #StopCampaign. For the month of October they’ve organized events in Alexandria to remind road users, especially bicyclists, to stop at stop signs.

We’ve paired up with local advocates, the Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Alexandria Spokeswomen to help spread the word.

This is our last day! Join us from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the intersection of King St. and Union St. (here). We’ll bring the signs, you bring the positive reinforcement!

Afterward we encourage you to celebrate with us and the Alexandria Spokeswomen at their fall bike advocacy happy hour at Union Street Public House. Click here for more information.

Bring Your Friends to Our Winter Biking Workshop

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Click here to learn more and get involved.

 

Even though leaves and temperatures are dropping, your bike riding doesn’t have to! That’s why we’re hosting a workshop on winter biking for anyone looking to learn about how to commute in the cold, the wet, and the wet and cold.

Join us to learn tips and tricks, gear suggestions, biking techniques, and general approaches to winter biking. Come with your questions and concerns, or your own ideas to share.

Pedaling Professionally Winter

Date: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 130 M St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Click here for more information and to R.S.V.P.

If you can’t make it, join Black Women Bike DC this Saturday for their winter biking workshop at the Northeast Branch Library! Click here for more information.

Whoa! Our First Oversized Check!

e6MXyK7ObZyMVaWZ7KTNlYi1U8M0BlyNV1r6XhihuwIThis is part of our Women & Bicycles blog series,  part of WABA’s initiative to build a stronger women’s bike community and get more women on bikes.  These posts aren’t exclusive to women, but they’re produced with and through the Women & Bicycles’ programming.
Click here to learn more and get involved.

 

Last week Team Sticky Fingers presented our Women & Bicycles program with an oversized check for $3,000. Yes, $3,000! We were shocked.

Sticky Fingers two

Team Sticky Fingers is a fun-loving group of gals who train like crazy, race like crazy, and consume delicious vegan treats like – any normal person would devour baked goods.

The team is committed to inspiring more women to race bikes. They raised the funds through their sold-out screening of Half the Road, a documentary on the struggles women face in pro racing circuits.

Team Sticky Fingers, thank you for supporting WABA’s work through event collaboration and oversized brightly-colored checks. Your contributions to the community help us get more women biking, no matter if it’s on a bikeshare, hybrid, or pro-grade hand-crafted tapered cold-worked titanium cyclocross bike!

 

So much bike love,

WABA

 

 

 

 

Bike With Your Children This Fall

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Click here to learn more and get involved.

Last week we partnered with Kidical Mass DC organizer Megan Odett to host a Family Bike Workshop at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.

Families from around the region joined us to glean Megan’s expertise on family biking equipment, safety, weather, and the most important: snacking & napping strategies! And conveniently, there were blocks and books galore in the library’s nearby children’s room.

Tuffo Muddy BuddyOf all the tips and skills shared, a salient concern stuck out: how do I keep my children warm and dry?

You can protect your children from wind and moisture using a DIY canopy, or covered trailer, or fancy cargo bike with built-in canopy (click here for ideas).  And obviously, clothing matters. Megan’s rule of thumb? Dress her children as if it’s ten degrees colder then it really is outside.

She raved about the Tuffo Muddy Buddy, a $36 rain/snow/mudpuddle/fountain suit. It ranges in sizes from 12 month olds to 5 year olds and lightweight packability allow you to stow it away in your bag until you need it.

Want to learn more about biking with your children? Come to our City Cycling Class for parents and kids this weekend and click here to join Kidical Mass DC’s mailing list.

There are now FIVE Kidical Mass groups in the region. Join the fun!