Women & Bicycles Tip: Download WABA’s Free Bike App

e6MXyK7ObZyMVaWZ7KTNlYi1U8M0BlyNV1r6XhihuwI This entry is part of our Women & Bicycles Tips series. Women & Bicycles is WABA’s outreach and encouragement initiative to build a stronger women’s bike community and get more women on bikes. These tips certainly aren’t exclusive to women, but they’re produced with and through the Women & Bicycles’ programming and staffing. Click here to learn more and get involved.

 

We’ve got a smartphone app. It’s free and available for iPhone and Android. Download it and use it with abandon! You can track crashes, input personal information, and access D.C.’s bike laws. (We hope to add Maryland and Virginia’s laws at some point in the near future.)

It’s been a while since we’ve touted the usefulness of this resource. How about a screenshot tour of the app’s capabilities to remind you why you should use it?

Know who to contact when you’re in a crash.

Bike App

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Last Night’s App Launch Party

Thanks to all who came out for WABA’s app launch party and happy hour at Red Derby. It was chilly at the rooftop bar, but we were glad to see dozens of members and friends come out to enjoy drinks and tacos.

WABA App Launch Party

WABA App Launch Party

If you haven’t downloaded it yet, the WABA app is available for iPhone and Android. It includes the D.C. bike laws, fields in which to store information about your bikes, and fields in which to record important details should you be in a bike crash. We’ll be updating the app incrementally, and any feedback you can provide is appreciated.

Your WABA membership supports projects like this app. Keep helping us to do cool stuff by joining WABA today.

Come to Our App Launch Party at Red Derby Tonight!

photoHave you downloaded our app yet? It’s available for iPhone and Android and includes the D.C. bike laws, fields in which to store information about your bikes, and fields in which to record important details should you be in a bike crash.

We’re celebrating the launch of this app tonight at Red Derby from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy half-priced tacos and $1 off drinks (drink specials will extend past 8 p.m.). Red Derby is located at 3718 14th St. NW.

We’re aware that the app contains an older version of the D.C. bike laws. When we update it to include Maryland and Virginia’s bike laws, we’ll fix that. Creating, updating, and maintaining an app takes time and money—but it’s this kind of thing that your WABA membership helps to support. If you’re not already a member, become one today. You can sign up at tonight’s happy hour, too!

You can RSVP on Facebook here.

Download Our App and Come to Our Advocacy Open House

photoWe announced via email and Twitter last night that we’ve got a smartphone app. It’s available for iPhone and Android. Download it and use it with abandon! You can track crashes, input personal information, and access the D.C. bike laws.

Then, come to Red Derby on Tues., Feb. 5 to celebrate the app’s launch. From 5 to 8 p.m., hang out with WABA staff, members, and friends, and enjoy half-priced tacos and $1 off all drinks. (Happy-hour deals will extend past 8 p.m. for the occasion). RSVP on Facebook.

Since this is the first the app’s been made public, we expect that there will be some bugs. Please let us know what they are (screenshots are great!) and what kind of phone you’re using. We’ll let you know when an update is available.

Additionally, join us tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in our Adams Morgan office at 2599 Ontario Road NW to learn how you can advocate for better bicycling as the region moves forward with new planning initiatives. The District, Maryland, and Virginia are all considering policies that will impact cyclists, and we want to help you make your voice heard. You don’t have to be a professional advocate or consider yourself a frequent attendee of public meetings–this is a great opportunity to get an update on what’s going on that we hope will make you feel empowered to get involved.

Sign up for the open house here. If you’re unable to attend in person, we’ll have a conference call starting at 7 p.m. You can phone in at (610) 214-0000 and enter 334683# when prompted for an access code. We’ll see you, or hear from you, tonight!