Posts Tagged ‘bike ambassadors’
We’ve previously introduced you to a few of our superstar bike-ambassador volunteers. Since then, the program has grown, and we’ve brought on part-time staff to better spread the word of bicycling in D.C. You might recognize Dani, Hamzat, and Pete, who have spent the past few weeks roaming the city with our big green bike trailers. Learn more about them below.
My path to professional cycling zealot began innocuously enough. In 2006, I moved to Tempe, Arizona to attend Arizona State University. Like many Sun Devils, I discovered that the fastest and most pleasurable way to commute to campus was by bike. Every day I rolled 1.5 miles from my apartment to school. The habit was so engrained that I continued to commute by bicycle when I moved 1.5 miles farther away. Along the way, I made friends with other cyclists, and I found myself biking increasingly longer distances in their company. We biked to cupcake bakeries, hiking trailheads, and farmers markets in the Phoenix metro area.
Before I knew it, I was embarking on incredible bike adventures – 65-, 75-, 125-mile rides through the Sonoran desert. In December 2012, I set out on my grandest bike adventure yet: a cross-country trip from Phoenix to Washington, D.C.
Joining WABA was one of the first things I did after arriving in D.C. I believe everyone benefits when biking is a viable transportation option. I am eager to help more people discover the joy of cycling and to promote a vibrant, safe, inclusive, and enduring bicycle culture in the nation’s capital.
Meet the next two BAs, Hamzat and Pete, below the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
This Friday, Sept. 21, DDOT has permitted the use of public space—parking spaces, specifically—for uses other than depositing cars. Spaces across the city will be transformed into temporary parks.
Stop by WABA’s pop-up park on Friday anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Our D.C. Bike Ambassadors will be throwing a tiny, parking space-sized party with music and a photobooth. You can pick up a bike map and some snacks, too.
Meet us outside the WABA office on Ontario Road NW, between Euclid and Champlain streets. See you tomorrow!
There’s some super-cute bike-themed Valentine’s Day propaganda in the world this year, and D.C. bike ambassadors are getting in on the love. They’ll be at 15th and R streets NW tomorrow morning from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., handing out candy and valentines to commuters.
Stop by and say hello—or happy Valentine’s Day! Look for this sign: