On Dec. 12, WABA members filled up the Bier Baron in Dupont for a holiday celebration. Our yearly holiday party is a great way for our members to mingle with each other, and we loved welcoming new and old supporters alike. Your membership dollars directly support our advocacy, education, and outreach efforts. If you aren’t a member, join today!
Some photos from the holiday party made their way to Flickr. Did you take photos at the WABA holiday party? Add them to our Flickr group!
Are you ready for bikes, beer, and holiday cheer? Come celebrate the holidays and a year of great bike advocacy work at our annual party! Every year, we convene our members, area bike lovers, WABA staff and board members, and anyone else interested in what we do to enjoy each other’s company (and give cheers to living in a region that’s becoming increasingly bike-friendly).
When: Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013 from 7-11 p.m.
Where: Bier Baron, 1523 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Price: Please bring a $5 donation—it’ll help fund another year of advocacy, education, and outreach.
RSVP: See the Facebook page
Who: WABA members! If you aren’t a member, join today or join at the door next week.
Lend a hand with the party and work your way toward a WABA membership (volunteer three times, and you’re a member). Sign up here to volunteer.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Getting There: We’ll set up temporary bike parking in the park across 22nd Street from Bier Baron. Please bring your own u-lock. Bier Baron is a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro and Bikeshare stations.
Food and Drink: Bier Baron has over 500 beers available as well as food.
Raffle: We’ve got three prizes to raffle off: a tune-up at a local bike shop, a gift certificate for a full-day bike rental or guided tour for two from Bike and Roll, and dinner for two at Beau Thai. All attendees will receive one raffle ticket at the door, and additional tickets can be purchased for $1.
Costumes: We’ll give you an extra raffle ticket if you’re in a holiday costume, or your holiday best.
Many thanks to all who came out for WABA’s 2012 holiday party on Wednesday night. Staff, board members, and new and old members alike indulged in drink specials generously provided by Smith Commons and chattered about riding bikes in the D.C. area.
Attendees made holiday party-specific buttons, and we raffled off WABA and otherwise bike-related swag, including a messenger bag and a sweatshirt.
We also announced some recent staff changes, which some of you may have read about on this blog, on Twitter, or on this season’s issue of RideOn. Former events coordinator Nelle Pierson will become WABA’s new outreach coordinator and focus on the forthcoming Women and Bicycles initiative, while Greg Billing will become the full-time advocacy coordinator. I’ve been hired as communications coordinator, and we’ll soon be hiring an events coordinator to replace Nelle. You can see our updated staff page here.
The holiday party was a great chance for WABA members to meet each other and the organization’s staff. We’re so glad that those of you that could make it attended! Also, we’d like to thank our newest members who signed up at the door (and received a discounted yearly membership for $25). We look forward to seeing you at future WABA events!
WABA board member Randall Myers snapped the photos below; see the rest here. If you took photos at the party and would like them posted on our blog, let us know in the comments or on Twitter!
Happy holidays, and safe riding through the winter months!
This evening at 7 p.m. at Smith Commons, join WABA staff and bike-friendly fellows for a festive celebration (RSVP on Facebook here). There will be drink and appetizer specials, a raffle, and sweet seasonal tunes. Smith Commons is located at 1245 H St. NE, and you can park your bike (bring a u-lock!) in the neighboring parking lot.
There’s a $5 suggested donation for WABA members. If you’re not a member, become one for the year for the discounted price of $25. You can sign up here or register at the door.
Need a ride over to Smith Commons? The Assembly will be leading a group there, beginning at 6 p.m. at BicycleSpace at 1019 7th Street NW.
If you’re not insofar convinced of the merits of partying with people who like bikes, let would’ve-been State Department cultural ambassador Andrew W.K. talk to you about it.
See you tonight!
Flyer by LA Johnson