Add Up the Benefits of Wind Power With Clean Currents’ WABA Member Discount

windStarting this April, WABA members in Maryland and D.C. are able to switch to wind power at a discount!

After switching over WABA’s 2599 Ontario Road NW office to wind power with Clean Currents, the region’s leading independent and sustainably certified green energy provider, we are partnering with them to offer members the same discounted rate on wind power for your own homes.

By providing a 12-month fixed rate, Clean Currents is offering WABA members a 10 percent discount from their posted rates for wind power. Starting in June, this discounted rate is approximately 5 percent lower than the average rates Pepco and BGE are charging for electricity generation and transmission.

How does it work? In Maryland and D.C., if you pay your own utility bill (whether you own your home or rent), you have the power to choose your electricity supplier. So you can choose to put the money you already spend on your electricity bills toward Clean Currents and support wind power.

How do you as a WABA member make the switch? It’s easy and takes just minutes, but you need to email us for the discount link at For specific questions, contact Clean Currents at (301) 754-0430 ext. 3 or email

Here are some important things to know:

  • There is no installation or switching fees.
  • It is the same dependable power to your home.
  • You will continue to receive just one utility bill (from your same provider).
  • Double-check that you are not with another third-party supplier (i.e. an energy provider other than Pepco or BGE).
  • The discounted fixed rate for WABA members will save you approximately 5 percent on your electricity generation and transmission services starting in June. Why?  In June, Pepco is raising its rates to 9.50 cents/KWh and BGE  is raising its rates to 10.47 cents/KWh.

Additionally, throughout April, Clean Currents is giving “We Add Up” shirts (pictured) to each home that signs up for wind power. Each shirt has a unique number on it that counts for every person who is doing their part to support wind power production. To get counted, make the switch to wind power now! Once you sign up, pick up your shirt at the WABA office during office hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

If you have any questions about the benefit or other membership benefits, contact or call (202) 518.0524 ext. 203.

WABA Members Get 20% Off Studio Theatre’s 2013 Productions

Starting Mon., March 10th, WABA members get a 20 percent discount on single tickets to Studio Theatre’s 2013 season productions, including:

  • The Motherf***er With The Hat (now through March 24)
  • 4000 Miles (March 20 to April 28)
  • The Real Thing (May 22 to June 30)
  • Baby Universe (June 26 to July 21)

We’re particularly excited to offer this benefit for the upcoming production of 4000 Miles, a play with a long-distance cyclist as one of its two central characters. After cycling 4,000 miles across the country, 21-year-old Leo arrives unannounced at the Greenwich Village apartment of his octogenarian Jewish leftist grandmother. As an overnight couch-surf turns into an extended stay, 4000 Miles unearths a surprising commonality between the two generations.

4000 Miles

Theater plus biking? How awesome is that? But wait, there’s more!

WABA and Studio Theatre are working together to ensure there is a place to park your bike when you roll up. Studio already offers indoor bike parking for its staff, but is working with WABA to get permanent racks installed outside for theatergoers. WABA will also be providing supplemental, temporary bike parking for the entire run of 4000 Miles.

Studio’s commitment to making 4000 Miles a bike-friendly experience is helped by the cyclists on staff. Its artistic director, David Muse, is an avid competitive cyclist. And marketing manager Scott Sanger has ridden his bike for the past 15 years as a member of Team Food & Friends, which rides to support those fighting AIDS.

Here are some important things to know about Studio’s discount for WABA members:

This discount is not valid for Saturday evening performances, in combination with any other discount offers, or on previous orders. Discounted tickets are subject to availability. There is no limit on the number of discounted tickets that can be ordered. To receive the discount, email for the promotional code. The code can be used to order tickets online through Studio Theatre’s website or when calling or visiting its box office. WABA members may also present their membership card at the box office to receive the discount.

Photo courtesy of Studio Theatre

Welcome to Our Newest Business Members!

business-membership-logoIn January, WABA launched our business membership program. Today, we are excited to introduce our newest business members, three companies dedicated to promoting bicycling, each in their own way.

WABA Climate Ride jersey

Custom-made by Primal Wear

Alta Planning + Design is a planning consultancy firm headquartered in Portland, Ore. It specializes in sustainable transportation and recreation planning and design, with a strong bike and pedestrian focus. Alta has had a hand in creating many of the bicycle-friendly communities, trails, and green spaces enjoyed throughout the U.S. Alta Bicycle Share, which is behind Capital Bikeshare and many other urban bikesharing systems, is a subsidiary of Alta Planning + Design.

Filter Coffeehouse is a D.C. coffee shop with locations in Dupont and Foggy Bottom. In 2010, Filter’s owner, Rasheed, had two custom bike racks (in the shape of a hot cup of coffee and a French press) installed outside his Dupont coffeehouse, ensuring his customers would have a dedicated place to park their bikes. An active cyclist himself, Rasheed can often be found at the head of the pack on WABA rides.

Primal Wear is a cycling apparel company based in Denver, Colorado. It designs and manufactures high quality cycling jerseys, T-shirts, outwear, and accessories, including the awesome limited edition jerseys custom-made for our 2012 Climate Riders. Committed to helping the cycling community grow through advocacy and education, Primal Wear supports fellow bike advocacy organizations in addition to charity rides and youth education programs.

A big welcome and thanks to our newest business members! Read up about our other business members here and here.

If you’re interested in becoming a business member, learn more about the program here.







Tonight: WABA’s Annual Members Meeting

Are you a WABA member? Our annual meeting is tonight, and you’re invited to attend to learn about the state of the organization and what we’re working on.

This evening, we’ll meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Eaton Room at All Souls Unitarian Church (1500 Harvard St. NW) for brief presentations by WABA staff and its board president. Elections for new board members will also take place.

Light appetizers will be served. The meeting will conclude at 8:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Not a WABA member? Join today.

This Time Next Week: WABA’s Annual Members Meeting


Are you a WABA member? Our annual meeting is next Tuesday, and you’re invited to attend to learn about the state of the organization and what we’re working on.

On Feb. 26, we’ll meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Eaton Room at All Souls Unitarian Church (1500 Harvard St. NW) for brief presentations by WABA staff and its board president. Elections for new board members will also take place.

Light appetizers will be served. The meeting will conclude at 8:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Not a WABA member? Join today.

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What You Get as a WABA Member

WABA Bike Boxes

This bike box could be yours to borrow.

Whether you have been a WABA member for years or just joined, you benefit in countless ways—like access to an array of enticing member benefits. To ensure that you don’t miss out on these awesome benefits, we wanted to remind you that as a WABA member you get:

You also get discounts from our community business partners (when you present a current membership card or discount code). Those include:

  • Annie’s Ace Hardware: 5% off one item under $50
  • Bike and Roll: $10 off bike rentals and/or bike tours
  • Bike Escapades: $150 off bike touring trips (plus $150 donated to WABA)
  • Brighter Days Collective Dog Walking & Pet Sitting: Get the cost of your WABA membership taken off your dog-walking or pet-sitting bill
  • Car2Go: Free Car2Go membership, plus 30 minutes of free drive time. Contact for discount code
  • Czech Active Tours: $50 off bike rentals
  • Embody Pure Fitness: 15% off personal training packages, plus a free fitness evaluation
  • Flow Yoga: 15% discount on all yoga classes
  • Gottaswing: 20% off beginner dance classes at D.C. locations (for first-time students)
  • Lunar Massage: Free membership to Lunar Massage
  • Save $5 on a bike reservation. Contact for discount code.
  • Results Gym: Discounted gym enrollment
  • Tranquil Space: Receive unlimited 15% discount on 1-,6-, or 10-class yoga passes
  • YMCA: Reduced enrollment and 10% off monthly dues at D.C., MD, and VA locations. Discount does not apply at the new 14th & W NW location
  • Zipcar: Half off first year annual fee ($30). Contact for discount code.

Are you a business interested in offering a benefit to WABA members? Contact our Membership Coordinator Megan Van de Mark at or call 202.518.0524 x203.

WABA Members Get to Work It Out

“Membership with Benefits” is a blog series in which we highlight a different WABA member benefit each month. Last month we featured Tranquil Space and Flow Yoga, two Washington-area yoga studios. This month we’re featuring Results Gym, Embody Pure Fitness, and the YMCA.

With the start of a new year, many of us make fitness-related resolutions. Whether we hope to lose weight, eat better, or simply feel better in our bodies, the beginning of the year is a great time to start a new fitness routine. However, the chillier temperatures can sometimes dissuade us from wanting to hop on our bikes to achieve those goals. Luckily for members, some of WABA’s discount partners offer indoor exercise opportunities.


As a WABA member, you receive discounts at Results Gym, Embody Pure Fitness, and the YMCA.

  • Results Gym offers discounted enrollment at its Capitol Hill and downtown locations. It provides personal training, nutrition services, rock climbing, hydroworx training pool, cardio theater, a variety of classes (yoga, cycling, abs, karate, dance, etc.), massage, squash and basketball courts, and more.
  • Embody Pure Fitness, located in Adams Morgan, offers a 15 percent discount on any personal trainer package. It specializes in boot camp workouts, kettlebells, TRX, nutrition, and rehabilitation services.
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, at its D.C., Maryland, and Virginia locations, offers reduced enrollment and 10% off monthly dues. It offers aquatics, youth and adults sports, fitness, yoga, dance, childcare, and more. This discount does not apply at the new 14th & W NW location in D.C.

Spend more time improving your health, but save money while doing so.

Now that’s a member benefit!