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We’re Hiring! Be Our Membership Coordinator

2013 50 States Ride

As our membership coordinator, you’d get more people on bikes to support our work.

We’re hiring a membership coordinator! See more details and learn how to apply below the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing D.C. Sundland, Realtor®, a WABA Business Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership program. We debuted the program last year and are steadily signing up new business members in 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet D.C. Sundland, Realtor®.

D.C. Sundland, Realtor®, Stages Premier, is an area realtor who gets it: More and more people buying homes in the Washington area are looking for housing convenient to bike and transit routes and Sundland welcomes the opportunity to show homes by bicycle.

D.C. Sundland is based in Columbia Heights and is licensed to sell homes in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.

With a background in engineering and urban planning, Sundland brings a specialized insight to his real estate business. He is an enthusiastic cyclist who knows the region intimately through a decade of exploration by foot, bike, and transit. We are pleased to count him as one of WABA’s business members.

Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy. In return you’ll receive:

  • Listing on WABA’s business membership webpage with link to your business’s website
  • Promotion upon joining through our social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and our blog (we have 5,200 Twitter followers  and 6,500 Facebook friends)
  • Use of WABA’s bike-friendly business window cling and/or digital logo
  • Discounted WABA memberships ($10 off) for all employees
  • Support in applying for Bicycle Friendly Business recognition from the League of American Bicyclists

Introducing Ridescout, a WABA Business Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership program. We debuted the program last year and are steadily signing up new business members into 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet Ridescout.

In the D.C. area, we have a lot of transportation options. Certainly we all love riding our bikes, but as multi-faceted people with busy lives, sometimes our transportation needs can be complicated. Smartphones do make things easier–but trying to compare multiple modes to find the best option can itself be a big time investment that requires numerous, unrelated apps.

Enter Ridescout.

Ridescout aggregates all of your transportation choices: check it for directions for your own bike (and number of calories burned!) or see nearby Bikeshare stations with available bikes. Ridescout also compares Car2Go, taxis, Metrobus (with real-time arrivals), Metro, your own car, and Amtrak, factoring in time required, distance, and cost of each mode.

Do you use Bikeshare or love someone who does? You can opt to receive notifications letting you know when your 30 minutes of riding time is almost up, and if the Bikeshare station closest to your destination fills up. To avoid “dock block,” RideScout will reroute you to the next closest station and tell you how long it takes to get there.

Ridescout has recently launched a full Android release and now all features are available for iPhones and Androids. Download the Ridescout app in the App Store or the Google Play Store.

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Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy. In return you’ll receive:

  • Listing on WABA’s business membership webpage with link to your business’s website
  • Promotion upon joining through our social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and our blog (we have 5,200 Twitter followers  and 6,500 Facebook friends)
  • Use of WABA’s bike-friendly business window cling and/or digital logo
  • Discounted WABA memberships ($10 off) for all employees
  • Support in applying for Bicycle Friendly Business recognition from the League of American Bicyclists

 

 

Introducing Glut Food Co-op, a WABA Business Member

We’ve introduced you to our business membership program. We debuted the program last year and are steadily signing up new business members into 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet Glut Food Co-op.

Glut Food Co-op is one of the few worker-owned food co-ops in the region. Located just over the D.C. border in Mount Rainier, Md., Glut was founded in 1969 by conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. Since its inception, Glut has focused on vegetarian food produced locally and organically. To offset the waste generated by packaging and shipping, Glut offers a wide selection of bulk foods—easy for transport by bicycle!

Glut has offered bicycle parking in front of the shop for many years. Now that it’s a business member of WABA, Glut is further demonstrating a commitment to a healthy, sustainable region. Not only does Glut have bike parking, a bike pump, and tools available, they also have a guest lock for any who may have left home without theirs. Located just a block from the Mount Rainier bike co-op, it’s quite easy to plan food shopping with a little bike repair.

We’re thrilled to have Glut as a business member!

Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy. In return you’ll receive:

  • Listing on WABA’s business membership webpage with link to your business’s website
  • Promotion upon joining through our social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and our blog (we have 5,200 Twitter followers  and 6,500 Facebook friends, and the blog is one of the top-five pages viewed on the website)
  • Use of WABA’s bike-friendly business window cling and/or digital logo
  • Discounted WABA memberships ($10 off) for all employees
  • Support in applying for Bicycle Friendly Business recognition from the League of American Bicyclists

Meet WABA’s Business Members

A year ago, we launched a business membership program to give bike-friendly businesses in the D.C. region (and beyond!) a way to support WABA’s work. We’ve consistently added more businesses to the program and have had the opportunity to talk with many more about the benefits of supporting a bike-friendly Washington, D.C., area.

WABA’s business members understand that businesses and communities thrive when more people have the option to choose healthy, environmentally and economically sound transportation. Remember: Protected bike lanes mean business, so more bike infrastructure is a win-win for the cycling and business communities alike.

We know that many of you are keen to support the local establishments that understand the benefits of a bicycle-friendly Washington area, so in the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting the local and national businesses that are supporting WABA through the business membership program.

Our current business members include Glut Food Co-opMesirow & Stravtiz, Attorneys at Law; the HiveRidescoutD.C. Sundland, Realtor®; Stages Premier; the Streetwize FoundationSchultz & Trombly, PLLC; Madbomber; and Ecoprint, a founding member of the program that has renewed its support for the second year.

Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy. In return you’ll receive:

  • Listing on WABA’s business membership webpage with link to your business’s website
  • Promotion upon joining through our social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and our blog (we’ve got 5,000 Twitter followers  and 6,000 Facebook fans, and the blog is one of the top-five pages viewed on the website)
  • Use of WABA’s bike-friendly business window cling and/or digital logo
  • Discounted WABA memberships ($10 off) for all employees
  • Support in applying for Bicycle Friendly Business recognition from the League of American Bicyclists

A big welcome and thanks to our newest business members! If you’re interested in becoming a business member, learn more about the program here.

Thank You for Joining Us!

Our yearly membership drive ended last Friday, and we’re pleased to announce that over 550 people joined us—some for the first time, some for the first time in a long time, and some for yet another few years. Membership dollars help us expand our advocacy, outreach, and education work, and we enthusiastically welcome and greatly appreciate financial support of what WABA does. If you joined or renewed during the drive, thank you!

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We’re really excited about our new members!

We’d also like to thank to local businesses City Bikes and Lunar Massage for graciously donating materials to the drive. And a number of WABA supporters volunteered to help us solicit memberships throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia last week—we couldn’t have pulled off the membership drive without them!

You can engage with us in a number of ways in addition to being a WABA member: You can become a D.C. bike ambassador; get involved with our advocacy efforts; take a class (the last oneof the season is this Sunday!); join the Women & Bicycles group if you’re women-identified; follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and Flickr (and contribute to our Flickr pool!); read our blog; ride your bike; and encourage your friends to join us, too.

If you didn’t join during the drive, that’s OK! You can join or donate to WABA at any time. Plus, WABA members get great perks.

We look forward to working with all our new members to better bicycling in the D.C. region.

2013 Membership Drive: This Is It

It’s the last day of our 2013 membership drive. Have you become a WABA member yet?

This week, we’ve told you about the great perks WABA members are eligible for, and about some of the specific endeavors that your WABA membership supports. We’ve had an amazing show of support from our current members; if you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve likely noticed an abundance of gold icons, which represent an affiliation with WABA. And over 300 of you have joined since we kicked off the drive on Monday.

We hope that—if you haven’t already—you’ll make the choice to join us. If you join during this membership drive (which runs until this Friday, Oct. 25—that’s today), your membership is good through December 2014—that’s two free months of membership. And this week, joining at any level nets you sweet incentives*:

$35: Membership, plus sticker and notepad
$50: Membership, sticker, notepad, and a standard-issue WABA T-shirt
$100: Membership, sticker, notepad, and a special-edition gold WABA T-shirt
$500: Membership, sticker, notepad, and a WABA bike jersey

Today is the last day to join WABA and take advantage of the great incentives we’re offering during this membership drive. Join today

*Your notepad, sticker, T-shirt, or jersey will be mailed to you, along with your WABA membership card, in four to six weeks.

This post is part of our yearly weeklong membership drive. Your membership supports our advocacy, outreach, and education efforts, and you get great perksJoinrenew, or donate today.

2013 Membership Drive: An Open House, Just for You

Well, have you? Sign up on the MBT (4th/S NE) until 9:30 a.m.

Yesterday, we launched our 2013 membership drive. We’re continuing to push for new members, and we’d appreciate it if you joined! Your membership dollars support our education, outreach, and advocacy work.

A major success for area bicyclists, the Bicycle Safety Amendment Act of 2013, was passed by the D.C. Council and signed by Mayor Vince Gray last week. Read more about what the the bill does to make biking better and safer in D.C. Support like yours that enables us to not only advocate on your behalf, but distribute information about legal requirements for bicyclists.Becoming a WABA member ensures that we can represent you and let you know what we’re doing.

If you join during this membership drive (which runs until this Friday, Oct. 25), your membership is good through December 2014—that’s two free months of membership. And this week, joining at any level nets you sweet incentives*:

$35: Membership, plus sticker and notepad
$50: Membership, sticker, notepad, and a standard-issue WABA T-shirt
$100: Membership, sticker, notepad, and a special-edition gold WABA T-shirt
$500: Membership, sticker, notepad, and a WABA bike jersey

Today, we want to remind you that on Thursday night, Oct. 24, we’re hosting an open house for our new, old, and potential members. Please stop by for snacks and beverages! We’ll answer your questions and chat about biking in the D.C. area. RSVP here.

*Your notepad, sticker, T-shirt, or jersey will be mailed to you, along with your WABA membership card, in four to six weeks.

This post is part of our yearly weeklong membership drive. Your membership supports our advocacy, outreach, and education efforts, and you get great perks. Join, renew, or donate today.

Welcome to the 2013 WABA Membership Drive!

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Your membership dollars help us get more people on bikes.

WABA’s annual membership drive begins today! We’re a member-supported organization, and we can’t do our work without you. Join now!

If you join during this membership drive (which runs until this Friday, Oct. 25), your membership is good through December 2014—that’s two free months of membership. And this week, joining at any level nets you sweet incentives*:

$35: Membership, plus sticker and notepad
$50: Membership, sticker, notepad, and a standard-issue WABA T-shirt
$100: Membership, sticker, notepad, and a special-edition gold WABA T-shirt
$500: Membership, sticker, notepad, and a WABA bike jersey

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This awesome T-shirt can be yours with a $100 membership.

On our blog this week, you can expect to hear more about our advocacy, outreach, and education successes over the past year. All of our programming works to support people who ride bikes in D.C., Montgomery, Prince George’s, Arlington, and Fairfax counties and the city of Alexandria, which is why our theme for this year’s drive is “I Bike, Therefore I Am…a WABA member.” Join today to make that a true statement!

We’ll also be opening our office on Thurs., Oct. 24 from 6-8 p.m. for new and old members. We encourage you to stop by, ask questions, and learn about what WABA membership can do for you. Please RSVP here so we can stock up on snacks and beverages.

Read more about the 2013 membership drive below the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Seeking Volunteers for Next Week’s Membership Drive

WABA is a member-supported organization: Our members are critical to our success, and membership dollars are critical to our bottom line. Our annual weeklong membership drive kicks off next Monday and runs through Oct. 25. All next week, we’ll make sure you know the great reasons to be a WABA member.

Before we ask you to join or renew your membership (wait for next week—we’ll have plenty of great incentives on offer then!), we need to ask for your help. We’re greatly in need of volunteers to assist us in recruiting new members.

We have five shifts available from 4 to 7 p.m. each day next week. You can choose a location that’s convenient for you. You must be able to stop by the WABA office to pick up and return recruitment supplies. We offer free memberships to those who volunteer three times; given its time requirement, this shift will count as two occasions.

Please sign up to volunteer here.

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