Washington Area Bicyclists’ Choice Awards

Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association at the third annual Bicyclists’ Choice Awards for a celebration of the people and places that make our region a great place to ride a bike.

The Bicyclists’ Choice Awards will take place on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 from 7:30-9:00pm at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. Advanced RSVPs are now closed for the event, but anyone is welcome to attend.

We are excited to announce the Awards will be hosted by Tom Sherwood of NBC4 Washington!

This event is special because we rely on YOU to tell us what bike people, places, and improvements were your favorite in the last year. More details about the Awards nomination, voting, and selection process are below. Voting is now closed.

Voting was open from Thursday, February 9th through Friday, February 24th. Winners will be announced at the event. We invite you to  celebrate with us at the awards event where WABA will announce the winners of the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards and recognize winners of several special WABA Awards. Admission to the party and refreshments are free. All event attendees are invited to join us down the street at Wundergarten after the awards ceremonies for a beer on us!

Additionally, WABA’s Annual Members Meeting will also take place that same evening. The Annual Members Meeting will be from 6:30-7:30 pm prior to the awards party – and there will be a social reception for WABA Members attending the Annual Members Meeting from 6:00-6:30pm. All WABA Members are invited to join us for the Annual Members Meeting and to vote on new WABA Board of Directors members, as well as ask questions and share feedback as a member of the organization.

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 6:00-9:00pm
Members Reception from 6:00-6:30pm
Annual WABA Members Meeting from 6:30-7:15pm
Bicyclists’ Choice Awards event from 7:30-9:00pm
Awards After Party at Wundergarten 9:15pm-10:00pm or later?!

Where: Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, 700 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20002

WABA Members: If you are a WABA member, you are welcome to arrive at 6:00pm, prior to the Awards event, to participate in our Annual Member Meeting and vote in our Board elections.

Hosted by: Tom Sherwood of NBC4 Washington


Awards stage

What are the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards?

The Bicyclists’ Choice Awards event was held for the first time in 2015. It is WABA’s way of hosting a fun party event that our members and supporters would want to attend during which we could also recognize and thank some of the most important bike-friendly people, businesses, and places within the region. The event is also a way to make advocacy fun and entertaining, and to share our advocacy mission, work, and the successes across the region with all of our members and supporters.

For a recap and photos of the 2016 Bicyclists’ Choice Awards, check out this blog post!

The event itself features two different awards categories:

  • Bicyclists’ Choice Awards are nominated and voted on by the public.
  • WABA Awards, selected by the WABA Board and staff, are awarded to people who did tremendous things for biking in 2016 that the general public may not necessarily know about.

For any questions about the Awards event or Annual Members Meeting, email events@waba.org.