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 in late February 2017 (we’ll announce the exact date very soon!) from 7:30-9:00pm.

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Do you have a favorite new bike lane? A favorite bike shop? Do you know of a bike-friendly business? Is there a social ride that you love?

We want to hear from you! We need you to decide the winners of the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards. 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.

Nominations are now open! Nominate your favorite bike people, places, business and infrastructure improvements in 2016.

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Nominations will be open from Friday, January 6th through Friday, January 27th. Voting will be open from Tuesday, January 31st through Friday, February 17th. Winners will be announced at the event in late February. We invite you to party and 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 appetizers are free. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine for sale.

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 in the lobby 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. The Bicyclists’ Choice Awards event is open for anyone to attend. There will be another reception after the Awards event in the lobby from 9:00-9:30pm.

Please RSVP if you can join us for the event.

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Event Details:

To be announced very soon!

Annual WABA Members Meeting from 6:30-7:15pm (pre-meeting reception from 6-6:30)
Bicyclists’ Choice Awards event from 7:30-9:00pm (post awards reception from 9-9:30)

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.

RSVP:
Please RSVP for the event here.

Nominate and Vote:
Nominations are now open!

Volunteers Needed:
Interested in lending a hand while enjoying a fun party and learning about the year’s advocacy successes? Sign up to volunteer with WABA at the awards event here*. (*Check back! We’ll update the Awards Volunteer sign up soon.)


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.