Introducing the Street Wize Foundation, a WABA Business Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership programWe 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 the Street Wize Foundation

The Street Wize Foundation is a Washington, DC-based organization “educating our youth one community at a time.”

They run a number of outreach programs that provide education and harm-reduction strategies for at-risk youth in the DC-area.

One of the key projects of the Street Wize Foundation is their “Ride Safe” Youth Bicycle Safety program which teaches kids ranging from kindergarten through high school about safe riding practices. Using a combination of classroom and on-street activities such as bike rodeos, kids are engaged and educated in safe ways to ride bicycles.

We are happy to count the Street Wize Foundation 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 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

Introducing Mesirow & Stravitz, a WABA Business Member

Last week, we told you about 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 Mesirow & Stravitz.

Mesirow & Stravitz, Attorneys-at-Law, is a D.C. law firm that focuses on personal injury and is personally connected to helping bicyclists who have been involved in crashes. It has a personal investment in crashes involving cyclists: 75 percent of Mesirow & Stravitz staffers commute by bike or on foot, so they’re as familiar with the streets you ride and walk on as you are.

Though we at WABA work daily to make the D.C. area safer for everyone who rides a bike, crashes do happen. Mesirow & Stravitz is a great option: The firm has received the “AV” rating, the highest possible for legal ability and ethics, from legal industry information services company Martindale-Hubbell. Both John Mesirow and Eric Stravitz have a 10/10 rating from professional review site avvo.com.

We’re thrilled to have Mesirow & Stravitz 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.

September’s Membership Benefit: Momentum Magazine

To show our appreciation for your support of our advocacy and educational work, we partner with businesses, local and not-so-local, to offer you discounts that make your life a little easier, a little more convenient, a little more luxurious.

Not yet a member of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association? It’s fast, easy, and cheap to support bicycle advocacy in the nation’s capital.

For the month of September, we’re highlighting a new discount for WABA Members from Momentum magazine. Current, new, and renewing members of WABA are eligible for a free year-long digital subscription to Momentum.

Momentum Magazine focuses on transportation cycling and bike culture in North America in order to promote, encourage & inspire Smart Living by Bike. The magazine’s goal is to influence a shift in the transportation culture in North America from car-centricity to a balance of public transportation, appropriate car use, walking and bicycling, by showcasing riding a bike as a fun, smart, stylish way to get around. Momentum’s positive and solutions-based editorial coverage includes arts & culture, city and people profiles, style, food, current events and gear.

You can catch up on advocacy around North America and bike styles by reading the digital edition in your browser, or take it to go. Just download the Zinio app for iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows 8, and be on your way.

How to get claim this Membership Perk: 

  1. If you’re a member of WABA, email membership@waba.org for the special Members Only link.
  2. Register your email address (email addresses will be used only for subscriptions and not for any other marketing purposes). There is a delay of up to 8 days between subscribing and receiving access to the current issue. You should receive an email from Zinio within a week from signing up here, letting you know your first issue is ready.
  3. Enjoy!

Not a member yet? Join WABA today to be part of the movement that is transforming our region.

Thanks to our dedicated members, bicyclists across the region have been able to enjoy…

  • Cycletracks on Pennsylvania Avenue, 15th Street NW, and L Street NW
  • Increased miles of bike lanes
  • Trail Rangers cleaning and maintaining trails
  • Improved trails including the Capital Crescent, Mount Vernon, Anacostia Riverwalk, and Metropolitan Branch trails
  • New green bike lanes in D.C. and Arlington
  • Massively expanded Capital Bikeshare, including new stations in Alexandria and Montgomery County
  • The recognition of Bethesda and Rockville as Bicycle Friendly Communities

We need you to ensure that our recent successes continue. Please join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association today and help us build a region where everyone can ride, safely and conveniently!