November 2 and November 9
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are pleased to announce "Got Lights?" bicycle safety and education campaign. Through the financial support of DDOT and WABA members, WABA will give out 200 free front and rear bike light sets to help make streets safer for nighttime riders by raising awareness of the importance of being seen when cycling, especially at night. Giveaways will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at Suntrust Plaza, located on the corner of 18th St. and Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC and on Friday, November 9th from 5pm to 7pm at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 3211 Pine Street, Washington, DC
October 12 to November 16
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), Commuter Connections, and the Downtown Business Improvement District (DBID) invite area residents to start the weekend one day early by enjoying a ride on their bicycle to the office, to shop, to the movies, or to socialize with friends.
Bike-Friendly Fridays, which will take place ever Friday between October 12 and November 16, will provide a regular opportunity to enjoy autumn in the city without the stress of driving. WABA will provide bike commuting ride leaders to help bicyclists travel from each Ward in DC to the downtown business district on Friday mornings, and will provide information online to help bicyclists find bike routes, parking, showers, and other amenities.
JOIN WABA'S GALA COMMITTEE
Planning is now underway for WABA's 2008 Gala and Benefit Auction and we are looking for volunteers to help plan the event and solicit donated items. A meeting of the WABA Gala Committee will take place this Monday, November 5th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the WABA office at 1803 Connecticut Ave NW, 3rd Floor. If you would like to help, please RSVP to Chantal Buchser at firstname.lastname@example.org
WABA HOLIDAY PARTY
Thursday, December 13th 5:00 to 9:00pm
Free to Members/$5 Suggested Donation Non-Members
Join the Board and staff of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association as we celebrate the close of another successful year of bringing better bicycling in the Washington region. Food and drinks will be provided. The party will take place at the WABA office at 1803 Connecticut Ave NW on the 3rd floor, just three blocks north of the Dupont Circle Metro stop. Ample bike parking is available. Please RSVP to Jenn Bress at Jenn@waba.org.
WABA SEEKS PRO-BONO DESIGN WORK
In our ongoing efforts to improve our services to our members and increase the visibility of WABA throughout the Washington region, WABA is currently looking for a professional design firm to help improve WABA's branding and marketing materials. The firm will help us develop consistent design principles for print and web-base materials, improve membership and fundraising communications, and help raise the profile of the association. If you or someone you know might be able to help, please contact Jenn Bress at email@example.com
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CITY BIKES ADAMS MORGAN OFFERS FREE BIKE MECHANICS CLASSES
November classes begin Thursdays at 6:30 pm at our Champlain Street location. Class attendance is first come, first serve.
- Nov 1:Basic Maintenance
- Nov 8:Derailleur Adjustment
- Nov 15: Wheel Truing
- Nov 29: Brake Adjustment
No prior experience is necessary.
Questions? Write firstname.lastname@example.org
2008 STOP, SWAP AND SAVE
February 10th from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Please pass this information on to your club members as well as add it to your calendar of events.
Don't miss the 11th annual STOP, SWAP, AND SAVE bicycle swap meet. The mid-Atlantic's largest bike swap and sale will take place on February 10th from 9 :00 am -2:00 pm at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, MD. This year's Swap will be bigger and better than ever and will feature over 300 vendors and now includes FREE Consumer Seminars on topics like triathlon training, nutrition, bicycle touring, and women's cycling. Product demos, giveaways, special events and so much more.....
Whether you're looking for road, mountain, BMX, TRI or vintage, there is something for everyone at the Swap. Admission is still just $5.00 to over 30,000 square feet of great cycling deals. All buildings are heated and breakfast and lunch are available for purchase!! learn more>>