| Event Hub
September 21, 2010
• Moon Light Ride
• 50 State Ride
• Car Free Day
• Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge
• Upcoming Education Classes
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Moon Light Ride
September 23, 2010
Join WABA, the Capitol Riverfront BID, and Forest City as we celebrate the full moon and the opening of the brand new Yards Park! The Yards Park is a beautiful new park along the SE Waterfront close to Nationals Stadium and is a great location for the start/finish of our bike rides!
The fun will begin as WABA watches the Washington Nationals take on the Houston Astros at 4:35pm. Tickets for this game are no longer available through WABA. And don't forget the Nationals offer free bike valet parking! Following the game, we will walk over to the Yards Park where there will be food trucks, community groups, bike shops and more to enjoy before the ride.
Beginning at 7:30pm, riders can check-in with WABA or register on-site for one of our two rides. At 8:30pm, WABA will have an 11-mile ride leaving the Yards Park heading west along the Potomac River taking in sights along the way including Hains Point, the Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall. At the 4.5 mile marker which is the Lincoln Memorial, there is an early turn off for those looking for a short ride or an earlier night.
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50 States & 13 Colonies Ride
September 25th, 2010
Registration is now open for this year's 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride taking place on Saturday, September 25! This unique Washington DC event is always a WABA member favorite with two routes to choose from.
You can take on the challenging 64-mile 50 States Ride traversing all 50 state streets through each of the 8 Wards; or take on the shorter 13 Colonies Ride covering the 13 Colonies state streets.
WABA will once again host a start area celebration, 3 rest stops, an optional lunch along the way, and a post-ride happy hour to celebrate your achievements!
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Car Free Day
September 22, 2010
Car Free or Car-Lite and make a difference for a day by bicycling, walking, teleworking, carpooling, vanpooling or taking transit. Pledge today and you're automatically entered into a raffle for cool prizes! This year you can win a free Apple iPad or folding bike! You can still pledge even if you're already car free.
WABA Partnered Event
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge
Saturday, October 23, 2010
On October 23, Eunice Kennedy Shriver's legacy will be commemorated by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge: a 20-mile bike ride, 5K run, 3K walk, Youth Fun Run, and a series of Criterium Friendship Races all hosted on the National Mall. In addition to friends and admirers of Mrs. Shriver, hundreds of Best Buddies participants and Special Olympics athletes are expected to take part in this recreational event that will celebrate Mrs. Shriver's love of sports and friendship. The day will conclude with an awards celebration and private luncheon at the foot of the Washington Monument.
Mrs. Shriver had one vision - to show the world that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) could achieve and thrive in society. Her vision and legacy live on through two organizations - Best Buddies and Special Olympics. To further ensure Mrs. Shriver's legacy lives on, Best Buddies and Special Olympics are partnering in 2010 on an event in the nation's capital, the inaugural Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge sponsored by Audi. Through this event, the two movements will build more communities of inclusion.
To start a team for your family, friends, business, church, school, or to simply sign-up as an individual, please visit www.ekschallenge.org or contact Participant Coach Ted McCartan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WABA's Bike Education Fall 2010 Schedule
Want to use your bike to get where you need to go? Learn to safely share the road with cars, other bikes, and pedestrians. Most of these classes are currently sponsored by city Departments of Transportation and are provided free of charge (except for Learn to Ride). All classes are taught by League of American Bicyclist Cycling Instructors (LCI).
Get reacquainted with bicycling
Learn to Ride (L2R) is a 3 hour learn how to ride class for adults only
Commuting Seminar is a 1 hour 'brown bag' seminar
Motorist Education is a 3 hour class directed to motorists in general
Confident City Cycling classes
CCC1 is 2 hours: in-class bike basics and on-bike handling skills
CCC2 is 4 hours: in-class vehicular cycling and on-bike avoidance maneuvers
CCC3 is 3 hours: in-class written evaluation and on-bike evaluation (CCC 1,2,3 equal to TS101 if taken in same year)
TS101 is the full 9 hour Traffic Skills 101 LAB class
Group Riding is a 3 hour group riding skills class (recommended for mass start charity riders or for introduction to pelotons)
LCI is the 20 hour League Cycling Instructor training
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||Mt. Vernon Rec. Ctr.
||Turkey Thicket Rec. Ctr.
||Charles Houston Rec. Ctr.
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||Bike and Roll Alexandria
Check the WABA Education website for the latest updates: http://www.waba.org/education