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Free Tickets for Green Fest at the DC Convention Center
Get a free one-day ticket (normally $15) with a new or renewed membership to WABA (while supplies last). The Green Fest is the nation's premier sustainability event with informative, insightful speakers, unrivalled green shopping, cutting edge eco-innovations, great live music, fun and educational family activities, hands-on workshops, organic wine and beer, and delicious, local vegetarian cuisine. Learn more about Green Fest. Be sure to stop the WABA table at the Green Fest.
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Free one-day ticket to Green Fest with your new or renewed membership
DC United Game with WABA, goDCgo and Capital Bikeshare
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
Revolution Cycles is getting together with WABA, goDCgo and Capital Bikeshare for a ride to a DC United game! Meet at the City Hub at 4pm; the ride will leave at 4:30pm. Rent a City Hub bike for $20 or save $5 on your bike rental with the purchase of a WABA membership. Or, feel free to meet us at City Hub in Crystal City and ride your own bike. Game tickets are $24 (save $8). RSVP and questions to Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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: email@example.com.
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
||Turkey Thicket Rec. Ctr.
||1pm - 4 pm
||11am - 2 pm
||Bike and Roll Alexandria
||10am - 2:30pm
||Mt. Vernon Rec. Center
Check the WABA Education website for the latest updates: http://www.waba.org/education
Job Opening: Events Coordinator
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Events Coordinator. Established in 1972, WABA is dedicated to promoting bicycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transportation by advocating for better riding conditions in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia.This position supports the Executive Director in the following ways: managing diverse special events, assisting with member outreach, and providing support for bike advocacy initiatives.
Develop, manage, and execute special events including, but not limited to: Bike to Work Day, Winter Gala and Fundraising Auction, and numerous community and fundraising bike rides and events. Work to secure permits, solicit sponsors, create routes for riding events, promote events, and recruit, train, and manage volunteers.
Work with other WABA staff to assist members with general queries about such topics as road conditions, bicycle routing through the area, advocacy efforts, and special events. Attend outreach events.
Support the executive director and other staff in advocacy efforts throughout the region. Attend public meetings, assist with public testimony and comment, and research advocacy issues.
Support the Safety Education program by assisting with children's safety events in schools and summer camps, equipment maintenance, and more.
- Experience in event planning and volunteer management;
- Extensive computer experience, especially in MS Office Suite;
- Strong oral and written communications skills;
- Web development experience, and interest in bicycling and strong riding skills a plus;
- LCI preferred, but not required
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position. Hours are flexible and some telecommuting will be acceptable. Salary range is $30,000 to $33,000 with benefits. Benefits include full medical and dental coverage, three weeks paid vacation, comp/flex time and optional 403B plan. Applying: Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Events Coordinator" in the title. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.
WABA is an equal opportunity employer based in the District of Columbia.