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Bike to Work Day Registration is Open
Friday, May 20th, 2011
The region's biggest bicycling event is around the corner! Join thousands of cyclists from around the area in a healthy, non-polluting, and fun commute to work. Registration for Bike to Work Day is now open!
Learn More / Register Now!
National Bike Summit - Congressional Bike Caucus Ride
Friday, March 11th, 2011
Each year as a fitting end to the National Bike Summit, the Congressional Bike Caucus and Summit attendees are invited to take a bicycle tour of DC with WABA and the League of American Bicyclists. WABA members are invited to attend this year's ride, which will start at Garfield Circle (traffic circle just southwest of the Capitol) at 8:30 AM on Friday, March 11th. Come prepared for a 9-mile tour of the District's newest bicycle facilities. Remember - helmets are mandatory.
Bike Movie Night - "With My Own Two Wheels"
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Join us for a screening of the powerful documentary "With My Own Two Wheels" at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse (2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA). The movie, which played to great reviews at a sold-out premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, portrays the "bicycle as a vehicle for change around the world."
6:45 PM - doors open for you to get situated and order food and drink
7:30 PM - film begins followed by a Q&A with producer and co-director Jacob Seigel-Boettner
We'll be providing extra bike parking at the theater and holding raffles for great bike prizes throughout the night. Pre-order tickets straight from the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse website. Tickets will go on sale shortly.
Paul's Ride for Life
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Paul's Ride for Life is a fun ride for a very good cause. This event honors the memory of cycling enthusiast Paul Rossmeissl, who died in an accident on the W&OD Trail. Join the half-century or two shorter rides on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail starting from Reston Town Center. Riders can also enjoy the 5th Annual Cyclefest at the Reston Town Center when the ride is over.
100% of the proceeds benefit the Washington Regional Transplant Community. Registration and details are online at paulsrideforlife.org.
Brita Climate Ride NYC-DC
May 13-17, 2011
Join the National Bike Ride for Sustainable Solutions Take your message to Washington...by bicycle! Climate Ride is not only a fully-supported, 5-day charitable bike ride, but it's also the one and only multi-day charitable bicycling event that supports green causes.
Proceeds from Climate Ride events support important projects at a collection of nine organizations focused on green jobs, clean energy, climate education, and bicycle infrastructure. Get to know the 2011 Climate Ride beneficiaries including WABA.
Climate Ride is your chance to learn more about sustainability and the green energy future from our expert speakers, network with others who are passionate about renewables and the climate, and most importantly take action, all while experiencing an exciting cycling adventure through some of the nation's most beautiful countryside.
Learn more at www.climateride.org
Bike MS: Beyond the Beltway
June 11 & 12, 2011
Escape the ordinary and embark on the ride of your life! Choose from 1 or 2-day route options from 30 to 150 miles. The sense of accomplishment you'll feel as you cross the finish line can only be matched by the difference you'll be making in the lives of people living with MS. We'll be there to support you along every mile with tools to help you train and fundraise while you enjoy a fully-supported, fun and truly extraordinary experience.
Each participant commits to a fundraising minimum, which will help provide support and fund research to find a cure for people affected by MS. To learn more about MS and the National MS Society, visit http://www.MSandYOU.org/bike or contact 202-296-5363, option 2, or BikeMS@MSandYOU.org.
WABA's Brown Bag Commuting Seminar
In 2011, WABA wants to help you and your coworkers bike to work! If your organization or company is interested in encouraging more bike commuting, WABA's Brown Bag Commuting Seminar that might be just what you're looking for.
The seminar is basically a short version of our popular Confident City Cycling Classes. Designed to be taught over the course of a lunch hour, the basics of safe bicycle commuting, vehicular cycling and route choice are covered. WABA literature such as our Safe Bicycling in the Washington Area, pocket DC Bike Law guides and area bike maps are available free and distributed at the seminars.
Here is the standard Bike Commuting Seminar package:
• Hour-long Bike Commuting Seminar includes safety video and slideshow presentation
• Free literature from WABA and partner organizations about events, safety and special offers
• Free maps for all attendees of DC, Arlington & Alexandria (subject to availability)
• $10 off of a 1-year WABA membership for all attendees
Free League of American Bicyclists Commuter Manual for all attendees
• Price: $195
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-518-0524 to arrange a seminar or with any questions.
The spring riding season is upon us. Add the following dates to your spring calendars:
National Bike Summit - March 8th - 10th, 2011
Bike DC - May 22nd, 2011
Be sure to bookmark our main events page at waba.org/events. We also post other area events on our website at waba.org/events/other.php.