Last week you received our Event Hub email and as you could probably tell, we are extremely busy this fall! We have an ambitious and action-packed season of bicycling ahead of us -- and we need cyclists like you to come out and help!
As an Event Hub subscriber, you know that WABA puts a lot of time and energy into bringing you as many bike and bike-related events as we can cram into one little biweekly email. You also know that as dedicated as we are, WABA could not do all that we do without the help of local cyclist volunteers. Well, now is your chance to get on board and join the effort: volunteer with WABA!
Listed below are upcoming volunteer opportunities to get involved wth WABA. We have also included a link to a sign-up page to receive our Volunteer Hub emails on a more regular basis (1-2 per month). Finally, you can bookmark our volunteer calendar on the WABA website at http://www.waba.org/get_involved/volunteer.php
Volunteer three times with WABA and earn a free one-year membership!
Stay connected! Sign-up now to receive future Volunteer Hub emails!
The Nation's Triathlon Bike Valet
Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th
The 6th Annual Nation's Triathlon to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will take place Sunday, September 11, 2011 in downtown DC. WABA will be there again this year providing our bike valet services on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th for triathletes to attend course briefings, as well as for race packet pick-up & registration.
More info and sign up to volunteer!
WABA's Volunteer Night!
September 21st, 2011
Have you thought about volunteering with WABA but never really got around to doing it? Now is your chance! Typically held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, we invite everyone and anyone to come by the WABA office and help stuff membership packets, and brainstorm future volunteer efforts.
WABA volunteer nights are a fun way to get to know other cyclists in the DC area and a simple way to help advocate for better bicycling. Do you have ideas for volunteer opportunities you would like to see us offer? Do you want to play a larger role in helping WABA's advocacy efforts? This is your chance.
Register for Volunteer Night
Solar Decathlon Bike Valet
West Potomac Park, Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC
September 22 - 25 & September 30 - October 2, 2011
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association will be providing on-site bike valet services during the US Department of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon. The bike valet is located on the southern end of Solar Village near the Welcome Tent.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
Sign up to volunteer or learn more about biking to the Solar Decathlon
2011 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride Volunteers
September 24th, 2011
WABA's premier bike ride is almost here! Keep the 50 States and 13 Colonies Ride rolling by joining our volunteer corps! Whether you want to lend a hand on foot or on bike, WABA's staff and our 500 riders can use your help. There are several volunteer opportunities to choose from, so you can pick the role that suits you best.
All volunteers will receive a 50 States T-shirt, snacks and discounts at the after party.
Sign up to volunteer now!
So You Want to be a DC Bike Ambassador?
Thursday, September 15th, 6pm
We're actively recruiting volunteer Bike Ambassadors (BAs) to represent WABA and put a smiling face on bicycling. And the next DC Bike Ambassador volunteer orientation is coming up. We're looking for enthusiastic and engaged cyclists who are interested in joining the volunteer Ambassadors in spreading the word about bicycling!
The Ambassador orientation is the first step in becoming a volunteer Ambassador. It's basically a chance for Daniel, our Bike Ambassador coordinator to meet all the volunteers face-to-face and to lay out the BA program. If you're interested in coming to the next orientation meeting, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Sign-up by emailing: email@example.com