waba@waba.org
Phone: 202.518.0524
Fax: 202.518.0936

Washington Area
Bicyclist Association
2599 Ontario Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009

DC Bike Ambassador

What’s a Bike Ambassador?

The DC Bike Ambassadors are educators and enthusiasts who are working to bring better bicycling to the people of the District. Carefully selected for a love of bikes, an enthusiastic personality, a good sense of direction and effective communication skills, we are out on the streets day and night to promote bicycling in our city.

WABA's Bike Ambassador program is loosely modeled after programs from Chicago and Philadelphia and was created with input from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). The program is desinged to promote safe cycling for fun, for fitness and for transportation to everyone in DC.

What does a Bike Ambassador do?

We attend community events, engage people one-on-one about bikes and bicycling, act as mobile information booths, highlight best practices and new bike infrastructure, and ride along wherever there are bicyclists out and about. More than ever before, bicycling is an integral part of the transportation system in DC and we DC Bike Ambassadors are a key component in bringing the benefits of bicycling—reducing congestion, improving personal and environmental health, saving money, making streets safer—to a broader audience.

The goals of the DC Bike Ambassador program are:

  • Getting more DC residents and visitors to try cycling for fun, fitness and transportation.
  • Educating cyclists, drivers and pedestrians on the safe use of roads, sidewalks and trails.
  • Reducing barriers that prevent people from cycling.
  • Providing resources to make the choice to go by bike an easy and safe one.
  • Modeling good behavior and respectful, safe road use for everyone.

Bringing a Bike Ambassador to your event

Wherever people are getting together, that’s where we want to be! If you are organizing an event in your community or workplace and think that your attendees would benefit from information about bicycling, simply fill out this form or send an email to dcba@waba.orgdescribing your event and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can.

Please include:

  • The name of your organization/company
  • A description of the event
  • The date and time
  • A sentence or two telling us how you'd like the Bike Ambassador to fit in with your event

Unfortunately, not all event requests can be filled and we ask for your understanding if we decline. We are currently unable to attend any events outside of the District of Columbia.

Prefer to speak to a real live Bike Ambassador? Call 202.518.0524, ext. 200.

 

In the meantime, here are some other WABA resources that might be helpful:

Bike Commuting

Smart Cycling Tips

Maps and Guides

Bikes on Transit

Bike Laws

 

Interested in becoming a volunteer Bike Ambassador?


Fill out this online form to be contacted about the next upcoming training


 

 
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