The mission of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association is to create a healthy, more livable region by:
- promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation;
- advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and
- educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
WABA envisions a region in which biking is joyful, safe, popular, and liberating – supported by the necessary infrastructure, laws, activities, and investments – and where bicycle ridership mirrors the incredible diversity of our communities.
WABA is a 501(c)(3) member-supported organization founded in 1972 and serves the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. WABA educates and advocates in The District of Columbia, Montgomery County; Prince George’s County; Arlington County; Fairfax County; and the city of Alexandria.
For a comprehensive history of WABA from 1972 to 1992, see this document.
2015 – 2020 Strategic Plan
The five-year Strategic Plan was adopted by the WABA Board of Directors in 2015 and outlines our goals and objectives. The visionary goals of the plan are:
- Triple the number of people on bikes region wide by 2020
- And by 2035, no one in our region should be more than one mile from a dedicated place to bike.
The full 2020 Strategic Plan is available here.