You are cordially invited to the area’s only speakeasy-style party to celebrate bicycling. BikeFest is the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s annual fundraiser, and this year’s will be filled with more jazz, class, and table games than ever before! Join us for an evening of elegance, card tables, poker chips, drinking, eating, and dancing. Tickets are on sale now.
BikeFest is our signature fundraising event to support our efforts, which promote bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation; to advocate for better bicycling infrastructure; and to educate children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
There will be live jazz and swing music, and we are bringing in professional dealers and card tables. Those who play table games can trade in their chips for tickets to win bike-themed prizes. And we encourage you to dress to impress—think Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. We’ll have a photo booth so you can show off your elegant outfit.
BikeFest will also feature a silent auction with vintage bike art and specially themed “experience packages” (like a mountain bike tour with a local rider). Bring your wallet!
The BikeBuild Contest, for which local shops build their own creative, innovative, sometimes wacky bikes, will return for the third year. You will get to vote for your favorite build and the shops will auction off their new creations to the highest bidder. Papillon Cycles, Phoenix Bikes, City Bikes in Adams Morgan, and the Green Commuter are the brave BikeBuild competitors this year. Stay tuned and follow our blog for BikeBuild updates.
A big thank you to WABA’s generous BikeFest 2013 sponsors: The Boeing Company, Chipotle, Signal Financial, CH2M Hill, Toole Design Group, and Entertainment Sound Production.
Mark your calendars and buy your tickets now for BikeFest 2013. WABA members can purchase tickets at the discounted price of $45 (make sure to use the special discount code we emailed you yesterday). Tickets are $55 for the public. Space is limited and BikeFest will sell out!
Want to be a part of it all and help make the event happen? We need your help as a BikeFest volunteer! Sign up for a volunteer shift here. Interested in becoming a BikeFest sponsor, major donor, or raffle prize donor? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE: Fri., May 3, 2013
TIME: 8 p.m. to midnight
LOCATION: Eastern Market North Hall, Washington, D.C.
TICKETS: $45 for WABA members (use the discount code you received via email), $55 for nonmembers
BikeFest is made possible by our generous sponsors