This week is our 2014 WABA Member Drive. On the blog, we’re highlighting the work your membership supports. D.C. Bike Ambassadors program we travel throughout the District promoting safe and responsible cycling as well as encouragement and education for all road users to share the road responsibly. Our Women & Bicycles program has exploded in the last year with over 2,300 participants in the online forum – yet work still remains to get even more women involved in bicycling. Our Suburban outreach team visits points out of the District where many people still bike, but their routes are a little bit longer, and some of their concerns a little bit different. East of the River program strives to connect residents living in Ward 7 and Ward 8 with bicycling but holding mobile clinics, events, and community rides. Our Trail Ranger program monitors and helps maintain some of the most popular bike trails in our area. From the Metropolitan Branch Trail to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, they help report maintenance, spearhead community clean-up events, and even showcase the trails with fun events! Our outreach efforts help keeps our bicycling community growing towards a more inclusive place. Your membership supports this idea and shows your support for those cyclists just joining our community. The first 500 people to join or renew this week will receive a limited edition “I bike. I vote. @ I’m a WABA Member” t-shirts. T-shirts can be picked up on October 17 from 5:30-8:00 PM at Beirgarten Haus on H st. or will be shipped the week after.