In case you missed it, earlier this week we announced a brand new event! Join us at the Washington Area Bicylists’ Choice Awards on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at the Thurgood Marshall Center building in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. As part of the event, we need your participation to nominate and vote on the winners. Nominations are being accepted through Monday, February 2nd. After nominations close, WABA members will be invited to vote. Voting will be open February 5th through February 15th. Winners will be announced and honored at the Awards event on the February 20th. The Awards party will be a fun and social celebration of the people and places that make DC, Maryland, and Virginia great for bicycling. Admission to the event and appetizers are free, beer and wine a $5 suggested donation. Did we mention who’s hosting the event?!?! DC’s very own Brian McEntee (you know him as Gear Prudence, the funny bicycle columnist in Washington City Paper, and @SharrowsDC across the internet). Anyone is welcome to attend the Awards and we ask that you please RSVP here. Guests and nominees for the Awards event should arrive between 7:00 and 7:30pm. The awards presentations will begin at 7:30pm. This year, we are combining our Annual Members Meeting with the Awards event to hold them on the same evening. If you are a WABA member and are interested in participating in our Members Meeting and voting in our Board elections, please arrive by 6:30pm. The Members Meeting will take place from 6:30 to 7:00pm. Don’t forget to nominate, and we hope to see you there!