WABA’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:00 PM

District Winery

WABA Signature Event - Meetup

WABA’s turning 50, and we’re celebrating! Join us for a cocktail reception at District Winery where we’ll celebrate 50 years of accomplishments and launch a bold vision for the next 50 of making bicycling better and streets safer in the Washington, DC region.


6:00 PM: Reception with beer, wine, and passed hors d’oeuvres (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options).

  • Be sure to check out our raffle prizes and enter to win! Tickets are included with ticket purchase and will be available for purchase at the event.
  • Full bar available to Activist Table and Sustainer Level ticketholders until 6:45 PM

7:00 PM: Program

  • Hosted by WABA Board President Joanne Neukirchen
  • United States Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg on why a safe, sustainable, equitable transportation system is critical to our future, both regionally and nationally— and how local advocates are a key part of making it happen.
  • DC Councilmember Mary Cheh on the progress WABA and DC have made towards a just and sustainable transportation system. 
  • A Sizzle Reel of highlights from WABA’s advocacy over the years

8:00 PM: Reception continues with beer, wine, and passed hors d’oeuvres

8:15 PM: Raffle winners announced

9:00 PM: Event concludes

Host Committee

Many thanks to our host committee:

  • Peter Harnik and Linda Keenan, Co-Chairs
  • Allen Muchnick
  • Bruce and Linda Dwyer
  • Douglas Stewart and Tamara Harvey
  • Ed Blanton
  • Greg Billing and Carrie Ross
  • Jim Sebastian
  • Marya Torrez
  • Michael Gessel
  • Robert Patten
  • Samantha Trumbull
  • Sharon Gang
  • Shelley Vinyard

Want to join the host committee, and help fundraise for the next 50 years of work for safer streets and better bicycling? Email


Registration for the Jubilee is now closed.

Please email to inquire about space on the waitlist.


Interested in sponsoring WABA’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee? Email Akyra Davis at to learn more.

Event Details

Date: October 12, 2022

Time:  6-9 PM

Location Name: District Winery

Location Address: 385 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003 

Dress code: Celebratory! If getting fancy feels fun to you, you won’t be alone in your cocktail attire.

Getting there: in the spirit of a region where walking, biking, and transit are the best ways to get around, we encourage you to walk, bike, or take transit to this event! District Winery is about a 10 minute walk from Navy Yard metro (Green line), and there will be bike parking available at the venue on Water St SE. Car parking in the neighborhood is limited; you can view options here.

COVID-19: This event will be indoor/outdoor. WABA requires that all attendees be vaccinated for COVID-19. If, as circumstances evolve, we implement masking guidelines, we will let you know a week before the event. Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to navigate this pandemic together.