How to Be Safe on Your Bike

Join the Bike Ambassadors at 6pm on August 25th, when we’ll discuss how to be safe on your bike, and so much more! At the webinar, The Bike Ambassadors will share helpful information about riding and around others while navigating roads and trails. They’ll also cover how/when to use hand signals and how to ride predictably.

Register!

We welcome you to  ask us your biking questions and look forward to seeing you soon!

2022 Washington Region Vision Zero Summit

The Vision Zero Summit brings together elected officials, decision-makers, advocates, thought leaders, and the private sector to share best practices, insights and innovations to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our region’s streets and highways. 

This year’s Summit will take place on Tuesday, September 13th, and will focus on Safe Streets for All: A Safe System Approach. The Safe System approach was founded on the principle that no one should be killed or injured when using the road system. It consists of five elements: Safe Road Users, Safe Vehicles, Safe Speeds, Safe Roads, and Post-Crash Care.

The Summit itself will take place over Zoom. The link will be sent out along with the programming closer to the date of the event.

Lunch is included in the cost of the ticket. WABA will provide an Uber Eats promo code to all attendees.

After the Summit, there will be an in-person meetup at Buena Vida Gastrolounge (2900 Wilson Blvd #103, Arlington, VA 22201), from 7pm to 9:00pm (Doors open at 6:30 PM). This gathering is an opportunity to revisit some of the day’s key themes, socialize, and decompress. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up for this event when you register for the summit. Free food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided! We’d love to see you there!

Closed captioning will be available throughout the day on Zoom, and ASL interpretation services will be provided for the in-person meetup.

The full agenda is below.

Welcome & Opening Plenary: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Welcome

Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Boyd, Director of The Street Project, a documentary on the massive international movement to turn public streets into safe spaces for all.

Panel Session: 10:40 AM – 11:40 AM

Safe Street Design Panel:

•Cheryl Cort, Policy Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth

•Sonya Breehey, Fairfax Families for Safe Streets and Coalition for Smarter Growth

•Jennifer Cooper, Steering Committee Member, D.C. Families for Safe Streets

Background: The panelists will discuss how new thinking and practical constraints require revisions to urban street design standards to ensure street designs include safe bike and walking facilities. These panelists will also discuss how to prioritize the most vulnerable people on our streets to ensure we reach Vision Zero.

Breakout Sessions: 11:50 AM – 12:50 PM

Transportation Journalism Panel:

•Kea Wilson, Senior Editor of Streetsblog USA

•Jordan Pascale, Transportation Reporter, WAMU

•Scott Brodbeck, Founder and CEO, Local News Now

Background: In this panel, you will hear from experienced transportation journalists who are on the front lines covering our issues. The panelists will speak to how government agencies, advocates, and residents can collaborate with transportation journalists, and you will get an opportunity to ask questions to our seasoned panelists. The panelists will also discuss how they make coverage decisions and challenges to covering crashes and Vision Zero.

Systemic Safety Analysis Presentation:

•Jesse McGowan, Multimodal Transportation Planner Coordinator, Montgomery County Planning Department

Background: As part of Montgomery County’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries by 2030, Montgomery Planning is using a new strategy to improve road safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians called the Predictive Safety Analysis. It is a proactive data-driven approach that works to prevent severe and fatal crashes before they happen.

This will be a technical presentation focused on a statistical analysis and its applications. This presentation will be most useful to data-focused agency staff, consultants, and advocates.

Lunchtime Breakout Sessions: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Applying for Safe Streets Funding Opportunities Presentation:

•Tiffany Smith, Program Manager, Vision Zero Network

Background: This presentation will offer tips and key takeaways on how advocates and government agencies can use federal funding to integrate Safe System approaches.

Mobility Next: What’s Next for National Landing’s Planned People-First Transportation Infrastructure Presentation:

•Robert Mandle, National Landing BID

Background: Reclaiming streets and prioritizing pedestrians has become a growing interest within urban downtowns. The National Landing BID will present the story of how National Landing’s $4 billion portfolio of transportation projects will transform the public realm into one of the most well-connected, intermodal downtowns in Virginia and the Country.

The audience will learn about the projects underway in National Landing, what it takes to become the most connected downtown in the country, and learn the importance of keeping Vision Zero principles in the forefront of the planning process.

Breakout Sessions: 1:40 PM – 2:40 PM

Data Mapping Panel:

•Andrea Lasker, Vision Zero Coordinator, Prince George’s County

•Zachary Bishop, Planner

•Sydney Walker, Communications Assistant

•Mike Doyle, Founder, Northern Virginia Families for Safe Streets

Background: These panelists will discuss how mapping and data visualization is key to telling the story of Vision Zero, and how to use near miss/dangerous location surveys for street safety advocacy with policymakers, complete street planners, and law enforcement.

Building Coalitions with People Before Cars Panel:

Moderator: Jeremiah Lowery, Advocacy Director, Washington Area Bicyclist Association

•Gillian Burgess, Steering Committee Member, People Before Cars Coalition

•Malaika Scriven, National Landing BID

•Sonya Breehey, Fairfax Families for Safe Streets and Coalition for Smarter Growth

Background: The National Landing BID, in partnership with local organizations representing advocacy and business interests, created the People Before Cars Coalition in 2021. The Coalition amplifies next generational transportation infrastructure necessary to create a safer, people-centric network in National Landing. This panel explores how BIDs and place management organizations can collaborate with community stakeholders to garner support for big ideas that diverge from antiquated vehicle centered practices. Through advocacy, campaigns, storytelling and collaboration, BIDs can help harness the power of shared interests to build coalitions and champion major capital projects. This session will explore the People Before Cars Coalition model and lessons-learned to deliver a shared vision of people-centered mobility within National Landing.

Panel Session: 2:50 PM – 3:50 PM

Getting to Good: Building a Regional Bus System that Works for Marginalized and Underserved Communities Panel:

•Moderator: Ron Thompson, Transportation Equity Network Organizer, Greater Greater Washington

•Faith Walker, Executive Director, RVA Rapid Transit 

•Jane Lyons, Maryland Advocacy Manager – Coalition for Smarter Growth 

•Max Richman, Ward 7 Representative to the DC Bicyclist Advisory Council (DC BAC)

Background: Public transportation, critical to keeping current and new drivers off the road, is increasingly recognized among some advocates as a pillar of a Safe System Approach. Public bus service is often neglected in conversations about improving public transit in our region, and subsequently those who choose and rely upon bus service have their needs neglected. A Safe System approach requires an intentional focus on marginalized and underserved communities, groups that are disproportionately impacted by traffic violence and also heavily represented among the Washington region’s bus riders.

Hear from three panelists working to identify and correct disparities in bus service.

Panel Session: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Jessie Singer, journalist and author of There Are No Accidents: The Deadly Rise of Injury and Disaster – Who Profits and Who Pays the Price

*In-Person Programming 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM*

Remarks: Randy Clarke, WMATA General Manager

Advocacy Roundup Summer 2022

This summer, we hope you had the opportunity to ride and enjoy recently completed protected bike lane and trail projects throughout the region! 

We organize, fight and build power so everyone will have the opportunity to bike ride, roll or walk with low-stress and safety from cars this summer and every summer! 

And this summer has been really busy! These last few months, our team at WABA has been busy building power and momentum to deliver on our goal of implementing even more miles of trails and protected bike lanes until we have the whole network complete. 

We hope you will stop for a moment and read about those victories as well upcoming events and actions throughout the region! 

Washington, D.C.

Low Stress Bike Network

The eastern downtown protected bike lane is starting the installation process and is set to be complete by next Spring. This project and many other projects are set to be installed because advocates organized and thousands of people took action. 

If you want us to continue the progress we have made then join us!

Our campaign to complete a low-stress bike network in Washington, DC has been ongoing, and our volunteers have been busy working on major projects! If you’re interested in joining an advocate-driven campaign to build an entire network, head to waba.org/network, click on Join the Campaign and fill out the form! 

While DDOT has been busy implementing projects our volunteers campaigned for, our collective work continues until we have the whole network.

Testifying Before Congress

Ludwig Gaines and Jeremiah Lowery at a House subcomitee hearing

On June 8, WABA, and Executive Director Ludwig Gaines, headed to Capitol Hill to testify before the U.S House Highways and Transit subcommittee! This was a historic moment for WABA! 

The hearing primarily focused on Federal Highway Administration’s safety programs and how new funding and policy changes made by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could help to stem the startling rise in traffic deaths over the last few years. 

The committee was particularly concerned by the disparate equity impacts of dangerous road design on vulnerable road users.

Click here to view a recording of WABA’s testimony and click here to read our testimony! 

Maryland

Prince George’s County

Bike and Roll Safety Day

On July 10th, The Creative Arts Center at Capital Market in Suitland, MD partnered with WABA, the Department of Public Works and Transportation, District Youth Cycling, Streets Calling Bike Club DC to host a community Bike and Roll Safety day. 

The purpose of the day was to provide residents with more information about the County’s vision zero campaign and provide resources to help county residents champion safe streets for all, while also feeling safe navigating the community. 

The event featured a pop-up bike trail, free helmet giveaways, bike tune-ups, safety information and the farmers market!

It was a great event and we look forward to hosting more advocacy events with RISE Prince George’s, The Capital Market, and the Creative Suitland in the near future. 

Looking to get involved in Prince George’s County advocacy now? On September 12th, Prince George’s County’s Active Transportation Advisory Group is hosting its quarterly meeting to discuss general issues impacting bicycle, pedestrian and shared use paths in Prince George’s County.

Montgomery County 

WABA’s Equitable Investment Proposal

In January 2022, as the Montgomery County Council began its deliberations on the Capital Budget for the next six years, WABA submitted its Equitable Investment in Montgomery’s Bike Network Proposal. The proposal aimed to shift spending on active transportation towards areas of the County that were more in need, from an equity perspective, of such investments. In particular, the proposal calls for constructing Tier One Bike Master Plan segments in four Equity Focus Areas of the County.

On May 26, the Montgomery County Council voted 9-0 to add $10.7 million to the Capital Budget to fund construction of:

  • A 1.3 mile protected bike lane on Cherry Hill Road 
  • Two new Neighborhood Greenways in Wheaton;
  • One new Neighborhood Greenway in Silver Spring;
  • Three new Neighborhood Greenways in Langley Park; &
  • An additional $2m in planning for other tier one Bicycle Master Plan projects

All of these projects are new to the Capital Budget of the County and would not have been funded without our collective advocacy!

Please send emails to County Councilmembers and the Executive  to thank them for adding money for active transportation and for making more equitable investments in biking and walking in the County! 

And stay tuned for the next phase in our campaign to complete the protected bike network in Montgomery County.

Virginia

Arlington 

Crystal City Bike Network

Arlington County released its final plans detailing the Crystal City Bike Network alignment, and their implementation timeline for delivering these improvements have been published on the project website. 

The People Before Cars Coalition (PBC), of which WABA is a steering committee member, gave significant input and was actively involved in the development of this plan!

Here is a letter from the project team providing the PBC with additional information on the final plans and the next steps for this important effort in Crystal City! To view the full plan click here!

Alexandria 

Let’s get the Long Bridge right

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) shared plans for the Long Bridge Project during a public meeting on June 22nd. Those plans included a design flaw that will impact people who wish to walk or roll across the bridge.

New bridges are rare; this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to significantly improve transportation across the Potomac River, doubling rail capacity and creating new connections for people walking and biking from Long Bridge Park in Arlington, VA to East Potomac Park in DC.

WABA has been invested in the effort to build a better Long Bridge for over a decade, standing alongside the more than 1,400 community members who submitted comments on the project (read more here).

To view more information about this project or contact the project managers visit the project page here

Fairfax

ActiveFairfax Plan

Fairfax County is updating and combining the Bicycle Master Plan and the Countywide Trails Plan into the ActiveFairfax Transportation Plan. Active transportation means self-propelled, mostly human-powered travel including walking, biking, rolling (scooter, wheelchair, stroller), hiking, running, and riding for transportation and recreational purposes.

The plan will establish a vision and a roadmap for implementation of safe, convenient, and enjoyable streets and trails in Fairfax County. 

On May 10, 2022, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed the Safe Streets for All Program, a comprehensive initiative to address systemic transportation safety issues for people walking, biking and using other forms of active transportation.

Currently, WABA is a member of the ActiveFairfax Engagement Technical Advisory Group and is engaged in efforts to move the plan along. Click here to visit the plan’s website and/or to contact the project team. 

Capital Trails Coalition Updates

Planning Session

On June 29th, the Capital Trails Coalition (CTC) held an engaging and productive in-person membership meeting. 

In addition to having a chance to reconnect with trail colleagues and friends, participants dug into the goals and strategies that will form the backbone of our new strategic roadmap. 

CTC staff are in the process of analyzing feedback and ideas for how we actualize the strategic goals. They will then begin working with the CTC Steering Committee and others on an implementation plan, with opportunities for all members to lead and participate. Their key goal: a comprehensive and complete roadmap and action plan to present to the full membership at their next membership meeting in September!

Want to receive newsletter updates on their progress or is your organization interested in joining the CTC? Sign up here

Families for Safe Streets Coalition Updates

D.C. Families for Safe Streets

DC Families for Safe Streets (DC-FSS) has been busy advocating for life-saving changes and providing support to those affected by deadly crashes in our communities.

This summer has been filled with events such as the Families for Safe Streets Therapeutic Writing Workshop for individuals who have lost a loved one or been injured (or care for someone who was) in a traffic crash to D.C Council public hearings on safe streets legislation. 

To get involved in D.C Families for Safe Streets, visit their website here!

Montgomery County Families For Safe Streets 

Montgomery County Families for Safe Streets (MCFFSS) is currently deep into many advocacy campaigns to make streets safer in Montgomery County. 

Since the recent death of Enzo Alvarenga, who was killed by a driver while biking on Old Georgetown Road, MCFFSS has been actively meeting with elected officials and advocating for infrastructure changes on the road. 

In addition, MCFFS is also preparing for World Day of Remembrance 2022. To get involved in MCFFS please email advocacy@waba.org

Northern Virginia chapters of Families for Safe Streets

In June, Alexandria Families for Safe Streets held their first in-person meeting in two years!  

It was a combination social event as well as some discussion on plans for street safety advocacy activities beginning in September.

With traffic deaths up double digits in just 24 months, now is an important time to get involved in the Alexandria, Fairfax or Arlington Families for Safe Streets Chapters. 

To get involved in one of the chapters visit the Northern Virginia Families for Safe Street webpage here

Prince George’s County Families for Safe Streets

Do you live in Prince George’s County and you want to confront traffic violence and its epidemic of tragic injuries and deaths? We are looking to support advocates in starting a Prince George’s County Families for Safe Streets chapter! If you have any interest please email us at advocacy@waba.org.

Washington Region Vision Zero Summit

Save the date for this year’s Vision Zero Summit on September 13th, 2022! 

This conference brings together elected officials, decision-makers, advocates, thought leaders, and the private sector to share best practices, insights and innovations to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our region’s streets and highways. 
Interested in submitting a workshop proposal idea for this year’s summit? Click Here!

(organizations that signed on to support our Transportation Equity Pledge)

What’s Next

WABA held 2022 Candidate Forums for Montgomery County Executive and Council, DC Mayor, DC Council Chair, and DC Ward 5 Council. 

We also sent questionnaires to candidates for executive and council races throughout the region for all candidates. 

In addition, we also gave candidates the option of signing our transportation equity pledge, a pledge asking them to commit to prioritizing budgetary and legislative measures that will help in the development of an equitable transportation system.

We closed the 2022 primary season out by hosting a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) bike ride in Washington, DC and Montgomery County! At our GOTV bike ride, we gave candidates running for Council the opportunity to speak to our bike riders about their transportation priorities!  We look forward to hosting the ride on a yearly basis going forward! Check out photos from the ride here

So what’s next? 

This general election, we will be encouraging our supporters to run for ANC (Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners)  in Washington, D.C., as well as directing them to the community resources and information on how-to-run for ANC positions, stay tuned for more details!

In Arlington, after the general election, we will be hosting a roundtable discussion with the incoming County Board member elected in November. More information to come! 

WABA is a 501(c3) and therefore we don’t endorse candidates for any elected position, but we will work hard to educate our membership to help them make informed decisions! 

Official Testimonies and Comments Submitted by WABA

WABA Advocacy in the News

New Montgomery County Data for Progress Poll shows that our ideas are popular!

Upcoming Events and Actions 

  • Save the Date: 2022 Vision Zero Summit will take place on September 13th, 2022
  • The public is asked to comment on plans for historic Harmony Hall in Prince George’s County. The current plan expands the park’s trail system and creates a water access point. Attend the public meeting: The NPS will present the plan at a live, virtual public meeting on July 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Click here to join the public meeting.
  • Keep Beach Drive Closed to Cars Public Comment Opportunity – Public meeting on July 18, 2022 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Join the S. George Mason Drive Multimodal Transportation Study team for the kick-off of the 2nd round of public engagement!

Visit WABA’s Action Center webpage to check out the latest actions you can take for safer streets throughout the region!

New Advocacy Team Staff!

Meet Kalli, our new Capital Trails Coalition Manager!

Meet Stephanie, our new Vision Zero Coalition Manager!

Kevin O'Brien portrait

Meet Kevin, our new Capital Trails Coalition Coordinator! 

Let’s put the park back in Little Falls Parkway!

On June 9, 2022, the Montgomery Parks Department issued a press release announcing a plan to reconfigure driving lanes on part of Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda to study “the operational effects of reducing the Parkway from four lanes to two.”  This study is a key step towards creating a permanent, linear park on the south side of Little Falls Parkway and a slower, narrower path for car traffic between Dorset Ave and Arlington Rd (one in each direction).

In 2016, Parks temporarily reduced the number of car lanes from two to one in each direction. This was in response to the death of a cyclist who died crossing the Parkway while on the Capital Crescent Trail.  This new plan could create a linear park along this stretch of Little Falls Parkway.  It would create additional safe outdoor recreation space in the Bethesda area.  Let’s show our support for the study and for a permanent road diet at the crossing of the CCTrail and the Parkway.  Use the form below to email the Parks Department, Councilmember Friedson whose district encompasses the Parkway, and the at-large Councilmembers.

On October 17, 2016, Ned Gaylin was out for a bike ride on the Capital Crescent Trail when he approached the trail crossing of Little Falls Parkway, a four lane (two car traffic lanes in each direction) boulevard road.  As Professor Gaylin, was biking through the marked crosswalk there, one lane of cars stopped.  He proceeded through the intersection and was then struck and killed by a car because of the multi-lane threat that existed at that crossing.  Within days, the Montgomery Parks Department reduced the number of car lanes to one in each direction, thus implementing a road diet eliminating that multi-lane threat to those walking and biking through that intersection.  Since 2016 there have been no fatalities at that crossing.

Parks did hold a series of meetings since the fatal crash to explore how to remake that crossing and developed ideas that would keep the crossing safe.  Almost all of those ideas retained the road diet as the most effective means of keeping the crossing safe.

After the onset of the COVID pandemic, Parks also implemented an ‘Open Parkways’ policy on Little Falls Parkway, Beach Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway, closing parts of those Park roads to cars on the weekends.  While there has been broad support across the County for the weekend closures, some living near Little Falls Parkway have been vocal in their opposition to the closures.  Thus, the Parks Department has decided to suspend the weekend closures on Little Falls alone, while retaining the road diet near the CCTrail.  Parks simultaneously has announced the plan to study placing two lanes of car traffic (one lane in each direction as currently exists near the Trail) on one side of the Parkway median, while developing a plan for a linear park on the other side.

As advocates for safe walking and biking in Montgomery County, we should show our support for retention of the road diet on Little Falls and the creation of a linear park along Little Falls that would enhance the amount of outdoor recreation space in that area.

Montgomery County Get Out The Vote Bike Ride

Join WABA, Maryland Latin American Youth Centers, and Young People for Progress on a ride to the polls! Riders will meet between 9:30-10am at the Long Branch Community Center (8700 Piney Branch Road) where we will talk to candidates for County offices between 10:00-10:30am and raffle a $25 gift card. At 10:30am, we will ride 2.5 miles to the Silver Spring Civic Center to meet other candidates between 11:15-11:45. Then people can go vote and then have lunch at a nearby restaurant.

NEW DATE: The event will now take place on Sunday, July 10th at the same time.

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Transit reimbursement requests can be sent to kiara.williams@layc-dc.org

Schedule

10:00-10:30am – Meet Candidates at Long Branch Community Center

10:30am – Bike to the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Plaza (corner of Ellsworth and Fenton Streets)

11:15-11:45am – meet at the tables by CAVA near Fenton Street

11:45am – Vote at the Civic Center!

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Internet Coffee Hour

Brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea and come hang out on the internet with us for a bit.

Conversation is open—we often chat about weekend plans to be outside but also take questions about getting into biking, what trails are being expanded, and topics not connected to bicyclists (donuts are good!).

RSVP

Hosted by a WABA staffer, this is a great chance to ask any bicycling questions! Join us anytime between 8am and 9am. And you are totally welcome to join voice or text chat only without video.

Getting Your Bike Rolling

Has your bike been sitting over the winter? Are you ready to get your bike ready for the warm weather? In this webinar we’ll discuss what to check to make sure your bike is in good working order and we’ll perform some general maintenance to service your bike before hitting the road or trails. You’ll learn how to check your tire pressure, how to check your brakes, how to check your chain and how to make sure key parts are secure on your bike.

Register

If this sounds like a cool webinar, join us Thursday June 23rd at 6pm to learn more. Feel free to bring your questions where we’ll be happy to answer them and help get you back on the road. Can’t join but have questions? Send us an email at bikeambassadors@waba.org

Meet Stephanie, our new Vision Zero Coalition Manager!

Hey, y’all, my name is Stephanie Tulowetzke and I’m extremely excited to be joining WABA as the new Vision Zero Coalition Manager!

My social work education is the basis for the core values informing my work: the dignity and worth of all people, the importance of human relationships, and social justice. I first got involved in community organizing when I was in grad school, which led to me doing advocacy work full-time. I’ve organized local and national campaigns to stop climate change, those in favor of local affordable housing advocacy, and national voter engagement/education.

My path to transportation advocacy is simple and personal. While i grew up in Northern Virginia, I’ve been in DC since 2018 and navigate the city mainly via transit and walking. I love the DC region and the people that live here, and watching the number of traffic fatalities increase over the last few years feels personal. I want to be able to safely get to wherever I want or need to in the region, and I want everyone else to be able to do the same, no matter what transportation mode they’re using.

I am so thrilled to be involved with WABA’s transportation and safe streets advocacy, and am looking forward to jumping in. Feel free to reach out at stephanie.tulowetzke@waba.org if you’d like to connect, or if you have any thoughts or ideas you’d like to share on Vision Zero and safe streets.

Roll to the Polls Get Out the Vote(GOTV) Bike Ride

WABA is collaborating with Ward 5 for All, Black Women Bike, Streets Calling, Saturday Night Bike Club and Ward 3 bikes to host “Roll to the Polls” Get-out-the-vote bike ride on June 11th!

During these rides, WABA will invite At-large, Ward 3 and 5 2022 primary candidates to speak to our participants. This is a major opportunity to get more face-time with candidates, highlight transportation issues this election season, and show the diversity of our movement. 

We will meet at 9:30 a.m at the SW corner of Calvert St and Connecticut Ave NW near Woodley Park Metro station (we will be on the grassy hill next to the capital bikeshare station), we then will have an opportunity to hear from some of the candidates present and ask any questions you may have. 

We will then ride to Turkey Thicket Rec Center (participants also have the option of taking Woodley Park Metro Station to Brookland Metro Station and walking 5 mins to Turkey Thicket Rec Center), where we will have an additional Q&A with the candidates present. We will wrap up at noon, and participants are invited to walk over to a nearby restaurant and have brunch with WABA staff. 

The event will go on rain or shine! Bikers aren’t made of sugar, we won’t melt in the rain!

Call and/or text if you have trouble finding the riders: 202-964-5263

Confirmed Candidates:

Erin Palmer – Council Chair Candidate 

Matt Frumin – Ward 3 Council Candidate

Eric Goulet – Ward 3 Council Candidate

Tricia Duncan – Ward 3 Council Candidate

Phil Thomas – Ward 3 Council Candidate

Benjamin Bergmann – Ward 3 Council Candidate

Zachary Parker – Ward 5 Council Candidate

Faith Gibson Hubbard – Ward 5 Council Candidate

Gordon Fletcher – Ward 5 Council Candidate

Lisa Gore – At-Large Council Candidate

Nate Bennett Fleming– At-Large Council Candidate

Additional Details: 

The bike ride will be no more than 30 mins using mostly a route that has protected bike lanes. WABA staff will be present to hand out water bottles and there are capital bike share stations at Woodley Park metro station for participants. 

If you want to participate but don’t want to bike, no problem! You can meet us at Woodley Park metro station and then take the metro station to Brookland metro to reach the second destination. 

Bike Anywhere Week: Ways to Carry Stuff by Bike

Join WABA for our third annual Bike to Anywhere Week by tuning in to our webinar where we’ll discuss the different ways to carry stuff on your everyday ride.  Learn how to carry things around your bike using racks, bags, trailers and more! We’ll share  some quick tips on how to use these accessories and where others might be able to find them. By the end of the webinar you’ll have all the knowledge you need in order to carry your necessary items for your commute,  your groceries from the store to your home, your kids to school or even your pets to the park! Feel free to ask your questions so you are  prepared to carry things around on your next ride.

Register!