WABA Climate Ride Happy Hour at Sidebar in Silver Spring

Join us for a happy hour drink TONIGHT (5/9) at Sidebar in Silver Spring. We’re raising money for Team WABA and the 2012 Climate Riders and need your help! We’ve raised an impressive $29,758.53 of our $38,400 goal so far! However, we have $8,641.47 to go and less than two weeks to do it! Sidebar has been generous enough to offer us 10% of the night’s sales. So bring your friends, co-workers, family, and significant others. Munch, mingle, and have a beverage. You’ll be helping us move closer to our fundraising goal with each sip or nibble, but you’ll be doing it while getting to know our 2012 Climate Riders, WABA members and other fellow cyclists! This is a free event.  However, we strongly encourage you to make a donation of $5 or more to support Team WABA. Register here or just show up!   EVENT DETAILS When: Wed., 5/9, 6-8pm WhereSidebar 8081 Georgia Ave. (enter on Sligo Ave.) Silver Spring, MD 20910 Can’t make the happy hour? Consider making a donation online. From the “Team WABA” page, pick any of our team members or choose “general team donation” to benefit the entire team.

Join WABA & the Climate Riders for a fundraising happy hour Tuesday, April 24th

Get to know your Climate Riders and fellow WABAns while enjoying a happy hour beer (or two).  Bring your co-workers, friends, significant others, or entire family.  As you mingle and munch with a roomful of stellar folks, you’ll also be helping raise money toward the Team WABA fundraising goal and thereby, supporting WABA with every sip.  We’ll be raffling off fun prizes and getting pumped for the upcoming ride!  With May 19th fast approaching, there is little more than a month to go before the Climate Riders hit the road for 5 days and 300 miles! When? Tuesday, April 24th, 6 pm-8 pm Where? Continental Pool Lounge 1911 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 703-465-7675 How? (Are we raising funds for Team WABA) We will be holding a raffle for some sweet biking stuff including the limited edition 2012 Team WABA Climate Ride jersey.  We also strongly suggest a donation of $5 or more to support Team WABA. Register here and bring a friend.  Or just show up!

More On-Street Bike Parking from DDOT and WABA

Megan posing with DDOT crew

As the weather turned colder and windier, some cyclists put their bikes away for the winter, but the intrepid WABA staff (and our friends at DDOT) decided that winter is the perfect season for increasing bike parking!  For all of you hardy winter bikers, we have a little new years present for you: 50 new bike parking spaces in 5 on-street bike corrals now available downtown! Together with a DDOT crew, WABA’s new Bike Parking Associate, Megan Van de Mark, installed the bike racks throughout Chinatown and Penn Quarter in the weeks before Christmas.  Now, when you are headed downtown, you can spend less time hunting for a place to lock up in the cold and more time impressing your friends with your winter biking stories. Biking to the Verizon Center to catch a Capitals game or to the National Portrait Gallery for a leisurely afternoon?   Use the new on-street parking nearby at the intersection of 7th & G Streets NW to lock up. Catching a movie at the E Street Cinema?  Lock up to the new bike corral just south of there at the intersection of E & 11th Streets NW. Trying to find the perfect wine and cheese for a winter dinner party?  Bike on over to Cowgirl Creamery and use the gleaming new on-street rack located outside on F Street between 9th and 10th Streets NW. Doing some post-holiday shopping at Macy’s? Ten new bike parking spaces are now available in the bike corral at the corner of G & 13th Streets NW. Checking out the Navy Memorial?  Now you can park at the new bike rack just north of there at the intersection of 8th and D Streets NW. In the upcoming weeks and months, WABA will be installing additional U-racks by bike throughout DC.  Do you know of other places around town lacking bike parking or of a specific location you would like to see a rack? Tell us about it! And check out our website for more information about WABA’s bike installation services.  Specific requests for racks can be made on-line using this request form.  Requests will be considered as soon as possible.  Wanting racks installed outside of the District? Contact Megan at bikeparking@waba.org for more information. See more photos of the on-street bike corral installations on flickr.