How to: Fix-a-flat

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors as they walk you through how to fix a flat on your bike! Has your bike been sitting because of a punctured inner tube or are you looking to replace an old inner tube or tire? It’s time to get your bike up and running again. We will show you the tools you need and step-by-step on how to get your bike back on the road. 

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Need accommodations, have questions about access, or have questions about the event? Send us an email at outreach@waba.org

Please keep in mind if we do chat about bike advice that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving. 

Bike Ambassador How To: Fix A Flat

Kinda washed out photo of a back bike wheel missing the wheel, the person is sitting by the road fixing her flat

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors Thursday, April 15th at 6pm, as they walk you through how to fix a flat on your bike! Has your bike been sitting because of a punctured inner tube or are you looking to replace an old inner tube or tire? It’s time to get your bike up and running again. We will show you the tools you need and step-by-step on how to get your bike back on the road.

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Need accommodations, have questions about access, or have questions about the event? Send us an email at outreach@waba.org

Please keep in mind if we do chat about bike advice that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

Highlights of the Marvin Gaye Trail

Trail goes off camera, its a bright blue sunny day and there are two riders visisble and a large mosaic of Marvin Gaye in the foreground.

Curious about the Marvin Gaye Trail? Have you never heard of it or are you looking for some new trails to ride? Join the Bike Ambassadors  for an afternoon webinar of the DC trail basics! We’ll cover where the trail is (and the nearby Metro stations!), cool things to see on the trail and answer questions.

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All WABA Zoom webinars are Rev closed captioned enabled. Have questions about the webinar, event access or the trail? Send us an email at outreach@waba.org. Click to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

We encourage you to practice social distancing by getting outside and exploring the region by bike, you can try riding a new trail or taking a new bike route. We want you to remain healthy and keep your bike in good condition, so join us as we share information about the Marvin Gaye Trail.

Highlights of the Oxon Run Trail

Curious about the Oxon Run Trail? Have you never heard of it or are you looking for some new trails to ride? Join the Bike Ambassadors  for an afternoon webinar of the DC trail basics! We’ll cover where the trail is (and the 4 nearby Metro stations!), cool things to see on the trail and answer questions.

This virtual event is on topics about Nacotchtank land. All WABA Zoom webinars are closed captioned enabled. Have questions about the webinar, event access or the trail? Send us an email at outreach@waba.org. Click to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

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We encourage you to practice social distancing by getting outside and exploring the region by bike, you can try riding a new trail or taking a new bike route. We want you to enjoy riding while exploring the outdoors, so join us as we share information about the Oxon Run Trail.

How to: ABC Quick Check

Join the Bike Ambassadors Tuesday March 16 at 12PM, as they walk you through how to do an ABC Quick Check on your bike. Learn how to perform some basic bike maintenance to make sure your bike is in good condition for your next ride. We’ll walk you through how to check your tire pressure, brakes, chain and a few other things. Performing an ABC Quick Check before your next ride can help make sure your bike is safe to ride.

We encourage you to practice social distancing by getting outside and exploring the region by bike, you can try riding a new trail or taking a new bike route. We want you to enjoy riding and keep your bike in good condition, so join us as we share tips on what to check for and help answer other bike questions.

We’ll be using Zoom which has auto-captioning with a minor delay and a text chat. Need accommodations, have questions about access, or have questions about the event? Send us an email at outreach@waba.org.

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Please keep in mind if we do chat about bike advice that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

How-To: be ______ on your bike

Join the Bike Ambassadors as we discuss various different topics such as how to be safe, polite, vigilant and so much more on your bike!

During this webinar, we’ll be sharing helpful information about riding on the road, trails, and around others. We’ll also cover how/when to use hand signals, how to ride predictably and much more! If you want to learn some bike etiquette tips for riding safely, join us February 24th at 12:00pm to learn more. We welcome you to ask us your biking questions to help you be a better rider. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Register via Zoom.

We’ll be using Zoom/Rev which has auto-captioning with a minor delay and a text chat. Need accommodations, have questions about access, or have questions about the event? Send us an email at outreach@waba.org.  

Please keep in mind if we do chat about bike advice that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

Bike Ambassador Show and Tell: How to See and Be Seen

Join the DC Bike Ambassador on Tuesday, November 17, from 6pm-6:30pm, as they share tips on being visible and seeing the road! The Bike Ambassadors will discuss the importance of having lights on your bike and how they help you stay visible to others. We will talk about bike lights, reflective gear and other ways to be seen. We’ll discuss how and when is the best time to use them. Bike Ambassadors seek to provide helpful information and resources to ensure everyone is riding safely, so join us and share ways that help you stay visible while riding your bike.

Please keep in mind if we do chat about bike advice that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

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The Bike Ambassadors: Here for All Your Questions

Hey there, from your friendly neighborhood Bike Ambassadors!

Do you have questions about how to be a confident rider on your first bike ride, or general questions about how to ride safely? Well, we have answers! We welcome you to bring all your thoughts and ideas to be answered by our knowledgeable WABA staff. 

We are eager to answer all your biking questions and provide you with helpful tips and resources to support you on your next ride. Whether you are new to biking or even an avid cyclist looking to learn something new (like a wheelie),  we can help. We welcome all your biking questions about the different types of bikes, brakes, shifting, flat tires, lights, helmets, bike rides, navigation, trails, bike lanes and so much more! 

Although we aren’t bike mechanics, we are happy to share some of the skills we’ve learned over the years from doing trail and roadside bike repairs.

If you would like to ask us questions or learn more about WABA, email bikeambassadors@waba.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon, happy biking!

Bike Ambassador Show and Tell: How to See and Be Seen

Join the DC Bike Ambassador on Wednesday, October 28th, from 12pm-1:00pm, as they share tips on being visible and seeing the road! The Bike Ambassadors will discuss the importance of having lights on your bike and how they help you stay visible to others. We will talk about bike lights, reflective gear and other ways to be seen. We’ll discuss how and when is the best time to use them. Bike Ambassadors seek to provide helpful information and resources to ensure everyone is riding safely, so join us and share ways that help you stay visible while riding your bike.

Please keep in mind if we do chat about bike advice that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

Join through Zoom.