Let’s Party For Better Bicycling

Tour de Fat is on Saturday! This beer + music + bike + lots of awesome people festival raises lots of money for WABA. Don’t miss it!

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How does partying for better bicycling work?

WABA and four other rad bike non-profits in our region receive 100% of the proceeds from beer sales during the festival. And that really adds up. In 2015, the event raised more than $50,000.  You’re making a big difference in funding our advocacy and outreach work.

WABA’s advocacy, community outreach and education efforts are all people-powered—it takes a lot of people’s time, expertise, and capacity to organize for new bike lanes, protected infrastructure, and better bike policies. Tour de Fat has the capacity to raise enough support for a full-time WABA staff person – that’s one more person tracking issues, devising campaigns, keeping you up-to-date, and implementing, implementing, implementing.

Who benefits from Tour de Fat?

In order to help spread the bike love, we’ve partnered with four other bicycle non-profit organizations in the region. Check out their cool work:

WABA (that’s us!) works in the greater D.C. area to get more people on bikes, make bicycling safe, and expand and enhance bike infrastructure. We want to make getting to places by bike easier and a more viable transportation option.

Black Women Bike DC is a rad group of women working to build community and support to inspire more black women to bike through education programs, advocacy, and rides.

Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling works to make bicycling an integral part of the transportation network in Fairfax County, VA. They sponsor social rides throughout Fairfax and work on a laundry list of advocacy campaigns to make bicycling more accessible.

Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts represents the area’s mountain biking community and works to maintain regional trails. MORE organizes hundreds of rides and events per year.

Phoenix Bikes is local bicycle co-op that supports youth in the D.C. metro area, providing a safe, nurturing, and educational environment that reinforces teamwork, hard work, and entrepreneurship through bike maintenance and education programs.

 

So don’t forget to get your tickets to the show!
When: Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 4-9pm
Location:136 N St SE, Washington, DC (exciting new venue!)

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More fun for your buck:

Bring some friends and get cheaper tickets on Groupon, enter to win free tickets from Yelp, or volunteer for a shift and get free admission for you and a friend.

Be safe: please don’t drink and bike.

We realize we are a bike organization and are asking you, presumably someone who will be biking, to come out to a beer and music festival, drink beer, and help us raise support for WABA. And the more you drink, the more support we raise. But most importantly, we want you to have fun and to be safe. Please drink and act and bike responsibly.

Consider taking rideshare or public transportation. Tour de Fat is located next to the Nationals baseball stadium, so it is a three minute walk from the Navy Yard Metro Station. If you want to still bike, you should still bike! But if you enjoy a few craft brews, we encourage you to take the metro home. It will be off-peak hours, so you will be able to metro home with your bicycle.

Give the Gift of Better Bicycling

The air is getting chillier, the leaves have fallen, and the days are getting shorter.  You know what that means:  The holidays are upon us!

In the season of giving, what better gift is there than beautiful trails, safe bike lanes, and better bicycling for everyone? Give the gift of Better Bicycling with cool WABA jerseys, t-shirts, and socks from the WABA Store!  We’ve even put together some gift bundles with a 1-year WABA Membership certificate to make it an easy one-stop shop.

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Don’t forget that WABA members get 20% off all purchases at the WABA Store.  Contact membership@waba.org for the discount code.

Jerseys and Socks and T-Shirts, Oh My!

New WABA Merchandise has arrived!

Get some cool WABA gear courtesy of the good folks at Primal, WABA’s Official Merch Sponsor!

 

jersey

Let the world know about your support for Better Bicycling in style with a high quality, moisture-wicking, full zip jersey by Primal!

 

waba socks

Make sure your feet are sending the right message with a pair of WABA Better Bicycling socks by Primal!

 

tshirts

Looking for something to wear on those rare occasions you’re not on your bike? Our stylish t-shirts help you show off all of the ways WABA makes bicycling better!

 

stickers

Turn anything into a bike advocacy centerpiece with new WABA stickers!
Available in English and Spanish.

 

Pick up your very own WABA gear and show your support today!

Are you a WABA Member? Email membership@waba.org
to get a discount code for 20% off your purchase!

 

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