Bike Ambassador Show and Tell: Ways to Carry Stuff

Join the DC Bike Ambassador during our show and tell where we’ll talk about the different ways to carry stuff. Show off how you carry things around on your bike and how you’ve found it helpful. Give some quick tips on how to use the item and where others might be able to find it.  Learn how to carry your groceries or what racks you can mount to your bike to carry other things. Join us and show us what you have!

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

Join the DC Bike Ambassador during our bike tool show and tell. Show off what you carry when going on a bike ride and tell us how you’ve found it helpful. Give some quick tips on how to use the tool and where others might be able to find it. It is always helpful to have some tools handy just in case you have any bike issues, join us and show us what you have!

Join through Google Hangouts Meet: meet.google.com/iib-dfjz-pod
Join by phone: dial 973-988-5102‬ and use PIN: ‪933 430 580‬#

Bike Ambassador Show and Tell: ABC Quick Check

Join the DC Bike Ambassador during our bike tool show and tell. Show off what you carry when going on a bike ride and tell us how you’ve found it helpful. Give some quick tips on how to use the tool and where others might be able to find it. It is always helpful to have some tools handy just in case you have any bike issues, join us and show us what you have!

Join through Google Hangouts Meet: https://meet.google.com/tdx-mjze-smc
Join by Phone: 814-430-3908‬ PIN: ‪623 900 889‬#

Bike Ambassador Show and Tell: Ways to Carry Stuff

Join the DC Bike Ambassador during our bike tool show and tell. Show off what you carry when going on a bike ride and tell us how you’ve found it helpful. Give some quick tips on how to use the tool and where others might be able to find it. It is always helpful to have some tools handy just in case you have any bike issues, join us and show us what you have!

Join through Google Hangouts Meet: meet.google.com/iib-dfjz-pod
Join by phone: dial 973-988-5102‬ and use PIN: ‪933 430 580‬#

Bike Ambassador Show and Tell: Ride Tools

Join the DC Bike Ambassador during our bike tool show and tell. Show off what you carry when going on a bike ride and tell us how you’ve found it helpful. Give some quick tips on how to use the tool and where others might be able to find it. It is always helpful to have some tools handy just in case you have any bike issues, join us and show us what you have!

Join through Google Hangouts Meet: meet.google.com/iib-dfjz-pod
Join by phone: dial 973-988-5102‬ and use PIN: ‪933 430 580‬#

Learn to Pilot a Tandem Bike with WABA!

WABA and MWABA!

The DC Bike Ambassadors have been teaming up with the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes (MWABA) all summer to grow our community of bicycling friends by partnering our pilots (the person up front who steers the bike) with MWABA’s stokers (the person in the back who provides extra pedaling) for great tandem riding! We had our first Tandem Pilot Training Session in May. Since then, we’ve participated in many more rides and training sessions with MWABA. If you would like to join in on the fun, our next tandem training session will be Friday August 25th from 5-7pm at the Eastern Market metro station. Helmets will be required and tandem bikes will be available to try out. No tandem experience (in either position) is necessary but patience and willingness to make mistakes and learn are highly encouraged.

Quick Tandem Tips

For those excited to try tandem riding for the first time, a few things are key to a successful outing:
  1. Communication — You should already be communicating regularly with those around you in everyday bicycling life; signally when turning, alerting those behind you verbally and with your hands so that they know that you are about to slow down or come to complete stop. When it comes to riding in tandem with a partner, you should also communicate when you are going down a hill and want to start coasting, when there is an upcoming bump or pothole in the road.
  2. Flexibility — As a pilot, it is much easier to adapt to your stoker’s riding style than the other way around.
  3. Perseverance — Do not worry if you can’t get it on the first try. Even very experienced pilots need time to adjust to a new stoker to make a well-oiled tandem team machine.
We hope to see you there!

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Be our Part-Time DC Bike Ambassador!

000PTDCBA The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is looking for an outgoing, energetic, and motivated person to help run the D.C. Bike Ambassador program. The program’s goal is to establish WABA’s presence city-wide, to foster a positive impression of bicycling and bicyclists and to educate residents and local organizations about bike laws, roadway safety, and potential benefits of bicycling to individuals, families, workplaces, and communities. The part-time D.C. Bike Ambassador will promote WABA’s programs and the Bike Ambassadors’ core messaging, as well as coordinate Bike Ambassador outreach events, and help recruit local residents to become Ambassadors and attend WABA classes, programs, and events. This position is part-time, 20 hours per week and compensation is $14 per hour. Responsibilities
  • Coordinate and implement Bike Ambassador outreach, education, encouragement, and community organizing efforts for WABA city-wide.
  • Recruit and energize our team of volunteer D.C. Bike Ambassadors.
  • Lead one hour-long presentation on bicycling per month with a WABA community partner.
  • Distribute print resources to community members, such as D.C. bike maps, Quick Start Guides, D.C. Pocket Law Guides, Capital Bikeshare information, and WABA education and promotional materials.
  • Pull the WABA Bike Ambassador billboard trailer.
  • Complete weekly administrative and reporting requirements.
  • Report to, communicate and coordinate regularly and effectively with supervisor about goals, planning and logistics, reporting, challenges and issues.
Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate will have:
  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission
  • Willingness and excitement to learn bicycling safety, traffic law, skills, and WABA’s bike encouragement philosophy.
  • Experience planning events and coordinating volunteers
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings, and/or weekends.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Facebook and Twitter.
  • The ability to pull a bicycle trailer weighing 10 lbs. for 1-3 hours.
  • The ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Organized, good time management skills and ability to multi-task in a relaxed, fun environment.
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • League of American Cycling Instructor (LCI) certification a plus.
About the Washington Area Bicyclist Association Making bicycling better through advocacy and education, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) promotes biking as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation. With 5,500 members region-wide, WABA serves the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, including the District of Columbia and communities in Maryland and Virginia. To Apply Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org by COB Friday, September 11th. No phone calls please. Position available immediately. WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.

A Day In The Life Of A D.C. Bike Ambassador

All smiles and waves this morning at Florida Ave NW and R St. NW. We delivered two messages to two types of road users: drivers  received, “Good morning, consider bicycling!” and bicyclists, “Hello, thanks for biking responsibly!” photo (3) photo 2 10463686_10152540786023374_1234533556168611906_o photo 3   Bike ambassadors make a tangible impact on the streets of Washington, D.C. Interested in getting involved with the Bike Ambassador program? Our next Bike Ambassador orientation is tomorrow, July 15th at the WABA office. Click here to learn more or contact Jon Gonzalez, the D.C. Bike Ambassador program coordinator, at jon.gonzalez@waba.org for more details.