Buy a BikeFest Ticket Today!

Do you want to attend WABA’s most extravagant celebration of bicycling and support our mission? And do you want to be entered to win tickets to a 9:30 Club show?

Time is running out to get tickets for BikeFest, so buy yours today.

If you buy a ticket before Mon., April 29, you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see Dandy Warhols at 9:30 Club. We’ll randomly pick the winner next week.

BikeFest is WABA’s biggest fundraising party of the year! Your admission to BikeFest includes:

  • Two free drinks at the bar
  • Live swing and jazz music
  • A vote in the BikeBuild contest
  • Tacos and taco salads from a Chipotle-catered buffet, plus dessert
  • Casino games
  • Participation in a spectacular silent auction and the chance to win great raffle prizes

Find out more about BikeFest here. BikeFest will sell out, and tickets will only be sold until Thurs., May 2 at 11:59 p.m. Get your tickets now!

BikeFest is our chance to fill the gap left by BikeDC’s cancellation. Buying a ticket to BikeFest helps us promote bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation; advocate for better bicycling infrastructure; and educate children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

Event Details
DATE: Fri., May 3, 2013
TIME: 8 p.m. to midnight
LOCATION: Eastern Market North Hall, Washington, D.C.
TICKETS$45 for WABA members and $55 for nonmembers

BikeFest is supported by our generous sponsors

Buy BikeFest Tickets, Win Tickets to the Dandy Warhols at 9:30 Club

Have you bought a ticket for BikeFest yet? Our yearly fundraiser and celebration of bicycles is only 11 days away on Fri., May 3. But we’re rewarding your procrastination: Buy a BikeFest ticket between now and Mon., April 29 and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see the Dandy Warhols at 9:30 Club on May 29.

All you have to do to enter is buy a BikeFest ticket! Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. We’ll randomly pick a winner for the Dandy Warhols tickets next Monday.

Many thanks to 9:30 Club for partnering with us to help sell out BikeFest, our signature yearly fundraiser. Buying a BikeFest ticket will support WABA’s advocacy, outreach, and education efforts and overall mission to make biking better in the D.C. area. Check out what awaits you at BikeFest!

BikeFest Is Coming. Here’s Why You Should Attend!

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BikeFest, WABA’s signature yearly fundraiser and celebration of bicycling, is May 3. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers (members, you should’ve received your discount code via email).

Your attendance at BikeFest supports WABA’s advocacy efforts, of course. But here are four more reasons why you should buy a ticket.

You dig live music
The Atomic Swing Club will be providing hip, jazzy tunes all night. The five-piece—horns, trombone, saxophone, guitar, and keys—will play a mix of swing, big-band, jazz, and rockabilly standards.

You can role dice and bluff like a pro
For the first time, BikeFest will have table games. If Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca is a bit too bygone, then this is the place to warm up your gambling hands. Dealers Choice Casinos will be providing professional dealers and real casino tables; we’ll have blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker. As you stack up your chips, you’ll be able to trade them in to win some neat bicycle-themed raffle prizes.

You like to eat and drink and party
A BikeFest ticket includes a buffet of hors d’oeuvres—Chipotle style! Chipotle Mexican Grill is generously providing food for the evening, so come ready to snack on custom-made tacos taco salads. And of course, the bars will be stocked with beer, wine, and a few specialty mixed drinks to quench your thirst.

You seriously love riding your bike
Nothing is better than partying in the name of bicycles. BikeFest is our one chance every year to throw a celebration just for that reason. We hope that WABA members and supporters will come out to have fun, mingle with other cyclists, and indulge in the glamor of the night’s speakeasy theme. Your BikeFest attendance supports our advocacy, education, and outreach efforts, and it won’t be nearly as fun without you there!

Tickets are on sale now! Buy yours before BikeFest sells out!

 

BikeFest is made possible by our generous sponsors

BikeFest Tickets Are on Sale Now!

You are cordially invited to the area’s only speakeasy-style party to celebrate bicycling. BikeFest is the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s annual fundraiser, and this year’s will be filled with more jazz, class, and table games than ever before! Join us for an evening of elegance, card tables, poker chips, drinking, eating, and dancing. Tickets are on sale now.

BikeFest is our signature fundraising event to support our efforts, which promote bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation; to advocate for better bicycling infrastructure; and to educate children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

There will be live jazz and swing music, and we are bringing in professional dealers and card tables. Those who play table games can trade in their chips for tickets to win bike-themed prizes. And we encourage you to dress to impress—think Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. We’ll have a photo booth so you can show off your elegant outfit.

BikeFest will also feature a silent auction with vintage bike art and specially themed “experience packages” (like a mountain bike tour with a local rider). Bring your wallet!

The BikeBuild Contest, for which local shops build their own creative, innovative, sometimes wacky bikes, will return for the third year. You will get to vote for your favorite build and the shops will auction off their new creations to the highest bidder. Papillon Cycles, Phoenix Bikes, City Bikes in Adams Morgan, and the Green Commuter are the brave BikeBuild competitors this year. Stay tuned and follow our blog for BikeBuild updates.

 A big thank you to WABA’s generous BikeFest 2013 sponsors: The Boeing Company, Chipotle, Signal Financial, CH2M Hill, Toole Design Group, and Entertainment Sound Production.

 Mark your calendars and buy your tickets now for BikeFest 2013. WABA members can purchase tickets at the discounted price of $45 (make sure to use the special discount code we emailed you yesterday). Tickets are $55 for the public. Space is limited and BikeFest will sell out!

Want to be a part of it all and help make the event happen? We need your help as a BikeFest volunteer! Sign up for a volunteer shift here. Interested in becoming a BikeFest sponsor, major donor, or raffle prize donor? Contact michelle.cleveland@waba.org.

Event Details
DATE: Fri., May 3, 2013
TIME: 8 p.m. to midnight
LOCATION: Eastern Market North Hall, Washington, D.C.
TICKETS$45 for WABA members (use the discount code you received via email), $55 for nonmembers

BikeFest is made possible by our generous sponsors