Introducing Takoma Bicycle, a WABA Business Leader Member

WABA’s Business Members understand the importance of a community that bicycles. Their membership supports our advocacy, outreach and education. Our business members are committed to a sustainable future of our region and are adding their voice to a growing number of bicycle-friendly businesses supporting WABA. Today meet Takoma Bicycle. Takoma Bicycle is a full service bicycle shop located in Takoma Park, Maryland. Voted one of America’s Best Bike Shops by The National Bicycle Dealers Association, Takoma Bicycle has built a loyal following, which it appreciates and acknowledges with its rewards program. The full-service bike shop carries bicycles for the whole family, bicycle accessories and repair parts. And you can also find indoor trainers if you need that extra bit of training. Takoma Bicycle is a neighborhood bike shop with a neighborhood feel. 10612588_825211234163302_5697786312985901868_n Takoma Bicycles was rated one of America’s Best Bike Shops in 2013 and 2014. The shop holds periodic classes as well. We are happy to call Takoma Bicycles a Business Leader Member! Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.

Introducing Capitol Hill Bikes, a WABA Business Member

WABA’s Business Members understand the importance of a community that bicycles. Their membership supports our advocacy, outreach and education. Our business members are committed to a sustainable future of our region and are adding their voice to a growing number of bicycle-friendly businesses supporting WABA. Today meet Capitol Hill Bikes. Capitol Hill Bikes was one of our first business members and they have renewed for another year! Capitol Hill Bikes believes in a family-friendly environment for all. It is a women-owned shop that was founded in 2000.
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Helping out at the mobile clinic as Anacostia Library

The full-service shop also holds a variety of rides and classes. They were voted an America’s Best Bike Shop in 2013. The shop has also helped with our mobile bike clinic events, sending mechanics to help out and get people’s bikes in working order! We are happy to call Capitol Hill Bikes a Business Member! Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.

Introducing Postmates, a WABA Business Leader Member

WABA’s Business Members understand the importance of a community that bicycles. Their membership supports our advocacy, outreach and education. Our business members are committed to a sustainable future of our region and are adding their voice to a growing number of bicycle-friendly businesses supporting WABA. Today, meet Postmates Postmates is a delivery and courier service originally founded in San Francisco. Postmates launched in D.C. at the end of 2013. Postmates employees primarily deliver by bicycle. The service delivers from almost any business in the city and will even grab something at your apartment building. Postmates is currently in 15 cities across the U.S. Postmates DC was excited to show support for WABA and support local bicycle advocacy. We are proud to call Postmates a WABA Business Leader Member! Blog Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.

Introducing The Blairs Apartments, a WABA Business Leader Member

WABA’s Business Members understand the importance of a community that bicycles. Their membership supports our advocacy, outreach and education. Our business members are committed to a sustainable future of our region and are adding their voice to a growing number of bicycle-friendly businesses supporting WABA. Today, meet The Blairs Apartments. The Blairs Apartments are right over the D.C. line in Silver Spring. The community offers many green and sustainable living options and has ample bike storage. The Blairs Apartments strives to make living a car-free lifestyle easy.
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Located right over the DC line

The Blairs first had an Everyday Biking Seminar that led them into becoming one of our first Business Member Leaders. We are proud to call The Blairs Apartments a WABA Business Member! Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.

Introducing Foursquare ITP, A WABA Business Member

WABA’s Business Members understand the importance of a community that bicycles. Their membership supports our advocacy, outreach and education. Our business members are committed to a sustainable future of our region and are adding their voice to a growing number of bicycle-friendly businesses supporting WABA. Today, meet Foursquare ITP. Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning (Foursquare ITP) is a transportation planning firm specializing in transit planning, regional long-range transportation planning, transportation demand management, bicycle and pedestrian planning, strategic planning, and the nexus between land use, economic development, and transportation. Located out of Rockville, Maryland they focus on station area planning, operations planning, alternatives analysis, bus transit priority studies, and transit development plans.
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Foursquare ITP Staff at their annual retreat

Foursquare ITP has worked with many local municipalities in their transportation planning and design. Foursquare ITP incorporates bicycle and pedestrian access needs into all of their transit planning work. They are currently conducting a mid-range strategic growth plan for bike sharing, the first of its kind in the nation, that incorporates usage of bike sharing and potential for growth based on a variety of factors, including the connection with bike facilities and other forms of transit. Foursquare ITP became a business member after Toole Design Group (another local design firm) became a business member and challenged other firms to support WABA. We are proud to call Foursquare ITP a Business Member. Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.

Introducing Bikes to Borrow LLC, a WABA Business Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership programWe debuted the program in 2012 and are steadily signing up new business members in 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet Bikes to Borrow Bikes to Borrow started in 2006 when a bike shop employee saw a need for bike rentals in the District. While Capital Bikeshare was and is a great option for many, some riders wanted other bikes to choose from while visiting the area. Bikes to Borrow stocks hybrid, road, children’s models, and even cargo bikes and trailers for families with little children. They also offer rentals of an action camera! They recently started making their deliveries using an electric vehicle as well.
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Bikes to Borrow electric vehicle delivery

Bikes to Borrow is committed to increasing cycling in our area. They have blogged about local and national advocacy and continue to support local bike infrastructure and bike shops. We are proud to call Bikes to Borrow a WABA Business Member! Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.

Introducing DC Shirt & Print Co., a WABA Business Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership programWe debuted the program in 2012 and are steadily signing up new business members in 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet DC Shirt & Print Co.  DC Shirt & Print Co. is a locally owned and operated full service screen print business specializing in high quality printed teeshirts and apparel. DC Shirt & Print is located near the Takoma Park Metro Station in NW D.C. DC Shirt and Print Co. prides itself on having great customer service coupled with awesome t-shirt making!
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DC Shirt & Print Co. facility.

You know those awesome 50 States & 13 Colonies Ride shirts? Those are DC Shirt and Print Co. How about the bright green WABA Instructor polos? Also a DC Shirt & Print Co. product. DC Shirt & Print Co. has been WABA’s go-to shirt source for a couple years now and we are so happy to expand our relationship with them. We are proud to call DC Shirt & Print Co. a WABA Business Member. Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.

Introducing Mesirow & Associates, PLLC, a WABA Business Leader Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership programWe debuted the program in 2012 and are steadily signing up new business members in 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet Mesirow & Associates, PLLC Mesirow & Associates, PLLC is a small firm that focuses on  personal injury cases due to bicycle accidents, car accidents and pedestrian accidents in Washington, DC, Maryland, ,and Virginia. John Mesirow has been commuting by bicycle for 12 years from Chevy Chase, Maryland. John says, “When I started commuting, people would honk at me or yell…But I’ve noticed that, over the years, this has steadily decreased. As more and more cyclists hit the roads and trails…and groups like WABA advocate for cyclists, I have been pleasantly surprised that motorists have become more aware of, and considerate of, cyclists.” As a personal injury lawyer, John has dealt with many bike cases, and seen a gradual change in police understanding of bicycle cases and he and members of his firm are working to make that trend continue.
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John Mesirow and his bike. Photo from Washington Lawyer

John has been a WABA Member for many years, his firm was one of our first business members, and they were the first business to join at our new Business Leader Level. John says, “Our firm is and will continue to be a WABA “Business Leader” because we believe that the best way to protect cyclists is to educate the public (and to make sure cyclists know the rules of the road too).” We are proud to call Mesirow & Associates a WABA Business Leader Member! Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.

Introducing Toole Design Group, a WABA Business Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership programWe debuted the program in 2012 and are steadily signing up new business members in 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet Toole Design Group Jennifer Toole founded Toole Design Group in 2003 with a mission to create dynamic communities where walking, biking and transit use is possible for people of all ages and abilities. Toole Design Group maintains a unique blend of local, state and national expertise – ranging from designing sidewalks and trails to preparing national policy and best practice guidance. Some of the firm’s first projects included Washington, DC’s transformative Bicycle Master Plan, and the subsequent design and construction of an extensive bicycle network in the Nation’s Capital.
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Pennsylvania Ave Cycletrack

The company believes that walking and bicycling are fundamental forms of transportation that should be available to everyone. Toole Design Group has offices all over the country, but started right here in Maryland. Many local Toole employees are already WABA Members. When Toole Design Group joined as a WABA Business Member they even challenged other design firms to support us through Business Membership as well. We are proud to call Toole Design a WABA Business Member! Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.

Introducing Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar, a WABA Business Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership programWe debuted the program in 2012 and are steadily signing up new business members in 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar was founded in 2010 with a focus on single origin coffee and a variety of hand made espresso drinks. Filter was one of WABA’s first Business Members when the program started. There are two Filter locations, one in the Dupont Circle area and one in Georgetown. Next year they plan to open a third location in the Brookland neighborhood with a joint venture with the Bike Rack. Coffee and bicycles – always a great combination!
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Coffee bike racks!

Filter gets their coffee from a local roaster out of Annapolis, MD. You may have noticed their pretty cool coffee themed bike racks in front of their Dupont Circle location as well! They also sponsor the District Velocity Racing Team. We are happy to count Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar as a business member! Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.