Introducing BicycleSPACE, 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 BicycleSPACE

BicycleSPACE is a full service bicycle shop located near the Convention Center at 1019 7th St. NW. BicycleSPACE opened in 2010 with a a goal of fostering bicycle culture in the region. They focus on partnering with local organizations in their rides, classes, and clinics including maintenance and yoga classes.

BicycleSPACE was named the Best Bike Shop in The City Paper’s 2012 Best of DC Series and  was named a Top 100 retailer nation-wide. BicycleSPACE prioritizes urban biking and stocks their shop with bikes and gear for getting around the city. They strive to make all levels of cyclists feel welcome!

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They have donated bicycles to WABA, led group rides to WABA events, and encouraged our advocacy efforts across the region – we are happy to count BicycleSPACE as 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 Phil and Jeanne Residential and Commercial Real Estate, 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 Phil and Jeanne Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Phil and Jeanne Residential and Commercial Real Estate has provided real estate services to the D.C. area for seven years, and recently started including listings in Maryland. Jeanne Harrison said, “Phil and I are very happy to be corporate sponsors of WABA.  I consider it my mission to get as many folks out on a bike as possible. It’s THE best way to get around DC, and pretty much anywhere.”

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Jeanne Harrison (left) with clients Laura Uhlig and Sean Marlaire looking at listings by bike!          Source Curbed

The company has been written up in Forbes and Curbed for their bicycle friendly practices. One such practice, biking with clients to see listings, has given Jeanne the neighborhood moniker of “Realtor on a Bike.”

Phil and Jeanne enjoy commuting by bike for work and pleasure because the busy D.C. streets often take longer by car. Their longtime support, first as WABA Members, and now as Business Members is crucial to the work we do. We are happy to count Phil and Jeanne Residential and Commercial Real Estate as one of WABA’s business members.

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 D.C. Sundland, Realtor®, a WABA Business Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership program. We debuted the program last year 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 D.C. Sundland, Realtor®.

D.C. Sundland, Realtor®, Stages Premier, is an area realtor who gets it: More and more people buying homes in the Washington area are looking for housing convenient to bike and transit routes and Sundland welcomes the opportunity to show homes by bicycle.

D.C. Sundland is based in Columbia Heights and is licensed to sell homes in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.

With a background in engineering and urban planning, Sundland brings a specialized insight to his real estate business. He is an enthusiastic cyclist who knows the region intimately through a decade of exploration by foot, bike, and transit. We are pleased to count him as one of WABA’s business members.

Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy. In return you’ll receive:

  • Listing on WABA’s business membership webpage with link to your business’s website
  • Promotion upon joining through our social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and our blog (we have 5,200 Twitter followers  and 6,500 Facebook friends)
  • Use of WABA’s bike-friendly business window cling and/or digital logo
  • Discounted WABA memberships ($10 off) for all employees
  • Support in applying for Bicycle Friendly Business recognition from the League of American Bicyclists

Introducing Ridescout, a WABA Business Member

We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership program. We debuted the program last year and are steadily signing up new business members into 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet Ridescout.

In the D.C. area, we have a lot of transportation options. Certainly we all love riding our bikes, but as multi-faceted people with busy lives, sometimes our transportation needs can be complicated. Smartphones do make things easier–but trying to compare multiple modes to find the best option can itself be a big time investment that requires numerous, unrelated apps.

Enter Ridescout.

Ridescout aggregates all of your transportation choices: check it for directions for your own bike (and number of calories burned!) or see nearby Bikeshare stations with available bikes. Ridescout also compares Car2Go, taxis, Metrobus (with real-time arrivals), Metro, your own car, and Amtrak, factoring in time required, distance, and cost of each mode.

Do you use Bikeshare or love someone who does? You can opt to receive notifications letting you know when your 30 minutes of riding time is almost up, and if the Bikeshare station closest to your destination fills up. To avoid “dock block,” RideScout will reroute you to the next closest station and tell you how long it takes to get there.

Ridescout has recently launched a full Android release and now all features are available for iPhones and Androids. Download the Ridescout app in the App Store or the Google Play Store.

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Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy. In return you’ll receive:

  • Listing on WABA’s business membership webpage with link to your business’s website
  • Promotion upon joining through our social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and our blog (we have 5,200 Twitter followers  and 6,500 Facebook friends)
  • Use of WABA’s bike-friendly business window cling and/or digital logo
  • Discounted WABA memberships ($10 off) for all employees
  • Support in applying for Bicycle Friendly Business recognition from the League of American Bicyclists

 

 

Introducing Glut Food Co-op, a WABA Business Member

We’ve introduced you to our business membership program. We debuted the program last year and are steadily signing up new business members into 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet Glut Food Co-op.

Glut Food Co-op is one of the few worker-owned food co-ops in the region. Located just over the D.C. border in Mount Rainier, Md., Glut was founded in 1969 by conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War. Since its inception, Glut has focused on vegetarian food produced locally and organically. To offset the waste generated by packaging and shipping, Glut offers a wide selection of bulk foods—easy for transport by bicycle!

Glut has offered bicycle parking in front of the shop for many years. Now that it’s a business member of WABA, Glut is further demonstrating a commitment to a healthy, sustainable region. Not only does Glut have bike parking, a bike pump, and tools available, they also have a guest lock for any who may have left home without theirs. Located just a block from the Mount Rainier bike co-op, it’s quite easy to plan food shopping with a little bike repair.

We’re thrilled to have Glut 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 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy. In return you’ll receive:

  • Listing on WABA’s business membership webpage with link to your business’s website
  • Promotion upon joining through our social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and our blog (we have 5,200 Twitter followers  and 6,500 Facebook friends, and the blog is one of the top-five pages viewed on the website)
  • Use of WABA’s bike-friendly business window cling and/or digital logo
  • Discounted WABA memberships ($10 off) for all employees
  • Support in applying for Bicycle Friendly Business recognition from the League of American Bicyclists

Meet WABA’s Business Members

A year ago, we launched a business membership program to give bike-friendly businesses in the D.C. region (and beyond!) a way to support WABA’s work. We’ve consistently added more businesses to the program and have had the opportunity to talk with many more about the benefits of supporting a bike-friendly Washington, D.C., area.

WABA’s business members understand that businesses and communities thrive when more people have the option to choose healthy, environmentally and economically sound transportation. Remember: Protected bike lanes mean business, so more bike infrastructure is a win-win for the cycling and business communities alike.

We know that many of you are keen to support the local establishments that understand the benefits of a bicycle-friendly Washington area, so in the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting the local and national businesses that are supporting WABA through the business membership program.

Our current business members include Glut Food Co-opMesirow & Stravtiz, Attorneys at Law; the HiveRidescoutD.C. Sundland, Realtor®; Stages Premier; the Streetwize FoundationSchultz & Trombly, PLLC; Madbomber; and Ecoprint, a founding member of the program that has renewed its support for the second year.

Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy. In return you’ll receive:

  • Listing on WABA’s business membership webpage with link to your business’s website
  • Promotion upon joining through our social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and our blog (we’ve got 5,000 Twitter followers  and 6,000 Facebook fans, and the blog is one of the top-five pages viewed on the website)
  • Use of WABA’s bike-friendly business window cling and/or digital logo
  • Discounted WABA memberships ($10 off) for all employees
  • Support in applying for Bicycle Friendly Business recognition from the League of American Bicyclists

A big welcome and thanks to our newest business members! If you’re interested in becoming a business member, learn more about the program here.