Team WABA Takes on the 2013 Climate Ride

Team WABA will once again participate in the Climate Rides, the largest environmental charity bike rides in the U.S. Cyclists participate in this “green conference on wheels” by raising money for beneficiary organizations and riding five days through beautiful coastal scenery. Combine your passion for biking with making a concrete difference by signing up for the Climate Ride today! Climate Ride California is May 19-23. Beginning in Eureka, the route continues along the North Coast, enters the wine country of the Russian River Valley, and crosses the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. Climate Ride NYC-D.C. is Sept. 21-25. Riders depart Manhattan by ferry and head south through New Jersey, the Delaware River Valley, Pennsylvania’s Amish country, and Maryland’s horse country, ending on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. These rides are fully supported and include accommodations (with hot showers!), meals, road support, luggage transfer, bike mechanics, expert guides, and a nightly speaker series dedicated to issues like sustainability, climate change, and building a green economy. The $75 registration fee includes a Climate Ride 2013 jersey, a personal fundraising page, fundraising support, training tips, and access to a nationwide network of climate riders. You must raise a minimum of $2,400 to participate in the rides. The rides are capped at 200 participants each. Learn more at climateride.org. Ride for WABA and Support Our Advocacy For the third year, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association is a beneficiary of Climate Ride. If you select WABA as your beneficiary when you register, we will be the recipient of the funds you raise. Your participation in the Climate Ride advances our work! …And Get a Free Team WABA Bike Jersey! Join Team WABA to connect with other members who also want to see a healthier, more livable, and bicycle-friendly region. If you register and donate 100% of your fundraising to WABA, we’ll give you a WABA Climate jersey, feature you on our blog, help coordinate training rides, and sponsor happy hours for WABA team members to network and share tips. If you donate at least 50% of your fundraising to WABA, you can purchase one of our jerseys at cost. We hope you will consider joining Team WABA. Contact captain Gina Arlotto in our office at (202) 518-0524 x204 with questions. Register for the 2013 Climate Ride here. See you on the ride! Climate Ride Meet & Greet Tues., April 9 6pm Join the WABA staff for a meet-and-greet on Tues., April 9 at 6 p.m. All interested in participating in the 2013 Climate Ride should attend: Past climate riders, members of Team WABA, and Climate Ride staff will provide an introduction, including fundraising tips and training advice. Location: WABA Office 2599 Ontario Road NW Washington, D.C. 20009 RSVP here (so we don’t run out of pizza!)

Join WABA & the Climate Riders for a fundraising happy hour Tuesday, April 24th

Get to know your Climate Riders and fellow WABAns while enjoying a happy hour beer (or two).  Bring your co-workers, friends, significant others, or entire family.  As you mingle and munch with a roomful of stellar folks, you’ll also be helping raise money toward the Team WABA fundraising goal and thereby, supporting WABA with every sip.  We’ll be raffling off fun prizes and getting pumped for the upcoming ride!  With May 19th fast approaching, there is little more than a month to go before the Climate Riders hit the road for 5 days and 300 miles! When? Tuesday, April 24th, 6 pm-8 pm Where? Continental Pool Lounge 1911 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 703-465-7675 How? (Are we raising funds for Team WABA) We will be holding a raffle for some sweet biking stuff including the limited edition 2012 Team WABA Climate Ride jersey.  We also strongly suggest a donation of $5 or more to support Team WABA. Register here and bring a friend.  Or just show up!

Climate Ride Happy Hour at Meridian Pint This Tuesday 3/27

WABA is hosting a Climate Ride Fundraising happy hour event  Tuesday 3/27 at Meridian Pint from 6pm – 8pm. Bring your friends, family, co-workers and anyone you think might be interested in mingling with our awesome Climate Riders and WABA folks. This is an opportunity for you to get to know our riders, but also to raise funds towards the WABA Team goal. We will be raffling off a bunch of fabulous prizes including a WABA 2012 Climate Ride Jersey. All tickets sold at the raffle will go towards the Team WABA goal. Again the happy hour is at Meridian Pint from 6-8pm. Please register for the event here and pass it on to friends and family as well:

Climate Ride Meet & Greet on Feb. 1st

Join staff from WABA and Rails-to-Trail Conservancy for Meet & Greet on February 1st, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Rails-to-Trails Offices. This event is open to all interested in participating in the Climate Ride NYC-DC, May 19-23, 2012. Past Climate Riders, members of the 2012 Team WABA and Climate Ride staff will provide an introduction to the Climate Ride including tips on fundraiser and advice on training. This is an opportunity to have all of your questions answered. Light food (pizza) and drinks (beer) will be provided! Event Time: February 1st, 2012 at 6:00 pm Event Location: Rails-to-Trail Conservancy The Duke Ellington Building 2121 Ward Ct., NW, 5th Floor Washington, DC 20037 See on Google Maps Please RSVP for the meeting (not mandatory, we just don’t want to run out of pizza)! Learn more about the 2012 Climate Ride and Team WABA