Questions Encouraged

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors and ask us your biking questions.

Trey Robinson, DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator and other DC Bike Ambassadors will be available to answer your questions such as why your brakes might be rubbing, how to use hand signals, when to use low vs. high gears and so much more! This space is open for you to ask questions or give helpful insight to our other biking friends. Tune in 12PM-1PM on Wednesdays.

Come chat via Zoom!

Have experience? We would love you to join and share. Please keep in mind that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

Questions Encouraged

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors and ask us your biking questions.

Trey Robinson, DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator and other DC Bike Ambassadors will be available to answer your questions such as why your brakes might be rubbing, how to use hand signals, when to use low vs. high gears and so much more! This space is open for you to ask questions or give helpful insight to our other biking friends. Tune in 12PM-1PM on Wednesdays.

Come chat via Zoom!

Have experience? We would love you to join and share. Please keep in mind that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

Bike Ambassador How To: ABC Quick Check

Join the Bike Ambassadors Thursday, August 13th at 12pm, as they walk you through how to do an ABC Quick Check on your bike. Learn how to perform some basic bike maintenance to make sure your bike is in good condition for your next ride. We’ll walk you through how to check your tire pressure, brakes, chain and a few other things. Performing an ABC Quick check before your next ride can help make sure your bike is safe to ride. Join us as we share tips on what to check for and help answer other bike questions.

Join via Zoom!

How To Fix A Flat

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors Thursday, July 16th at noon, as they walk you through how to fix a flat on your bike! Has your bike been sitting because of a punctured inner tube or are you looking to replace an old inner tube or tire? It’s time to get your bike up and running again. We will show you the tools you need and step-by-step on how to get your bike back on the road.

Join Zoom or use meeting ID: 994 8254 4845

Questions Encouraged

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors and ask us your biking questions.

Trey Robinson, DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator and other DC Bike Ambassadors will be available to answer your questions such as why your brakes might be rubbing, how to use hand signals, when to use low vs. high gears and so much more! This space is open for you to ask questions or give helpful insight to our other biking friends. Tune in 12PM-1PM on Wednesdays.

Come chat via Zoom!

Have experience? We would love you to join and share. Please keep in mind that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

Questions Encouraged

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors and ask us your biking questions.

Trey Robinson, DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator and other DC Bike Ambassadors will be available to answer your questions such as why your brakes might be rubbing, how to use hand signals, when to use low vs. high gears and so much more! This space is open for you to ask questions or give helpful insight to our other biking friends. Tune in 12PM-1PM on Wednesdays.

Come chat via Zoom!

Have experience? We would love you to join and share. Please keep in mind that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

Questions Encouraged

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors and ask us your biking questions.

Trey Robinson, DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator and other DC Bike Ambassadors will be available to answer your questions such as why your brakes might be rubbing, how to use hand signals, when to use low vs. high gears and so much more! This space is open for you to ask questions or give helpful insight to our other biking friends. Tune in 12PM-1PM on Wednesdays.

Come chat via Zoom!

Have experience? We would love you to join and share. Please keep in mind that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

Questions Encouraged

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors and ask us your biking questions.

Trey Robinson, DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator and other DC Bike Ambassadors will be available to answer your questions such as why your brakes might be rubbing, how to use hand signals, when to use low vs. high gears and so much more! This space is open for you to ask questions or give helpful insight to our other biking friends. Tune in 12PM-1PM on Wednesdays.

Come chat via Zoom!

Have experience? We would love you to join and share. Please keep in mind that what works for you may not work for everyone, and unsolicited advice can feel unwelcoming and condescending. Please come in the spirit of solidarity and communal problem solving.

Job(s): DC United Bike Ambassador

Do you love bicycling? Are you interested in educating others and sharing your passion? Do you want to earn extra money? Help WABA get soccer fans excited about bicycling. Answer questions, share resources, and bring the bike love! Consider applying to be a DC United Bike Ambassador.

Help Establish Bike Culture at Audi Field 

Being a DC United Bike Ambassador means that you want to support people who bike and encourage more people to try bicycling as a way to get to Audi Field. As a DC United Bike Ambassador you’ll set up a table at Audi Field to answer bicycle-related questions and distribute helpful resources to people attending the games. You’ll be on-site around Audi Field for the entire two-hour shift.

Responsibilities:

  • Staffing various shifts from February through October (with a possibility of additional shifts after October if DC United qualifies for the playoffs). Games are typically midday during weekends and evening during weekdays. 
  • Distribute print resources to community members, such as DC Bike Maps, Quick Start Guides, DC Pocket Law Guides, Capital Bikeshare information, and other WABA education and promotional materials.
  • Answering questions in a helpful and supportive manner. That means meeting folks where they are at – no mansplaining, no bicycle jargon. 

Qualifications

  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission.
  • Willingness and excitement to learn and share information about bicycling safety, traffic law, skills, and WABA’s bike encouragement philosophy
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • The willingness to be positive, engaging, and approachable in a public setting.

Additional Skills

  • Let us know if you have conversational fluency in Spanish, ASL, or Amharic

Pay and Job Structure

We are looking for 10 people to work shifts this season. Bike Ambassadors are 1099 independent contractors, paid $17/hour with a 2 hour commitment per game. Audi Field will host 2-4 games per month, so we expect each person to work an average of 1-3 games per month. 

To be considered, please email jobs@waba.org with the subject heading “DC United Bike Ambassador” by Thursday, February 20th and your answer to these questions:

  1. What interests you about being a DC United Bike Ambassador?
  2. What methods have you found effective in engaging people in conversations around a cause? (bicycling or otherwise)

We’re Hiring: Part-Time Bike Ambassador

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 D.C. Bike Ambassador will promote WABA’s programs and the Bike Ambassadors’ core messaging, as well as coordinate volunteer Bike Ambassador outreach events, and help recruit local residents to become volunteer Ambassadors and attend WABA classes, programs, and events. This position is part-time, 20 hours per week and compensation is $15 per hour. Responsibilities
  • Implement Bike Ambassador outreach, education, encouragement, and community organizing events for WABA.
  • Recruit and energize our team of volunteer D.C. Bike Ambassadors.
  • 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 bike trailer (up to 20 miles/week).
  • Complete administrative and reporting requirements.
  • Report to, communicate and coordinate regularly and effectively with supervisor about goals, planning and logistics, reporting, challenges and issues.
  • Other WABA duties as assigned.
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 weekends.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive/Docs/Sheets, Forms), Facebook and Twitter.
  • The ability to pull a bicycle trailer weighing 10 lbs. for 1-3 hours.
  • The ability to lift at least 40 lbs.
  • Organized, good time management skills and ability to multitask in a relaxed, fun environment.
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish (strongly preferred).
  • Familiarity with American Sign Language (ASL) a plus.
  • 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 6,500 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 with “Bike Ambassador.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by or before Friday, March 16th. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.