Prince George’s County Trail Highlights with Robyn Short

Often when people think about biking in Prince George’s County, Maryland, the Anacostia Branch Trails are the first that come to mind. But, Prince George’s County has over 160 miles of bike trails ready for your next ride. Join WABA Instructor and Black Women Bike Organizer, Robyn Short, as she offers a look at some of the lesser-known trails in the county and how you can reach them.

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Meeting ID: 916 9273 4759   Password: bike

Tales and Trails of Prince George’s County with Robyn Short

This event will take place entirely online

Often when people think about biking in Prince George’s County, Maryland, the Anacostia Branch Trails are the first that come to mind. But, Prince George’s County has over 160 miles of bike trails ready for your next ride. Join WABA Instructor and Black Women Bike Organizer, Robyn Short, as she offers a look at some of the lesser-known trails in the county and how you can reach them.

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Meeting ID: 999 1558 6497   Password: bike

Essential Bike Gear with Laurie Williams

The wonderful thing about bicycling is that you don’t need much more than just yourself to hop on and go for a ride. If you’re looking to make your rides more comfortable, give bike commuting a try, or extend your mileage, you’re going to need some gear. Join WABA Instructor and Black Women Bike Organizer, Laurie Williams, as she walks you through the essential bike gear you’ll want to pack on every ride.

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Meeting ID: 956 2468 0394         Password: bike

Riding Year-Round in Every Type of Weather with Rebecca Harnik

Biking year ’round can be challenging at times. It can also be faster, safer, more endorphin-filled, and joyous than the alternatives – even in “not perfect” weather. Join WABA Instructor, Rebecca Harnik, as she helps you prepare for biking in every type of weather. Maybe you can’t predict exactly what will happen – but you can learn to position yourself to have a much better experience biking (and arriving to your destinations)!

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Meeting ID: 988 1725 8402    PIN: bike

Fairfax County Trail Highlights with Liz MacGregor

There is no shortage of beautiful trails to explore in Fairfax County, VA. Join WABA Instructor, Liz MacGregor, as she walks you through the best that Fairfax has to offer. Whether you’re looking for safe, low-stress trails near your home or quick routes to run errands, there are lots of ways to get around town by bike.

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Meeting ID: 945 2585 5808   PIN: bike

Make Bike Shifting Your Friend with Steve Offutt

Understanding how shifting works on your bike will make you a better, more confident and more comfortable bike rider. Join WABA Instructor, Steve Offutt, as he breaks down the process of shifting, identifies parts of the drive train and answers all of your questions to improve your next ride.

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Meeting ID: 935 7872 4265   PIN: bike

Make Bike Shifting Your Friend with Steve Offutt

Understanding how shifting works on your bike will make you a better, more confident and more comfortable bike rider. Join WABA Instructor, Steve Offutt, as he breaks down the process of shifting, identifies parts of the drive train and answers all of your questions to improve your next ride.

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Meeting ID: 963 0537 2251   PIN: bike

Bike Buying 101 with Robyn Short

What kind of bike should I buy? Should I buy new or used? How does bike sizing work? Where should I purchase? How do I shop during this pandemic? I’m new to riding and there are so many options, WHERE DO I START???

If you have asked yourself any of these questions, this webinar is for you! Join WABA Instructor and Black Women Bike member, Robyn, as she discusses everything you’ve ever wanted to know about buying a bike. She’ll simplify your research process to narrow down your options and identify the benefits, perils, and hidden costs of each. She’ll also discuss how to adjust your bike shopping process during the pandemic.

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Meeting ID: 965 2864 4191      Password: bike

Bike Buying 101 with Robyn Short

What kind of bike should I buy? Should I buy new or used? How does bike sizing work? Where should I purchase? How do I shop during this pandemic? I’m new to riding and there are so many options, WHERE DO I START???

If you have asked yourself any of these questions, this webinar is for you! Join WABA Instructor and Black Women Bike member, Robyn, as she discusses everything you’ve ever wanted to know about buying a bike. She’ll simplify your research process to narrow down your options and identify the benefits, perils, and hidden costs of each. She’ll also discuss how to adjust your bike shopping process during the pandemic.

This webinar is FREE to join. Invite friends and family members and be sure to bring plenty of questions!

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Meeting ID: 994 5991 2010   Password: bike

Meet Jonathan Oliver, our new Education Coordinator

Hello! I’m Jonathan Oliver, WABA’s new Education Coordinator responsible for running our adult education programs serving adults in the DC/MD/VA metropolitan region. I’m excited to join WABA’s mission to improve bicycling in our area. My primary goal is to help both new and current adult riders achieve their riding goals while having fun and being safe. About me: Riding BMX bikes as a kid with my neighborhood friends was when I first understood the sense of community, freedom, fun, and health benefits that bicycling can provide. I’ve always been interested in learning, helping people, and solving problems so it seemed natural to share knowledge through bicycle and fitness-related organizations and activities. Before coming to WABA, I worked in research & development engineering and program management. My focus was always learning and doing new things that might help people. For several years I’ve been an active volunteer with bike organizations, including WABA, doing rider and Ride Marshal training, working with newer riders to achieve their goals, developing and executing ride events, and pretty much anything bike-related. You’ll find me on everything from casual social rides and bike commuting to faster-paced long distance rides. Looking ahead: Imagine if everyone that wanted to ride could ride? If every rider had the comfort and skill level that they needed to safely ride on streets and trails? If every driver was safe and friendly to bicycles and always shared the roads? To help achieve these visions, I’m working with WABA’s excellent team of instructors to help adults learn to ride bikes and all riders to ride safely and comfortably on city streets, suburban and rural roads, trails, and while bike commuting to and from work. My efforts include planning, coordinating, and implementing several key WABA programs such as our Adult Learn to Ride classes, City Cycling classes, Community rides, Everyday Biking seminars, Bicycle Friendly Driver seminars, and other great offerings. I’m also working to bring bicycle education to areas not already served, identifying areas of need, and helping to implement effective programs to meet those needs. There’s a lot of work to do and a lot of biking fun to be had. If you or someone you know wants to learn how to ride, improve riding skills, and generally have fun on two wheels in a safe and supportive environment, please contact us at education@waba.org. Hope to see you on two wheels!