How to: Ride in Winter

Snow-covered Arlington trail (Photo credit: Raymond Crew)

Join the Bike Ambassadors as they share tips on riding your bike during the winter. The Bike Ambassadors will discuss how to ride safely in cold weather. We will talk about winter riding gear, bicycle accessories and what to look out for on the road or trail. Bike Ambassadors seek to provide helpful information and resources to ensure everyone is riding safely, so join us to learn and share ways that can help everyone continue to bike during the winter.

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Need accommodations, have questions about access, or have questions about the event? Send us an email at outreach@waba.org

Please keep in mind if we do chat about bike advice 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.

How to: Fix-a-flat

How to fix a flat

Join the DC Bike Ambassadors 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.

Register!

Need accommodations, have questions about access, or have questions about the event? Send us an email at outreach@waba.org

Please keep in mind if we do chat about bike advice 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.

Fenton St. Protected Bike Lane Virtual Meeting

Potential design for Fenton Street Protected Bike Lane in Silver Spring, MD

Since January 2020, Montgomery County Department of Transportation staff have been busy planning the final major piece of downtown Silver Spring’s protected bicycle network: a protected bike lane on Fenton Street. On November 18, MCDOT is hosting a virtual public meeting to present findings from their study and to share design alternatives for what protected bike lanes on Fenton St could look like.

Please join us to learn about the project and help us send a clear message that Silver Spring needs a bikeable and walkable Fenton Street.

  1. We want to keep you in the loop and stay in touch before and after the meeting. Use the form below to let us know you’ll be there and opt into updates on the project.
  2. To attend this virtual meeting, MCDOT is asking that you register in advance. Once you hit submit on the form below, you will be redirected to MCDOT’s registration page. Click here to register on MCDOT’s website

MCDOT has posted the full study report and extensive plan sets on the project website for review before the meeting.

Safe Streets for Ward 5 Monthly Meeting

Safe Streets for Ward 5 is a group of neighbors working together for safer streets, protected bike lanes, and more options for getting around Ward 5 without a car. Join us at our next monthly meeting, learn about our priorities, and get involved!

This group is doing it’s part to support WABA’s 20×20 campaign to build 20 new miles of connected, protected, and equitable bike lanes in DC. In Ward 5, we are working to support protected bike lanes on 8th St. NE, West Virginia Ave, Montana Ave, and Lincoln Rd. NE.

You don’t need to ride a bike, you don’t need to be a traffic engineer, and you don’t need to be political. No matter your schedule and no matter your background, you have a role to play in winning safe streets across DC. We hope you can join us!

  • Date: Monday, February 17
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location Name: Right Proper – Brookland
  • Location Address: 920 Girard St NE, DC


Ward 1 & 2 Safe Streets Monthly Meeting

Do you want more protected bike lanes on your route or calmer streets in your neighborhood or commute? Do you want to see faster progress on safer streets and protected bike lanes around DC? Us too!

Come over to the WABA office for monthly Ward 1 and 2 meetup and strategy session. Get involved in WABA’s 20×20 campaign to support 20 new miles of connected, protected, and equitable bike lanes in DC. We will talk strategy, fun tactics, and next steps for solidifying support for campaigns in Wards 1 & 2, especially on our current priorities: 17th St. NW and 9th St. NW.

Come meet community advocates, neighbors, and that person you only know on Twitter, roll up your sleeves, and get started! We will have food starting at 6:15pm and begin at 6:30pm.

  • Date: Tuesday, February  18th
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
  • Location Name: WABA Office
  • Location Address: 2599 Ontario Road NW


Nominate your favorites!

Nominations for the third Annual Washington Area Bicyclists’ Choice Awards are now open and we want to hear from you:

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The Bicyclists’ Choice Awards is WABA’s way of celebrating the people and organizations that are working to make bicycling safer, easier, and more popular. Plus, we just want another excuse to party with you. We want YOU to tell us who you think is the “Best of the Best” when it comes to biking: the bike lanes, policies, and infrastructure that you love; your favorite shop; your favorite social ride; the bike friendliest business you know, and more. Nominate your favorites, and RSVP for the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards event, today! You can read more info about the Awards event here. Nominations will be open through Friday, January 27th. Voting for the winners of the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards will be open from Tuesday, January 31st through Friday, February 17th. Winners will be announced at the event in late February. More details about the exact date and location of the Awards event are coming soon.