Reliable, Affordable Transportation Ride and Chat

About this ride:

Expect a low key, conversational pace on mostly flat, car free trails. We’ll stop at a few places to talk about this article about how hospitality workers struggle to find reliable, affordable transportation. We’ll be out for about 2 hours. 

Note: This ride series is a part of WABA’s Women & Bicycles program and is only open to those who identify as woman/trans/femme/non-binary. If that’s not you, we have plenty of other events you should check out at waba.org/fun. Know someone who should come? Please share this event with them!

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Where We’re Riding: 

The Anacostia Tributary Trails are quaint stream valley trails that stretch throughout Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in Maryland and the District. We’ll do a short, flat 7 mile ride on Piscataway land starting from West Hyattsville Metro Station (2700 Hamilton St, Hyattsville, MD 20782). The ride is round trip. We’ll depart from West Hyattsville Metro Station and head to Bladensburg Waterfront Park via the Northwest Branch Trail. 

While riding, walking, or taking a break along the ride routes, participants must maintain 6 ft of distance between themselves and others not in their households. During the check-in, the chat, and while otherwise gathered as a group, participants must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose. Helmets are required for this ride. If you don’t have one, email us and we’ll get you a loaner. We’ll be riding on a paved trail for the duration of the ride and welcome you to bring your own bike. Don’t have a personal bike? No worries. We’ll reimburse your usage fee of a Capital Bikeshare bike – just shoot us an email. It will likely be warm so please dress accordingly in comfortable attire and bring water to stay hydrated.

What We’re Reading: 

We’ll be reading Hospitality Workers Struggle to Find Reliable, Affordable Ways Home from Washington City Paper that discusses the intersection of service industry workers and transportation (in)justice. An issue that has only been exacerbated by the pandemic but has been around for a very long time.

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This ride is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company. 

2021 Annual Member Meeting

Word cloud from WABA's 2025 strategic planning engagement process.

Join WABA for our annual member meeting.

Come learn how your membership dues make an impact on WABA’s work! This once-a year event is a chance to hear how 2020 went for WABA, learn what’s on the horizon, and meet and ask questions of WABA’s leadership.

At the meeting, you and your fellow members will vote on the nominated slate of incoming board members, hear from our Board of Directors and Executive Director about our work, and have opportunities to ask questions.

Agenda:

  • 2020 Updates & Wins
  • Transportation equity and antiracism at WABA
  • Q&A
  • Recognition of outgoing board members
  • Nomination of slate of 2021-2023 board candidates
  • Vote

The meeting will be closed captioned but not be recorded. If you’re not able to attend and would like to see the presentation after the 16th, drop us a line at membership@waba.org.

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All current WABA members are invited to the annual member meeting. WABA launched a pay-what-you-can membership model last year, so any personally meaningful contribution makes you a dues-paying member for one year. 

To register for the meeting, first confirm your membership by entering your email into the lookup box:

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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.

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: 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.

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

Tune in on Zoom

Add to your calendar by clicking here.

Click here to register for the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 999 1558 6497   Password: bike

Action Committee for Montgomery County

WABA’s MoCo Action Committee meetings are going online using Google Hangouts Meet. It’s relatively simple to set up and participate. And at a time when limiting in-person social contact is advised, it’s good to see some friendly faces.

Join the video meeting: meet.google.com/zpo-xkfj-mfk

Join by phone:‪ Dial (470) 485-0804‬ and use PIN: ‪190 847 912‬#

Conversaciónes comunitarias: Montgomery County

Hello!

We’ve postponed this event to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. If you’re already signed up, we’ll send you an email when we have arranged a new date. Otherwise, check back here for updates.

We are sincerely grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding. Please take care of yourself and your community.

❤️,
The WABA Team

¿Te gusta andar en bicicleta? ¿O tienes interés en empezar a andar en bicicleta? ¿Qué desafíos que te impiden de andar en bici? Te invitamos a participar de nuestras conversaciones comunitarias. Las conversaciones proporcionarán un espacio para hablar sobre el transporte en la región, expresar tus opiniones, contestar tus preguntas sobre el ciclismo, y explicar el trabajo que hace WABA (la Asociación de Ciclistas de la región de Washington). 

WABA busca saber tus opiniones y preguntas sobre el ciclismo para mejorar nuestro apoyo a la comunidad Latina y sus necesidades. ¡Traiga tus ideas, preguntas, y amigxs! Todxs están bienvenidas y invitadxs a charlar con nosotrxs. Se proporcionarán refrigerios para el evento.

El evento es para la comunidad Latina, incluyendo adultos, adolescentes y niñxs (se proporcionarán libros para colorear). La conversación será en en español. WABA proporcionará refrigerios durante el evento.

La Bibliotéca Wheaton
11701 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902