Big Dreams = Big Change You Can Ride Your Bike On

What does your dream bikeable neighborhood look like? Protected bike lanes that take you wherever you need to go, so you don’t have to worry about navigating high-speed roads alongside heavy traffic? Trails that create a green haven in the middle of the city, turning an errand or commute into a chance to spend time outside? How about wide sidewalks to get you safely to school, the metro or bus stop, your favorite coffee shop, and your friends’ houses…?

It sounds almost too good to be true, but with the support of members across DC, Maryland, and Virginia, it’s becoming reality. 

This year marks 50 years of WABA, and the small group of neighbors who came together to demand better bicycling conditions for DC in 1972 has grown into a movement that is changing our entire region.  Block-by-block, mile-by-mile, and neighborhood-by-neighborhood, you and your neighbors give life to the vision of a region where walking, biking, and transit are the best way to get around.

Being a WABA member means that you’re not riding alone, not fighting alone, and not dreaming alone. Here’s what you and your fellow WABA members made possible in the last year:

  • In DC, wheels hit pavement in new protected bike lanes on Kenyon and Warder Sts NW, Park Place NW, 9th and Florida Ave NW, New Jersey Ave NW and SW… the list goes on! And we might see even more connections before the year is done.
  • A new extension of the Metropolitan Branch Trail, which links Union Station through Brookland to Fort Totten. This bustling trail connects 1500 people a day from vibrant neighborhoods to transit, schools, parks, businesses, and downtown DC, all without cars.
  • Groundbreaking on construction to fill the gap in the Hyattsville Trolley Trail—a much needed connection in Prince George’s County that will keep people walking and biking safe from traffic on Rhode Island Avenue. 
  • A critical shift at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, which announced a plan for 2 miles of protected bike lanes on Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda. This long-needed improvement to this deadly corridor has been too long in the making but, thanks to your advocacy, the administration is finally listening. 
  • DC Council support for the Safer Streets Amendment Act! When enacted, this will make the District the first city in the United States to both ban right-turn-on-red and legalize the bicycle safety stop, keeping people safe at intersections. 
  • Four miles of upper Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park are open for people, for good. Thanks to the work of thousands of volunteer advocates, this beloved outdoor space is preserved for people using trails and streets to play, explore, and travel from Maryland to downtown DC by foot or by bike. 

Here’s an example: in 1972, WABA founder Cary Shaw built his own curb cut on Connecticut Avenue NW. Fifty years later, in 2022, WABA advocates like you won a commitment from the city to put protected bike lanes on that very same roadway. This will be a transformational change for one of the region’s busiest corridors, making it possible to travel safely from Woodley Park to Chevy Chase without a car. Talk about a dream come true!

Thanks to 50 years of consistent advocacy from people like Cary Shaw all the way up to you and your neighbors, our region is on the edge of an enormous cultural shift in how people get around. DC is building bike lanes faster than ever before, with the city committing to 10 new miles of protected bike lanes every year. WABA won overwhelming support from leaders across the region to complete the 40 priority trails in the Capital Trails Network by 2025—a huge milestone to completing this 990-mile network of connected, world-class trails . And more people than ever are choosing to walk, bike, and scoot—seeing how green, active transportation options like walking, biking, and transit can be more fun, more sustainable, and more affordable…in other words, a win-win-win. 

WABA members are part of a movement to reimagine what our region could look like—a movement for protected bike lanes, trails, safer streets, and a just and sustainable transportation system. Here are some of the dreams we’re making reality in 2023:

  • A protected bike lane on 9th St NW. Yes, that’s right— after nearly nine years of advocacy for this critical safety improvement, the city is breaking ground on a dedicated bike route from Florida Avenue NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
  • Protected contraflow bike lanes in National Landing—part of the Crystal City Bike Network plan that WABA won in partnership with the People Before Cars Coalition.
  • A new walking and biking trail in Ward 8, connecting the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in DC to the Oxon Hill Farm Trail in Prince George’s County, MD… and moving us 3.8 miles closer to a completed Capital Trails Network.
  • A truly great Long Bridge Trail that creates a dedicated connection from Arlington and the Mount Vernon Trail to DC for people walking and biking.
  • More projects like the Connecticut Avenue NW protected bike lane that reimagine what streets can look like—especially on high-traffic corridors like Old Georgetown Road in Montgomery County, where change is so overdue.

Whether you were there when it all started in 1972 or took your first Learn to Ride class with WABA this past year, you are a critical part of this movement. With you and your fellow WABA supporters on our side, our dreams for a region where it’s easy and fun to get around by bike are bigger and better than ever. 

Bike lanes? How about a network of protected bike lanes and low stress streets that takes you where you need to go—so you can bike jubilantly from door to door without fear?

Trails? How about 990 miles of trails that connect our beautiful region, making it easy for active, green transportation to be part of everyday life?

Safer streets? We need them, now— and we are demanding that elected officials make good on their promises to make streets safer for everyone. Because we have a right to a region where not even a single person is forced to confront the grief and trauma of losing a loved one to traffic violence. 

The fight for a region where walking and biking are low-stress, easy, safe ways to get around isn’t one anyone can win on their own. That’s why we’re grateful to have you on our team, helping turn our shared vision into real change on our streets. Thank you for being part of this movement— now, onwards to 2023!

The State of WABA, February 2022

Check out these highlights from WABA’s annual Member Meeting on February 23, 2022. An introduction to Ludwig Gaines, WABA’s new Executive Director, the State of WABA in 2022, and the Q&A section.

Prepared remarks from Ludwig Gaines:

It is a privilege to be here this evening to address WABA membership for the first time. I want to begin with a thank you to each and every one of you. Your financial investment sustains this organization, your advocacy inspires me, and your great passion for this work energizes me and all of my colleagues.

I especially want to thank WABA’s Board for the opportunity to lead this extraordinary organization. Allow me also to recognize my predecessor, Greg Billing, for his 10 years of service at WABA, and Kristin Frontiera, WABA’s interim ED during the transition. The work of both the Board and Staff, coupled with your generosity, has positioned WABA very well for the future.  The state of WABA is strong.

Bicycling holds its own special place in our lives and that of our communities. It is at once personal and recreational, but also an integral part of our public multi-modal transportation system. Bicycling connects our communities and plays a key role in reducing our carbon footprint and protecting our precious ecosystem. And, bicycling is also an undeniable source of joy and means to a healthy lifestyle and living. And, for others, like our messenger and delivery communities, bicycling is a necessary means to earning a living. 

For me, bicycling has been many of these things and more.

As a child, bicycling was one of my first sources of joy. The joy felt when a parent lets go of the bike seat and sends you on your way is truly euphoric and memorable. Like most, I was anxious, but I did it.

Riding a bike is a universal experience that transcends demographics. It connects us. It brought for me freedom and exploration and it opened horizons limited only by how fast and how far I could pedal. I biked to little league baseball practice, I biked to high school, I biked 20 miles 6 days a week from my Queens, NY home to a summer job as a caddie on Long Island, and in College I biked to class, and later to my office at Alexandria City Hall as a Councilman, and now I enjoy biking recreationally with my whole family, especially on the Mt. Vernon Trail.

In many ways bicycling helped set me on a path that ultimately led me to WABA. An organization whose mission is the stuff of passion that speaks eloquently and directly to my own sense of service. It’s why I sought and accepted WABA’s offer and why I am proud to have joined the WABA community.

For 50 years – and this year WABA celebrates 50 years! since its founding – WABA has grown and evolved, but also stood for our mission: to empower people to ride bikes, build connections, and transform places. Our mission and vision, just like in the last 50 years, need to be nurtured, protected and expanded. Existing and thriving for 50 years is not a happenstance. It’s itself a remarkable accomplishment worthy of celebration, if not awe. I pledge to continue that great legacy.  

Today, WABA is strong, agile, and innovative – a tireless champion for bicycling and walking, just transit systems, and a go-to resource and partner of choice throughout the DMV; programmatically, strategically, and financially.

Here are a few things from the past year that have impressed me so far. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it’s a long and impressive one and speaks volumes about our WABA.

  • We have full time, year-round Trail Rangers on DC’s trails, 7 days a week.
  • Nearly every jurisdiction in the region has voted to support completing the 881 mile Capital Trail Network—Fairfax, we know you’re working on it. 
  • We worked with 26 organizations across the region to create a shared vision for what legislative action on Transportation Equity looks like. 18 candidates for office have already pledged to support it, with more coming in every week.
  • Mayor Bowser announced that the District is moving forward with its longest protected bike lane to date on Connecticut Avenue from Woodley Park all the way to Maryland.
  • Beach Drive in Rock Creek park remains open for people, 7 days a week. We’re still waiting on a final decision from the Park Service about whether that’s permanent, but thousands of you signed our petition supporting it.
  • WABA taught more adults and kids to ride safely and happily than we ever have in a year.
  • And despite the ongoing pandemic, this pandemic that’s impacted so many lives, we managed to have a good time riding bikes together—both the 50 States Ride and the Cider Ride sold out. I can’t wait to ride the Sweet Ride with all of you on June 18th.

Let’s take a look at some numbers: 

  • WABA’s membership has grown by about 60% since this time last year.  60%.
  • WABA now represents 8,105 incredible dues-paying members from across the region. Thank you for being one of them.
  • WABA’s staff, amazing staff, has grown  to 27 in 2022, 26 of whom are full time.
  • Financially, WABA ended fiscal year 2021 in the black with a ~$70,000 surplus, despite budgeting for a modest deficit. This solid financial standing sets WABA up well for a strong 2022.  And speaking of 2022,
  • Our 2022 budget is WABA’s biggest and most impactful, with revenue and expenses totalling roughly 2.6M.

For all these reasons, and more, WABA is in an excellent position to deliver on our mission – and this is critical, because we will need to use every tool and advantage we possess to help move our work forward.

Our mission has never felt more urgent. 2021 was a brutal year for traffic violence. Just last night we witnessed a fatal pedestrian accident in Fairfax.  2021 left families shattered and lives forever changed. We are winning, make no mistake, but we are not winning fast enough. Our urgency is real  So everything we do, every increment of growth—a  new member, a cheerful hello from our outreach team, a new name on a petition, a new partnership, a meeting around a set of engineering drawings, that game-changing grant, a sold-out joyful bike ride—is in service of a region where people can bike and walk safely and without fear.

There is substantial work ahead, and I promise you we will do our very best to make meaningful, permanent change in our region that not only advances our mission, but holds true to our core values: Joy. Boldness. Integrity. Justice. Stewardship. These values are at the heart of all that we do, and as we set our path for the next 50 years, I am so grateful that we are in it together.            Thank you.

Bike Tune-Up Day

Dust off your bikes and let’s get rolling! Keeping your bike tuned-up and safe to ride isn’t difficult, but if you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help! 

Join Bike Anywhere Week

For general biking resources, head on over to waba.og/tips. To get yourself ready to ride and your bike in tip top shape, I recommend  How to Fit a Bike, How to Fit a Helmet, and Biking during COVID-19. Here is a page of biking resources for new riders!

If you’re not a bike owner—and you don’t need to be one to participate!—Capital Bikeshare is a great, affordable option. Check out some videos we made with them to learn how the system works.

Have you heard about the ABC quick check? It is an easy-to-remember, fast way to make sure your bike is ready to go every time you ride. It helps you identify upfront things that could be inconvenient problems if they crop up while you’re riding. Good news— we have a video to teach you how to do an ABC quick check!

Did you know that every WABA membership comes with a coupon for $15 off a bike tune-up at our participating bike shops? You can find more information on our Member Extras here, and when you’re ready, sign up for Bike Anywhere Week!

Keep us updated with your bike tune-ups, preparation to ride, and BINGO card activities by using #BikeAnywhere or by tagging @wabadc on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Got a question? Drop a line at membership@waba.org.

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WABA Town Hall

The end of the year means more than digging out bike light chargers and post-ride hot chocolates — it’s when WABA (and many other incredible nonprofits) ask you to double down on your support and make a financial contribution to help us end the year strong.

Join us for a digital town hall to learn about what your support made possible in 2020, how we’re continuing to pivot for 2021, and peek into our budget and strong financial standing. After the presentation, WABA’s executive director and development director will field as many questions as we can get to. 

This town hall is open to the public, but please sign up in advance so we can get you the Zoom link.

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2020 Bicyclists’ Choice Awards

The 2020 Bicyclists’ Choice Awards is over—thanks for coming.

Need more WABA in your life?Register for the Sprouts Ride on Sunday, April 26.


Join WABA, the board, staff, and members as we share our 2020 plans, hear from you, and celebrate some of the people who’ve made our region better for biking.

Voting is closed! See you on Wednesday!


Register

Registration is now closed! But, you can still come to the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards and register at the door. See you there!

The Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003, 2 blocks from the Eastern Market Metro Station. There is some bicycle parking available at the Hill Center, and more at Eastern Market Metro Station.

5:30-6:30 PM: Member Meeting / WABA Expo

WABA members: meet and ratify the new Board of Directors and learn about WABA’s plans and vision for the rest of 2020 and beyond. This once-a-year meeting is an opportunity for you to ask questions of the Board and make your voice heard as an essential part of WABA’s work and community. 

If you’re not a member, you can attend the WABA Expo at the same time, in the same location: meet WABA staff, hear how our advocacy works, and learn how your volunteerism, participation, and donations make a difference in the work for better bicycling in our region. 

6:30-7:30 PM: Reception 

Mingle over light snacks and drinks — members, your first round is on WABA! 

7:30-9 PM: Bicyclists’ Choice Awards 

Celebrate the people and places that make our region such a great place to ride a bike! 


Vote!


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Sweaters & Sequins: the 2019 WABA Member Holiday Party

Join WABA for our annual Member Holiday Party! Come in your holiday best: sparkliest, coziest, or both!  Grab a drink, enter to win one of our fabulous raffle prizes, and mingle with fellow WABA members and staff. There will be drink specials available for purchase at the bar.

The party is free for WABA members- but please RSVP!

Questions? Email events@waba.org.

The party is free for WABA members, but please RSVP. 

If you need to purchase or renew your membership, you can do so when you register for the party, or at the door on the day of the event. 

Limited bike parking will be available until 9 PM. Franklin Hall is located a few blocks from the U St Metro. Plan a multi-modal trip — please don’t drink and bike!


Volunteer at the Holiday Party!

The Cider Ride


Crisp autumn air, picture-perfect foliage, and a day spent on the Prince George’s County trails. Plus: donuts. What more could you want out of a fall day?

Join us for a 10, 30, or 55 mile ride, followed by a post-ride celebration.

This ride is a fundraiser. Registration fees support WABA’s work in the DC region and our mission empowering people to ride bikes, build connections and transform places. Thank you.  

Choose your route…

Candy Apple Ride (10 miles) 

10 miles through Washington, DC neighborhood streets and on Prince George’s County trails

  • Start/finish location: Metrobar (640 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC 20002)
  • Check-in time: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Group Start: 11:15 AM

McIntosh Ride (30 miles)

30 miles on Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, Maryland neighborhood streets and trails

  • Start/finish location: Metrobar (640 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC 20002)
  • Check-in time: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM 
  • Group Start: 10:00 AM & 10:30 AM 

Honeycrisp Ride (60 miles)

60 miles on streets and trails inWashington, DC, Prince George’s County, Maryland, and the Patuxent Research Refuge 

  • Start/finish location: Metrobar (640 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC 20002)
  • Check-in time: 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
  • Group Start: 9:00 AM & 9:30 AM 

The Cider Ride is an unsupported, self-guided, recreational bike ride.

  •  Participants receive digital ride routes in advance and a paper cue sheet at check in. 
  • There are group starts for each ride where you have the option to start with other participants and volunteer ride marshals. You can also ride on your own or friends who have registered for the ride

Registration for any of the 3 routes includes:

  • A spot at the event on Saturday, November 5, 2022
  • Digital access to the ride route and free turn-by-turn smartphone navigation for Ride with GPS
  • a WABA Cider Ride mug 
  • Snacks and water pick up at the start line 
  • Hot cider, donuts, and other snacks at pit stops
  • Access to a post-ride celebration 

Other Important Details…

  • All rides take place on streets with varying levels of bicycle infrastructure: protected bike lanes, painted bike lanes, and slower-speed roads without bike lanes. Participants will share the road with motor vehicle traffic.
  • The Cider Ride is self-guided. Participants will be spread out along the route and navigate using the provided physical cuesheet, or with free turn-by-turn navigation on their smartphone using the Ride with GPS app. 
  • Each route will have an optional ride buddy group led by a Ride Marshal: a WABA volunteer who is there to help you navigate and offer encouragement and support. 
  • Online registration for the ride will close at 5pm on Friday, November 4th, however you can register onsite.

Route Maps:

2022 Route Maps will be sent to registered riders the week of the ride. Interested in what past routes looked like, check out the 2021 Cider Ride routes! (The 2022 routes will be different, but similar in difficulty, distance, and elevation.)

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The 2022 Cider Ride is now sold out. Registration is closed.


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COVID-19 Notice

COVID-19 Precautions during the 2022 50 States Ride

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events. Thank you for your patience and compassion as we continue to navigate this pandemic together.

COVID-19 Vaccines

WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend the 2021 50 States Ride. However, we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You can find information on how to get the vaccination here:

Masks 

This event is mask optional. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves.WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.

If you feel sick…

Participants should not attend this event if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. Because this is a fundraising event we do not offer refunds. You will have the options of converting your registration fee to a 100% tax deductible donation or transferring the fee to another WABA ride. Please reach out to Akyra at events@waba.org to discuss your options.

Contact tracing

Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.

Guidelines May Change

WABA reserves the right to update these guidelines and expectations if regional case trends or CDC guidelines changes make that appropriate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about who, what, where, when, and why. You may want to check out this blog post about What to Expect at a WABA Ride as well!

What is this event?

The 2022 Cider Ride Series is a fundraising ride for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA). It gives participants a choice of three ride routes exploring Washington, DC and Prince George’s County, Maryland by bike. 

When is this event?

Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Where does this event take place?

This event will begin and end at Metrobar (640 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002). WABA encourages riders to ride or take public transportation to the ride. Metrobar is located off the Rhode Island Ave – Brentwood stop on the Red Line. If public transportation is not an option, there is a paid parking lot located under Metrobar.

What time does this event start?

Check-in and group starts is as follows:

Honeycrisp Route

  • Check-in time: 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
  • Group Start: 9:00 AM & 9:30 AM

McIntosh Route

  • Check-in: 9:30 AM-10:15 AM
  • Group Start: 10:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Candy Apple Route

  • Check-in: 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
  • Group Start: 11:15 AM

Are the roads closed for this ride? Are there cars? 

Roads are NOT closed for this ride. We do our best to plan the rides on low-stress streets, but you will be sharing the road with motor vehicles.

Feel like you want to practice before the ride? Sign up for a Confident City Cycling Class. Or, for a refresher, watch this webinar on How to Ride in Traffic

Is this ride supported? 

No. All three ride routes are unsupported. That means:

  • Streets are not closed for this ride. You will ride on streets with motor vehicle traffic.
  • The route is unmarked. 
  • There is no support and gear vehicle to pick you up.

Participants are expected to:

  • Call 911 in case of an emergency.
  • Have an emergency-contact who is not a ride participant “on call” during the ride.
  • Carry a charged cell phone (and charged battery pack for the longer rides).

Is the route marked with signs or arrows?

No. The route is unmarked.

Participants should navigate using the physical cue sheet provided in their check-in packet, or with free turn-by-turn navigation on their smartphone using the Ride with GPS app. 

Will there be ride marshals?

Yes. Ride Marshals are volunteers who are there to help participants navigate and offer encouragement and support. 

Lead Ride Marshals will lead an optional group start for those who wish to ride together.

Buddy Group Ride Marshals will lead and stay with those individuals that would like to ride with other bikers or feel that they will need a little encouragement along the way.

Sweep Ride Marshals will bring up the back of each check-in group. 

Do I have to ride with a group?

Nope! There will be a group start for each group (see timing above), but once you’ve checked in you can start your ride any time you’d like. 

Where can I find information about the routes?

WABA will release the 2022 Cider Ride routes in an email to registrants the week of the ride.

In the meantime, check out the 2021 Cider Ride Routes! (The 2022 routes will be different, but similar in difficulty, distance, and elevation.)

I’m not sure which route is right for me! 

We’d love to talk to you about this and help you pick the route that is the best fit for the ride you want to have! Email Akyra at events@waba.org if you’d like to chat about it.

Do I have to follow traffic laws?

Yes. WABA asks and expects all participants to ride lawfully and with respect for other road users. This means:

  • Stop at all red lights and stop signs. 
  • Always yield to pedestrians. 
  • Following posted signs
  • Use hand signals when turning.
  • Communicate verbally with other riders. 
  • Do not ride more than two abreast, and do not take up more than one lane of travel. When riding on sidewalks, trails, or paths, be cautious when passing other users and slow down.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes. WABA’s insurance requires that everyone riding a bicycle on a WABA ride wears a helmet while riding.

Click this link for a resource on how to properly fit your helmet.

What should I bring to the ride?

  • Bike
  • Helmet (Required by our insurance. You can’t ride without one.)
  • Bike lock (Even if you don’t plan to stop during the ride, it’s good to have a lock with you during the ride, in case of an unanticipated or emergency stop along the ride route. If you’d really rather not carry your lock during your ride you can leave it with WABA staff at check-in and collect it at the finish line.)
  • SmartTrip card (in case you decide you’d like to take the metro during or after the ride)
  • Weather appropriate clothing (the 50 States Ride is rain or shine!)
  • Water bottles (you can fill it at the check-in area if you need to)
  • Saddle bag (to carry spare tube, tire levers, and pump or patch kit)
  • Spare tube (especially if you have a non-standard rim size!)
  • Charged cell phone and charger
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Additional snacks
  • An adventurous spirit!

Will you feed me? 

There will be snacks and water available for registered attendees at the ride start, ride finish, and pit stops along the way. There will be water jugs from which you can fill your reusable water bottle. WABA does not provide cups or plastic water bottles—bring your own!

Snacks will be vegetarian. There will be vegan and gluten-free options.

Snacks will be single-serving and pre-packaged (you can have more than one!)

Questions about Registration 

Do I have to be a WABA member to register for this ride? 

Nope! But current members can receive a discount on ride registration by using a discount code. WABA emailed this code to members. 

If you haven’t received it, email events@waba.org and we’ll be happy to help! 

If you’d like to become a member, visit waba.org/join!

What is your refund policy?

Because this is a fundraiser there will be no refunds for this event except in case of illness.

If you are feeling sick or have symptoms of an illness, do not come to the event. Email events@waba.org and let Akyra know you cannot come because you are sick, and we will transfer your registration fee to a 100% tax deductible donation or put your registration fee towards a future WABA ride

Can I transfer my registration to another individual?

Yes. However, there is a $25 admin fee for transferring registration. Please email Akyra at events@waba.org to make your transfer.

Is there a youth rate for this ride?

Yes. For the McIntosh and Honeycrisp routes, the youth rate is $35. For the Candy Apple route, the youth rate is $25. Riders 15 and younger are eligible for the youth rate.

You must purchase ride registration for all individuals who will ride their own bicycle in the event.

I am riding a tandem bike with another individual! Do we need two registrations?

Yes, unless riding solo is not an option available to one of the participants. If so, please register for one person and send us an email with contact information for the other rider so we know who is coming at events@waba.org. 

Can I register a guest for this ride?

Yes. You can register multiple people at one time. However, you must provide the name and email address of every attendee. 

I want to register a child or person who does not have their own email address.

Please email events@waba.org and we will get this worked out. 

Is there a wait list for the ride?

No. 

Is there a cutoff for registration?

Yes. The 2022 Cider Ride online registration has soldout! Thank you for your support.

Can I register onsite the day of the ride?

The ride is completely sold out. If we have no show riders we will allow onsite registration, but there are no guarantees. If you’d like to see if there are spots available you can arrive during the check-in time for the route you wish to ride. 

Can I switch routes on ride day?

Yes. Please arrive during the check-in window for the route you wish to ride, and we’ll get you set up.

If you are switching to a longer route, you may need to pay additional fees to cover the cost.

I have a question that you haven’t answered here.

We are happy to help! Email your question to Akyra at events@waba.org.

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