Seeking Volunteers for Next Week’s Membership Drive

WABA is a member-supported organization: Our members are critical to our success, and membership dollars are critical to our bottom line. Our annual weeklong membership drive kicks off next Monday and runs through Oct. 25. All next week, we’ll make sure you know the great reasons to be a WABA member. Before we ask you to join or renew your membership (wait for next week—we’ll have plenty of great incentives on offer then!), we need to ask for your help. We’re greatly in need of volunteers to assist us in recruiting new members. We have five shifts available from 4 to 7 p.m. each day next week. You can choose a location that’s convenient for you. You must be able to stop by the WABA office to pick up and return recruitment supplies. We offer free memberships to those who volunteer three times; given its time requirement, this shift will count as two occasions. Please sign up to volunteer here.

LAST DAY to Join WABA During the Membership Drive!

Today is the LAST DAY of the Fall Membership Drive! Thanks to everyone who joined or referred-a-friend this week! Your support keeps our advocacy wheels rolling forward! Haven’t joined yet? There’s still time! Join today to receive a discounted 1-year individual and 1-year family membership ($10 off). Each new member who joins during the membership drive also gets a free WABA water bottle or WABA sunglasses along with a WABA patch kit or tire levers set (while supplies last). A BIG THANKS to… … all our volunteers who stood at busy intersections throughout the week, promoting bicycling and WABA while handing out free bike maps! … City Bikes, for donating awesome bike prizes for our refer-a-friend drawing! … BikeArlington, for providing coffee and granola bars and then helping pass them out!  

Refer-a-Friend to Join WABA During the Membership Drive & Win Cool Bike Prizes!

During this week’s Fall Membership Drive, we have been asking WABA members to support us by referring-a-friend to join WABA. If every WABA member refers just one co-worker, friend, family member, or fellow bike commuter to join, our reach will be twice as big! That’s two times as many people working to ensure bicyclists’ needs are represented. We all benefit when this happens. To convey our appreciation, we will be entering each referrer into a drawing for cool bike prizes. Thanks to our friends at City Bikes, we will be giving away a Specialized helmet, OnGuard Pitbull bike lock, and Planet Bike Blaze Superflash light set. In addition, our top five referrers will receive a free 1-year WABA membership or membership extension. Use this customizable, “refer-a-friend” email to refer up to 20 friends to join. Feel free to change or personalize the message, but remember to leave the join link so they can receive 1-year individual and 1-year family discounted memberships ($10 off). Just make certain your friends fill in your name (in the “referred by a friend” field) when they join so you can get credit. Not a member? You can still refer-a-friend. Or join yourself!

Join WABA During the Fall Membership Drive to Secure Awesome Member Benefits!

Supporting WABA to sustain our on-going bicycle advocacy in the Washington region is a wonderful benefit in and of itself. Our advocacy ensures that the bike lanes get striped (or painted green), the trails get funded and built, the bicycle education classes get taught, and the bike racks installed. But the additional member benefits are also worth JOINING for! As a WABA member, you have access to a whole slate of benefits including:
  • Discounts at 50 area bike shops
  • Discounts on WABA events and rides (i.e. VASA, BikeFest, Bike Prom, 50 States, etc.)
  • Discounts from many community business partners like ZipCar
  • Subscription to the quarterly WABA newsletter, RideOn
  • Use of WABA’s complimentary bike “boxes” when you travel
  • Up-to-date information on current bicycle advocacy issues and how you can take action on them
And the benefits keep growing. Earlier this month, Lunar Massage became WABA’s newest discount partner, offering free membership to their massage studios (a $40 up front savings!). After a long day of riding, what could be better than a nice, healing massage? Join during WABA’s Fall Membership Drive, October 22nd-26th, and secure these benefits for yourself! We are offering our 1-year individual and 1-year family memberships at a discount ($10 off each). Each new and renewing member who joins during the drive also gets a free WABA water bottle or WABA sunglasses along with a WABA patch kit and tire levers set (while supplies last).

Join WABA During Our Membership Drive to Help Get More Kids & Adults on Bikes

Every year, WABA teaches thousands of children and hundreds of adults how to get around their neighborhoods safely by bike through our Adult Learn to Ride classes, Bike Commuter seminars, Confident City Cycling classes, and bike skills events. Help WABA get more kids and adults on bikes by joining during our Fall Membership Drive. This week, October 22nd-26th, we are offering our 1-year individual and 1-year family memberships at a discounted rate. Each new member who joins during the drive also receives a free WABA water bottle or pair of WABA sunglasses along with a WABA patch kit and tire levers set (while supplies last).