Every day, WABA members directly support a happier, healthier, better connected region. Along with 6,200 of your neighbors, you provide the single largest source of unrestricted revenue for WABA—contributions that are absolutely essential to do the advocacy work that makes our region a better place to live and bike. Thank you. We are proud to have your support, and work every day to make you a proud WABA member.
Last fall, WABA launched our Member Extras program to give you another reason to be a proud card-carrying WABA member. Member Extras are perks for WABA members provided by WABA business members that share your values.
What’s the new deal?
In addition to discounts at some of your favorite coffee shops, breweries, design companies, and more, we partner with a number of local bike shops. As of January 2019, local bike shops no longer offer WABA members discounts on merchandise at their stores.
WABA bike shop business members now offer WABA members $15 off a tune-up annually—that’s $15 off a tune-up at any of our participating bike shop member locations every time you renew your membership!
How do I get one?
Look for the “$15 off a tune-up” coupon in the mail each time you renew your membership. (You can always renew early, and we’ll extend your membership another year.) Take the coupon to any of the participating shops for service. Don’t see your shop on the list? Have them email firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 202-518-0524 x 211.
If you’re a long-time WABA member, you may be wondering, why no more year-round discount for WABA members at local shops? We want our shops to stay around and grow with the bicycling community for years to come—read more about our decision to update how WABA supports local bike shops below.
Why this change?
After extensive review of the previous discount program and many interviews with shop owners, we learned that the program was actually hurting our local shops and their bottom line. The 5%-10% discounts WABA members received at local shops were cutting into profit margins and not bringing new foot traffic to shops. At the same time, the discounts didn’t have a direct impact on WABA and our mission.
To create a truly bikeable region, WABA wants to support our local bike shops, promote their incredible service and expertise, and celebrate local businesses.
What does the change mean for local bike shops?
WABA bike shop business members work with us to connect our members, their customers, and employees with local and regional advocacy initiatives and support community rides and events.
We hope playing our part to support the businesses that support us means that everyone, regardless of age or ability, can experience the joy of biking.
Thank you for growing with us, and continuing to support the shops who support us!
For any further questions about WABA’s Member Extra program, please email email@example.com, or give us a call at 202-518-0524 x 211.