Old Georgetown Rd (MD-187) Safety Plan Community Meeting

In the past three years, two teenagers riding their bikes on sidewalks along MD-187, Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda have died in car crashes.  On Thursday, September 29, join us at a public meeting to hear what SHA plans to do about it and demand serious action for safe streets.

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Maryland State Highway Administration has taken minor actions in the wake of each death (a buffered bike lane in 2020, placing flex posts on those bike lanes, and doing walk-throughs with elected officials).  But no major remake of this very busy state highway have been made.  Drivers still speed alongside narrow sidewalks that have no buffer from cars going in excess of 40 mph, making biking and walking on those sidewalks hazardous and sometimes deadly.

We need to show SHA that the community is appalled at their lack of action and to demand that MD-187 be transformed into a road that all users, especially those who are not in automobiles, can safely use.  Please come to the meeting and insist that SHA move quickly on building continuous protected bike lanes, comfortable buffered sidewalks, and safe crossings on Old Georgetown Road.

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Confident City Cycling

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Overview

Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets and in heavily trafficked areas.

The first half of the class will cover important bike handling skills and hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding in traffic. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.

The class ends with an on-street group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

Check out WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

This class is for you if:

You know how to ride a bike and have experience riding on trails

You know how to ride a bike and would like to learn how to ride safely in traffic

You have experience riding in traffic but would like to learn more about traffic law and how to navigate tricky traffic situations

Health and Safety Protocols

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.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • WABA Adult Education classes are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks and social distancing. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! 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.
  • 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.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. Interested in using a FREE Capital Bikeshare for this class? Email education@waba.org for more details.

Cost: $10.00 and FREE for WABA members! Contact education@waba.org for a coupon code!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time. 

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of Bethesda Transportation Solutions.

Class Location

Bethesda Rescue Squad Parking Lot

5020 Battery Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814

Parking: There is parking at this class location

Public Transit: This class location is 0.6 miles from the Bethesda Metro Station

The Old Georgetown Rd and Battery Lane bus stop (Stop ID: 24722) serving routes 30, 34, 47 and 70 is located directly out front of this class location. You can find more information on bus schedules and route planning on the Montgomery County website.

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Adult Learn to Ride

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Overview

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

This class is for you if:

  • You have never been on a bicycle before
  • You have not ridden a bicycle in many years
  • You have previously tried to learn how to ride a bicycle, but were unsuccessful

Health and Safety Protocols

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.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • Outside activities are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are:
    • Vaccinated and boosted, you may choose to forgo a mask.
    • Not vaccinate or fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a CDC approved face mask for the duration of class.
  • 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.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet rental provided

Cost:

  • FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
  • $10.00 – Resident Registration**
  • $85.00 – Non-Resident Registration

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a DC resident, your DC class registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services.

Location

GEICO Chevy Chase Parking Lot

5260 Western Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Enter the parking lot from Western Ave. WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Driving/Parking: There is parking at this location.

Metro: This class is a 0.3 mile walk from the Friendship Heights Metro station.

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Adult Learn to Ride + LIME Scooter Training

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Scooter Training from 12:30-2:30 PM

Overview

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

This class is for you if:

  • You have never been on a bicycle before
  • You have not ridden a bicycle in many years
  • You have previously tried to learn how to ride a bicycle, but were unsuccessful

Health and Safety Protocols

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.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • Outside activities are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are:
    • Vaccinated and boosted, you may choose to forgo a mask.
    • Not vaccinate or fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a CDC approved face mask for the duration of class.
  • 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.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet rental provided

Cost:

  • FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
  • $10.00 – Resident Registration**
  • $85.00 – Non-Resident Registration

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a DC resident, your DC class registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

Scooter Training

Our friends at LIME will be hosting a FREE scooter training at this class location from 12:30-2:30pm! Stop by the outreach table to get a chance to test ride a scooter and learn how to use them safely on streets, trails or wherever!

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services.

Location

Wheaton Ice Arena Parking Lot

11717 Orebaugh Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902

The class will take place in the back left parking lot of the Ice Rink near the tree line. WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Driving/Parking: Parking is available at this location

Metro: This class location is not close to a metro, but is accessible via the # 9 and # 31 bus routes. Stop ID: 20088

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Basic Skills Clinic + SPIN Scooter Training

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Scooter Training from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Overview

Basic Skills Clinics are the next step for those who have recently taken a Learn to Ride class or who know how to ride a bike, but have not been on one in some time. Basic Skills Clinics focus on skills such as turning, shifting, braking gradually, and weaving and will help you develop the fundamental bike handling skills necessary to ride confidently! Our experienced Instructors will observe where you are at and will provide tailored instruction to help you progress to the next level. Participants move at their own pace and are encouraged to continue practicing these skills at home.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Check out WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

This class is for you if:

You have recently taken a Learn to Ride class and were riding with 2 pedals by the end of class.

You know how to ride a bike, but have not been on one in some time and need a little bit of tailored instruction to get you going again!

Health and Safety Protocols

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.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • WABA Adult Education classes are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks and social distancing. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! 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.
  • 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.

Class Details

Class Duration: 2 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet provided for those who need. Please select the “registration + bike and helmet rental” option at checkout.

Participants may bring their own bicycle and helmet for a discounted registration fee. Please make sure that bikes are in good working order. WABA does not provide bicycle maintenance for personal bikes.

Cost: $10.00 – Bring Your Own Bike Registration

$50.00 – Rent a Bike Registration

FREE for WABA members – email education@waba.org for a coupon code!

Registration Policy: Advanced registration is required for Basic Skills Clinics. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class. 

Scooter Training

Our friends at SPIN will be hosting a FREE scooter training at this class location from 12:30-2:00 pm! Stop by the outreach table to get a chance to test ride a scooter and learn how to use them safely on streets, trails or wherever!

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services.

Class Location

850 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850

WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polo shirts.

Metro
The closest public transportation stop to the class location is the Manakee Street bus stop, servicing buses 46, 55, Q6 and Q2*. The Rockville Metro Station is a 20 minute walk (0.9 mi) along Hungerford Drive.

*Q2 (Direction: Montgomery College – Rockville) is operational during weekdays

Metrobus- The first stop of the Q2 bus route is Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 218 and the last stop is Montgomery Community College & W Campus Dr.

Register

Basic Skills Clinic

Register Cost Location

Overview

Basic Skills Clinics are the next step for those who have recently taken a Learn to Ride class or who know how to ride a bike, but have not been on one in some time. Basic Skills Clinics focus on skills such as turning, shifting, braking gradually, and weaving and will help you develop the fundamental bike handling skills necessary to ride confidently! Our experienced Instructors will observe where you are at and will provide tailored instruction to help you progress to the next level. Participants move at their own pace and are encouraged to continue practicing these skills at home.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org.

Check out WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

This class is for you if:

You have recently taken a Learn to Ride class and were riding with 2 pedals by the end of class.

You know how to ride a bike, but have not been on one in some time and need a little bit of tailored instruction to get you going again!

Health and Safety Protocols

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.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • WABA Adult Education classes are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks and social distancing. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! 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.
  • 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.

Class Details

Class Duration: 2 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet provided for those who need. Please select the “registration + bike and helmet rental” option at checkout.

Participants may bring their own bicycle and helmet for a discounted registration fee. Please make sure that bikes are in good working order. WABA does not provide bicycle maintenance for personal bikes.

Cost: $10.00 – Bring Your Own Bike Registration

$50.00 – Rent a Bike Registration

FREE for WABA members – email education@waba.org for a coupon code!

Registration Policy: Advanced registration is required for Basic Skills Clinics. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class. 

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services.

Class Location

Burtonsville Park and Ride Parking Lot

15701 Columbia Pike

Burtonsville, MD 20866

Behind Burtonsville Crossing shopping center

Class will take place in the back right side of the parking lot. Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Register

Adult Learn to Ride + BIRD Scooter Training

Register Cost Location

Scooter Training from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Overview

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

This class is for you if:

  • You have never been on a bicycle before
  • You have not ridden a bicycle in many years
  • You have previously tried to learn how to ride a bicycle, but were unsuccessful

Health and Safety Protocols

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.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • Outside activities are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are:
    • Vaccinated and boosted, you may choose to forgo a mask.
    • Not vaccinate or fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a CDC approved face mask for the duration of class.
  • 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.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet rental provided

Cost:

  • FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
  • $10.00 – Resident Registration**
  • $85.00 – Non-Resident Registration

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a DC resident, your DC class registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

Scooter Training

Our friends at BIRD will be hosting a FREE scooter training at this class location from 12:30-2:30 pm! Stop by the outreach table to get a chance to test ride a scooter and learn how to use them safely on streets, trails or wherever!

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services.

Location

Westfield Montgomery Mall Parking Lot 

The google maps directions will lead you to the Montgomery Mall Transit Center at the intersection of Westlake Terrace and Motor City Drive. The parking lot is directly across the street from the transit center closer to the mall.

The class will take place in the larger circled lot. Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

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Driving: There is parking available at this class location

Public Transit: The Montgomery Transit Center directly across the street serves buses 6, 26, 47, 96, J1 and J2. Find more information and plan your trip at the MCDOT and WMATA websites and check out the departure board on Google Maps.

Register

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Adult Learn to Ride

Register Cost Location

Overview

Our Adult Learn to Ride class is for participants 18 and older. Our experienced Instructors break the skills down step by step to get you on a bike and rolling in no time. Participants learn to start and stop, balance, glide, pedal and steer a bike and progress at their own pace.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

This class is for you if:

  • You have never been on a bicycle before
  • You have not ridden a bicycle in many years
  • You have previously tried to learn how to ride a bicycle, but were unsuccessful

Health and Safety Protocols

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.

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • Outside activities are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are:
    • Vaccinated and boosted, you may choose to forgo a mask.
    • Not vaccinate or fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a CDC approved face mask for the duration of class.
  • 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.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Bicycle and helmet rental provided

Cost:

  • FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
  • $10.00 – Resident Registration**
  • $85.00 – Non-Resident Registration

*WABA partners with local jurisdictions to bring subsidized bicycle education to residents of that jurisdiction. Example – if you are a DC resident, your DC class registration is just $10.00!

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services.

Location

Upper County Community Recreation Center Parking Lot

8201 Emory Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Instructors will be wearing teal polos

Parking: There is parking at this location

Public Transit: There is a bus stop directly outside of the community center at Emory Grove Rd & Chorlee Ct (Stop ID: 22010) served by the Rt. 64 bus.

Register

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