Get Ready for Tour de Fat, Coming June 1

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Tour de Fat is back! The East Coast’s biggest and most fanciful of all things bicycling, Tour de Fat is part costume party, community bike parade, music and arts festival, and celebration of good biking and good beer! All proceeds from the event, which is put on by New Belgium Brewing, support local bike advocacy. This year, all revenue generated will benefit WABA, Black Women Bike DCFairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, and Phoenix Bikes. Tour de Fat begins with a parade (parade check-in is at 10 a.m. and it kicks off at 11 a.m.) to Yards Park, where fun awaits. Read more about Tour de Fat here, register for the parade here, and RSVP on Facebook here.  

WABA Staffers to Present at New Belgium’s First Bike Summit

New Belgium Brewing, a friend of WABA and sponsor of the yearly Tour de Fat bicycle parade and celebration, is hosting its first-ever bike summit. WABA’s advocacy coordinator, Greg Billing, and outreach coordinator, Nelle Pierson, will present at the summit, which begins today and runs through the weekend in Fort Collins, Colo. Nelle will focus on the inception of WABA’s Women & Bicycles program, which is now fully underway. Read a press release from New Belgium on the summit below the jump. Continue reading

Come to Our Volunteer Happy Hour Tonight

If you aren’t attending tonight’s MoveDC Ideas That Build workshop in Ward 6, come to our volunteer happy hour at Smith Commons! Whether you’re a bike ambassador, an assistant at events, a committed office volunteer, or a future volunteer, we want to thank you for your help. Join us and our friends from New Belgium and Smith Commons for an evening of beer and bicycle cheer. There will be a beer-tasting challenge with a chance to win a New Belgium bike, and brewer Matty “Smooth” Gilliland will be in the house. A dollar from every pour of a New Belgium brew will be donated to WABA. Smith Commons is located at 1245 H St. NE. Happy hour starts at 7 p.m.