In preparation for Bike to Work Day, BWB will be hosting a seminar on how to bike on the roads safely, followed by a bike ride on the streets of DC.
10:00am - noon Safety Seminar
At the seminar you will learn the ABCs of bike safety, how to navigate an urban area, and how to be visible to motorists. We will provide you with a bike map, so you can map your route from home to work.
Noon - 1:00PM Bike Ride
We will take a short ride around the streets of DC, so you can become comfortable riding with motorists on the road.
Who should attend?
All levels who want to be more comfortable biking on the road.
What to bring?
- Photo ID (You will need it to get into the building)
- Helmet (You MUST have a helmet to participate in the ride)
- A friend/neighbor
- An open mind
THIS EVENT IS FOR WOMEN ONLY!
In order to save money we have to order the jersey and shorts in batches. We will do 4 batches over the course of the year. The first batch has a short deadline so we can ensure the jerseys and shorts arrive by the end of April.
DEADLINE: March 20h
In order to purchase a jersey and shorts, click the image of the jersey color(s) you want and add it the shopping cart. Then click the image of the shorts and add it to the shopping cart. All the items should show up in the cart.
For the sizing chart http://hillkillerapparel.com/sizechart
SHIPPING & HANDLING
All orders will be shipped you to directly
UPDATE 3/1: This is a casual social ride with lots of people from out of town. The pace will be slow and comfortable so beginning riders.
Black Women Bike will be hosting a social bike ride as part of the National Bike Summit and the National Women’s Cycling Forum. Come out on Sunday evening for a social ride to the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) Women & Bike Launch Party. At the Launch Party, Black Women Bike will announce our partnership with WABA to get more women of color biking..
NOTE: this ride starts in the evening. Please remember to have a front and rear lights and a bike helmet
Presented by the League of American Bicyclists
Now two years in the making, WABA invites you to the official launch of Women & Bicycles, our outreach program to get more women bicycling through mentorship, skillshare events, and social gatherings.
The timing couldn’t be better. The very next day is the National Women’s Cycling Forum, the opening event of The National Bike Summit. The Forum hosts groups and individuals who work throughout the country to get more women on bikes, so we encourage you to attend! Click here to learn more and register for the National Women’s Cycling Forum.
What to expect at the Launch party
- Quick presentation on the nuts and bolts of WABA’s program
- Rundown on the progress of Women Bike, the National program
- A special guest speaker, bike activist, Elly Blue
- Continued conversations, idea sharing, and connection-building
- Bike riding, bike parking, food, beer and wine
Bike to the party with Black Women Bike DC
Join Black Women Bike DC for Just Another Bike Ride, a leisurely, one-hour ride around DC’s must-sees, plus a convoy to the launch party. Sorry guys, ladies only.
- 6:30pm Bike Ride. Meet us at H St and 8th St NW, by the Bikeshare station. You must have a bike and a helmet. Check out the route.
- 8:00pm to 11:30pm Launch Party at Busboys and Poets (1025 5th St NW)
- Ticket price is $5, this includes entrance and a drink.
- Reserve your spot here, space is limited to 100 guests and we will likely fill up fast.
For questions, please call WABA at 202-518-0524 x 202 or email Nelle@waba.org
After more than a year of working with our friends and partners at Black Women Bike DC to grow and diversify bicycling in the District, we are pleased to announce that WABA and BWBDC have formally joined forces. BWBDC is now formally a sponsored project of WABA. This move, unanimously approved by the leadership of both organizations, provides organizational support to enable the growth of BWBDC in support of its mission to “build community and interest in biking among black women through education, advocacy, and recreation.”
While WABA provides advocacy, outreach, and education programming to expand and enhance bicycling throughout the region, it also provides targeted outreach to groups underrepresented within the community of bicyclists. BWBDC ensures that those groups are not left behind as biking becomes an increasingly important way to improve regional mobility, public health, and sustainable transportation. And BWBDC is an excellent partner: It’s brought groups of riders together for its own events as well as existing regional biking events, has hosted classes and training, and raised the profile of bicycling among the black women who comprise its target audience and the District as a whole.
In characterizing the group’s rapid growth and impact to date, BWBDC co-founder Veronica O. Davis says, “In the one-and-a-half years we’ve existed, we’ve grown the organization from three founders to 730 members in our Facebook group, and we have women who are getting back on their bikes for the first time in decades. We’ve even been able to get women bike commuting to and from work, and running errands by bike all around D.C.”
Nichole Noel, of the BWB leadership team, says, “BWBDC’s partnership with WABA will enable us to create and develop programs that will make biking more accessible to black women throughout the D.C. metropolitan area, especially riders east of the river and in Prince George’s County. This partnership will help turn the BWBDC vision–that black women of all ages ride their bikes for fun, health, wellness, and transportation–into reality.”
Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Copy to Calendar
Calling all BWBDC intermediate and advanced riders!
We need YOUR help to introduce cycling as a safe and fun activity to our members, particularly our beginner-level riders. This clinic and ride will be for members who are willing to volunteer at BWBDC events as ride marshals, a.k.a. assistants to the ride leaders.
This clinic is for you if you plan to attend any BWBDC rides this year and consider yourself an experienced rider.
No ride marshal experience is necessary and you don’t need to be a “fast” cyclist, but participants should be confident riding their bikes.
The clinic will be followed by a ride, weather permitting.
5401 South Dakota Avenue NE
Metro: Fort Totten (red, green, yellow)
Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:30am
Welcome to the Commonwealth! October’s ride will be a rollicking tour through Arlington, the Custis, W&OD, and Bluemont Junction trails. We will meet at the Courthouse Metro Station on the corner of Uhle and Clarendon Bvld. Parking is available at Courthouse and 14th. If you want more of a challenge get off the metro at Rosslyn and ride up the hill to Courthouse.
Capital Bike Share is available on the corner of Veitch and Key Bvld (which we will pass on the way) or down 14th street from the metro station.
Hope to see you there!