Washington Area Bicyclist Association
The mission of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association is to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
WABA seeks to achieve this through advocacy, outreach, and education initiatives, as well as membership and development growth. Our events and rides provide additional support for our mission. For more information about what we’re working on presently, check out our advocacy priorities.
WABA works for the DC metro area, which includes the following jurisdictions: Washington, DC; Montgomery County; Prince George’s County; Arlington County; Fairfax County; and the city of Alexandria.
DC Bicycle Advisory Council
The DC Bicycle Advisory Council represents the interests of bicyclists in Washington, DC, local government. The BAC is an official public commission that advises the DC Council on bicycle-related transportation matters. The BAC evaluates legislation, policy and transportation infrastructure, providing analysis and technical expertise to the legislative and executive branches of DC government. The BAC issues advisory recommendations to D.C. elected officials and gives input to the District Department of Transportation regarding the budget and focus of the Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation and Safety Program.
The BAC is comprised of 13 DC residents who are voting members. DC councilmembers each appoint one resident to the BAC. BAC meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of odd-numbered months at 441 4th St NW, 11th floor. Meetings are open to the public. ID is required to enter the building.