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Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for their fall, “Got Lights?” bicycle safety and education campaign. WABA will give out 200 FREE front and rear bike light sets and the new Safe Bicycling in the Washington Area guide (in English and Spanish), to help make streets safer for nighttime riders.
While only three percent of bike rides happen at night, over half of all cyclists killed are hit while riding at night without lights. Whether your are a bike commuter, a bike enthusiast, or you just want to make the city streets safer to ride on, meet WABA at the following locations to pick up your FREE safety gear, and help raise awareness of the importance of being seen while cycling:
11/2, 5pm-7pm, Suntrust Plaza (18th St. and Columbia Rd. NW)
11/9, 5pm-7pm,Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church (3211 Pine St . NW)
WABA hosts several events per year that are designed to showcase the Washington DC area’s trails, bike lanes, bike paths, and signed on-street riding. If you are looking for a riding club or just want to learn more about bikes, WABA is your best resource.
For more information, check out waba.org