Events

Eastern Market North Hall (map)

WABA BikeFest posterWABA is positively jazzed to present this year’s BikeFest and for your pleasure, you are invited to pedal back in time and relive the jazz age!  Flappers, bootleggers, jazz food, treats and more will be on hand for this fundraiser.  For one night only, Friday, May 11 from 8 pm to 12 am, we’re turning DC’s Eastern Market into a bicycling speakeasy, so spread the word.  As you’re perusing (and pursuing) the silent auction items and splurging on raffle tickets, there will be some splendid hors d’oeuvres to snack on and a secret specialty drink to toss back. To complete the experience, your eyes and ears will be treated to the The Jolly Brother Trio and the Brian Settles Quartet… and some surprise entertainment.

Last year’s successful Bikebuild contest is back, and competitors (Papillon CycleThreePenny Bikes, and Silver Cycles) are more clever than ever. Builders are given two rules: keep it cheap and keep it creative. The winning silent steed will be decided by vote, and each bike will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Papillon took the trophy home last year but we hear Silver Cycles and Three Penny are going to give 'em a run for their money. Stay tuned to the WABA blog for updates on the building process.

If you’d like to dress up, please do. If you’d like to dress down, go right ahead. The drink is gin, the music is jazz, the dance is the Charleston, and the good times don’t stop here!  Ain’t we got fun?  Tickets are $55 or $45 for WABA Members. For more information, please visit BikeFest.


GET THERE:

goDCgo.com’s INTERACTIVE MAP

Visit our interactive map to view the options that are available for getting to this event.

 

METRO

The Metrorail and Metrobus are both excellent ways to get around the District and the entire DC area. The closest metro station is Eastern Market Metro on the Blue and Orange Lines.

Buses running near the Market Hall are:  12, 13, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 90, 92, 93, A11, A12, C40, J11 and N22. Visit www.wmata.com to plan your trip.

 

CIRCULATOR

At just $1 a trip, it’s hard to beat this easy way to get around town. There are two stops nearby on the Union Station-Navy Yard route:  G Street & Pennsylvania Avenue SE and D Street & Pennsylvania Avenue SE.  Visit www.dccirculator.com for information on schedules and routes.

 

CAPITAL BIKESHARE

With over 1,225 bikes at over 155+ stations in the District and Arlington County (by the end of 2011), this on-demand mode of transportation is sure to get you on your way. And at just $7 for a 24-hour membership, it won’t break the bank either. There is a bike station located at Eastern Market/7th & North Carolina Avenue SE and another at Eastern Market Metro/Pennsylvania Avenue & 7th Street SE. For more information on annual or monthly memberships, or to check out the station locations, please visit www.CapitalBikeshare.com.