[*BCM*] MassBike April Update
bikexec at massbike.org
Mon Apr 3 14:31:26 EDT 2006
MassBike April Update
Join the MBTA Rider Oversight Committee
Do you ride the MBTA? Would you like to weigh in about how to improve it?
Consider applying to be on the MBTA Rider Oversight Committee (ROC), a group
made up of riders, advocates, and MBTA employees. Meetings are held the last
Monday of the month from 4:156:15 p.m., and members must also be able to
participate in at least one subcommittee (1.5 hour commitment/month). This
is an excellent opportunity for MBTA users who care about Bikes on the T
issues to get involved. Please send your contact information and the answers
to the following five questions to Barbara Burke at the MBTA no later than
April 30: bburke at mbta.com.
a.. How often do you use the MBTA (and which services)?
b.. What is your primary reason for using the MBTA?
c.. How long have you been using the MBTA?
d.. What do you think are the most important issues facing the T?
e.. Why would you be a good addition to the committee?
Extra Help Needed for MassBike Volunteer NightTuesday, April 18
MassBikes normally-fun volunteer night will be even better on Tuesday,
April 18. In addition to our regular monthly membership mailing, were
trying to get out a 2000-piece summer appeal letter, so we need lots of help
folding and stuffing. If youve come before, come again! If you havent been
to a MassBike volunteer night, now is the timewe really need your help! As
always, youll enjoy gourmet pizza from Picco in the South End. Please join
us from 5:00-8:30 p.m. You can find us at 20 Park Plaza, Ste. 528, Boston
(Arlington T stop). Secure bike parking available; please email for details.
Please RSVP to bikeinfo at massbike.org so we can tell our landlord youll be
coming and make sure we have enough pizza.
Gear Up for Cycling Season with On-Bike Skills Classes, Beginner to
Advanced: Register Now
Want to improve your urban riding skills, or get geared up for a charity
ride? MassBikes Bicycling 101 and 201 courses are all-day classes held on a
Saturday or Sunday. Youll learn tips for safe urban cycling; improve
techniques such as gear shifting; and practice ways to pedal more
efficiently and conquer hill climbing. This is a great way to get back into
cycling as spring approaches. This course with hands-on training from League
Cycling Instructors costs $40 for MassBike members and riders from MassBike
partner rides, and $50 regular. MassBike also offers free, off-bike
Introduction to Bicycling Safety courses, which are a pre-requisite for the
on-bike classes. Upcoming classes are offered in Boston, Arlington,
Easthampton, Waltham, and Newburyport.
To register for our upcoming classes, click here
Harpoon Social: Thursday, April 20 in Boston
Please join us for the first MassBike Harpoon Brewery social of 2006! Well
be meeting up on Thursday, April 20 from 5:307:30 p.m. at Harpoons HQ, 306
North Avenue, South Boston Waterfront (near Harborlights/Bank of American
Pavilion). A donation of $5-$10 is requested, and youll be treated to free
Harpoon beer, craft-brewed soda, and goodies from the Blue Frog Bakery in
Jamaica Plain. Bring a friend whos never been to a MassBike event and get
Click here for directions to Harpoon
A New Way to Keep Up with MassBike: Visit Vances Blog!
Cant get enough of MassBike? Our Development Associate Vance has started a
blog on our website, talking about bicycling in Boston, his quest to become
a League Cycling Instructor, and more. Visit early and often, and you can
post comments to his blog. Do you have a website or blog? Link to Vances,
and help spread the word about MassBike.
Click here to visit Vances Bloggercycle
Somerville Community Path Meeting: Thursday, April 6
Somervilles Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development will
host a neighborhood meeting regarding and engineering study to extend the
Somerville Community Path at Cedar Street and the Lechmere area of
Cambridge, through central and East Somerville. This meeting will be held on
Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium at the East Somerville
Neighborhood School at 115 Pearl Street in Somerville.
A preliminary recommendation for a route will be presented and community
opinion will be invited. A neighborhood walk of the area in the vicinity of
the proposed path will begin at 4 pm at the East Somerville Neighborhood
Volunteers Needed: CYCLE Kids Seeks Help Teaching Kids
CYCLE Kids is recruiting volunteer teaching assistants for our after school
program for 4th - 6th grade students. This is an opportunity to help
children get and stay active in an attempt to address the issues of obesity,
diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses caused by lack of exercise and
poor nutritional habits. Join an energetic and active team of people
working to help educate children on the importance of living a healthy
lifestyle. CYCLE Kids is an after school program that is based on a health
and science curriculum, and introduces children to the bicycle.
To apply for a volunteer teaching position, please email the volunteer
application on the website to volunteer at cyclekids.org
Click here for the Cycle Kids website, to learn more about the organization
and fill out a volunteer application
Job Opening: Landrys BicyclesBoston, Natick, Westboro
Landry's Bicycles is now hiring for their stores in Boston, Natick and
Westboro. They are looking for quality people for both their sales staff and
Click here to see the job postings
Women in Business Connection Luncheon Features CEO of ESPN Radio-Boston
Our friends at WIBC (Women in Business Connection) asked us to pass along
the message that Jessamy Tang, CEO of ESPN Radio-Boston, will be speaking at
their April meeting. The buffet luncheon ($30 for members of the group or
first-time attendees who pre-register) takes place Wednesday, April 19 from
11:45 a.m.1:30 p.m. at Portugalia, 723 Cambridge Street, Cambridge.
For more information and to register, click here
Job Opening: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Executive
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), which works
to promote excellence in the field of pedestrian and bicycle transportation,
is seeking an Executive Director (location flexible; please denote in your
cover letter what city/state you are based in). This is a contract position
without benefits; contract amount is $30,000-$45,000 annually, commensurate
with experience. Letters of interest accompanied by resumes are due no later
than close of business April 21. Cover letters should indicate the date of
availability to fill the position; a general
description of experience and education relevant to this position; available
hours per work; other employment commitments, if any; and base location.
Resumes must be sent via email in Microsoft Word or PDF format to
moule at livablestreetsinc.com and kristin.bennett at adelphia.net.
Questions: Contact Michael Moule, President, Association of Pedestrian and
Bicycle Professionals at (813) 221-5223 or moule at livablestreetsinc.com.
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