[*BCM*] MassBike March Update
bikexec at massbike.org
Mon Feb 27 16:20:55 EST 2006
MassBike Seeks Executive Director
MassBikeMassachusetts statewide bicycling education and advocacy
groupseeks a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director is
responsible for the management and operations of the organization, and
ensuring that MassBikes financial goals and program objectives are met. We
seek a candidate with key skills including: non-profit experience; political
outreach; membership development and fundraising; event planning; writing
and communications; management; a commitment to environmental and bicycle
advocacy; and financial administration. Start date: late April/early May.
For more information about MassBike and a more detailed Executive Director
job description, please see www.massbike.org. Please send resume and cover
letter to bikexec at massbike.org.
MassBike 1st Annual Advocacy Meeting: Tuesday, March 7
Want to learn more about MassBike's policy and advocacy work? Come meet our
board and staff, learn about our advocacy activities, and share your
thoughts about what bicycling issues matter to you and how MassBike can
help. Join Special Honored Guest State Rep. Anne Paulsen, a true friend to
bicycling who is retiring from the State House in January. The meeting takes
place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at O'Naturals, 187 Elm Street, Davis Square,
Somerville. O'Naturals will donate 10% of all sales between 4:00-8:00 p.m.
that day to MassBike.
Sign up for a Free MassBike Bicycling Skills Class: Waltham, Boston,
Arlington, Foxboro and NEW! Newburyport
Want to learn how to ride your bike more safely and confidently in traffic?
Come to a free, off-bike presentation of MassBikes Introduction to
Bicycling Safety class taught by certified League Cycling Instructors. No
matter how experienced you are, these tips will help sharpen your game. This
is also perfect for beginners, so bring your friends! MassBike is offering
free Introduction to Bicycling Safety classes throughout March, but spaces
are limited; RSVPs are required. This class is a pre-requisite for MassBike
s on-bike Bicycling 101 and 201 classes. For more information or to RSVP,
email bikeinfo at massbike.org.
Click here to learn more about our Bicycling Skills classes and see the
MassBikes Online Discussion Forum
Want a forum to chat with fellow cyclists? If you want to trade advice about
equipment, find a good route, or let the world know about an upcoming ride,
please check out the MassBike online discussion board. The more you and
others use it, the better a resource it will be for the Massachusetts
Click here to visit the discussion board
Become a League Cycling Instructor: Deadline to Apply March 17
This intensive training, which takes place from Friday, April 28-Sunday,
April 30 in Waltham and is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists
(LAB), is for experienced cyclists who would like to become League Cycling
Instructors. This certifies you to teach bicycling skills classes on your
own, or for MassBike. The course fee is $175 (payable to LAB) and the
registration deadline is Friday, March 17. Prerequisites include MassBike's
Intro to Bicycling Safety plus Bicycling 101 and/or 201 (see first item in
this email). For more information, please email bikeinfo at massbike.org.
Click here for details on our Bicycling Skills classes and the LCI training
(scroll down to April listing)
Help Wanted at Broadway Bicycle School
Broadway Bicycle Schoola unique, collectively owned, full service bicycle
repair shop in Cambridgeseeks candidates for positions in Bicycle
Mechanics/Customer Service. Broadway Bicycle School teaches people how to
fix their bikes, in addition to selling new and used bikes, parts, and
accessories, and is a MassBike Partner organization. The positions are
full-time, April through mid-October (possibly longer), and starting salary
is $9.00/hour, more with experience. Candidates must be available Saturdays
and some Sundays; mechanical experience is preferred, but they will train.
Other desirable qualities include teaching experience; aptitude for working
with your hands; and an interest in collectively-run organizations. Please
visit the store (351 Broadway, Cambridge) to fill out an application through
March 8th; women and people of color encouraged to apply.
Start a MassBike Chapter (or Local Bike Committee)
Are you interested in bike advocacy at a regional level? Would you be
interested in starting a MassBike regional chapter, or a town bike
committee? MassBike has developed a guidebook to help you, thanks to the
generosity of the Charles River Wheelmen. Wed love to talk with you about
ways to make change in your community. Please email bikexec at massbike.org to
Click here for the Local Bike Committee Guidebook
Congratulations to Landry's Bicycles: Named as 2006 Bicycle Retailer of the
Year for Advocacy Support
MassBike would like to congratulate Landry's Bicycles, which has been
nationally recognized as 2006 Bicycle Retailer of the Year for Advocacy
Support. This recognition is due in large part to Landrys innovative
program, developed last year, in which Landrys staff discuss the benefits
of bicycle advocacy with their customers and sell MassBike and NEMBA
memberships. Landrys staff have sold an incredible 300 MassBike memberships
in the past year and helped encourage their customers to become more
involved in bicycle advocacy. In addition, Landry's has been again named one
of the Top 100 Best Bicycle Retailers in the country by a panel of leading
manufacturers. Congratulations and thanks!
If your bike shop would like to start selling MassBike and NEMBA
memberships, please email Vance at massbike.org.
Enjoy Your MassBike Membership Benefits!
Are you a MassBike member? Your membership entitles you to a variety of
great discountsmake sure to get the most out of your membership! MassBike
members receive discounts at more than 50 bike shops across the state, plus
more than 20 Bed and Breakfasts for your next cycling vacation. You can also
take advantage of discounted yoga, acupuncture, and even windsurfing.
Members who join Zipcar get a $25 driving credit, and those who own cars can
get a 10% car insurance discount. Dont forget you can also get a discount
on MassBikes Bicycling Skills classes, suitable for cyclists at all levels.
PSIf youre not a member yet, these are more great reasons to join.
Click here to find out more about MassBike member benefits
Bike-Loving Artists Wanted
Are you an artist? Do you love bikes? If so, MassBike needs your help (and
wants to help promote you). We are getting started early collecting
donations of bike-related art for our Bike Night silent auction this fall.
We would very much appreciate your donated work and are excited to help
promote you and other artists who care about cycling at this event. We are
not looking for decorated bikes; specifically, were seeking (small) items
such as drawing/paintings of bikes; small sculptures incorporating bike
parts; etc. If you would like to make a bike art donation, please email
vance at massbike.org. Thank you!
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